Restoring the car that Clarkson, Hammond and May all love | Ep.2


The next stage of the DriveTribe Ford Mondeo ST200 restoration is here! In this episode, the oily bits are stripped to be fully refreshed, and the main body of the car is painted in the original stunning Imperial Blue. Enjoy!
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  • Dry Roasted
    Dry RoastedDag siden

    Why doesn't he blot the block to an assembly stand?

  • Richard Mock
    Richard Mock3 dager siden

    I’m willing to sell a kidney for that car 😁☝️

  • shane


    Dag siden

    not worth it its not even a classic lol

  • J 24
    J 243 dager siden

    should of bought the shot blasting to me at Lankies refurbs

  • Roko’s Basilisk
    Roko’s Basilisk6 dager siden

    Id love that car

  • KaliKavala
    KaliKavala10 dager siden

    Nice click-bait. and a big DISLIKE

  • Ian Greenwood
    Ian Greenwood10 dager siden

    Ford engineer, specialises in fords uses a land rover instead of a transit.

  • Eoin Cummins
    Eoin Cummins12 dager siden

    Halfords primer? 🤔 strange way of prep/paint

  • Andras Oravecz
    Andras Oravecz12 dager siden

    Mondeo prices skyrocketing in 3...2...1...

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    12 dager siden

    Agree👍🏻 Come tо my сhannel. I tell аbout the саr🚗

  • Mohammad Faïz
    Mohammad Faïz13 dager siden

    James should be here, the mechnic guy and him explain very well

  • skippymon
    skippymon13 dager siden

    Cool resto. But who is Mike exactly?

  • D Cap
    D Cap14 dager siden

    Here's one. Restore the Toyota Helix truck they totaled on Top Gear ⚙

  • ACEP00N
    ACEP00N15 dager siden

    Nice bait

  • Jeremy Goldsmith
    Jeremy Goldsmith16 dager siden

    Cost to have the pro do the work: expensive. Cost to watch while he does it: expensive *1.5 Cost to help while he does it: expensive *2.0 Cost to do it while he helps: expensive *3.0

  • johndeq
    johndeq16 dager siden

    Every time see one of the ST Mondeo's remember when I shot 2 cons rods out of mine on the Bedford bypass 😂

  • Kenny Bellau
    Kenny Bellau16 dager siden

    Our Facebook group here in the US, (SVT Contour Owners) are watching intently. BTW, we have a few members pushing well past 300hp on that engine. Some are approaching 500hp.

  • Rob Simmons
    Rob Simmons18 dager siden

    Awesome Mike. Can’t wait for the next episode. I'm driving a '17 Focus ST. Goes like a scalded cat.

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    12 dager siden

    Agree👍🏻 Come tо my сhannel. I tell аbout the car🚗

  • Luca Trifan
    Luca Trifan18 dager siden

    Can it be bought in the EU?

  • Łukasz K
    Łukasz K18 dager siden

    New, never used original front low arms 97BG-3042-BA , 97BG-3051-BA. Interested?

  • mrlemonmann55
    mrlemonmann5519 dager siden

    What kind of cost would you be looking at for this kind of restoration? I have a low mileage focus ST170 that could do with some tlc

  • Maanus Mei
    Maanus Mei19 dager siden

    Haters will hate me, but ST200 or not, I still don't understand why would anyone spend this much time and money on a plastic Ford junk..

  • jf blanco
    jf blanco20 dager siden

    There is something wrong with colour treatment in this series of videos.

  • ujhagyma
    ujhagyma20 dager siden

    I need all these restoring on my own ST200 :D

  • John Oleg
    John Oleg20 dager siden

    "7:02" Happy to get a lot of *DIAMONDS* from *ML2.BEST*

  • Jay
    Jay20 dager siden

    What will happen to the car when it’s finished?

  • Emin Muradov
    Emin Muradov20 dager siden

    Next video, one year later.

  • Potaka79
    Potaka7921 dag siden

    Please tell me you are going to put more power through this motor while you have it stripped down and out of the engine bay. You will never have a better chance and it is much more cost effective.

  • James Rickwood
    James Rickwood21 dag siden

    I'm sure that looked like satin black spray paint

  • TeflonBilly
    TeflonBilly21 dag siden

    The rattle on cold start is completely normal, I don't think you need new tensioners.

  • Alexander Wooldridge Smith
    Alexander Wooldridge Smith22 dager siden

    Had two V6 Mondeo's and those engines are bullet proof. More than happy with mega mileage as long as you change the oil on time and use decent oil. Biggest expence I had on either of them was new plug leads.

  • Alexander Wooldridge Smith

    Alexander Wooldridge Smith

    19 dager siden

    @Edward Davies that's strange as one of my engine design collegues at Ilmor said he had worked on it at Cosworth.

  • Edward Davies

    Edward Davies

    22 dager siden

    Engineered by Porsche in Germany is the main reason it’s a great engine.

