Surely a pre-sale or pre-purchase validation of Classiche status is a more reliable way forward. Dependent upon time elapsed since the most recent annual check there is still the prospect that important original parts may have been substituted by inferior alternatives. Factory insistence on annual verification seems to me to be a profit-centred proposal. I understand that there are owners who substitute irreplaceable components with reproductions, in order to preserve the originals. Must such measures be reversed annually in order to qualify for factory approval? If the answer is 'yes' then I smell a 'make work scheme'.