Fiat Chrysler Launches In-House Classic Car Restoration Program

Fiat Chrysler has announced a new program, “Reloaded by Creators,” aimed at restoring and selling classic cars from their historic roster. Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, and Abarth are among the brands included. And a certificate of authenticity will be issued to cars completed through the program. All money raised from sales goes to scouting and securing more classic cars. Five are on sale now, …

Test Drive: FIAT’s 124 Spider Abarth

This car boasts Japanese precision and Italian soul

by Justin Kaehler FIAT’s 124 Spider traces its history back to 1968, when the original Pininfarina-designed roadster of the same name first hit the world stage. This ’68 Spider was everything an Italian automobile should be: a stripped-down, purpose-built machine wrapped in a gorgeous shell. It was never the fastest thing on the road, but it was a joy to drive. To this day, the …

Highlights from the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Our first-person look at the spectacular classic cars and their prideful owners

The oldest running Concorso d’Eleganza, Villa d’Este brings the most rare classic cars to an intimate lawn alongside the western shore of Lake Como. This year included younger favorites like the retro futuristic 1969 Abarth 2000 Scorpione and the thoroughly 70s 132 Aster Zagato repleate with an in-dash 8-track—both from Fiat. Plus a celebration of Maserati’s 100th anniversary. The winner, a 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C …