Restoring the car that Clarkson, Hammond and May all love | Ep.1

23 des 2020
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The car that Clarkson, Hammond and May all love is being fully restored! After introducing the DriveTribe Ford Mondeo ST200 to you guys last year, the end of 2020 has seen us start the full nut and bolt restoration of this rare performance saloon. In partnership with Halfords, Mike and the guys from MAD Ford Engineering will transform this ST into the finest example in the country over the next few months. In this first episode, the car gets stripped down to its bare bones...
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  • Idk it looks fine to me.

    Lynestro The ConquerorLynestro The Conqueror12 dögum síðan
  • 3 cars... this one and the Outback... Am I missing something here... a subtle (but poor) joke perhaps? Please help.

    Dave RowarthDave Rowarth16 dögum síðan
  • What’s the third car they all like?

    Jack GinsterJack Ginster17 dögum síðan
  • Halfords, ATS, Formula One Autocentres, kwikfit all do a winter and summer “free” safety check to get customers through the door, to find work and quote.. Speaking from experience and a former quick fit manager , support your local independent garages

    Tony StarkTony Stark19 dögum síðan
  • Anyone who loves cars does not take it to Halfords for any check.

    Stephen dbStephen db20 dögum síðan
  • I can’t stop thinking Mike is moonlighting as Nick from New Girl

    Chris LoganChris Logan22 dögum síðan
  • I really want to say hello to the workshop kitty

    Kai DahlhausKai Dahlhaus29 dögum síðan
  • Was the American one the contour svo

    Johnathon NaumannJohnathon NaumannMánuði síðan
  • Well that’s an easier way to remove an engine. Take the car out instead.

    gcm747gcm747Mánuði síðan
  • I still miss my contour what a great car

    kirito hu1912kirito hu1912Mánuði síðan
  • Restoration prolly costs around 25k. I'm I high or low?

    TheJocimanTheJocimanMánuði síðan
  • I don't know what I expected, but that's certainly (going to be) a restoration.

    NBMTXNBMTXMánuði síðan
  • I had the US version of this, the Contour SVT Fun, throaty and surprisingly quick. Unfortunately plagued with European build issues and wasn’t that reliable. But for some reason I still miss it.

    MinterVisionMinterVisionMánuði síðan
  • How could you guys all like the V6 Mondeo but not the i6 barra falcon, I'll never know...

    Shannon SmithShannon SmithMánuði síðan
  • ... but why? ... this is the ugliest car that ford ever produced. Its a UK Taurus... how did the top gear hosts ever find anything nice to say about this thing?

    GarThor Son of OdinGarThor Son of OdinMánuði síðan
  • The even excellent excited basket ideally scorch because seal culturally remain except a woebegone quince. terrific, rich carbon

    rizveee ahmedsrizveee ahmedsMánuði síðan
  • Man. Everything is so cheap in the UK.

    JxCJxCMánuði síðan
  • You could have at least made it electric.

    MrbigolnutsMrbigolnutsMánuði síðan
  • Yo what’s Mike doing with a Wawa coffee mug in the UK?

  • The touring cars didn't have a duratec engine though, they ran the Mazda K series engines.

    DrewLSsixDrewLSsixMánuði síðan
  • Great video. ☺️

    Joshua Hall a.k.a. ControllaJoshua Hall a.k.a. ControllaMánuði síðan
  • i do really need me some wiper blade checking

    JarmoJarmoMánuði síðan
  • Why not Mondeo Mk3? It's better in every way.

    Life Of VadimLife Of VadimMánuði síðan
  • Why did they switch the numberplates and pretend the donor car was the one being refurbed?

    GarryGarryMánuði síðan
  • Dunno about the UK,but overhere Halfords is a shop where only complete knobs waist their time and money.......

    Frank SteinFrank SteinMánuði síðan
  • The content I've been looking for on here! Wish the trio were around so they could yell at Jeremy for wacking things with a hammer

    Your TapewormYour TapewormMánuði síðan
  • I love how people who don't rip their own cars apart talk about ripping cars apart

    Micah ReinhartMicah ReinhartMánuði síðan
  • 2:34 welding sounds like James is at it.

    ardvark84ardvark84Mánuði síðan
  • They sold this car in the US as the Contour SVT, and I've never met somebody who had one and wasn't trying to get rid of it.

    mattoramamattoramaMánuði síðan
    • Loved mine. Bit short on power but it just did most everything well. It was comfortable and familiar, like a favorite old pair of gloves

