Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

New Bosch online search for classic-vehicle spare parts

Wealth of historic knowledge keeps classic vehicles of different eras on the roads

  • Spare parts research via new vehicle and product search at
  • Detailed product information concerning spare parts for modern-era classic and classic vehicles
  • New title at the Bosch Classic books range concerning automotive electrics of the 1950ies and 1960ies
Nico Krespach

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Karlsruhe – For many years now, Bosch Classic has been supporting owners of modern-era classic and classic vehicles providing them with spare parts and technical knowledge allowing them to maintain their vehicles. Right from the very beginning, Bosch has been an important player in automotive history furthering and promoting developments by means of technical innovations. Bosch Classic, the company’s classic-car division, thus assumed the task of maintaining and preserving the historic heritage of both the automotive history and the company’s one. Besides spare parts supply, Bosch Classic thus also supports fans of classic vehicles by means of know-how, technical literature and comprehensive information. At, owners of modern-era classic and classic vehicles can now specifically search for information related to individual spare parts for their vehicles.

The new vehicle and product search allows fans of historic vehicles to search by brand, type, series, model or even engine code. Researches for specific Bosch products can be performed by part number, type, trade name or directly by the product name. As a result of their online research, the users are provided with selected and detailed product information such as technical features, pictures and lists of spare parts. At the next step as of 2023, Bosch Classic will grant access to additional historic documents out of its archives providing them as PDF files to be accessed via the vehicle and product search. By then, the information available online will also include equipment lists for older vehicles produced before 1945, for instance.

Technical literature and trainings on historic automotive technologies

A broad range of technical literature out of the archives providing a wealth of information also provides owners of modern-era classic and classic cars with Bosch Classic know-how. A recent novelty is, for instance, the book on electrical equipment for classic cars of the 1950ies and 1960ies (available in German language only), published at the Heel-Verlag in cooperation with Bosch Classic. It describes automotive electrical systems providing installation, maintenance and repair instructions concerning the main components. Even some of the famous and beloved “yellow jackets” have by now been published as books – for instance on Gasoline engine control systems for modern-era classic and classic vehicles (available in German language only). At Bosch Classic trainings, historic knowledge is taught in a much more practical manner. In small groups, the training participants learn about maintenance and repair tasks concerning Bosch systems aged 20 years and more.

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Nico Krespach
Phone: +49 721 942 2209

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) 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, as well as aftermarket-specific products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training courses, 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 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 421,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). The company generated sales of 88.2 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” 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. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 136 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,500 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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