Jeremy Clarkson's Lancia has been found in Botswana! Ft. James May

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The trio's trip across the Okavango Delta is one of the greatest pieces of television ever, and it's scary to think that it has been 14 years since that crazy special. You'd think that Jeremy Clarkson's Lancia Beta Coupe would have been lost forever after the crew left Botswana, but a FItopr currently living in the country has found the car, and has since completed the trio as well...

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    • Chicken N. Waffles

      Chicken N. Waffles

      3 kuukautta sitten

      Manscaped is the sort of thing the hosts would've shown on a Christmas episode to laugh at. Like NordVPN or Ridge Wallets, it's something you'd never want to buy on your own, but because so many youtube channels advertise them, you're tricked into thinking they're actually worth it. I'm sure if you were paid $500+ and/or given the product for free you'd be willing to read off a script to, but ask yourselves how many of these people would've bought the thing on their own.

    • T B

      T B

      3 kuukautta sitten

      DriveTribe why am I watching a balding man in pink with the overly waxed eyebrows taking shots at the presenters while attempting to sell gentleman's groomers?

    • Covert Garage

      Covert Garage

      4 kuukautta sitten

      I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

    • Nick Firth

      Nick Firth

      4 kuukautta sitten

      Bloke presenting the video look like he got his beard caught in a hedge trimmer, but sure I'll buy a plum razor of him....

    • BlackPanther BP

      BlackPanther BP

      4 kuukautta sitten

      Can you please say hi from me to James may

  2. Karl Tor-L

    Karl Tor-L

    Tunti sitten

    Costs 950$ and pay it for me... Get f&$#d

  3. RR PLAN C


    3 tuntia sitten

    MM 33 drive -TRIBE.

  4. RR PLAN C


    3 tuntia sitten

    Fake, different car.

  5. Ganesh Raj K

    Ganesh Raj K

    13 tuntia sitten

    "Where Jeremy hung his doorwings or something " why does he talk like Jeremy is dead

  6. Diogenese Senna

    Diogenese Senna

    4 päivää sitten

    $950 is a total rip-off for that car - I wouldn't give $100 for it.

  7. H&M Mich Co.

    H&M Mich Co.

    6 päivää sitten

    Someone found the Mercedes James get the Mercedes to mechanic. Someone found the Mercedes

  8. SteelRazorback


    6 päivää sitten

    I bet Jay Leno would fix it if someone has connections

  9. Brendan P

    Brendan P

    8 päivää sitten

    I like the sentiment that James May had on keeping the car where it is.

  10. Ryan O.

    Ryan O.

    8 päivää sitten

    Forza Horizon 4 barn find in real life be like:

  11. Anna Pondelik

    Anna Pondelik

    10 päivää sitten

    ridiculous how everyone in europe is now contagiated with that american "shave alllll your body hair off"-virus

  12. Markus gordon

    Markus gordon

    10 päivää sitten

    Wait a second are you really asking for money for this complete waste of time you had a commercial I couldn’t skip at beginning of vid then another one you yourself produced how about not asking others for money. Jesus you got a lot of bulls

  13. Matthew Reece Baaliah

    Matthew Reece Baaliah

    11 päivää sitten

    The dedication of thus man who shaves his face for a sponsor 🤣💪🏼

  14. Leonidas


    15 päivää sitten

    Bullet hole fired through the footwell.

  15. pingpongpung


    15 päivää sitten

    0:18 to 1:11 is an ad.

  16. Project Rescues

    Project Rescues

    21 päivä sitten

    I'd like to try and find the blue 89/91 Chevy Camaro RS Jeremy drove to New Orleans, LA. I wonder if its still around.

  17. TheFalseKingslayer


    28 päivää sitten

    Will never have the same love as Oliver, that car became a real personality

  18. MDC


    Uukausi sitten

    Again... James is no fun.