      Jokur 26Jokur 26Mánuði síðan
  • one of the best cars i ever owned

    DBCSgamingDBCSgamingMánuði síðan
  • Don't you just hate TV wan**** (Guy Martin quote ) compared to someone who actually knows what he talks about ha ha

    Brian ThomasBrian ThomasMánuði síðan
  • You lost me at "Covid-19 protocols"

    Arr DubUArr DubUMánuði síðan
  • I wouldn't trust Halfords to fix my trolley at the supermarket....

    brooke robertsonbrooke robertsonMánuði síðan
  • Not the best looking Mondeo, the 'nostril' variant. The model after and the current Mondeo are by far the prettiest.

    lazycalm41lazycalm41Mánuði síðan
  • This is the closet vibe I've had to old school wheeler dealers in a long time. More of this kind of content please. Big thumbs up

    Christy CullenChristy CullenMánuði síðan
  • I drive a 1.8TD Estate with ST200 recaro seats. Bought it for 300€ and spent another 1700 to get it where I want it. I love it more than ST200 especially at the gas station :)

    Damir KvajoDamir KvajoMánuði síðan
  • As Halfords are sponsoring this renovation they should have sent one or more of their 'mechanics' along to see how to do the jobs properly. Halford service makes Kwick-Fit seem almost competent.

    Reverend GeorgeReverend GeorgeMánuði síðan
  • Livestreaming the work on the car is probably the best idea for mechanic-customer transparency I've ever heard of.

    [KPG][KPG]Mánuði síðan

    Jammaster FlashJammaster FlashMánuði síðan
  • Where is the next video ???

    Roberto Helder OnettiRoberto Helder OnettiMánuði síðan
  • Can someone please take James May to the retirement home

    Martel 732Martel 732Mánuði síðan
  • This is one of those garage i would like to work its a dream job for me but im not mechanic but i love cars and restoring its like asmr

    yegho Blacksmithyegho BlacksmithMánuði síðan
  • It like this car Its handsome rare and a it has a cool engine, just empty the exhaust to hear that V6

    HappyDudeHappyDudeMánuði síðan
  • for more views you should use the names and surnames in the title

    Vlad BleoancaVlad BleoancaMánuði síðan
  • Anybody notice the snapped spanner hanging up at 2:32?

    David EmmettDavid EmmettMánuði síðan
  • I had a SVT contour which is basically muricas version of the car and out of the 60 cars I’ve had including mustangs Camaro’s and even a manual 2jz is300 my contour was my favorite

    Thomas KnightThomas KnightMánuði síðan
  • Clearly a labour of love because there's no way that the real cost of that restoration could be justified by the final value. Whoever gets that car in the future will be getting a bargain.

    MrFlazz99MrFlazz99Mánuði síðan
  • So is the American version The Ford Taurus? because if it is that is a very boring car.

    M owlerM owlerMánuði síðan
  • Very plain car. Why invest so much money in it?

    Richard FranceRichard FranceMánuði síðan
  • I love to see cars getting refurbished so I can’t wait for part 2. When is it coming out?

    Adrian HuntAdrian HuntMánuði síðan
  • Maybe James May is restoring it with how long the next episode is taking

    Peter RouncePeter RounceMánuði síðan
  • Where is ep 2?/?

    Stephane HutchinsonStephane HutchinsonMánuði síðan
  • garage tour plz

    Finnian FitzsimonsFinnian FitzsimonsMánuði síðan
  • When’s episode 2

    scottg Gscottg GMánuði síðan
  • Wheres episode 2?

    Selwan Al-AminSelwan Al-AminMánuði síðan
  • *this is cool*

    cubonenineOcubonenineOMánuði síðan
  • whens the next epsidoe?

    Cameron TubbCameron TubbMánuði síðan
  • I had one as a company car back in the day. Loved it. Never took it over 75mph! A fab cruiser. Used to get boy racers on my tail all the time but just used to wave them round.

    Jason DaglessJason DaglessMánuði síðan
  • Where are the rest of the videos for this car

    Lee JohnstonLee JohnstonMánuði síðan
  • When is episode 2?

    Neil GNeil GMánuði síðan
    • watch for it later this week.

      jeffrey arnoldjeffrey arnoldMánuði síðan
  • Is there any fecking chance of putting up the second episode...melters

    John O'HigginsJohn O'HigginsMánuði síðan
  • Did May forget how to count? You mentioned one other car..... But there was three cars you agreed on, no?

    rodilbodilrodilbodilMánuði síðan
  • The cat is the MVP!

