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    FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    FCA's new Heritage HUB showcases 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos
    If you can't swing by Italy, check out our 47-photo gallery
    TONY MARKOVICH
    Apr 5th 2019
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new facility near Turin, Italy, dedicated to preserving and celebrating the company's Italian brands, as well as the historic cars each has created. It's bigger than the average Costco, and it houses more than 250 pieces of automotive art, some of which have never been publicly displayed. It's called the FCA Heritage HUB.

    The HUB building is itself a piece of history. FCA restored the old Officina 81 in Via Plava of the historic Mirafiori industrial district on the south side of Turin. At 161,459 sqare feet (the average Costco is 145,000 sq ft), it's a massive open space that allows for both business and pleasure. In the rafters, photos and text tell the timeline of Mirafiori, but the floor focuses on Fiat, Lancia, Abarth, and Alfa Romeo.

    Although part of the space is dedicated to the "Reloaded by Creators" vintage restoration sales department, the portion we're interested in is shown in the massive gallery above. FCA says it has more than 250 vehicles on display, and some have never been shown. The "central area," which explores cars from 1908 to 2008, is separated into eight themes, each of which has eight cars. The eight areas include Archistars, Concept and Personalized Cars, Eco and Sustainable, Epic Journeys, Records and Races, Small and Safe, Style Marks, and The Rally Era.

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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    This is fantastic.

    Definitely a spot that I would want to visit!

    Forza Lancia!
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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Looks like it was paid for by profits. Were any of THOSE BRANDS generating any in the past 2 decades? Hmmmm!

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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    yeah this will be profitable unlike Chrysler Museum that had to be axed and turned into office building. Good job!

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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrambler View Post
    yeah this will be profitable unlike Chrysler Museum that had to be axed and turned into office building. Good job!
    Which just Opened back up at The Former Viper Plant... Nice Try.



    Im pretty Sure Ferarri's Profits by itself can fund these cars. They Can easily get their money back once the product is sold as these are one of the rarest yet high demanding cars made.
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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    Which just Opened back up at The Former Viper Plant...
    I hadn't read that. I must have missed that press release.

    If that's true, then it's pretty fantastic news (and a great way to re-purpose the Viper's factory).
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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    I hadn't read that. I must have missed that press release.

    If that's true, then it's pretty fantastic news (and a great way to re-purpose the Viper's factory).
    https://www.detroitnews.com/picture-...slide:33149757

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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    If that's true, then it's pretty fantastic news (and a great way to repurpose the Viper's factory).
    Except they are capacity constrained on many vehicle production lines and desperately need more factory space.....but who's counting amiright?

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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrambler View Post
    yeah this will be profitable unlike Chrysler Museum that had to be axed and turned into office building. Good job!
    Because FIAT/Alfa can't pay for anything of their own in the US. Money pit brands...

    Chrysler Museum was not open to the public, but it still netted out far ahead of FIAT/Alfa recalls and field actions. Way ahead.

    Italian engineers don't build good cars, and refuse to fix their warranty issues. Worst in the world!

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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    Which just Opened back up at The Former Viper Plant... Nice Try.



    Im pretty Sure Ferarri's Profits by itself can fund these cars. They Can easily get their money back once the product is sold as these are one of the rarest yet high demanding cars made.
    Ferrari was spun off a couple years ago. It's not part of this company anymore. No contribution from them at all. Let the others pay their own way!

    They can't for long, without help. That's the embarrassment of it all. There is no profit being generated there. The former Chrysler generates 98% of the profit. The rest are losers.

    Oh, and there is no line of people waiting to buy a 500, in any form... Capacity is available. Right?

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    Re: FCA Heritage HUB: 250 rare Fiats, Lancias and Alfa Romeos

    Quote Originally Posted by Chassis Guy View Post
    Ferrari was spun off a couple years ago. It's not part of this company anymore. No contribution from them at all. Let the others pay their own way!

    They can't for long, without help. That's the embarrassment of it all. There is no profit being generated there. The former Chrysler generates 98% of the profit. The rest are losers.

    Oh, and there is no line of people waiting to buy a 500, in any form... Capacity is available. Right?
    Ferrari is Still with the Company's Research and Development, where else is Maserati and Alfa Romeo going let engineer/Build their V6's?

    as for 500. Im pretty sure FCA is not worried about its US Sales, being that most of their Sales are in its Homeland (like it should be). US Sales to FCA is just a "Bonus" where the 500 is built in Poland.

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