Richard Hammond reunites with Oliver!

Over the past couple of years, Richard Hammond has been neglecting his Opel Kadett, Oliver. So just before the worst of the British winter rolled in, Richard took the opportunity to check in on his Okavango Delta-smiting friend.

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  • James Brown

    James Brown

    Måned siden

    Retro rally car all day long dude 😉✌ Lets face it, when you're in your 50's, what you want is to do all of the things you dreamed of in years gone by... No one wants to go sleepily round the car park at Sainsbury's on a Sunday afternoon.. What you really want to be doing is smashing in the backdoor of a cheerleader on a Friday night full of Sambuca and coke 😂😂😂💪😎 I stand by what I said.... Rally car all day long 😋😘

  • Trilochan velmurugan

    Trilochan velmurugan

    Måned siden

    "A TV show called... *top* or something"

  • Shelby Solko

    Shelby Solko

    2 måneder siden

    German female touring car racer Sabine Schmitz has past away of cancer at 51. This is important for Clarkson, Hammond, May to pay the last respects to Sabine.

  • Riley Anoid

    Riley Anoid

    3 måneder siden

    Meanwhile, this filter brainwash's the British people into forgetting all about the homegrown Vauxhall brand, something their new Fench owners, PSA, are aiming for so they can quietly move all production to Germany!

  • johnk


    4 måneder siden

    1.5k dislikes ? blasphemy ! i see that top...something got all employes , family, friends and total number of viewers to hit that button .

  • Kyliroo Gaming
    Kyliroo GamingDag siden

    100% agree with others - faithful restoration 😊

  • Good Morning
    Good MorningDag siden

    I find it sooooo unbelievably odd that he always drives around in those newer huge American cars on Grand Tour and he has this simple little car that he named.

  • Woodenarrows
    WoodenarrowsDag siden

    I saw the original show with Oliver in the Botswana adventure. I think Oliver deserves to be restored for all his hard work...

  • coolstufftodo
    coolstufftodoDag siden

    Restore oliver to factory. Buy oliver 2.0 and make rally car. Can’t go wrong with both

  • the lone cyberbloke
    the lone cyberblokeDag siden

    I shall call him Oliver!

  • Armchair General
    Armchair General2 dager siden

    Restomod him. Restore him so he looks like he just left the factory but give him a slight upgrade under the bonnet. Figure out some way to get like 130hp out of him it will be a blast to drive but won't ruin the car.

  • Windows Classic
    Windows Classic3 dager siden

    hello i am a big fan of you guys

  • Mr Muffin Trains
    Mr Muffin Trains3 dager siden

    Restore him to factory settings lol

  • Shawbag 11
    Shawbag 113 dager siden

    Crazy idea but for the next grand tour special take him as the backup car and hammond will just blow up whatever other car he choses just so he can drive oliver and the upside is jerremy or james would hate to be stuck with it so you cant go wrong with doing that eather it annoys them or it reuinites hammond with his best m8 XD

  • Captured By Smartphones
    Captured By Smartphones3 dager siden

    2:53 And that's why you don't let anyone else borrow your treasured belongings. Because they will not take care of it.

  • FR 287
    FR 2873 dager siden

    Restore to fresh out of the factory condition.

  • Afro Kinks
    Afro Kinks3 dager siden

    A retro Rally Car is Go

  • Mr CH11LER
    Mr CH11LER5 dager siden

    I would fix the body up to factory then, everything from the lights to the tyres would get replaced with modern alternatives so you effectively keep the stock look but bring him into the 21st century. You could install a ford 1l ecoboost engine in him as it would be much more environmentally friendly and have more power without been silly. Replace all the bulbs with LEDs so you never have to replace them again, Install a power steering rack and a new gearbox (again, you could probably pull it all out of a Ford Ka) Also, upgrade the breaks and tires and I think you should just about have a decent 21st century Opal Cadet. It's still a 50+ year old Cadet but just a lot more friendlier to drive

  • Tim Dum Dum Dugan
    Tim Dum Dum Dugan5 dager siden

    Retro Rally , deffo

  • Bill Betz
    Bill Betz5 dager siden

    Restore Oliver to the plucky yet charismatic gentleman he was meant to be.

