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

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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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  • I love the resident workshop cat overseeing the project

    Heavy MetalHeavy Metal12 päivää sitten
  • I’m pretty sure everyone watching this video can do the Halfords 10 point check themselves

    Dan MarshDan Marsh22 päivää sitten
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    James BrownJames Brown24 päivää sitten
  • who on earth voted restore

    tatum carpentoritatum carpentori26 päivää sitten

    MagnusMagnus29 päivää sitten
  • As a Subaru Outback owner, I’m happy :D

    Multigamer 121Multigamer 121Uukausi sitten
  • Wait did he say £5000 or £50000?

    Mario ObeidMario ObeidUukausi sitten
  • whats the cost of this rebuild... anyone know?

    Man_Born_ FreeMan_Born_ FreeUukausi sitten
  • Don’t stress about the scabby exhaust they always rust like that. Replace with stainless and move on.

    David ElliottDavid ElliottUukausi sitten
  • I can't see how Mike is going to be keep this build down to the 4500 quid that James mentioned. Be twice that at least..

    PropanePetePropanePeteUukausi sitten
  • Why is this guy slowing these mechanics down.

    AnnoyusAnnoyusUukausi sitten
  • So where is episode 2?

    Martijn DraijerMartijn Draijer2 kuukautta sitten
  • not to mention the terrible cheap aftermarket wheels!

    notime4namenotime4name2 kuukautta sitten
  • I love many of the Fords. The old Ka, The Scorpio and this. I call this model the Batmobile. The headlights looks like something from a Batman movie.

    Brian steff magnussenBrian steff magnussen2 kuukautta sitten
  • The only thing Ford did wrong with that car is lack of 4WD. Given that the car would be unbeatable. Something Mitsubishi thought of.

    CortezCortez2 kuukautta sitten
  • Idk it looks fine to me.

    Lynestro The ConquerorLynestro The Conqueror2 kuukautta sitten
  • 3 cars... this one and the Outback... Am I missing something here... a subtle (but poor) joke perhaps? Please help.

    Dave RowarthDave Rowarth2 kuukautta sitten
  • What’s the third car they all like?

    Jack GinsterJack Ginster2 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Stark2 kuukautta sitten
  • Anyone who loves cars does not take it to Halfords for any check.

    Stephen dbStephen db3 kuukautta sitten
  • I can’t stop thinking Mike is moonlighting as Nick from New Girl

    Chris LoganChris Logan3 kuukautta sitten
  • I really want to say hello to the workshop kitty

    Kai DahlhausKai Dahlhaus3 kuukautta sitten
  • Was the American one the contour svo

    Johnathon NaumannJohnathon Naumann3 kuukautta sitten
  • Well that’s an easier way to remove an engine. Take the car out instead.

    gcm747gcm7473 kuukautta sitten
  • I still miss my contour what a great car

    kirito hu1912kirito hu19123 kuukautta sitten
  • Restoration prolly costs around 25k. I'm I high or low?

    TheJocimanTheJociman3 kuukautta sitten
  • I don't know what I expected, but that's certainly (going to be) a restoration.

    NBMTXNBMTX3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    MinterVisionMinterVision3 kuukautta sitten
  • How could you guys all like the V6 Mondeo but not the i6 barra falcon, I'll never know...

    Shannon SmithShannon Smith3 kuukautta sitten
  • ... 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 Odin3 kuukautta sitten
  • The even excellent excited basket ideally scorch because seal culturally remain except a woebegone quince. terrific, rich carbon

    rizveee ahmedsrizveee ahmeds3 kuukautta sitten
  • Man. Everything is so cheap in the UK.

    JxCJxC3 kuukautta sitten
  • You could have at least made it electric.

    MrbigolnutsMrbigolnuts3 kuukautta sitten
  • Yo what’s Mike doing with a Wawa coffee mug in the UK?

    METAL METAL DANMETAL METAL DAN3 kuukautta sitten
  • The touring cars didn't have a duratec engine though, they ran the Mazda K series engines.

    DrewLSsixDrewLSsix3 kuukautta sitten
  • Great video. ☺️

    Joshua Hall a.k.a. ControllaJoshua Hall a.k.a. Controlla3 kuukautta sitten
  • i do really need me some wiper blade checking

    JarmoJarmo3 kuukautta sitten
  • Why not Mondeo Mk3? It's better in every way.

    Life Of VadimLife Of Vadim3 kuukautta sitten
  • Why did they switch the numberplates and pretend the donor car was the one being refurbed?

    GarryGarry3 kuukautta sitten
  • Dunno about the UK,but overhere Halfords is a shop where only complete knobs waist their time and money.......

    Frank SteinFrank Stein3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Tapeworm3 kuukautta sitten
  • I love how people who don't rip their own cars apart talk about ripping cars apart

    Micah ReinhartMicah Reinhart3 kuukautta sitten
  • 2:34 welding sounds like James is at it.

    ardvark84ardvark843 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    mattoramamattorama3 kuukautta sitten
    • 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 263 kuukautta sitten
  • one of the best cars i ever owned

    DBCSgamingDBCSgaming3 kuukautta sitten
  • Don't you just hate TV wan**** (Guy Martin quote ) compared to someone who actually knows what he talks about ha ha

    Brian ThomasBrian Thomas3 kuukautta sitten
  • You lost me at "Covid-19 protocols"

    Arr DubUArr DubU3 kuukautta sitten
  • I wouldn't trust Halfords to fix my trolley at the supermarket....

    brooke robertsonbrooke robertson3 kuukautta sitten
  • Not the best looking Mondeo, the 'nostril' variant. The model after and the current Mondeo are by far the prettiest.

    lazycalm41lazycalm413 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Cullen3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Kvajo3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 George3 kuukautta sitten
  • Livestreaming the work on the car is probably the best idea for mechanic-customer transparency I've ever heard of.

