ASI Certification

In my previous post I mentioned the anacronym ASI ( Automotoclub Storico Italiano or in some circles “Italian Classic Car authority” )


If I say the word “provenance” again someone will probably throw a slice of Parmigiana cheese at me. However, in this case to have your car with a ASI plate on it is quite the honor.
This is a format where the current owner of the car can go through a process to have his car certified that it meets the criteria for registration with ASI, that the car has met the historical regulations for the car. In other words this car can be proven as being a certified from the date of manufacture to present day, that it is just as it left the factory and its history is known since then.

Honestly, I don’t know all the “in’s and out’s” with getting your car certified for ASI, as I am a novice and just reading and searching for information on the process that I might be able to help someone else.

Here is what I do know:

  • First consideration is that the car must be in Italy or it won’t be considered.
  • There are 5 classifications listed. (see below)
  • The car has to be 20 years old from the date of production as the vehicle assembly date is what is used. In other countries the time before a car can be registered as a historical vehicle could be as much as 25-30 years from the date of production.  “All vehicles manufactured for over twenty years – including those with LPG – provided they have: – body, telaistica and / or preparation of the original or legitimate; – technically the engine same type originally installed by the manufacturer or annotated documents of the vehicle – interior / upholstery decent as indicated in the application form.”
  • 2 photocopies of the front and back of the Title of Ownership of the vehicle being registered
  • 2 copies of the front and back of the current registration of the vehicle
  • 2 photocopies of the social security number of the person that owns the car being considered for ASI registration
  • 2 photographs of the engine compartment from both the left and right side in a 10×15 format without date and time of printing.
  • 2 photographs of the car front and back of the vehicle being registered. 
  • 1 picture of the cars license plate easily visible without a date and time stamp in a 10×15 format. The license plates have to be “Italian” and not from another country.
  • 1 picture of the chassis number stamped into the body of the car with a 10×15 format without a date and time stamp printed on the photograph
  • 1 picture of the interior seat showing only the front with upholstery and dashboard in a 10×15 format with the date and time of the print.
  • ASI also gives you access to certain parts of the cities that are normally banned for cars
  • There is a discount on your cars insurance for having ASI certification. You can get a duty stamp for your area that you live, but it is good through out all of Italy.
  • The cost to register is as follows”
  • Membership fee Quote associative€ 41.32 (to be paid always by a federated club)

    Certificate of Historicity:

    20 € (1 July 2009) – € 10.33 for duplicated
    Free if contextual to the CI

    Certificate of Identity:
    Free for pre-’18 vehicles – € 105 for other vehicles

    Certificate of historical significance
     for readmission to the movement: € 105
    – For other purposes: € 20
    – Context of the IC .: Free
    – For CRS and the same certificate required : € 40 (20 +20)

    FIVA Identity Card

    € 105 is for vehicles that have not been approved for vehicles in possession of approval or certificate of identity, or at the request context to the certificate of identity.
    € 160

    Utility Sector

    Certificate of Historicity (military, commercial, tractors and trailers):
    20 € (1 July 2009) – € 10.33 for duplicated
    Free if contextual to the CI

  • ASI will accept a car that runs on LPG, but won’t allow you to receive the “Gold Plate”.
  • It is faster and easier to register the car to ASI than with RIAR. (another story), as the usual turnaround time is 3 months.
  • There is a club magazine called “Crank” that is published with some interesting articles. One I saw was on vintage seat belts and another one on Nuvolari with Alfa Romeo, showing pictures I have never seen before.
  • Once you are approved your car can wear the ASI badge.


There is an alternative to registering your car with ASI called RIAR. but we will hold to the ASI story line. More forth coming…


About alfadoc

I have been involved in Alfa Romeo cars since 1970 when I bought my 1600 Veloce spider. It was in 1972 that I started the Veloce Register for 1600 cars. It was in 1998 that I added the Sprint Veloce, 750 Spider Veloce and Sprint Speciale registers. Currently I own 2 Alfas: a 1994 164 Quadrifoglio.and a 1991 Spider "Automatic"
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