The Weathered Look




a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period.

So, what is patina in regard to cars?  We call it the “weathered” look.  Imagine a car that’s been sitting outside for 30 years.  The paint would be faded or maybe even gone on the horizontal panels from years in the sun.  It can have a cracked appearance or even rusty.  Patina is an alternative to beautiful, shiny paint.  And just because it’s patina, doesn’t mean the rest of the car can’t be brand new.  

Imagine a patina car/truck that looks like it just came out of a field.  Then imaging it has a brand-new interior with updated comforts such as a/c, completely restored frame and suspension or better yet, an aftermarket frame.  The drivetrain is all new and it’s got a great set of wheels/tires to set it off.