The explosion of Patina Volkswagens on social media has inspired those car fanatics, who realise that you don't have to restore a car, to end up with a good-looking ride. At last, you can stand out from the crowd, even on a tight budget. The look of the cars that result from patina builds is honest, unspoiled, and characterful; it has also inspired the media, movie stars and celebrities. Interest in patination has undoubtedly resulted in increased car values, and turned a brand of cars that had always been a cheap, honest mode of transportation into something cool with a high price tag. The people the look initially inspired have grown with the hobby, finding ways to still be cool on a tight budget and producing a micro-industry that still manages to embrace the 'Built not bought' ethos. This book takes a look at the differing styles of patina VW build, and imparts tips on finding and buying a project car, carrying out a sympathetic patina style renovation and includes a chapter on re-creating a patina finish on repaired areas or missing parts.
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: September 2020
Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD
Publication date: 18/09/2020
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 250mm X 207mm