Fiat Chrysler announces official classic car restorations
FCA has launched a new department, which will restore classic Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Abarth and Fiat models.
During the 2018 Paris Retromobile show, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it has opened an in-house restoration department for classic Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Abarth and Lancia products.
Four cars were on display on FCA’s stand inside the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre. Fresh from rebuilds in the new restoration shop, a 1989 Alfa Romeo SZ, Fiat Dino 2400 Coupé, Abarth 2400 Coupé and 1959 Lancia Appia Coupé.
To launch the new service, FCA has also restored a 1991 Alfa Spider IV, 1973 Lancia Fulvia Coupé Montecarlo and 1981 Spidereuropa Pininfarina. All cars are restored from the ground up, to fully original specification.
Much like what Jaguar Land Rover has recently started to offer from its Classic Works in Coventry, FCA’s ‘Reloaded by Creators’ will begin to restoring and selling prime examples from the company’s back catalogue. While there has been no confirmation of what vehicles ‘Reloaded by Creators’ will cover, expect some of the more iconic vehicles to be restored first.
This announcement follows on from the Classiche services that the company started offering in late 2016, which was set up to help owners to gain a certificate of origin and certificate of authenticity, as well as assisting with supplying parts and restoring the company’s own heritage collection.
Roberto Giolito, head of FCA Heritage confirmed that funds raised from the operation will be used to fund new ‘scouting’ missions to find new cars to add to the company’s own heritage collection.
Find out more, and view the current cars for sale onwww.fcaheritage.com.