“Patina” is an interesting term in the collector car world. When does a bit of wear and tear on a car simply portray its originality, and when do we simply call it neglected? And at what point does surface rust and faded paint become “patina”—and something to be savored, as opposed to something that must be stripped and restored? Good questions, indeed.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/01/09/ebay-find-vw-thing