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This is the very definition of "jalopy".
I would change the red to bright yellow and go with British Racing Green with the rest. Cobble in a turbo and put 5 pounds of pressure to up the performance. When it blows rebuild it for some serious power and put some Coker stickies on it.
I would drive just as it sits. It comes by its patina honestly, and if it could talk, one would be entertained for hours.
During summer months there once was a weekly car show in my neighborhood at a Mom & Pop burger shop. I recall occasionally seeing a stock ‘32 Ford roadster. Clean with ragged top, rough paint and worn upholstery, it was otherwise a solid running vehicle. Successfully done, intent of the owner was to present it as a young guys ca. late 40’s barn find of a jalopy. After several years the car show morphed into a SRO Saturday night gathering at a cross-town Burger King. No clue how the virus affected attendance last summer or prospects for this season. BK still serves Ploppers though.
I don't get the "patina" thing. Make it all as nice as the wheels.
When you make it as nice as the wheels, they tend to become garage art or trailer queens. Little kids can enjoy looking, and most likely touching,an old car. Wash it with CLR, hit with flat clear and go kill bugs with it. Try not to make your life more complicated than the car, grab your sweetie and go get a burger with it.