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Fiennes Engineering:
A Little More About Who We Are…

Article by: Hannah in Engineering , Group - 9 September

At Fiennes Engineering you will find skills as rare as the engines we restore, and it all began in the heartland of the UK automotive industry. Our story is of one of creating a world leading business by bringing together two existing enterprises with a reputation for excellence that was second to none. 

Coventry Boring and Metalling began servicing the UK automotive industry in Coventry in the years after World War II. In the three quarters of a century since then its wealth of knowledge and skills has grown to encompass some of the rarest engineering skills.

In 1976 Fiennes Restoration was founded by Will Fiennes. Will’s particular engineering expertise began with Rolls-Royce and Bentley vehicles, but today the business he created and the diverse team it now employs works on all marques and covers everything from mechanical restoration to new parts production, restoration, reclamation and reverse engineering.

Today, the Fiennes Group has combined both Coventry Boring and Metalling and Fiennes Restoration to become Fiennes Engineering. This has made over 100 years of expertise and acquired knowledge available to our customers from our hub in the Cotswolds. Here you will find rare skills sought by vehicle owners and restorers worldwide, but it isn’t limited to cars.  We have worked on vehicles of all types, as well as industrial and commercial engines and machinery.

Our experienced engineers breathe new life into old engines, vehicles and machinery carefully, precisely and with a deep knowledge of their field. Impeccable service and quality throughout a process are among the few things that come as standard at Fiennes Engineering. In almost every other respect ours is a bespoke craft tailored to the individual requirements of our customers and their vehicles.

Every job is assessed with a keen diagnostic eye for detail as we seek out the optimal engineering solutions to the most complex problems. We accept nothing less than the best outcome time and again within the most precise tolerances. From skills such as re-metalling all types of bearing surfaces through to reverse engineering complex parts from original samples or making brand new components from original drawings, we can bring any engine or worn part back to life, make it reliable, ensure it is safe, and then keep it in perfect running order. Whatever the vehicle you own, you can be assured that the Fiennes Group can answer any question, diagnose any problem, correct any issue, and restore or replace any component.

Fiennes Engineering is part of the Fiennes Group, which also includes Fiennes Classics for prestigious and renowned classic car restorations for all marques and ages; Fiennes Parts for the sourcing and supply of parts to original specification or better; Fiennes Performance for optimising engine capabilities of performance classics such as Mini and Porsche; and Fiennes Showroom for the sale of vintage, classic and performance cars with a competitive and personal service. All these are based at our Broughton Poggs hub between Burford and Lechlade in the Cotswolds.