FCA Launches Factory Restoration Program For Classic Alfas, Fiats
14 February 2018 - motor1
Fancy a Pininfarina-built Fiat 124 Sport Spider?
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has introduced its new official restoration program for classic models of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, and Abarth. The new division is called Reloaded by Creators and will sell carefully selected retro vehicles, "which have been restored to their original glory and guaranteed by the constructor."
The newly established program will guarantee the authenticity of the selected cars with a certificate. The funds raised by the service will be invested into scouting other rare FCA vehicles, restoring them, and adding them to the existing historic collections of the automaker. This makes Reloaded by Creators, as FCA explains, "a real cultural project, inspired by the modus operandi of art museums worldwide."
The announcement for the new sales service for lovers and collectors of classic Italian cars was made during the Retromobile classic car exposition in Paris by Roberto Giolito, head of FCA Heritage. There, FCA has the first five cars restored by the program on display and available for sale. These include two Alfa Romeos, a 1991 Spider and a 1989 SV, two Lancias, a 1973 Fulvia Coupe Montecarlo and a 1959 Appia Coupe, and a very special 1981 Fiat 124 Sport Spider Spidereuropa made by Pininfarina.
The Italian-American company says all five cars come with a Certificate of Authenticity and be on display at the Paris classic cars show until Sunday, February 11. Visitors will be able to "admire them and request information about the work done on them and purchasing procedures."
If you are interested in any of these vehicles, but can't visit Paris, FCA has a dedicated section on the official site of FCA Heritage. Click here to learn more about the five vehicles currently on sale, or check out the press release section below for more details.