My Car Quest

March 31, 2023

Patina – The Video

by Mike –

As I have written before – “patina” is an over used and abused concept designed to sell classic cars at a higher price than they would otherwise command.

Don’t fall for the tricks of the sellers who try to convince a buyer that dirt is patina and rust is good.

This video is really just a slide show of different types of patina.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Patina - The Video
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Patina - The Video
Patina is an over used term to hype and sell classic cars - evaluate carefully.


  1. ~ Good video, I’m in agreement that patina, as it is so overused, should be cured. But I’d rather see a car passed along ‘as-found’ than have some hack commit a half-a22ed attempt at a restoration. Watching recent price/value equations is disconcerting, at best.

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