  • The Motor Trade
    The Motor Trade6 dager siden

    100% Factory As New Restoration. He earned it.

  • Kieran C
    Kieran C7 dager siden

    Maybe give Oliver a lick of paint to look like the rally car, the BMW 2002 TURBO. that's a white paint job with red blue and purple racing stripes 👍

  • Mostly Penny Cat
    Mostly Penny Cat7 dager siden

    Factory fresh.

  • Shaun Whale
    Shaun Whale9 dager siden

    Restore Oliver to factory

  • Derpy Chicken
    Derpy Chicken9 dager siden

    Hammond i will say from the bottom of my heart, Oliver is perfect right now, the thing you should do is mend him a bit but else? No, he is perfect in every other way

  • Bragadeesh Balakrishnan
    Bragadeesh Balakrishnan9 dager siden

    "Top something" Ducking legend

  • Abby Webb
    Abby Webb10 dager siden

    He is perfect. If you have to fix him do it like he had rolled out of the factory. He wouldn't be Oliver anymore if you painted him purple or gave him a v8. He is what he is and thats why we love him. He is perfect 🥰

  • Daniels Ķēniņš
    Daniels Ķēniņš10 dager siden

    Restore him. As if he was born. Make him look fresh, guve him a work out with a bit bigger engine and id say keep oliver and dont let some yoboo drive it

  • family man
    family man10 dager siden

    I think everyone fell in love with this car. Pretty little thing

  • Abdega
    Abdega11 dager siden

    Restore him like he was from the factory, but possibly with a sleeper engine

  • Tom McGlone
    Tom McGlone11 dager siden

    FLOAT! FLOAT! OLIVERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Peter Calcutt
    Peter Calcutt12 dager siden

    Oliver Was the star of that episode, no question. he deserves to be lovingly restored to as near factory fresh condition and budget and time constraints (And the availability of parts) allow.

  • monokoi
    monokoi14 dager siden

    So you made a cheap Opel spot. Got it.

  • Harsharaj Bhattacharya
    Harsharaj Bhattacharya16 dager siden

    His fuel gauge isn't working, he's in trouble, or is he? All he needs is a pen knife and a piece of mopani wood and he can make a diamond encrusted fuel gauge just under an hour.

  • oscar wilde
    oscar wilde16 dager siden

    ... have Richard Hammond driven over by the car, and have its underneath the last thing that he see's ... 🤗 ...

  • Adrian Pietkiewicz
    Adrian Pietkiewicz17 dager siden

    Did those guys ever buy another Opel for one of those challenges?

  • Clarissa McPigeon
    Clarissa McPigeon18 dager siden

    He took advantage of Richard and saw him as an easy way to gain asylum here. All he wanted was a British passport, and only wanted Richard for his. Sadly Richard was taken in.

  • Agneedh Biswas
    Agneedh Biswas18 dager siden

    retro rally

  • Cyriel Wollring
    Cyriel Wollring18 dager siden

    Compare him with his English cousin the Vauxhall Viva HA.

  • Sam B
    Sam B19 dager siden

    Please dont change the paint !!

  • Marc Burcher
    Marc Burcher20 dager siden

    We want to see a video on your full car and bike collection.

  • John Blackhall
    John Blackhall20 dager siden

    herbie goes bananas blue whit and red racing stripes number 53

  • Dean Romania
    Dean Romania21 dag siden

    0:34 Top... something arround that.

  • michaelkeha
    michaelkeha22 dager siden

    Since he clearly loves to be driven off road make him a rally hero

  • christian vlek
    christian vlek22 dager siden

    Lots of boring commenters on here. why not a body restoration with a modern(ish) driveline ? a nice 200 bhp DOHC motor , 5 speed manual and LSD . Some suspension from this century , some mod cons to make it something truly pleasurable to drive . I loved Oliver from day one , but as is its more of a cool paperweight than a daily driver.