    [KPG][KPG]3 kuukautta sitten

    Jammaster FlashJammaster Flash3 kuukautta sitten
  • Where is the next video ???

    Roberto Helder OnettiRoberto Helder Onetti3 kuukautta sitten
  • Can someone please take James May to the retirement home

    Martel 732Martel 7323 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Blacksmith3 kuukautta sitten
  • It like this car Its handsome rare and a it has a cool engine, just empty the exhaust to hear that V6

    HappyDudeHappyDude3 kuukautta sitten
  • for more views you should use the names and surnames in the title

    Vlad BleoancaVlad Bleoanca3 kuukautta sitten
  • Anybody notice the snapped spanner hanging up at 2:32?

    David EmmettDavid Emmett3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Knight3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    MrFlazz99MrFlazz993 kuukautta sitten
  • So is the American version The Ford Taurus? because if it is that is a very boring car.

    M owlerM owler3 kuukautta sitten
  • Very plain car. Why invest so much money in it?

    Richard FranceRichard France3 kuukautta sitten
  • I love to see cars getting refurbished so I can’t wait for part 2. When is it coming out?

    Adrian HuntAdrian Hunt3 kuukautta sitten
  • Maybe James May is restoring it with how long the next episode is taking

    Peter RouncePeter Rounce3 kuukautta sitten
  • Where is ep 2?/?

    Stephane HutchinsonStephane Hutchinson3 kuukautta sitten
  • garage tour plz

    Finnian FitzsimonsFinnian Fitzsimons3 kuukautta sitten
  • When’s episode 2

    scottg Gscottg G3 kuukautta sitten
  • Wheres episode 2?

    SelwanSelwan3 kuukautta sitten
  • *this is cool*

    cubonenineOcubonenineO3 kuukautta sitten
  • whens the next epsidoe?

    Cameron TubbCameron Tubb3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Dagless3 kuukautta sitten
  • Where are the rest of the videos for this car

    Lee JohnstonLee Johnston3 kuukautta sitten
  • When is episode 2?

    Neil GNeil G3 kuukautta sitten
    • watch for it later this week.

      jeffrey arnoldjeffrey arnold3 kuukautta sitten
  • Is there any fecking chance of putting up the second episode...melters

    John O'HigginsJohn O'Higgins3 kuukautta sitten
  • Did May forget how to count? You mentioned one other car..... But there was three cars you agreed on, no?

    rodilbodilrodilbodil3 kuukautta sitten
  • The cat is the MVP!

    Craig SeifertCraig Seifert3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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.

    bandi53bandi533 kuukautta sitten
  • 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' Chan3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 banks3 kuukautta sitten
    • @shane look out next Wednesday

      jeffrey arnoldjeffrey arnold3 kuukautta sitten
  • James mays version of wheeler dealers

    PeaveyPV20PeaveyPV203 kuukautta sitten
  • Which one of the three doesn't like the Fiesta ST?

    Sargatanas2k2Sargatanas2k23 kuukautta sitten
  • part 2?

    Legend RockPlotLegend RockPlot3 kuukautta sitten
  • My 55 reg mk3 tdci is strong engine/ car still going and fast as fk

    kamikazekaoskamikazekaos3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 Womack3 kuukautta sitten
  • 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 lindsay3 kuukautta sitten
  • wait a minute is this the very Mondeo they took to the funeral in GT?

    Battleship NagatoBattleship Nagato3 kuukautta sitten
  • ''SLAMMED'', man I thought thats OEM height :D

    Salvis ButānsSalvis Butāns3 kuukautta sitten
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    Rajeeb BarmaRajeeb Barma3 kuukautta sitten
  • where can we find episode 2?

    Kamila HerbertKamila Herbert3 kuukautta sitten
  • Cant find next episode

    Dan LawrenceDan Lawrence3 kuukautta sitten
  • Oh, where's Ep2?

    geoffphuketgeoffphuket3 kuukautta sitten
  • Where is the follow up episode?

    MassivelyMusicMassivelyMusic3 kuukautta sitten
  • Take that to Halfords and get a free service and get after market rims

    Ewa ZbyszynskiEwa Zbyszynski3 kuukautta sitten
  • When is the next episode coming online ?

    Free thinkerFree thinker3 kuukautta sitten
  • You dont waste money on that POS

    Nuut BournesNuut Bournes4 kuukautta sitten
  • 7:47 that’s what she said

    WickedTRXWickedTRX4 kuukautta sitten
  • 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?

    ChrisoChriso4 kuukautta sitten
  • Literally everything in that 'Halford Check' thing is just stuff you can easily do at home in 20 minutes time.

    Joshua LawJoshua Law4 kuukautta sitten