The must have book for the Patina VW enthusiast

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The 2nd book in the Patina VW series, this book covers the appraisal, buying, strip down, repair and sympathetic renovation of original paint and Patina air-cooled Volkswagens. This includes matching original paint/patina to repaired areas, coming up with a style and popular modifications. Superbly illustrated with stunning colour photography.


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what is barefootdriver?

driving a VW is essential . shoes are optional

Founded by Mark Walker, author of the Patina Volkswagens books and ​VW journalist, here you'll find:

  • signed copies of his books to buy

  • a new magazine - details to be announced soon

  • classic VW sales

  • an online shop selling used parts and unique, premium accessories

  • commission sales & inspection service

  • blog featuring car builds, restoration projects, tips, travel adventures & more!

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The barefootdriver YouTube channel contains classic VW how-to guides and general messing around with old cars.


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