Ken astonished me with the transformation he worked on my formerly rusty 1968 Volkswagen Bug. I have owned the car since it was brand new. I picked it up at the factory in Germany on a delivery abroad program and have been driving it ever since. I've owned other cars at the same time, so the mileage is low for the car's age, only 280,000 miles. But it was in a front-end wreck when it was only three years old, and it has never been garaged. My experience with the body shop that fixed my Bug's front end in 1971 -- the only experience with a body shop I've had until I met Ken -- was unhappy. The car looked fine when I picked it up, but I soon found that mechanical parts of the front end weren't fixed properly, or at all. Plus the body shop took much longer than they said they would. They didn't return my calls, etc. I ended up having to fix the front end mechanical problems myself. My experience with Ken was the total opposite of that. My Bug was beginning to develop serious rust spots, and the paint was so oxidized it looked like primer. Yet the car still ran like new. After 44 years driving it, I had lots of cherished memories. I didn't want to give up on it and sell it. Everyone said, "Oh, keep it and fix it up." So how did I choose to take my Bug to Ken? Now retired, I walk a lot for exercise. I passed Ken's shop often, and noticed that some of the cars he worked on were show cars -- restored older cars and hot rods. Those cars looked absolutely flawless when they left his shop. The other cars were all new or recent models. They, too, looked like brand new when he finished with them. I thought, "I'll just take my car in for an estimate. I'll get a couple more after this one." Ken's professionalism and enthusiasm for his work persuaded me that I didn't need to bother getting another estimate or two. I'm usually conservative when I have work done, and get at least three estimates. But after a session with Ken I knew I'd found the right place for my old Bug. And I was right. Ken kept all his promises. Now that I have the car back I just can't believe how good it looks. I couldn't be happier with every aspect of the my experience with Ken, from beginning to end.
Thank you John
- Ken's Auto Body & Striping