Charter of Turin Handbook

The Charter of Turin Handbook is a guide providing practical advice on the delicate subject of restoration and maintenance of historic vehicles. It aims to preserve and safeguard the history of vehicles including their engineering, their form, functions and documented histories as well as their many diverse relationships with society and social environments. This Charter follows from the Venice, Barcelona and Riga charters, which set forth standards for the maintenance and preservation of historically significant buildings, watercraft and rail vehicles. This Handbook is available, for your perusal and knowledge, at the FIVA Office!

The Handbook was already distributed to attendees at the FIVA General Assembly in Bucharest on November 17, 2017 and to the media around the world.

(Q and A CoT Handbook : the link to some questions and answers on the Handbook)


English and French downloadable PDFs are available for free on the FIVA webpage. Free downloads of the pdfs, including a Greek version, are downloadable through FIVA Website here 


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Individuals with pre-payment via Paypal for € 15

National FIVA members with payment of the shipping costs + € 5 per handbook

Global Partners: 20 copies for free, every additional one shipping costs + € 5 per handbook.

Professional members: 1 for free, for every additional one shipping costs + € 5 per handbook.

For additional translations of the Handbook: national FIVA members are more than welcome to provide a translation of the text in their respective national language(s). For further information and conditions please contact FIVA’s office and/or the Culture Commission.


On this occasion, the FIVA Culture Commission would like to sincerely thank the authors for their contributions to the Handbook: Rodolphe Rapetti, Richard Keller, Thomas Kohler, Alfredo Zanellato Vignale, Lorenzo Morello, Roberto Loi and Gian Mario Mollar for co-ordinating the production.

Special thanks go to Keith Gibbins for editing the work and President of FIVA, Patrick Rollet, for all the support given to this initiative, as well as FIVA Official partners Motul, Pirelli and Glasurit. Courtesy Jürgen Book, Glasurit (, the Handbook contains an in-depth chapter on paint and paint processes.


Media copies of the Charter of Turin Handbook are still available from Gautam Sen (please see contact details below).

For more press information, or to speak to a FIVA representative for a specific country, please contact Gautam Sen, FIVA’s Vice President Communications on, +33(0) 6 87 16 43 39 (mobile), or +33(0) 1 53 19 14 20 (landline).

Charter of Turin Handbook