Bros. was founded by Ben Boults father Bill (William George)
and Stan (Stanley George) Boult in 1943. This became Corley
Conversions in 1947 when Stan left and formed Armson and
Boult, a tool and gauge manufacturing company.
Corley Conversions originated from the then location at
Corley Moor near Meriden. They specialised in the design,
development and construction of racing cars and invalid
carriages. Bill downsized the company in 1958 due to health
reasons and became advisor to the Health Service on invalid
mobility. Corley Conversions continued to trade part time
building race engines, preparing and competing in 750 and
1172 Formula racing cars.
Ben Boult worked with his father from 1957 building cars
and engines. He raced Karts until 1961 when the family started
their own Racing team. Bill ,Sue (Bens mother), and Ben
raced in the 750 Formula and achieved a Class Win in the
International Six Hour Relay Race at Silverstone in 1964.
Bills health declined and he passed away in 1968.
Ben Boult served his apprenticeship from 1960-65 at Humber
Hillman. He was responsible for Power Train development
within the Experimental Dept. until its closure by the Talbot
Motor Co. in 1980. He had worked on the Imp power train
from conception thru’ completion.
Corley Conversions became a full time business again to
support Ben whilst he converted his Engineering Degree into
a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.
obtained the Imp stock from Chesman Engineering with a view
to running Corley Conversions full time during his retirement