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Published on May 26th, 2021 | by Joshua Chin

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Stellantis Is Now Remaking More Parts For Old Italian Cars

The Stellantis Heritage Parts catalogue now includes more bits for various old Alfa Romeos, Fiats and Lancias. 

While many automakers these days appear to be getting back to their retro roots in this increasingly electrified landscape, some of these car manufacturers too have been working hard in helping passionate owners keep their classic models on the road. 

Now the most prolific of which are typically the Germans and Japanese marques, with the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Mazda and Nissan all currently offering a wealth of factory spare parts and even factory restoration services for some of its back catalogue of cars. For those passionate custodians of (more mainstream) Italian classic cars meanwhile, there is actually some good news for you on this front too, as Stellantis has recently announced that they are expanding its Heritage Parts catalogue to include more spare parts for various Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth models. 

Perhaps still a long time coming before being able to send one’s cherished Italian stallion back to whence it came for a full factory restoration, there are now nevertheless 31 additional original components that join the Stellantis Heritage Parts catalogue. The full catalogue has unfortunately not been revealed thus far, but it is set to consist of ’10 injection control units and 21 body parts, with bumpers, fenders, doors, tailgates and bonnets among them’ for various ‘young-timer’ classics like the Alfa Romeo GTV/Spyder, GT, 147, 156 as well as the Fiat Coupe and Barchetta. 

The current fourth biggest auto conglomerate has stated that these factory reproduction parts ‘are vital to safeguard the collectible and financial value’ of these increasingly rare Italian retro cars. Though it is perhaps worth pointing out now that these spares created for these Alfas and Fiats are merely but the amuse-bouche for what Stellantis was actually cooking up with its Heritage Parts department. 

That is because headline news with this expanded parts catalogue is the 7 body panels that Stellantis is currently offering for the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione. Expanding from the front and rear bumpers on offer which incidentally kicked off this whole heritage department in the first place, owners of this Italian rally car for the road can now get a bespoke bonnet, front wings and door panels (both front and rear) that have been reverse engineered from the original moulds and will be built to OEM specifications. 

To the sticklers for originality too, these panels are in fact made of the same low-carbon steel alloy as the originals all those years ago. Just that now that these parts have also been improved with additional galvanisation, in order to better keep the tin worm away from these all-wheel drive Italian pocket rockets. 

Speaking more about these Heritage parts, Stellantis is guaranteeing the highest quality and are fully compliant with current type-approval regulations. Being Italian however, there is naturally a catch to this deal, and that comes in the form of these presumably sought after parts being only available in limited numbers and are subject to availability. 

So to those therefore wanting to procure these parts from themselves, better hurry on then to order them from the Stellantis Authorised Network, or (rather weirdly) directly from the Mopar Store.

PRESS RELEASE: The project shared between Heritage and Mopar® offers collectors and owners a selection of original spare parts for vintage cars. Launched in late 2019, the “Heritage Parts” catalog has now had new products added, some in limited editions

Among the many fascinating projects at Heritage – the Stellantis department dedicated to the protection and promotion of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth’s historical heritage – a special mention should clearly go to “Heritage Parts”, the line of spare parts for classic cars, faithfully reproduced courtesy of the collaboration with Mopar®, the brand dedicated to assistance, spare parts and customer support for the Group’s vehicles.

Launched in late 2019, the project began with front and rear bumpers for the Lancia Delta HF Integrale and Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione, then continued with front and rear bumpers for the Alfa Romeo 147 GTA and a practical car care set with special products to take care of vintage cars.

The uniqueness of the “Heritage Parts” line lies in its ability to use original molds and materials, jealously guarded within the Group, guaranteeing the highest quality and the perfect fit for spare parts, as well as ensuring the cars can take to the road in full compliance with current type-approval regulations.

To follow the success of the first products it launched onto the market, “Heritage Parts” is now expanding its offer with 7 specific steel panels for the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione: the bonnet, fenders and door panels thus become an integral part of the catalog of official spare parts for classic cars. The steel panels are produced using a mold obtained from a “reverse engineering” process, optimized with scans of the Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione model belonging to the Heritage historical collection. The material used is low-carbon steel: the same alloy as the original component, improved with additional galvanization.

On top of these reproduced spare parts, 31 other original components now join the catalog. Available in limited numbers and subject to availability, they are intended for the Alfa Romeo GTV/Spider, Alfa Romeo GT, Alfa Romeo 147, Alfa Romeo 156, Fiat Coupé and Fiat Barchetta models. More specifically, 10 injection control units and 21 body parts, with bumpers, fenders, doors, tailgates and bonnets among them. All these spare parts are vital to safeguard the collectible and financial value of these “young-timer” cars. Given their limited availability, they could also become valuable investments for the future.

Products in the “Heritage Parts” can be ordered from the Stellantis Authorized Network or directly from the Mopar Store.

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