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Patina monster/4: 1962 Porsche 356 T6 Coupé

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No, this is definitely not a car to be restored, as even the seller himself suggests, and we can only agree with him. The reason is easy to understand: it seems that this 356 S 75 is completely original and … Continue reading

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Patina monster/3: 1960 Porsche 356 B T5 Cabriolet

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Exactly six years ago, on February 25, 2013, we published an article titled “Patina monster”: that time it was a Volkswagen Beetle while this time it’s her cousin. It’s a Porsche 356 Cabriolet from 1960: once I had the same … Continue reading

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Italian patina: 1952 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupé

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This is one of the very latest 6C 2500 ever produced and it has not been set up by a coachbuilder like Touring but by the Alfa Romeo body shop. Probably this is one of the last chassis produced and … Continue reading

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Garage aged: 1957 Porsche 356A T2 Coupé

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This 356A (chassis #101663) has been abundantly aged for thirty years in a dry garage that has retained all the main characteristics of this car, starting with a beautiful patina on the paint. However, the actual paint is not original: … Continue reading

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Parking patina: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI

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The car here is a Giulia TI and so far nothing extraordinary, the relevant thing is that this car has been parked for forty years in a garage. In fact, the car has a nice patina: it is not rust … Continue reading

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Patina mistress: 1971 Porsche 911 T 2.2

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One owner, sitting in a garage since 1986, no rust, never been crashed, matching numbers: there is not much more that you can ask to a classic car, and that’s even more important if that the car is a 911. … Continue reading

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East coast patina: 1961 Lancia Appia Berlina

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This 3rd series Lancia Appia Berlina slept for many years in a east coast garage before being recently unhearted: it has just been cleaned but nothing more than that. The seller says that, prior to 1970, the car belinged to … Continue reading

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Grey patina: 1962 Lancia Flaminia Coupé 2.5 by Pininfarina

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“Patina” is quite an abused noun, often used to tag cars that are actually wrecks: in this case such noun is appropriate as this car looks just like an “old” car. Indeed this is – or seems, at least – … Continue reading

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Top notch survivor: 1966 Porsche 911

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It rarely happens to spot a fifty years old Porsche 911 in such preserved state and when it happens that’s definitely an event. This is indeed a Georgia garage find that, of course, has been left as found. Other than … Continue reading

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Solid patina: 1962 Fiat 1500 O.S.C.A. Cabriolet by Pininfarina 

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This Fiat 1500, equipped with the twin cam O.S.C.A. engine, features a beautiful patina over its red paint, but it actually was born painted in pale blue. Indeed the previous owner was an enthusiast racer, as all the period badges … Continue reading

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