One year ago, MAHLE launched its Classic Line, a special spare parts segment for vintage and modern classic cars. The range has grown steadily since then, and now includes engine parts such as cylinder liners, pistons, valves, and bearings as well as starter motors, alternators, thermostats and filter elements.
“With our MAHLE Classic Line, we now cover around 1,700 – and counting – vehicle types. During the first year, the demand exceeded all our expectations,” said Olaf Henning, corporate executive vice president and general manager MAHLE Aftermarket. “For many of our customers, their vintage car isn’t just a passion – it’s an investment. That’s why our MAHLE Classic Line is all about quality, staying faithful to the original, and durability. In particularly demanding cases, we also offer the option of single-unit production or small series.”
MAHLE points out that it has long-standing competence in this area: for many components, original design drawings, dating back to the 1940s, can still be found in the MAHLE archives. Based on these specifications, MAHLE Aftermarket produces the products in its Classic line with the same quality and expertise as the current original equipment product range.
MAHLE says it is currently seeing a boom in the construction of simpler, everyday historic vehicles and is continually expanding the MAHLE Classic Line as a result.