There’s an old joke about a travelling salesman who wants to sell the 20-year-old car in which he had criss-crossed the country. Unfortunately, nobody responds to the ad on AutoTrader, probably because the vehicle has done in excess of 500,000km.

So the salesman comes up with a cunning plan: he takes the old rust bucket to a mechanic to get the odometer wound back. A couple of weeks later, he meets a friend who asks how it’s going with the sale of the car. He responds: "Why would I ever want to sell it? It’s only got 5,000km on the clock!"..

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