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Why Fiennes Engineering
began making parts

The story begins with one man and his passion for classic cars starting with a 1936 Riley Merlin. Will Fiennes purchased the car whilst still a student at Oxford in the mid-sixties and maintained it himself. This led him to join the Riley Register and, with his engineering aptitude, he soon became their “spares man” and was making a small income to supplement his academic life.

Meet Frank our Technical Director

I am now approaching my 50th year with the business having joined the then parent company back in 1971 as an apprentice in Mechanical and General Engineering. Now, in 2020, with a highly skilled team, we provide our customers with full engine reconditioning services with experience ranging from automobiles to aviation and industrial engines.

Working on something unique

One project we were recently entrusted to handle was that of an incredibly rare 1908 Type 23 Napier Limousine. D Napier & Son was a British engineering company best known for luxury motor cars in the Edwardian period and who also made aircraft engines.