My guess is that Automotive Restorations in Stratford, CT, could help you as well. Kent Bain runs the place. They did a lot of work for me about 30 years ago and Kent and I have stayed in touch.
The work will be excellent, but I suspect it will be more costly than at Proper Noise. However, it is a whole lot closer. You are about seven hours from Reading.
I went on the internet and found http://www.alanauto.com/, which is a Volvo Restoration shop in Portland, Maine. I don’t know anything about them, but you may want to investigate.
Although I know nothing about Alan Auto, I have first-hand experience with the other two shops and can recommend either.
Ed Sweeney recently bought Proper Noise, which was Carriage Craft for about 40 years. He’s a young guy whom I’ve known since he was in college and working part time at a British Car Shop. About 12 years later he’s an accomplished restorer with great research skills. He loves British Sports cars, and we both consider early 1800s to be British Sports Cars that were properly designed and carefully executed. Compare an 1800 or 122S to a contemporary MG or Triumph and there are many similarities.
Kent Bain and I go back years and I trust him completely. If there is a problem he listens and resolves it properly. His shop has grown from a mid-size business to a very large one with an excellent reputation. That is important for having many different disciplines on hand. They send out very little, where Ed has to out source paint and interior, though he does have a captive master machinist: his Dad
Let me know if I may be of further help. I’ll also let you know if I think of another shop in new England.
Good luck with your car. I think they are fantastic. I would love to have one, but I have cut myself back to one old car: the 1962 MGA Coupe I’ve had for more than 40 years. As much as I’d like a Jensen-built P1800, nothing will ever displace my coupe.
Jonathan stein; jstein(at)hagerty.com