  • Pieter Mistiaen
    Pieter Mistiaen23 dager siden

    restore the body. and make the drivetrain electric with upgraded brakes and the like. maybe even a bit of extra comfort by building in air conditioning.

  • Gruggadubdub
    Gruggadubdub23 dager siden

    That new Opel looked downright hideous by comparison. I think most modern cars look terrible compared to older ones. Old cars are simpler, fewer parts to go wrong, and have inherently more personality and charm.

  • Ryan Davis
    Ryan Davis23 dager siden

    You CAN'T modify Oliver! He a national treasurer! it would be like dame Maggie Smith starting a new career as a stripper at string fellows, its nothing anyone wants to see.

  • Marshall Mcmillen
    Marshall Mcmillen23 dager siden

    Full restoration but lower him a little bit I’ve loved this car since the day the episode aired so glad you still have him

  • TheColosiss
    TheColosiss24 dager siden

    Oliver: L E G E N D

  • Reece Sharp
    Reece Sharp24 dager siden

    Making Oliver a rally car is blasphemy of the highest order. Restore him to factory condition but leave his horn alone, that's his voice.

  • Dylan Mason
    Dylan Mason25 dager siden

    Please, but please restore Ollie. That car symbolizes one of the best specials you guys ever did. love for the SA crew.

  • Paul Diaz
    Paul Diaz25 dager siden

    Rally the SH$% out of him!

  • jack weston
    jack weston26 dager siden

    He should be restored to the way he looked in Botswana

  • The Gaming Rhino
    The Gaming Rhino27 dager siden

    Restore it perfectly, but with a supercharged hemi v8

  • James Watts
    James Watts28 dager siden

    Have to restore him. It's the only thing to do

  • Andrew
    Andrew29 dager siden

    Restore to how he left the factory

  • nazz o
    nazz oMåned siden

    Hello I'm Al Pacino.

  • Patrick
    PatrickMåned siden

    I remember the episode!

  • Danny Jay
    Danny JayMåned siden

    My family always had Opels (would be Vauxhall in UK), and we had an Opel Kadett 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • Danny Jay
    Danny JayMåned siden

    Whole lotta love

  • Pranav Duggal
    Pranav DuggalMåned siden

    Restore him. change the insides. add a v10 engine

  • Random Trinidadian
    Random TrinidadianMåned siden

    A bromance for the ages..... Richard and Oliver.

  • Karabo Moloi
    Karabo MoloiMåned siden

    "0:33 Top....something" 😂😂

  • Shaun Hastings
    Shaun HastingsMåned siden

    Everyone says restore him but thats hella boring, rally him up 😂

  • Ian Brown
    Ian BrownMåned siden

    I'd love to see Oliver appearing factory stock, but a sleeper under the hood. He's earned the right to grunt. A nice supercharged V8 would serve him well. Or gut a Tesla for motors and give Oliver Ludicrous Speed!

  • Fiona Thomson
    Fiona ThomsonMåned siden

    Oliver is cute and a real car

  • Armand Tomany
    Armand TomanyMåned siden

    There is only one answer! RESTOMOD!

  • pelleban
    pellebanMåned siden

    Lol ANP plate, lucky they didnt go to South Africa instead of Botswana🙂

  • Christopher Mears
    Christopher MearsMåned siden

    I'd restore the outside to a factory Glory the drivetrain I'd make a few modifications not too many you know more than 40 horsepower

  • minustaco42 zero
    minustaco42 zeroMåned siden

    Those rims are a perfect fit for Oliver. And actually it doesn't need to be crazy rebuild but I think it should be redone as a classic rally car

  • Lerkio
    LerkioMåned siden

    You have to use him in another special. Talk to Mr Willman about all of you doing a special but you must use the same vehicle you have driven on TV before. Would be quite humorous if you turn up in Oliver, May turns up in the Lotus Esprit from Argentina and Clarkson turns up in a Toyota Hilux from the North Pole.

