The "patina" conversation is big topic of conversation that our family has had, and one we have had with lots of people at car shows that we attend with the 33 Studebaker. When I first got the car back out running again 20yrs ago my dad did not like how the car looked as it had deteriorated from when paint and chrome looked good. But after sitting for 20+ yrs it did not look the same when I got it back out and he was a little embarrassed by it, to the point when I was ready to take it to our first car show and wanted him to take it...he wouldn't. My dad is also from the generation where you restored your cars before you took them to shows. So I drove the car because i was just proud of the car and it looking pristine did not matter to me. Dad came but drove his Model T and sat on the other side of his T away from the Studebaker. From the time we got to the show till we left there was no less than 10 people around that car at all times and after 30 min or so dad warmed up to all the great comments we got about the car and its "patina" ,than most of his embarrassment went away. Most people were just glad to see the car and remembered it when mom and dad used to drive the car everywhere til 1980. 99% of the people we talk to say leave it the way it is but we get one every summer that say that it should be restored and we should not leave it that way as it is not appropriate for a "Full Classic" car.
We have had discussions about repainting the car either back to its current green or back to it original colours but the car has some great history and I like being able to open the doors and the hood and show people the bright yellow over its original colours, then see it current colour and tell the story about it being hidden away in a barn and covered in straw to hid it from the metal collectors for the scrap drive during the war. For some of us telling a cars history though its patina is a huge part of the enjoyment of the car and the joy of being able to share that with other people.
I will also add after I drove the car to that show I have not driven it again as my mom and dad take it everywhere they go, and that is just fine with me.