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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  • johnk


    18 dager siden

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

  • Stefanos Panethidis

    Stefanos Panethidis

    24 dager siden

    Full on rally car

  • crankypipo


    27 dager siden

    Just leave it in the museum of the trios own brand of car journalism along with other stuff - instant tourism business

  • Onuralp Aydınoğlu

    Onuralp Aydınoğlu

    28 dager siden

    Restore it!

  • Will B

    Will B

    28 dager siden


  • taxid3rmy
    taxid3rmy21 minutt siden

    Ah, but unlike all the thousands upon thousands of other makes and models of cars, Oliver even has his own song (here's the chorus): "Oliver's army is here to stay Oliver's army is on their way And i would rather be anywhere else But here today." Take that, you posh, hoity-toity, namby-pamby sports cars :P

  • Mārtiņš Brauns
    Mārtiņš Brauns13 timer siden

    Oliver is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hangm4n
    hangm4nDag siden

    Purple, and a V8, richard? That'd be idiotic, you'd ruin the nice handling characteristics of such a light car. Restore to factory all the way.

  • Fyfeboy
    FyfeboyDag siden

    Resto-mod . Make him look stock outside but have a much more powerful engine and updated suspension and breaks for a better performance

  • Dry Roasted
    Dry RoastedDag siden

    Find a nice pasture to put him in... forever!

  • jakob kjær
    jakob kjærDag siden

    Retro rally aaaallllll the way💪👍

  • Maluti
    MalutiDag siden

    yes please! Retro Ralley Car!!!!!!! Or original thing, keeping him as he is!

  • brad tunbridge
    brad tunbridgeDag siden

    I’m on the restore to factory side but if you still want something special maybe replace the petrol engine and retrofit Oliver with an electric setup. One of those other presenters will love you for it (or hate you).

  • Sean Donahue
    Sean DonahueDag siden

    What a beautiful car

  • Tshepo Keakile
    Tshepo Keakile2 dager siden

    Come to think of it Oliver has a personality. Not a lot of cars are that cool where they could have their own Twitter followers

  • Makke
    Makke2 dager siden

    Christ, interesting video until 4min and then 😑

  • El_Fif
    El_Fif3 dager siden

    He needs to live forever! Turn him electric!⚡

  • Laurie J03
    Laurie J033 dager siden

    Restore him to factory new

  • Shashank.P
    Shashank.P3 dager siden


  • Edith Sullivan
    Edith Sullivan3 dager siden

    The tough shovel noticeably place because handball industrially belong excluding a puzzled snowstorm. fragile, graceful maid

  • Rence Vandebiggelaar
    Rence Vandebiggelaar4 dager siden

    This is adorable, it shows a car doesn’t have to be perfect or new but a car can be about memories, nostalgia and just experiences with the car and people you’re with, thanks for this video

  • Rence Vandebiggelaar

    Rence Vandebiggelaar

    4 dager siden

    That car has a special place in all our hearts

  • Kevin Castro
    Kevin Castro4 dager siden


  • Carlo Singh
    Carlo Singh4 dager siden

    Restore him to MINT condition, but keep him original!!

  • kk cheung
    kk cheung4 dager siden

    classic Oliver for the win, any overpowering adjustmebt on Oliver would look like a bodybuilder with bubble gut...

  • NCHERRYable
    NCHERRYable4 dager siden

    Rally car, pretty please

  • David Pahtoon
    David Pahtoon5 dager siden

    Oh please make him factory fresh with the same paint. Its iconic

  • IRMacGuyver
    IRMacGuyver5 dager siden

    As much as I'd love to see Oliver factory fresh it would be cool to see him get a peppier engine. A V8 would be going too far though. Would disc brakes be going too far?

  • The Rookie cop
    The Rookie cop5 dager siden

    Oliver just screams Rustomod to me.

  • ashish lokhande
    ashish lokhande6 dager siden

    Restore him to stock. Hold some sort of competition and make Oliver the prize along with some on screen time. Just make sure whoever wins him, actually really needs a car. That makes it tricky competition to hold i guess but thats the only meaningful thing you can do with it at this point

  • Joydratha Sarkar
    Joydratha Sarkar6 dager siden

    Please no purple stuff but you would no best

  • Robert H Guysky
    Robert H Guysky6 dager siden

    Needed a Sebastian “Vet-tel”cameo😂

  • RBBB 26
    RBBB 266 dager siden

    Happy to see Hammond and Oliver together ❤️❤️

  • Lord Ree
    Lord Ree6 dager siden

    I like the v8 idea

  • IOnceAteAPinecone
    IOnceAteAPinecone7 dager siden

    Please turn this into a boosted rally racer. Oliver is an angel of a car, he deserves to fly.

