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Produced from 1958 to 1964, the V12 Ferrari 250 GT was the best selling roadster Ferrari ever made .

This immaculately restored 1961 250 GT Cabriolet Series II can be yours for between €1.27 and €1.5 million.

Probably closer to the latter, in fairness.

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A rare and rorty 1973 Porsche 911S – fully factory optioned, completely restored and with an engine overbored at some point in its history from 2.4 to 2.7 litres.

Yours for a mere €295,000 (plus shipping).

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A 1961 Ferrari 400 Super America SWB coupé aerodynamico (one of only 17 such variants ever made).

Powered by a 4.0l Colombo V12 with Pininfarina styling, a unique Blu Sera paintjob and leather interior, it was shorter, much prettier but no less powerful than its predecesor.

Yours for a trifling $3.25 million+ from Sothebys.

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Currently for sale, and valued between €360,000 and €450,000, this unrestored Ferrari Dino 346 GT is one of only 40 built in this style.

With two careful owners and just 75,000km on the clock, this – the ultimate fixer-upper – has been in storage for the last 30 years.

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A timelapse of 2 hours of highly skilled digital restoration and colourisation [using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014] of a badly damaged black and white image by Argentinian photographer and retoucher Joachim Villaverde condensed into three minutes.

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art-deco-motorcycleart-deco-motorcycle-2 art-deco-motorcycle-3art-deco-motorcycle-5 art-deco-motorcycle-4 A meticulously restored Henderson Streamlined concept bike owned and maintained by motorcycle collector Frank Westfall of Syracuse and looking as if transported intact from the golden age of industrial aerodynamics.

The Antique Motorcycle Club Of America sez:

The hallmarks of the era were unbroken curves, teardrop shapes and parallel lines suggesting speed. In addition to cars, trains and other things that actually moved, these design elements showed up in streamlined toasters, streamlined radios and streamlined cigarette lighters. Even the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, finished in 1930 and 1931 respectively, feature sleek, pointed peaks and dominant vertical lines from bottom to top, like great rockets ready to streak into the heavens.

Henderson, which operated for just ten years between 1921 and 1931, was one of the original ‘big three’ US bike manufacturers, along with Harley Davidson and Indian.

bikeexif/Pix: knuckleduster

(Hat tip: Jesustonight)

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Redditor and colorisation expert thehatersalad responds to a request from fellow Redditor f2ISO100 to fix a damaged picture of her 83 year-old grandmother – not only restoring and colourising the 60 year old photo, but also documenting the entire two and a half hour process in timelapse (deeply satisfying if you’re any class of a neat-freak.)

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‘I don’t know what kind of emotion you hope to elicit with these,’ wrote a clearly stunned f2ISO100 on receipt of the restored photo, ‘but you made me catch my breath. I feel — for the first time — like I got to see her, back in time. This is so, so beautiful. Thank you so much!”

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Spanish fresco artist Cecilia Gimenez’s restoration of Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) by Elias Garcia Martinez at the Sanctuary of Mercy Church near Zaragoza.

The question is: could you do any better?

The Cecilia Prize for amateur restoration.

Go there now.

We already done one and it’s grate.

(Thanks Gulfam Choweddi)

(Video via housemartin)