About Patina

Helping owners with the lifecycle of classic ownership; buying, preserving and selling their vehicles.


Patina is bought to you by Joslyn Ltd. Privately held, we are based near Oxford in the UK. We have a talented team who are not only passionate about classic cars and motorcycles, but also technology and the crossovers that exist between the two. Contact us here.

The core Patina platform was launched in 2013 with the aim of helping people to better preserve the history of their vehicles so that it can be passed on for generations to come. This history and provenance is vital to their value but today people keep it in what is an antiquated format, bits of paper. Our platform ensures that not only can we capture those existing records, but we can use technology to enhance the type of information and media that can be used to help tell the car’s story, holding it in a format that can never get lost or damaged.

In 2016 we launched ‘The Market’ (https://market.getpatina.com) which helps people to buy and sell their classic vehicles through innovative curated auctions, as well as our price trends tool allowing the value of any car or make to be tracked over time.

When it comes to the technology that is behind Patina we used all of our team's experience in building and designing mission critical systems in industries such as financial services, banking and payments to make sure that we provide the necessary levels of security and reliability. Everything is encrypted, all data is replicated to multiple locations and the service is designed to be resilient with no single point of failure. At Patina we treat you and your vehicle's data with the upmost importance.

Meet the Team

Tim Joslyn

Tim Joslyn - Founder

Tim has a background in building, advising and investing in technology companies. With a passion for cars he first came up with the forerunner to Patina in 2010 and with some changes and refinement began work on what we now recognise in 2012.

Dan Newns

Dan Newns - Head of Web

  • Dream Garage:VW Corrado G60, 62 VW Samba, VW Karmann Ghia, VW Golf Mk1 GTi Convertible
  • Car's on Patina:VW Polo

Dan leads the web development for Patina, with a history of working in the web industry with an agency background, Dan has worked on multiple large scale projects. With a keen interest in VW’s, Patina is the perfect home for Dan’s talents.

Oleg Lavrentyev

Oleg Lavrentyev - Head of Mobile

  • Dream Garage:Range Rover Evoque, Porsche 911
  • Car's on Patina:Nissan Juke

Leading our Mobile development teams, Oleg brings a wealth of expertise to Patina having previously worked on and holding the position of product owner at QuickOffice. Oleg has architected and developed many other high profile iOS and Android applications including porTable before turning his attention to Patina.

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