We are an independent firm of Alvis specialists dedicated to the sale, maintenance, repair and restoration of all types of Alvis cars from the vintage four cylinder cars from the 1920’s through the 1930’s Speed 20, Speed 25 and 4.3 Litre models to the later four-cylinder models, elegant Three-Litres and 1960’s Park-Ward series cars. We are world specialists for all makes of car with Swiss coachwork by Carrosserie Graber of Bern, having restored examples of Bentley and Bugatti cars and many Alvis cars with this coachwork. Our knowledge and experience with Graber and Park-Ward coachwork brings many other quality marques in our workshop.
Earley Engineering was founded in 1993 by Nick Simpson – an Alvis owner and enthusiast since 1960 – after some 20 years spent specialising in the repair and restoration of Alvis cars as an adjunct to his modern motor garage. Now owned and run by Nick’s son Alex, Earley Engineering has a traditionally trained, qualified and skilled workforce, many of whom have over 40 years’ marque experience.
We run our own dedicated Modern Apprenticeship Scheme training young people with the necessary skills in combination with release to college for specialized courses. These include engine rebuilding, engine testing, tuning, machine shop practice, panel-making, fabrication, carpentry for body frames, auto-electrics, chassis and suspension technology. Our services are backed up by an enormous Alvis technical archive collected over a period of forty years by Nick Simpson who is also the Technical Advisor to the Alvis Owner Club.
Our world wide reputation for engineering excellence and quality is demonstrated by the large number of successful mechanical rebuilds carried out at our workshops. We have a number of clients who have participated in national and international rallies with great reliability and success in Alvis and Bugatti cars prepared by us. They know our service is backed up by competitive pricing, excellent value and the highest quality. This policy is reflected in the amazing variety of rare Alvis cars entrusted to our workshops for attention over the years and we offer a personal European collection and delivery service with our own staff using our covered and open transport.
Between 30 and 50 rare Alvis cars may be viewed in our workshop at most times. We have experience working on many types of coachwork including saloons, racers, specials, sports and coupes by Charlesworth, Cross & Ellis, Vanden Plas, Tickford, Willowbrook and Mulliner’s, to mention just a few. Almost all of our work is completed in-house including maintenance, engine rebuilds, mechanical modifications, updating service, ash framing, painting, trim work, mechanical fitting, tuning and machining. The excellent availability of Alvis parts makes the marque an attractive proposition for those who like to drive their cars long distances and we have accumulated an enormous stock of rare spare parts for the benefit of our regular clientele.
We will make regular updates to the news pages and there is often a selection of Alvis cars available on the Sales page. Director Alex Simpson is available most times to discuss your project – either by phone or appointment. Please call us to arrange a visit to our workshops.