In a heartwarming tale, 94-year-old Malcolm Stern from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, stumbled upon his father's 1930s Talbot Darracq while attempting to create a 3D model of it. Malcolm had initially bought a 3D printer to recreate the bright yellow classic car his father cherished and drove during his childhood. His online search for reference images led him to an auction selling the actual car. Despite the car being in dire condition, the nostalgic value drove him to purchase it for £6,000. Over the past three years, Malcolm dedicatedly restored the car, investing around 3,000 hours of labor into the project. The journey, although demanding and expensive, has been fulfilling for Malcolm, who now plans to spend another six months rejuvenating the car's interior. He cherishes the restored car as a sentimental link to his father, and expresses joy over the ability to enjoy the fruit of his labor at his age, believing his father would have been extremely proud and excited by the endeavor.
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