  • Julian Slator
    Julian Slator7 dager siden

    you should fully max him out with a V8 from a jag and wheels from a merc just make it like a childhood fantaciy car

  • Josh-Coolstuff764
    Josh-Coolstuff7647 dager siden

    Restore him to factory fresh

  • simon o'mahony
    simon o'mahony7 dager siden

    Has anyone noticed how Richard Hammond is looking more and more like Roger Delgado aka the original master from Doctor who classic

  • Humanesheild
    Humanesheild7 dager siden

    Take it to the boys at Bad obsession motor sports

  • James Rueb
    James Rueb7 dager siden

    restore oliver to factory, he should stay the way you got him. He's too special to just change

  • Sreekar Pradyumna
    Sreekar Pradyumna7 dager siden

    Whatever you do, don't give him bigger wheels. You'll ruin it.

  • SVTBird 96
    SVTBird 967 dager siden

    Mostly restored with better shocks, springs, and sway bars. And Id like to see a Cosworth YTB with a TKO600 in it. Make it a bit more fun to drive but not over do it.

  • WouterZtube
    WouterZtube7 dager siden

    Only factory fresh would do him justice

  • Badescu Andi
    Badescu Andi7 dager siden

    Hello Richard Hammond ,say hello from Romania 🇷🇴

  • Happy Viking
    Happy Viking7 dager siden


  • Angie K
    Angie K8 dager siden

    Restore the body and interior to factory fresh. Then put an LS in him with a 4 or 5 speed manual transmission. You can never go wrong with a stock looking sleeper ;)

  • Marko Kaleb
    Marko Kaleb8 dager siden

    Restore it like it was originally.

  • J Z
    J Z8 dager siden

    make him a monster truck

  • Mckenzie Donald
    Mckenzie Donald8 dager siden

    Make him factory fresh

  • Alice Shadows
    Alice Shadows8 dager siden

    Make himas he was from factory

  • Mike Funderburk
    Mike Funderburk8 dager siden

    Give Oliver to me!! I'll restore him!

  • Andrey Toropov
    Andrey Toropov9 dager siden

    Restore him like he rolled off the factory an hour ago and enjoy your Sundays with a car which is better than any Ferrari;)

  • JerKKeR
    JerKKeR9 dager siden

    I think a Restomod would be best. Fitting in a more modern engine, modern suspension and whatever. Mechanically in Top Shape with more modern parts but visually still the same oliver through and through

  • Lopaka Kapua
    Lopaka Kapua9 dager siden

    Factory fresh. It's the only way Hamster. You'd hate yourself if you did anything but.

  • HMWaluigi
    HMWaluigi9 dager siden

    Make him how he left the factory, and make a special video with Opel about it..

  • Handsome Italian
    Handsome Italian9 dager siden

    Restore him to the condition he was during the special

  • Ian Davidson
    Ian Davidson9 dager siden

    And you shot him

  • Jelle Augustijn
    Jelle Augustijn9 dager siden

    He deserves to be made to factory spec again!

  • Playing With Fire
    Playing With Fire9 dager siden

    OLIVEEEERRRRRR..... I mean i love ya!

  • Michael Gillis
    Michael Gillis9 dager siden

    Restore to factory on the outside, but make him future proof by converting him to electric. That way we can follow along with the restoration and conversion.

  • rhokor
    rhokor10 dager siden

    Standard, but keep the horn!

  • Benjamin Tech
    Benjamin Tech10 dager siden

    Just repair him! DON'T CHANGE A THING!

  • Rodney Prusa
    Rodney Prusa10 dager siden

    Definitely restore Oliver mate. I reckon you would regret changing his character if you modified him.

    TOXIC GRIMER10 dager siden

    Factory reset him

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

    I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

  • Spitfirepilot19
    Spitfirepilot1910 dager siden

    Restoration of a classic car such as this won’t be boring. Would love to see this car being restored to its former glory

  • Matticus Madness
    Matticus Madness11 dager siden

    _”Top... Something or other.”_ Richard trying to make BBC crash like he did with the Rimac. _”Night night.”_ Okay. That killed me.

  • jam beats
    jam beats11 dager siden

    Rich you are more of an off road, rally kind of guy

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

    Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

  • For Commenting
    For Commenting11 dager siden

    He'd make a pretty cool rally car, feels like that's what's in his heart, and it would give Hammond an excuse to actually drive him.

  • rusty nunya
    rusty nunya11 dager siden

    Restore everything to factory spec but , put a cosworth in it

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

    Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

  • Tyler Keen
    Tyler Keen11 dager siden

    Please don't ruin him. He's amazing the way he is. new gearbox though......maybe.

  • karakuri002
    karakuri00211 dager siden

    Give it an electric engine

  • The Dark Side
    The Dark Side11 dager siden

    Restore him to factory stock don't mutilate him!

  • Keenan Smith
    Keenan Smith11 dager siden

    Factory restoration

  • Marc L
    Marc L11 dager siden

    Oliver = Yes Opel Mokka = No I would love the classic rally style on him 😁

  • Jake
    Jake11 dager siden

    shameless little bit of opel promotion there. slimy indeed.

