Pininfarina Introduces Classiche Certification Program for Classic Cars

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Pininfarina launches Classiche certification program for vintage cars

Pininfarina is steering towards the future as a car manufacturer while still honoring its illustrious past as a design house and contract manufacturer. Recently, the brand introduced a certification program named Pininfarina Classiche, geared towards providing valuable details to enthusiasts about their vintage cars.

Initially, the Pininfarina Classiche certification is available for two iconic models: the four evolutions of the Alfa Romeo Spider produced between 1966 and 1993 and various iterations of the Fiat 124 Spider sold from 1966 to 1985.

Pininfarina holds the distinction of designing both of these roadsters and in 1982, it took over the production and sales of the Fiat model. The Pininfarina-badged Spider made its debut in the American market in 1984 following Fiat’s withdrawal.

Pininfarina Introduces Classiche Certification Program for Classic Cars
Pininfarina Introduces Classiche Certification Program for Classic Cars (Credits: Auto Blog)

The certification service aims to offer collectors comprehensive production-related information about their vehicles.

This encompasses details such as the chassis number, the market for which it was built, original paint and upholstery colors, the date the car left Pininfarina’s factory, and additional specifics like engine numbers and, for convertibles, the color of the soft top.

Pininfarina delayed the launch of this service until 2024 to ensure meticulous cataloging of its archives, a process that spanned two years, along with the implementation of archive management software.

Enthusiasts seeking certification for their cars can initiate the process by contacting Pininfarina. The company will then delve into its archives and provide the customer with a comprehensive list of available information.

The certification fee is set at €400 (approximately $430) for cars manufactured before 1980 and €300 (around $330) for those produced post-1980.

Pininfarina, with a legacy dating back to its establishment in 1930, has designed and manufactured numerous iconic cars. Looking ahead, the brand has plans to expand its Classiche service in the near future.

The archives department boasts an extensive collection, including production serial numbers for over 700,000 cars and more than 20,000 historical documents like design sketches, technical blueprints, assembly line photos, and correspondence with collaborating automakers.

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