  19. Captured By Smartphones

    Captured By Smartphones

    Uukausi sitten

    "Oliver is a shitbox. Always has been." Oh James. I'd watch my back for Hammond if I were you. You're gonna get stabbed to death for that statement.

  20. The Gibbs Guy

    The Gibbs Guy

    Uukausi sitten

    Any updates?

  21. Angelo Brewster

    Angelo Brewster

    Uukausi sitten

    The amount of times that thing broke down

  22. corda


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    if I could I would take the lacia home. but thats just me being a lacia type of guy

  23. nlocniL


    Uukausi sitten

    Still has a South African number plate.

  24. Steven Quinn

    Steven Quinn

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    Oliver did not go home, he had 3 that were copies and just called Oliver. It was not the same car

    • FastDriver318


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      @Steven Quinn Send me a link, I cant seem to find a article on this

    • Steven Quinn

      Steven Quinn

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      @FastDriver318 um yes!! Google it

    • FastDriver318


      Uukausi sitten

      Um, no

  25. Xamiakass


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    did i get this right? so somebody's expecting viewers to pay money to get you the item that you will be making money off afterwards? :D hm.... :DDDDDDDDD

  26. Beaumont Byrom

    Beaumont Byrom

    Uukausi sitten

    Has anyone started a crowdfunding campaign to buy and restore these cars yet?

  27. Max S.

    Max S.

    Uukausi sitten

    I think they put the original door on for any scene that doesn't show the weird custom one.

  28. tactical_snails


    Uukausi sitten

    One day Oliver will go for insane money at auction

  29. William Armstrong

    William Armstrong

    Uukausi sitten

    stop saying B ate R its B eat R

  30. Aleksandr Strizhevskiy

    Aleksandr Strizhevskiy

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    Seems like a waste of money to restore this car that, to me, just looks like scrap. I suspect it would be cheaper to build a vehicle from scratch. How many of the original parts are still serviceable. I guess you get into the Ship of Theseus problem but after all the necessary repairs are made I doubt it will be the same car at all.

    • giveerthebeans2009


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      you wouldn't understand

  31. Kal Solo

    Kal Solo

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    It’s been 14 years 😨😨😨😨

  32. goatcreek


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    Not an E-class

  33. Stir It Up

    Stir It Up

    Uukausi sitten

    Thanks for the ball-shaving ad. Classy

  34. Tafrog


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    Why don't you ask the BBC ?

  35. 2ohfour RYAN

    2ohfour RYAN

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    @DRIVETRIBE dont restore it but please put a distributor in it so it can run again like may said he didnt want to restore it but didnt say anything about putting a distributor in and getting her running with some brake cleaner fluid/ aka magic in a can

  36. martin jenkins

    martin jenkins

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    And its got glass now weird

  37. A. D

    A. D

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    The guy ruined his beard for a sponsor segment. Worth the watch.

  38. Brock Didenko

    Brock Didenko

    Uukausi sitten

    Somebody local should open up little businesses/cafes using those cars as attractions to put some money back into the local economy.

  39. Ali Talla

    Ali Talla

    Uukausi sitten

    James's Mercedes was Automatic not Manual as shown in this video

  40. Trevor Marsee

    Trevor Marsee

    2 kuukautta sitten

    I think James is a little jealous of Hammond and Oliver

  41. Jeremy Banham

    Jeremy Banham

    2 kuukautta sitten

    "I've been Mike"... so who the heck are you at other times?

    • Fixing W/ Friends

      Fixing W/ Friends

      Uukausi sitten

      Shape shifter? Tiny alien in a robot suit? Ditto?

  42. BoneYard


    2 kuukautta sitten

    Confused, May says it was the first special, but Winter Olympics, USA, and the North Pole were before it. Pretty sure it's the 4th Special :)

  43. Trev's Travels By Narrowboat

    Trev's Travels By Narrowboat

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Does it work on the awful beard you have?