  • Smart Car UK
    Smart Car UK22 dager siden

    Please, please, please wear a full face air fed mask when using 2k paints. Cartridge masks offer little protection and the isocyanates can even enter into your bloodstream through your eyes....

  • EduSpen
    EduSpen22 dager siden

    Every mechanic should have a Midlands accent

  • Remlap42
    Remlap4222 dager siden

    so was that the worlds first ford 3 cylinder?

  • Matt Parker
    Matt Parker22 dager siden

    A buddy had an SVT contour. I loved that thing. Its sad they didn't make more

  • Ronald Harrison
    Ronald Harrison23 dager siden

    He has had the engine for a week and its still in one peace! I used to dismantle in one day and rebuild in two!

  • jeffrey arnold

    jeffrey arnold

    23 dager siden

    you were not being filmed for NOlocal though.

  • andromedafan
    andromedafan23 dager siden

    Will there be a price breakdown of this restoration at the end??

  • johnas2004
    johnas200423 dager siden

    10:25 - Some rust??? Ruddy big hole mate!

  • Mark Morrissey
    Mark Morrissey23 dager siden

    Sticking my neck out here. But i think I noticed a subtle Halfords product placement 🤔

  • evansisgreat
    evansisgreat23 dager siden

    Lol at the idea of a bodyshop using Halford rattle cans during a job!

  • Josh Watton
    Josh Watton23 dager siden

    I'm not a Ford guy at all. But this is cool and interesting to watch. Look forward to seeing the rest 👍🏼

  • Avijit Kabiraj
    Avijit Kabiraj23 dager siden

    Read comedy of coffin on kindle unlimited

  • 86andyw
    86andyw23 dager siden

    Should have got the 4 wheel drive model.

  • Killa Smurf
    Killa Smurf23 dager siden

    Did i hear that right ? They have the chains off and there going to clean them?😂 it would make alot more sense to put new on whilst its off no?

  • jeffrey arnold

    jeffrey arnold

    23 dager siden

    they were replaced

  • Steve Hirst
    Steve Hirst23 dager siden

    Why was the basket full of satin black?🤦 2:49

  • Greg Benn
    Greg Benn23 dager siden

    Nice video but can't we see the real cars in background pls

  • McDaints
    McDaints23 dager siden

    This makes me want a mondeo as my first car

  • lil veky
    lil veky23 dager siden

    this is so satisfying to watch

    GWLAD23 dager siden

    How much will it cost to get it restored???

  • Mark C. Ryan
    Mark C. Ryan23 dager siden

    1996 Contour GLS was my first car. I saw the front end of that Mondeo and immediately went to Part 1 before coming back here.

  • Les Foster
    Les Foster23 dager siden

    Why reuse timing chains? You’re already right there.

  • jeffrey arnold

    jeffrey arnold

    23 dager siden

    they were replaced

  • Granjacia
    Granjacia23 dager siden

    i think its a wind up, its a boat

  • Rob G
    Rob G24 dager siden

    Ford imperial blue is awesome. I had a fiesta Zetec S. Once compounded, polished and waxed you could fall into it the paintwork. It’s such a nice deep colour.

  • Arden Blue
    Arden Blue24 dager siden

    Anybody else notice Satin black???? Guess Halfords sold out of Gloss lol

  • Dan Hyde
    Dan Hyde24 dager siden

    Been waiting on this

  • Kevin Isaac
    Kevin Isaac24 dager siden

    Great video 👍

  • Albert Ellison
    Albert Ellison24 dager siden

    Legit 15k of work here, very satisfying watch

  • Mark Longchamps
    Mark Longchamps24 dager siden

    If i lived in the UK, this guy would fix my fords. Genius!

  • Kris Rogers
    Kris Rogers24 dager siden

    "Temporary repair that's a little too temporary..." - The story of every *effective* temporary fix ever

  • r. subie
    r. subie24 dager siden

    1:09 Trans a mission

  • Blaž Bohinc
    Blaž Bohinc24 dager siden

    At least apply a defauly lot on the video, why would you post a flat profile... jesus christ.. Money can't buy competence

  • Super Eurobeet
    Super Eurobeet24 dager siden

    I don't care if you followed the hysteria legislation. In fact, it makes me want to watch something else because frankly it's pathetic.

  • TryHard FinessedYou
    TryHard FinessedYou24 dager siden

    Shrek is one of the greatest movies of all time.

  • mike cast
    mike cast24 dager siden

    Hurry up with the next episode

  • Laurens Boers
    Laurens Boers24 dager siden

    yust replace te chain its better that little bit of money extra and your safe voor ever

  • jeffrey arnold

    jeffrey arnold

    23 dager siden

    they were replaced

  • Henry Woodlock
    Henry Woodlock24 dager siden

    Great episode Mike 👍

  • TheCornishGinger
    TheCornishGinger24 dager siden

    I just got finished swapping and porting the head on my car was the most interesting and fun thing I've done to a car ever 😂 this is looking sweet will be nice to see some more videos

  • Crizzly BearMills
    Crizzly BearMills24 dager siden

    I have an ST220 and this is so inspiring :) Great to see it being restored to its glory!

