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poohbah

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FCA heritage
« on: February 11, 2018, 11:44:56 PM »
Hmmm, as long as they are not suggesting you get your 105 restored at the local Jeep dealer...

https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/cars/you-can-now-have-your-alfa-fiat-or-lancia-restored-fca-heritage
Now:    1999 156 V6
             1981 GTV
Before: 2001 156 V6 (sadly cremated)

aggie57

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Re: FCA heritage
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 01:44:58 AM »
Its a remarkable (and welcome) turnaround from a group that only a few years ago seemed intent to dismiss and forget most of it's past.
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poohbah

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Re: FCA heritage
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 08:28:33 AM »
hopefully means that it will be possible to source some unicorns - like original striped velour trim for my GTV.
Now:    1999 156 V6
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Re: FCA heritage
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 10:02:03 AM »
Hi Poohbah
I am afraid it’s a fact of life that car manufacturers stop producing parts after 10 years of model has ceased production. Luckily enough some organizations take up the slack when this occurs, but from my experience don’t cover interiors items such as OEM seat covers, door cards, trims, etc (unless you want vinyl or leather).  For these types of items, the owners have to rely on second hand parts which they need to refurbish/recondition. Just in the past 2 years, I needed to arrange recondition of seats, door cards, dashboard, steering wheel and now it looks like chrome plated dashboard trims for my Alfetta GTV. I suppose this is one of the challenges/joys faced when owning older vehicles.
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now
83 Alfetta GTV
05 156 JTS manual
past
00 156 selespeed
72 1750 GTV