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Hollande wheels out his bulletproof Vel Satis for the queen!

In a story hitting the media today, it’s been revealed that French president Francois Hollande has had to wheel his bulletproof 3.5 V6 petrol Vel Satis out of retirement for the state visit next week from our very own queen, … finish reading Hollande wheels out his bulletproof Vel Satis for the queen!

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Richard Aucock Remembers the Vel Satis

One of highly respected motoring journalist Richard Aucock’s cherished memories from his early days of car reviews was when in 2002 he was handed the keys to a Renault Vel Satis 3 litre DV6 Initiale for a week. Richard took … finish reading Richard Aucock Remembers the Vel Satis

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Updated Vel Satis Car Register Now Online

The Vel Satis Owners Club is please to announce the publication of the latest version of the Vel Satis car register we maintain. Thanks to the hard work of Luke McCorry, one of our club administrators, members registered on Vel-Satis.org … finish reading Updated Vel Satis Car Register Now Online

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BBC Top Gear Script Writer Yearns for a Vel Satis

If you’ve not already seen August 2011′s issue of EVO Magazine, we urge you all to go out and buy it as soon as possible, as Richard Porter’s article on page 37 is well worth a read by all us … finish reading BBC Top Gear Script Writer Yearns for a Vel Satis

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June 11th: Vel Satises & Avantimes Descended on Staffordshire

Words by & copyright to Oliver Hammond (Founder, Vel Satis Owners Club) Photographs by Isabel Carter, Robert ‘Rosic’ Korczak, Luke McCorry & Oliver Hammond After a month or so of planning and organisation, the day finally came for our Vel … finish reading June 11th: Vel Satises & Avantimes Descended on Staffordshire

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Jalopnik Asks: Vel Satis The Worst French Car?

In today’s Question Of The Day on Jalopnik, they ask whether the Renault Vel Satis is the worst of the bunch when it comes to luxurious, over-complex, French car flops. We can see why some may agree, as the Vel … finish reading Jalopnik Asks: Vel Satis The Worst French Car?

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Renault Vel Satis Appearances in Films, Movies & TV

Ever wondered if a Renault Vel Satis has appeared either briefly or more meaningfully in a movie/film or TV show (excluding actual motoring programmes like BBC’s Top Gear and Five’s Fifth Gear)? Well wonder no more… thanks to one of … finish reading Renault Vel Satis Appearances in Films, Movies & TV

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Vel Satis in James Baggott’s 5 Cool French Cars

We’re delighted to see that the Renault Vel Satis has made it into James Baggott’s article and list of his 5 cool French cars. James says “The Vel Satis was an undeniable sales flop – even Renault’s top brass admit … finish reading Vel Satis in James Baggott’s 5 Cool French Cars

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Nothing Compares To You

Never have the words of a song been so apt in describing a car than when it comes to the Renault Vel Satis, introduced to the UK in late 2002 but sadly discontinued in 2005 due to low demand. Why … finish reading Nothing Compares To You

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What did Jeremy Clarkson think back in 2005?

What did probably the UK’s best-known motoring journalist, car writer and BBC Top Gear Presenter Jeremy Clarkson say about the Renault Vel Satis back in the day? Writing in his column in The Sunday Times on February 13th 2005 (about … finish reading What did Jeremy Clarkson think back in 2005?

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