G&A Fabrications – Craftsmanship Series
G&A Fabrications are a small team of dedicated and enthusiastic auto engineers, headed by the wizard that is Lawrence Kett. The company has particular skills in restoring damaged coachwork of historic road and race cars. For historic vehicles, the preservation of original panels is paramount to many owners and the company takes pride in its ability to manipulate the panelling and support structure in most cases.
Lawrence Kett, the proprietor of G&A Fabrications, started out as an apprentice in panel beating and sheet metal work with British Aerospace but soon, realising his vocation was with cars. Lawrence moved to Autokraft, based at Brooklands. Autokraft were an AC Cobra restorations shop, parts supplier and replica manufacturer. During the next 12 years Lawrence developed many skills and became aware of the growth in specialist restoration of historic road and race cars.
Fuelled by passion and hunger to expand his skills, Lawrence decided to open his own workshop. In September 1990, G&A Fabrications opened their roller shutter to their first job, aptly, a 1963 AC Cobra race car.
Since opening their doors, G&A Fabrications have undertaken work on some of the rarest and most beautiful cars ever to have graced the road or track and the projects have been as interesting as they are varied. From overnight rebuilds in time to make the starting grid the morning after… to extensive, delicate and sympathetic restorations on some of the world’s most famous and valuable cars.
Now Lawrence is passing on more than 40 years experience to Grace (incidentally not the G in G&A). For the last 5 years she has been absorbing the skills & knowledge of this truest form of craftsmanship. To take a flat sheet of metal & form it by hand into some of the most beautiful cars in the world.