  • Andrew Olson
    Andrew Olson24 dager siden

    It's great to see that Mondeo get some love. Looks like she's shaping up nicely!

  • Greg Dankert
    Greg Dankert24 dager siden

    I was hoping you were going to sit on the motor

  • kevin buja
    kevin buja24 dager siden

    Forgive me if I’m being obtuse, but why “spray bombs” for the primer and paint?

  • 6ettinold


    21 dag siden

    Because Halfords are sponsoring this. As others have said, these cc and will be for minor hidden parts, obviously the body shop would probably have a shelf laden with Upol primer and black gloss.

  • Lyndon Griffiths
    Lyndon Griffiths25 dager siden

    What is the approximate cost of a rebuild like this ?

  • Lyndon Griffiths

    Lyndon Griffiths

    25 dager siden

    I'm guessing around £25 k ?

  • 2 8
    2 825 dager siden

    How much would a full renovation like this cost?

  • Deathlypuncake
    Deathlypuncake25 dager siden

    So I don't wanna be that guy but isn't the estate version thier favorite?

  • Luke Harley
    Luke Harley25 dager siden

    Love these videos! Lovely motor

  • maximusmop
    maximusmop25 dager siden

    dinitrol the rails and make sure it wont rot

  • nicolas frances
    nicolas frances25 dager siden

    saludos desde argentina!

  • PAul BAu
    PAul BAu25 dager siden

    In a parallel universe, this car is getting tuned.

  • Ian Peters
    Ian Peters25 dager siden

    What's all that radio gear in the Landrover?

  • Matt Burnell
    Matt Burnell25 dager siden

    So, typical Ford, half the sill was missing there but we didn't get to see it. And why would a professional garage with a spray booth bother with Hellfrauds paint? Was the rust just bodged and covered over with Hellfrauds tat (also typical Ford)?

  • Dean Kalsevicius
    Dean Kalsevicius25 dager siden

    Absolutely awesome 👏

  • Chris
    Chris25 dager siden

    So how much would it cost to get this kinda restoration done on my mondeo st ?

  • Abhimanyu Kohli
    Abhimanyu Kohli25 dager siden

    Awesome, Mike! 👌🏼👌🏼

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers25 dager siden

    What a great colour.

  • taXicity
    taXicity25 dager siden

    That engine is a peach, dunno what's the mileage on it but it looks amazing after 20 years

  • bookshelffury
    bookshelffury25 dager siden

    I would watch hours of this... why only 13 minutes?

  • Hoganply
    Hoganply25 dager siden

    I'm convinced this is the kind of content James watches during his special alone time.

  • Øyvind Hanstad
    Øyvind Hanstad25 dager siden

    Great video😀😀

  • Angus Black
    Angus Black25 dager siden

    2:58 That looks like Satin Black not Gloss Black. :)

  • Danhxnter
    Danhxnter25 dager siden

    Hurry with episode 3! Love the series!

  • paul taylor
    paul taylor25 dager siden

    Lovely Jubbly, going to a epic turnaround I think.

  • James Whymark
    James Whymark25 dager siden

    Absolutely awesome! Love it!!!! ❤️

  • Jack You
    Jack You25 dager siden

    I understand fine of the internals like the tone chains were still ok but why not replace them while in there?

  • Darren Owen

    Darren Owen

    24 dager siden

    They were changed afterwards.

  • J D
    J D25 dager siden

    Is the underneath of the shell going to be restored as well?

  • Darren Owen

    Darren Owen

    24 dager siden

    It sure is.

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jones25 dager siden

    is that a dewalt battery on a milwaukee impact?

  • Secret Brad
    Secret Brad25 dager siden

    Fascinating content thank you!

  • 101francis101
    101francis10125 dager siden

    Will you give us the rough cost of a restoration this deep?

  • PS4Gamer
    PS4Gamer25 dager siden

    Love these cars I've had 5 so far and regret selling my last one 🥺.

  • Chris


    25 dager siden

    I had 3, bought an RS turbo on a whim, had some fun, missed the mondy so now im on number 4 :D

  • Jimmy McCallum
    Jimmy McCallum25 dager siden

    I myself am not a mechanically minded person at all, nor am I really a car buff either. But i thoroughly enjoyed this. Credit to the mechanic for being a great communicator. It is a bit of a dream of mine to have this level of work done to my 02' series 3 venom red AU Falcon haha. Bought it a few months ago now & have had multiple mechanics rave to me about the condition the car is in (considering its age and miles travelled) and now I'd love the car to have the chance to go through something like this.

  • ju last
    ju last25 dager siden

    the presenter makes me feel uncomfortable because he is uncomfortable.

  • P Mc
    P Mc25 dager siden

    Why stip the engine down and not rebuild it??? Ffs

  • Ivan Jovanović
    Ivan Jovanović25 dager siden

    Wow after million years we got ep. 2. Wait more next time.