Alfa Romeo Classiche is revealing two new services for classic car owners at this weekend's 35th Auto e Moto d’Epoca in Padua, Italy (25-28 October).
Originality and provenance are key in the classic car world, and who better to verify a car's status than its manufacturer?
With this in mind, owners of classic Alfas can now apply for a Certificate of Authenticity.
Plus, the experts in the heritage team at FCA – Alfa Romeo's parent company – are now offering a restoration service.
These programmes are in addition to Alfa's Certificate of Origin scheme that's been in existence since 2016.
To accompany this announcement, FCA Heritage is displaying a car that's one of the first to have been through this restoration process and granted a Certificate of Authenticity: a 1955 Giulietta Sprint, owned by Italian singer-songwriter Piero Pelù (above).
He's owned his car since 1980 and has driven it on the Mille Miglia.
And that's not all. A third initiative makes its debut in Padua: Instant Classic. Another certification service, this is for new models that the manufacturer thinks will be collectible classics in the future.
This means owners of cars such as the 4C Spider Italia, 4C Coupé Competizione and Giulia Quadrifoglio 'NRING' receive a plaque, a certificate, a photobook and a data sheet.
Also on show at Auto e Moto d’Epoca are two cars from sister brand Fiat, representing FCA Heritage's Reloaded by Creators programme, launched in February of this year.
The 1967 Fiat 124 Sport Spider and 1982 Pininfarina Spidereuropa have both gone through this process, whereby the factory restores cars, then sells them.
But it's not all business in Padua. In celebration of the company's motorsport success, catch a 1988 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Safari', a 1988 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione and a 1908 Fiat S6 Corsa, all of which will be on display.