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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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Super patina: 1962 Lancia Flaminia Coupé by Pininfarina

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When we think at a classic car with patina, we think at a car like this one: that’s not a wreck covered with dust but a one owner car which has always been driven. Of course we’ve no proof that … Continue reading

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Patina monster/2: 1949 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

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This Caddy really fulfills the “patina” concept: it’s a survivor in stunnig conditions, especially when you think that it came out from the factory 68 years ago. The seller says that  this convertible is originally from Florida, and that it was … Continue reading

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Patina is not dust: 1953 Porsche 356 Coupé

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Nowadays we use to see a lot of abandoned cars covered by a one finger-tall layer of dirt and dust, and that is defined as “patina”. This early 356 (chassis #51465) is not dusty but indeed it has the real patina. … Continue reading

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