Restored Memories

When I was nineteen I bought my first car. I paid $500 for a 1961 Austin Healey 3000. It didn't run, had no top, and had been sitting out in the weather for several years. What was I thinking?? But, I rebuilt it from the ground up over the next few months.

Today, all that remains of that car is an old, faded Polaroid. Recently I decided to "restore" that Healey, at least the photo of it. It was surprising to me how much of the photo restoration mimicked that earlier rebuild. Many "parts" of the photo were so faded that I had to go lift replacement parts found in Google's image search. Wheels and tires here, rear trunk lid there, etc. I only wish I could now take it for a spin!

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