    Craig SeifertCraig SeifertMánuði síðan
  • The version of this car sold in North America (Ford Contour/Mercury Mystique... or mistake) was probably the worst Ford product ever sold here. That's saying something.

    bandi53bandi53Mánuði síðan
  • Fun Fact; in Singapore, the Generals in the Army, are given the Ford Modeo to be used in their entire term of service as a General.

    Shi-Hao 'Eccx' ChanShi-Hao 'Eccx' ChanMánuði síðan
  • Does anyone know when the next episode is out? Or is it being uploaded on a different channel? It’s been ages since Ep.1

    Ed banksEd banksMánuði síðan
    • @shane look out next Wednesday

      jeffrey arnoldjeffrey arnoldMánuði síðan
  • James mays version of wheeler dealers

    PeaveyPV20PeaveyPV20Mánuði síðan
  • Which one of the three doesn't like the Fiesta ST?

    Sargatanas2k2Sargatanas2k2Mánuði síðan
  • part 2?

    Legend RockPlotLegend RockPlotMánuði síðan
  • My 55 reg mk3 tdci is strong engine/ car still going and fast as fk

    kamikazekaoskamikazekaosMánuði síðan
  • 155k? It’s practically new! My ‘99 focus is on 226k and still going (just!). I wish I had the money to restore my old girl :’(

    Ossie WomackOssie WomackMánuði síðan
  • I wouldn't trust halfords with any work on my car again. They couldn't even replace the wiper blades without them falling off when it started raining and scratching the windscreen!

    dan lindsaydan lindsayMánuði síðan
  • wait a minute is this the very Mondeo they took to the funeral in GT?

    Battleship NagatoBattleship NagatoMánuði síðan
  • ''SLAMMED'', man I thought thats OEM height :D

    Salvis ButānsSalvis ButānsMánuði síðan
  • comment

    Rajeeb BarmaRajeeb BarmaMánuði síðan
  • where can we find episode 2?

    Kamila HerbertKamila HerbertMánuði síðan
  • Cant find next episode

    Dan LawrenceDan LawrenceMánuði síðan
  • Oh, where's Ep2?

    geoffphuketgeoffphuketMánuði síðan
  • Where is the follow up episode?

    MassivelyMusicMassivelyMusicMánuði síðan
  • Take that to Halfords and get a free service and get after market rims

    Ewa ZbyszynskiEwa ZbyszynskiMánuði síðan
  • When is the next episode coming online ?

    Free thinkerFree thinkerMánuði síðan
  • You dont waste money on that POS

    Nuut BournesNuut BournesMánuði síðan
  • 7:47 that’s what she said

    WickedTRXWickedTRXMánuði síðan
  • The presenter talks as if he has never touched a car before. "Ooooo I'm scared!" Is this a car channel or a children's channel?

    ChrisoChrisoMánuði síðan
  • Literally everything in that 'Halford Check' thing is just stuff you can easily do at home in 20 minutes time.

    Joshua LawJoshua LawMánuði síðan
  • When’s the next instalment??

    Stuart TaylorStuart TaylorMánuði síðan
  • When is the next episode coming on line

    Steven RoutSteven RoutMánuði síðan

    Rui Jorge MeiraRui Jorge MeiraMánuði síðan
  • EPISODE 2 ?

    john roadsjohn roadsMánuði síðan
  • Freaking out over the rust on the exhaust muffler, then generalizing it over the car, is the most normie thing EVER

    BrapTechFunBrapTechFunMánuði síðan
  • When’s the next episode coming?

    Oliver YorkOliver YorkMánuði síðan
  • Did those cars come to the US

    Ram WalkerRam WalkerMánuði síðan
  • probably spent the cars value just taking it apart

    Oliver SmithOliver SmithMánuði síðan
  • Does anyone know how much this costs

    Tom FooleryTom FooleryMánuði síðan
  • i tought its gonna be the Dacia Sandero

    No NameNo NameMánuði síðan
  • I used to own one of these when they came out. It was slow, boring and did I mention slow? You would put your foot down and it would get ‘angry’. Loads of induction noise but it wouldn’t speed up lol. I sold it within about four months and bought an M3. That said, the M3 was sold within about 6 lol.

    ASMRAlphaASMRAlphaMánuði síðan
  • lolol! Ford Mondeo ! I mean those who have been watching them talking about cars must be feeling like idiots! At least they should!

    S.W.WS.W.WMánuði síðan
  • Chav heaven

    Bal BoughanBal BoughanMánuði síðan
  • Is that the music from _Outrun??_

    Mr Jean DeauxMr Jean DeauxMánuði síðan
  • Ep 2 ?

    ben preeceben preeceMánuði síðan