QV Automotive Engineering provides specialist automotive services for Alfa Romeo and other performance marques. Whether you require an engine rebuild (from standard to full race), the restoration of a pair of carburetors or a whole car, a bespoke part designed and manufactured for your vehicle: QV Automotive Engineering can help you. Located in Canberra, but providing services across Australia and beyond.

We offer you personalized and professional service to help your cherished vehicle attain the level of performance you desire. 

QV Automotive Engineering is a product of Luke Clayton’s love and affinity for all things mechanical. An appreciation of Alfa Romeo cars grew from the first one he owned at age 20. While working in an engine reconditioning machine shop, he rebuilt the engine and was staggered by the quality of engine components compared to more mundane Australian, American and Japanese based engines. Since then, while working mostly in automotive fields, Luke has never been far away Alfa Romeos. Having owned over 30 and worked on many hundreds across the country over the years. With the attitude that you never stop learning and honing your skills, Luke is always searching for that something to give his work the edge.

Luke Clayton has many years experience in various technical roles, from beginnings as a Fitter and Machinist in the mining and then power generation industry, as a Specialist Automotive Engine Reconditioning Machinist, a Motor Mechanic (Alfa Romeo and other European marques), a Research and Development Engineer/Technician with the Australian National University and the Australian Institute of Sport, and then also as a Vehicle Certification Engineer.

While the name is new, the dedication to delivering the finest quality automotive engineering services at affordable rates is not. QVAE specializes in 105, 116 and 160 series Alfa Romeo vehicles (and all V6 Busso engines). 


QVAE also will take on automotive engineering projects of other performance marques and vehicles. 

Luke Clayton

Institute of Engineers Australia (Associate Member)

Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia (Member)

Assoc. Dip. Eng. (Mechanical)

Fitter and Machinist

Motor Mechanic

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