  • Josh Cornwell
    Josh CornwellMåned siden

    Hi Richard Hammond I think you should keep Oliver and restore him to his former glory so he is brand new again I am a big fan of yours and loved watching top gear and you were my favourite presenter and most funniest

  • Rand Bradbury
    Rand BradburyMåned siden

    There's nothing boring about that car restored to factory specs. On film it looks like it just needs a few pieces of chrome trim and a repaired fuel gauge!

  • TenBear
    TenBearMåned siden

    That car has character aplenty

  • Est Nite
    Est NiteMåned siden

    restore him like in the tv

  • Harley Searby
    Harley SearbyMåned siden

    Keep the look, but give him some extra horses to play with imo

  • niqhtt
    niqhttMåned siden

    lower it a touch, wider rims, and a fat bike motor

  • Mark Zore
    Mark ZoreMåned siden

    Make him factory fresh again.

  • Tom Jones
    Tom JonesMåned siden

    13b swap

  • DaveR
    DaveRMåned siden

    Fix it up so it actually works and give it to your youngest to drive. She can’t cause any real damage and Oliver stays in the family.

  • how i roll
    how i rollMåned siden

    LS swap

  • Samuel Smith
    Samuel SmithMåned siden

    Either restore him to his former glory, or keep the colour the same but lightly modify to a classic rally car with maybe a smidge more power but original engine (uprated cam, webber carburettor?) please whatever you do Don’t ruin him keep his charm and horn!

  • Phil Traynor
    Phil TraynorMåned siden

    Straight stock, or VERY gentle resto-mod. Or, give him to Chip Foose to play with.

  • Rory
    RoryMåned siden

    would be a great video restoring Oliver

  • Rory
    RoryMåned siden

    iconic car

  • Classic Motorcycles
    Classic MotorcyclesMåned siden

    It needs a motorcycle engine

  • derek crymble
    derek crymbleMåned siden

    If you restore him as factory , he will always be OLIVER . If you alter him .............he won't be .

  • Luke Adam Chapman
    Luke Adam ChapmanMåned siden

    Restore to Factory fresh.

  • Pralhad Mundargi
    Pralhad MundargiMåned siden

    Restore him to factory spec

  • Eating Joy Mukbang ASMR
    Eating Joy Mukbang ASMRMåned siden

    Please restore Oliver back to factory condition. No mods please. Oliver is beautiful the way he was born.

  • Zibert
    ZibertMåned siden


  • connor linham
    connor linhamMåned siden


  • Ward Junior
    Ward JuniorMåned siden

    Rally car for Oliver.

  • Daniel Peoples
    Daniel PeoplesMåned siden

    White cliffs of Dover with you in it.

  • 4rsh1
    4rsh1Måned siden

    Oliver shall be restored to his formal glory, but make his heart more powerful!

  • Bob Smith
    Bob SmithMåned siden

    Harley davidson V twin engine, bigger rear wheels, cruiser, keep the colour scheme.

  • Sajid Nazeem
    Sajid NazeemMåned siden

    Make him an EV?

  • firefighter5278
    firefighter5278Måned siden

    My very first car was a 1977 Kadett with the same engine I think. Forty hp, loaded with five teenagers and a full boot it got to max speed of 70kph on the highway. But it took me to places, drove my sweetheart home late at night, made a 50km drive into an adventure, made the best teacher on drifting... And never, ever gave up. Had I still had it, I would restore it to all its factory glory but with a little twist. An engine with about twice the power and certainly a clima unit. And daily the snot out of it...

  • court
    courtMåned siden

    what year is this car?

  • Donald arthur
    Donald arthurMåned siden


  • Ernest Styczeń
    Ernest StyczeńMåned siden

    Restore it!

  • Rick te Kronnie
    Rick te KronnieMåned siden

    Either leave as is and fix what's broken or restore to factory

  • Sparkly Was Taken
    Sparkly Was TakenMåned siden

    The Mokka is horrendous.