A Coventry vintage car engine specialist is on the road to success after a major relocation.

Coventry Boring and Metalling (CBM) has worked in the city since the end of World War II, primarily specialising in restoring the engines of classic vehicles.

The company had been based in a former World War I workshop in Earlsdon, but has now expanded to a new site at Fletchworth Gate.

The move came after continued growth for the firm, which works with various city garages including Guy Salmon and Listers.

Peter Donnelly, director of Coventry Boring and Metalling, said: “There was a lot of history in the old building – not only was it used to manufacture engines during World War II, but it had been used to house elephants for a circus!

“CBM arrived in the 1960s and it has been a good home to us. But we needed bigger, newer premises and Fletchworth Gate offers us that.

“Business has remained quite busy for us despite the downturn. We receive work from across the country and a fair bit from abroad too, because there are very few companies in Europe that have the expertise we have built up. We’re extremely positive about the future.”

The legal aspects of CBM’s move to the 4,688 sq ft unit were handled by Coventry solicitors Band Hatton.

Philip Costigan, head of the firm’s commercial property department, said: “It’s great to see a long-standing automotive company like CBM taking a larger, high quality unit in the area.

“Coventry and the wider West Midlands have a fine history of quality engineering and manufacturing and CBM is certainly an example of that.

“We were delighted to help them complete this move and hope it is the start of an exciting new time in the company’s history.”