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 recreating a patina finish on repaired areas or missing parts…


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 achieve a great look on a tight budget, and producing a micro-industry that still manages to embrace the ‘Built not bought’ ethos.


How to Build a Patina Volkswagen book is priced at £30.00 and can be ordered via the website www.barefootdriver.com/product-page/how-to-build-a-patina-volkswagen


Product Details: Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd. (Feb. 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1787115002
ISBN-13: 978-1787115002

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