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This Commodore 64 bad boy helps drive an auto shop in 2016

An auto repair shop in Poland does just fine running some of its operations on a C64C from the '80s, thank you very much.

Piotr Farmas via Commodore USA

An auto shop in Poland has a little lesson for the consumer masses conditioned to grab the latest, sleekest, fastest gadgets. The shop uses a Commodore 64 that goes back 25 years.

"This C64C used by a small auto repair shop for balancing drive shafts has been working non-stop for over 25 years," reads a post this week on Commodore USA's Facebook page. "And despite surviving a flood it is still going..."

Commodore International introduced the legendary Commodore 64 in 1982 with 64 kilobytes of memory, a processor running at 1MHz and a 16-color graphics chip. The Guinness World Records lists it as the highest-selling single computer model of all time.

The auto shop's computer looks like it could use an epic scrubbing, and browsing the Web on it probably gets really tricky. But it has at least one distinct advantage: Management doesn't need to worry about employees passing their workdays streaming "Stranger Things" and playing Forza Horizon 3 on this 8-bit bad boy.