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Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
No, they had nothing to do with that side of it other than developing the package.
ARUK should have all the details of which chassis numbers are S models, and they issued the certificates. It was them I contacted when I realised I didnt get mine along with the book when I picked it up from the dealers, who should have applied for it when they got the car but had no idea it should have had one!
Basically AR shipped Breras with the interior bits fitted to a specific spec, and at the PDI depot in Avonmouth they stripped the transit wheels and suspension of them and fitted all the bits supplied via Prodrive. Voila, a Brera S which was then delivered to dealers. Chassis numbers of modified vehicles were all sent off to ARUK. As you can imagine, Prodrive only supplied 500 suspension kits and after they were all fitted to either 2.2 or 3.2 models, AR were still shipping chassis's with the interior trim level and they had some Prodrive spec alloys left over but, ARUK could not fit the full suspension package to any of them.
This is why you will find things like 2009 limited editions with interior S trim and 19 inch alloys such as the one advertised at Palmers, and the Milano special editions they had in showrooms in late 2009. All Brera S chassis and trim with 19 inch wheels but no Prodrive suspension. I believe all the spare prodrive bits were used up by the end of 2009.