Kestrel Classic Cars was founded by Peter Stait in 1999 and initially traded as Jill Lane Classic cars, then Green Lane Classic cars named after the locations where Peterís premises were. After another change of premises he decided it would be better to settle on a name that could remain constant regardless of location and decided on the current trading name when he saw two Kestrels flying above the fields next to his new workshop.

Peter has worked in the Motor industry for over 45 years and was an employee of Jensen in West Bromwich prior to its closure in 1976, which has been responsible for his enduring passion for the mark in the years since. He has personally owned numerous Jensen's and has personally restored many more.

In 2013 after 15 solid years of Classic Car restoration Peter decided it was time to slow down and began looking for a Partner to take over the full time running of the business.

Enter Alan Bray a classic car and motorcycle enthusiast who has spent most of his 35 year working life in the Motor Industry since leaving school and serving an indentured apprenticeship in vehicle body craft. After working as a panel beater and painter in bodyshops around the West Midlands, Alan progressed in to management in the motor industry and subsequently ran his own businesses.

Over the years Alan has maintained his interest in restoring old cars and motorcycles and despite his other successes, his most prized achievements in the Motor industry remains his distinction grade in City and Guilds vehicle body craft studies.

Peter is now taking life a little easier free from the burden of administration and finance and concentrating his skills in the workshop working alongside Alan and the team. Kestrel Classic Cars now has more capacity and new investment in plant and equipment mean the business is poised to restore and repair more classic cars than ever before.

Kestrel Classic Cars, Unit 30, Enfield Industrial Estate, Windsor Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B97 6BY. Partners:A.Bray, D.Bray, P.Stait