  • s14duma
    s14duma12 dager siden

    Restore it and make it a sleeper slammed with small twin turbos.

  • Roberts Zonīs
    Roberts Zonīs12 dager siden

    Mustang stripes and done

  • custommotor
    custommotor12 dager siden

    My vote is to keep the body and interior original. But get rid of the motor and put in an electric motor. Electric motor with maybe 50 horsepower and a five-speed. It would be delightful and have plenty of torque. If we can achieve 200 miles of range it would be perfect. It is made to be a get around the town family car with short trips elsewhere.

  • Glenn Knowles
    Glenn Knowles12 dager siden

    Amphibious vehicle...

  • Kaylin Rajah
    Kaylin Rajah12 dager siden

    Restore oliver to factory fresh condition and get him a twin brother to convert to a classic rally car (or drag car or drift car or a stance car, anything exciting), get the best of both

  • Drew G
    Drew G12 dager siden

    I'd say that you only repair what's broken. I wouldnt even restore. Oliver is a friend.

  • Drew G
    Drew G12 dager siden

    I made a car on Forza horizon 4 look as close to oliver as I could. It's not an opel...I just like oliver a lot. Cool little car.

  • davidaxman
    davidaxman12 dager siden

    I'd say fix what's broken but don't overdo it. The soul is in the wear and tear.

  • Richard Lam
    Richard Lam12 dager siden

    make it a rally beast, like the old 2cv it would rock

  • Andrew R32GTR
    Andrew R32GTR12 dager siden

    Please do what I’ve been saying Oliver needs for years. A worked 13B turbo leave the body as is just a diff, some fat tyres, a power glide. Or maybe just a 5 speed & that’s it. He will he SLEEPER OLIVER !

  • Marshall the firepup
    Marshall the firepup12 dager siden

    Oliver has been with him since Top gear. Just leave him the way he is. He has been with him since he cured Olivers cold.

  • Bailey Halifax
    Bailey Halifax12 dager siden

    Restore him and add a bit more horsepower, not too much however.

  • Robin Molineaux
    Robin Molineaux12 dager siden

    Give it to Clarkson to fix up!

  • Joker
    Joker12 dager siden


  • Hammer Rocks
    Hammer Rocks12 dager siden

    Restore it mechanically, and repair the damage done to the door by your mate. But leave the exterior and interior as is. They are its characters and your reminder of its Botswana adventure.

  • Igor Dultsev
    Igor Dultsev13 dager siden

    How about electrifying him? People do that to old cars nowadays

  • vorlon010
    vorlon01013 dager siden

    You could do some kinda exciting drivetrain swap - maybe the engine and running gear from a written-off Celica GT4?

  • Prollyacringperson
    Prollyacringperson13 dager siden


  • cayminlast
    cayminlast13 dager siden

    My first car was a 4 door 1967 Opel Kadet, loved that little car so much. It was known as "The Mule".

  • Laurence Lagden
    Laurence Lagden13 dager siden

    It’s like an injured wild animal, when you’ve fixed him take him back to his natural habitat, Botswana, and set him free again. Otherwise, stuff and mount him.

  • Barbus
    Barbus13 dager siden

    Factory fresh! Any other way would be disrespectful to Oliver!

  • andrew barnett
    andrew barnett13 dager siden

    factory fresh is the only way to go. to many beautiful cars are ruined by morons who turn them into custom monstrosities.

  • Toby Zapanta
    Toby Zapanta13 dager siden

    my current car is 21 years old. which means it's older than me. i love it the it is. albeit a bit rusty and old and being teased as a S-Box, i love it the way it is. just fix things that's needed to be fixed. besides, it could be a bit easy for you Mr. Hammond. it's hard to refurbish a car in a third world country lol. from me and my Dadu to Richard and Oliver, Happy Valentines Day!

  • onepiececrazytrain
    onepiececrazytrain13 dager siden

    Gonna be that guy. Resto-mod is in order. Keep the same look, but give him fresh internals. A plucky turbocharged 4 cylinder, new manual transmission, independent suspension, disc brakes, the works. While restoring to factory fresh is nice, make something fun to drive without completely losing the essence that is Oliver is a must. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Little Kadett, I salute you.

  • Zack Shingler
    Zack Shingler13 dager siden

    Restore him

  • Conor Symonds
    Conor Symonds14 dager siden


  • Larry Gardiner
    Larry Gardiner14 dager siden

    Is Richard the illegitimate offspring of Davey Jones (The Monkee's)? LOL

  • dean cooper
    dean cooper14 dager siden

    Restore, Restore, Restore Richard!!! 🚗🚗🚗

  • Shipwright1918
    Shipwright191814 dager siden

    Restore him to factory spec and enjoy him for what he is, Oliver has earned it and then some.

  • Hosaam Shahid
    Hosaam Shahid14 dager siden

    Love the videos