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Bosch Classic to present a wide range of products for new and old classic cars at the Stuttgart Retro Classics

Extensive range of spare parts and services for servicing and repairing historic vehicles

  • Network of Bosch “Classic Service” workshops has been significantly extended
  • New Bosch Classic remanufacturing project: wheel-speed sensors for ABS systems
  • Historic Bosch promotional merchandise available online
Nico Krespach

Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe, Germany – Bosch Classic’s core task is to keep new and old classic cars roadworthy and in working order. For many years now, this Bosch unit for classic cars has devoted itself to preserving historic vehicles. In Hall 3 of the Retro Classics in Stuttgart from February 23 to 26, 2023, Bosch Classic will again be exhibiting its extensive range of spare parts and technical services. In addition, associates from Bosch “Classic Service” workshops, which specialize in the maintenance and repair of historic vehicles, will be on hand for expert advice. The Bosch “Classic Services” network now counts more than 90 workshops with the specialist expertise, tools, and appliances for the maintenance, repair, and restoration of new and old classic cars.

Various sources of spare parts for new and old classic cars

Many classic cars are well over 30 years old. For their owners, overhauling and replacing faulty and worn parts is a considerable challenge. Bosch Classic can help them with repair services and an extensive range of spare parts. There are various ways of solving owners’ problems. Bosch Classic’s 1:1 REMAN reconditioning service, for example, overhauls and repairs components from historic vehicles, using mainly original tools and testing equipment. Remanufactured spare parts for many older components, such as starters, generators, and steering systems, are also available via the Bosch eXchange program. Bosch also offers an exchange and repair service for electronic components. The Bosch Electronic Service uses exclusively original parts or comparable approved parts for its repairs to electronic systems such as instrument clusters, control units, radios, and navigation systems.

If the original tools and manufacturing instructions are still available, and if high demand means it makes economic sense to manufacture the product, parts can also be remanufactured. One recent example is the wheel-speed sensors that are especially crucial for the Bosch ABS system, developed in 1978, to work. For many vehicles built between 1992 and 1997, these sensors were no longer available. For the first ABS generations, there were practically no more sensors as spare parts. For this reason, Bosch Classic decided to remanufacture them. The first prototype wheel-speed sensor from ABS generations 1 to 6 will be on show at the Retro Classics. Production of sensors from generations 1 and 2 will start this year. Bosch Classic has also relaunched many spare parts with modern technical components – such as the black Bosch starter battery with classic design on the outside and modern technology inside.

A new vehicle and product search function on the www.bosch-classic.com website now allows the owners of historic vehicles to refine their search for information about individual spare parts in the Bosch Classic archive. Using the article number, type designation, trade name, or Bosch product name, they can look for and find detailed product information such as technical characteristics, images, and list of spare parts.

Extensive services for the owners of historic vehicles

The Bosch “Classic Service” workshops specialize in the maintenance and repair of historic vehicles, and offer an extensive range of services from a single source. Faulty or worn parts are professionally repaired on the spot, via 1:1 REMAN, or via the Bosch Electronic Service. Alternatively, they can be ordered from Bosch Classic’s parts range or from Bosch eXchange, and expertly installed. At the end of the process, owners can be sure that their historic vehicles are roadworthy once more. And for anyone who wants to find out more about automotive technology and historic Bosch components, Bosch Classic is again offering technical training courses in various Bosch Classic Service workshops in 2023.

The wait is over: historic promotional articles from Bosch

One special highlight for classic-car lovers is the historic advertising materials that Bosch Classic will be offering in the official online Bosch merchandising shop https://merchandisestore.de in February. The range will initially include metal signs, a model VW camper van in Bosch livery, and a historic Bosch advertising mascot. Further promotional materials will gradually be added to the range. The Bosch Classic newsletter will keep readers regularly informed about the availability of new products. The newsletter can be ordered free of charge on the Bosch Classic website.

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Bosch Classic
Phone +49 721 942-1660
E-Mail: classic@bosch.com

Contact person for press inquiries:
Nico Krespach,
Phone +49 721 942-2209

Mobility is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2023, its sales came to 56.2 billion euros, or just under 60 percent of total Group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading mobility suppliers. Bosch Mobility pursues a vision of mobility that is safe, sustainable, and exciting. For its customers, the outcome is integrated mobility solutions. The business sector’s main areas of activity are electrification, software and services, semiconductors and sensors, vehicle computers, advanced driver assistance systems, systems for vehicle dynamics control, repair-shop concepts, as well as technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Mobility Aftermarket division (MA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 16,000 associates, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. MA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 13,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners in over 100 countries. In addition, with Bosch Classic, MA supports owners of classic cars with a wide range of spare parts and services.

Additional information can be accessed at www.boschaftermarket.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 429,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2023). The company generated sales of 91.6 billion euros in 2023. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. With its business activities, the company aims to use technology to help shape universal trends such as automation, electrification, digitalization, connectivity, and an orientation to sustainability. In this context, Bosch’s broad diversification across regions and industries strengthens its innovativeness and robustness. Bosch uses its proven expertise in sensor technology, software, and services to offer customers cross-domain solutions from a single source. It also applies its expertise in connectivity and artificial intelligence in order to develop and manufacture user-friendly, sustainable products. With technology that is “Invented for life,” Bosch wants to help improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 470 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. Bosch’s innovative strength is key to the company’s further development. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 90,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 48,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com.

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