  44. Brad Chesh

    Brad Chesh

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    There not the cars as they still have all the windows and everything 😂

  45. Shalabazer The Boltstruck

    Shalabazer The Boltstruck

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  46. gboulter


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    I can assure you the doors ETC didn't get refitted by the crew we had plains waiting very close to the finish line. I wanted all the cars bringing back for Beaulieu.

  47. paulinfrance5


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    Thanks for the long publicity I will now put it on my 'NOT to buy list "

  48. Ricardo Carneiro

    Ricardo Carneiro

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    James merc is still in africa being driven around..

  49. Zac B

    Zac B

    2 kuukautta sitten

    $950... + shipping to the nearest port and pickup.. should come to 23000

  50. Mission Possible

    Mission Possible

    2 kuukautta sitten

    You went too high with that ball trimmer. Seems you hit your chin and forehead.

  51. 898792


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    vinwiki come to the rescue!

  52. No One

    No One

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  53. Soraia Morais

    Soraia Morais

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    Jeremy who?????????????

  54. Vaughn Mahabir

    Vaughn Mahabir

    3 kuukautta sitten

    All those cars used on the shows should be kept in museums.

  55. bpastorb


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    That would make for one epic Ebay motors listing..

  56. Das_Bass


    3 kuukautta sitten

    Now let's save those cars from Argentina.

    • FastDriver318


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      Ok, if you can restore cubes of metal that probably don't exist anymore, I'll be well impressed

  57. Stoil Michaylov

    Stoil Michaylov

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    I'd love to buy the Lancia...... How would one go about it. I live in South Africa

  58. Peter Booth

    Peter Booth

    3 kuukautta sitten

    Sop rung to sell us ball shaving equipment! What’s next? Truck nuts?

  59. UncleFester84


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    Well then there's a question for J&J: If you could choose a car from any of the specials to bring back home and "care" for it, which one would it be?

  60. Procrastinating Genius

    Procrastinating Genius

    3 kuukautta sitten

    1000th comment that is all, please continue to the next comment

  61. JP


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  62. Downsideup


    3 kuukautta sitten

    0liver will out live is all!

  63. Darker Than Black

    Darker Than Black

    3 kuukautta sitten

    Hahahahha bro noooo shave yourself hahaha you looked ridiculous in that promo

  64. Arian


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    Seeing these cars and the remains of the things they did, like James' art work are like rediscovering something historic...which it is

  65. Chris Kosti

    Chris Kosti

    3 kuukautta sitten

    Please pronounce LANCIA correct! => LANTSHIA

  66. P. C.

    P. C.

    3 kuukautta sitten

    If someone brings that Lancia back Clarkson would want to drop a Piano on it

  67. rob warren

    rob warren

    3 kuukautta sitten

    You get five stars just for the shaver advertisement lol 😂

  68. Syd Clark

    Syd Clark

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    Don't waste your money folks. Nobody gave a monies when it was left, so let's leave it to rot.

  69. Aidan Byrne

    Aidan Byrne

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  70. Khubaib Ahmad

    Khubaib Ahmad

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    Why did I get nostalgic on seeing the cars again???

  71. Bret Simpson

    Bret Simpson

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    Everyone I mean everyone are sponsored by chick scape



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    Skip to 1.20

  73. Larry Lentini

    Larry Lentini

    3 kuukautta sitten

    Decorating his pub with old challenge cars would be killer marketing.

  74. Anthony Everett

    Anthony Everett

    3 kuukautta sitten

    What would you say about the 1970 volvo?

  75. Defenestrated Window

    Defenestrated Window

    3 kuukautta sitten

    But where is the Beetle!?

  76. Monikerfree


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    Manscape! because every blue blooded man wants to look like a 10 year old boy down there....

