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Hot on the heels of his first TWO Renault VelSatis cars, Luke from Northern Ireland moved on to his 3rd Vel Satis "project", a 2.2 dCi Expression with cream leather – and its history was a bit dodgy, says Luke. Hespotted it on Gumtree being advertised as a turbo failure for £1000. He went to view and got it for half that. New turbo, new battery, new brake pads all led to a new MOT and a healthy Vel Satis. But it wasn't all good. The speedo was showing 30,300 miles. Luke pieced together some history, and the speedo was changed somewhere between it's first and second MOTs, making the mileage an estimated 70,000. Car insurance circumstances have changed and Luke can now only drive sub Group 10 cars, so no Vel Satis for him until his 21st. So he sold this Vel Satis at auction in January 2011. It fetched £1,450 which was a £500 profit for Luke. But he's recently got news that a second speedo change has been discovered, adding another 15k. Luke might end up wth it back, or it may still be wanted. Luke says he doesn't care either way as he misses the sight of it on his driveway! Pic 1 of 5