  77. Walter Burton

    Walter Burton

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  78. John Morseman

    John Morseman

    3 kuukautta sitten

    Ok now it’s time to find all the other adventure cars

  79. Kitdank


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    The BBC might try and buy these cars back and scrap them

  80. Mazda Demio XD Touring '15

    Mazda Demio XD Touring '15

    3 kuukautta sitten

    the merc only needs a small cheap part, that thing is indestructible

  81. 1BigBen


    3 kuukautta sitten

    best thing to do, is give that Lancia a Morris Marina funeral

  82. Sputnik


    3 kuukautta sitten

    could you just pronounce the name correctly?? it is not LLan see ya!!!! just ask some italian for help

  83. roland hazuki

    roland hazuki

    3 kuukautta sitten

    I would like to see Hammond Impreza wagon

  84. B Luster

    B Luster

    3 kuukautta sitten

    500k views in a day or two. If everyone chipped a penny, it would pay for the entire build of the car after. Makes ya think.

  85. Gavin Dulebohn

    Gavin Dulebohn

    3 kuukautta sitten

    A Botswana episode of Grand Tour with all the original cars repaired would be cool

  86. obi wan

    obi wan

    3 kuukautta sitten

    I wonder if the cow bell, cows head and steaks are still in james car.

  87. Brian Ciofani

    Brian Ciofani

    3 kuukautta sitten

    Can someone explain what they mean by 'set rev' when they say it?? I tried to look it up and see it in context but no dice.

  88. Kavinsky Smith

    Kavinsky Smith

    3 kuukautta sitten

    You know if old top gear was still going right now, Hammond or James would buy the thing, import it, paint it red, tow his alfa, switch the plates, and put it in his parking spot with the wheels off for him to discover it in the morning, and then all of england would wake to a very angry clarkson yelling where the F is my alfa?!!!!

  89. oiuet souiu

    oiuet souiu

    3 kuukautta sitten

    Oliver and the lancia will live forever don't diss Jezzas eyebrows

    • oiuet souiu

      oiuet souiu

      3 kuukautta sitten

      Oliver and the lancia will live forever don't diss Jezzas eyebrows

  90. FunteX


    3 kuukautta sitten

    Less snappy spitty saliva sounds when you talk please, bloddy unprofessional . . . =P

  91. Steven Atkinson

    Steven Atkinson

    3 kuukautta sitten

    You say the doors have been welded back onto the merc. Are you sure thats weld and not chewing gum, blu tac and bird sh😃te 🤣

  92. mikefranky


    4 kuukautta sitten

    What happened to the Porsche 928.......🤦‍♂️

    • 69 is a great number

      69 is a great number

      3 kuukautta sitten

      It was destroyed

  93. Zipp4Everyone


    4 kuukautta sitten

    Clarksons Beta? Clarksson IS a beta ;)

  94. Nate Creed

    Nate Creed

    4 kuukautta sitten

    I want to buy and restore that Lancia badly. Importing it will cost so much though

  95. Ardal Hall

    Ardal Hall

    4 kuukautta sitten

    Would love James to buy the merc back and Jeremy to buy the lancia back and then have them back into original spec and have all 3 on a road trip together again

  96. piskopow


    4 kuukautta sitten

    E class merc? no kind gentleman that´s an w123 merc. Which was thier "C"ompact model at the time. Maybe getting away to call the W124 an "E" is ok but this is not. Kind regards, everyone.

  97. soiung toiue

    soiung toiue

    4 kuukautta sitten

    Mike is rocking the old school Johnny smith beard in that manscaped ad

    • soiung toiue

      soiung toiue

      4 kuukautta sitten

      James May has said before that he is not nostalgic when it comes to old cars. He prefers current and future technology

  98. 77mazen


    4 kuukautta sitten

    this advertisement in the beginning, what a fail, immedieate dislike!

  99. Kurt Depner

    Kurt Depner

    4 kuukautta sitten

    James May is absolutely right about the Mercedes. His perspective gives me hope for the world.

  100. Matticus Madness

    Matticus Madness

    4 kuukautta sitten

    7:04 I can feel the “bog off” in his reply from here. Yeah he won’t be doing much about it, I can tell.