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

      johnkjohnk24 päivää sitten
    • Full on rally car

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

      crankypipocrankypipoUukausi sitten
    • Restore it!

      Onuralp AydınoğluOnuralp AydınoğluUukausi sitten
    • No

      Will BWill BUukausi sitten
  • restore him to factory condition.

    Freddie InnesFreddie Innes52 minuuttia sitten
  • Restomod I say. On the outside appearing like it rolled of the assemblyline, but underneath brought completely up to date perhaps even done as a modern hybrid. And yes! Keep the horn intact. It's Olivers voice as well as the dwelling of his automotive soul.

    Yannick Ytrup LarsenYannick Ytrup Larsen15 tuntia sitten

    CoolDerek100CoolDerek100Päivä sitten
  • Factory fresh is the only way...

    sbodi4dsbodi4dPäivä sitten
  • put a 350 in it

    Yung boof manYung boof man2 päivää sitten
  • Take Oliver apart and auction/sell the parts and donate the proceeds to charity.

    Patrick PatPatrick Pat2 päivää sitten
  • I strongly support doing what makes you happy, there are plenty of car collectors out there. That said, will seeing what you could do with this car in another form make you as happy as it has in the past?

    kmisuzukmisuzu3 päivää sitten
  • keep him in original...

    ALL4carZZZALL4carZZZ3 päivää sitten
  • How about an Electro-Oliver 😃. Same factory finish outside, but with batteries and electric motor underneath.

    akceller8akceller83 päivää sitten
  • Original factory color drive train. Only 1 change Nice Leather Seats interior upgrade Porsche taracotta color for leather

    John BoydJohn Boyd3 päivää sitten
  • Put a small 3 cylinder turbo engine and pair it with and hybrid system

    Christian CardichChristian Cardich3 päivää sitten
  • Oliver has more dignity than most people... treat him to a factory refresh.

    Ziggy-TWZiggy-TW4 päivää sitten
  • I'd say keep him the way Oliver is cuz 1. HISTORY 2. money 3. its a friend and thats what matters

    SMPandanicSMPandanic4 päivää sitten
  • Aww, I love Oliver! It looks like a miniature Ford Falcon.

    the truththe truth4 päivää sitten
  • ROLLOVER -(rally oliver)

    Falconpunch2Falconpunch24 päivää sitten
  • Restore it to original please

    A RA R4 päivää sitten
  • Restore him to his factory default, he will be so cute

    Daniel KantorDaniel Kantor5 päivää sitten
  • Factory fresh. All his horses rangled back to his corral.

    Chuck ShipleyChuck Shipley5 päivää sitten
  • While I love to see old Opels in their Factory restored beauty, you can do a mix of both you just mentioned if it really is an Option, Boxer Engine or ask Opel for an engine from an Adam or Astra, make it a bit lower, maybe some wider arches, really lights, the options are endless, tho I support the Factory restoration.

    ninenine5 päivää sitten
  • Seeing as your going through a mid life crisis maybe a monster truck Oliver 😂

    Alex BloorAlex Bloor5 päivää sitten
  • Please keep him factory

    Teenage GamerTeenage Gamer5 päivää sitten
  • I'd suggest a restore-to-factory. Maybe a nice new paint job in your favourite colour but no massive changes (other than repairs) otherwise. But is it just me or did Hammond get really old? Maybe it's that beard.

    seanC3iseanC3i5 päivää sitten
  • Restore him to his former glory days

    Keith HughesKeith Hughes5 päivää sitten
  • Shoot it out of a cannon you'll be head in the long run.

    Robert CraigheadRobert Craighead5 päivää sitten
  • 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

    taxid3rmytaxid3rmy6 päivää sitten
  • Oliver is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mārtiņš BraunsMārtiņš Brauns6 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    hangm4nhangm4n7 päivää sitten
  • Resto-mod . Make him look stock outside but have a much more powerful engine and updated suspension and breaks for a better performance

    FyfeboyFyfeboy7 päivää sitten
  • Find a nice pasture to put him in... forever!

    Dry RoastedDry Roasted7 päivää sitten
  • Retro rally aaaallllll the way💪👍

    jakob kjærjakob kjær7 päivää sitten
  • yes please! Retro Ralley Car!!!!!!! Or original thing, keeping him as he is!

    MalutiMaluti7 päivää sitten
  • 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).

    brad tunbridgebrad tunbridge7 päivää sitten
  • What a beautiful car

    Sean DonahueSean Donahue8 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Tshepo KeakileTshepo Keakile8 päivää sitten
  • Christ, interesting video until 4min and then 😑

    MakkeMakke8 päivää sitten
  • He needs to live forever! Turn him electric!⚡

    El_FifEl_Fif9 päivää sitten
  • Restore him to factory new

    Laurie J03Laurie J039 päivää sitten
  • 0:32

    Shashank.PShashank.P9 päivää sitten
  • The tough shovel noticeably place because handball industrially belong excluding a puzzled snowstorm. fragile, graceful maid

    Edith SullivanEdith Sullivan10 päivää sitten
  • 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 VandebiggelaarRence Vandebiggelaar10 päivää sitten
    • That car has a special place in all our hearts

      Rence VandebiggelaarRence Vandebiggelaar10 päivää sitten

    Kevin CastroKevin Castro10 päivää sitten
  • Restore him to MINT condition, but keep him original!!

    Carlo SinghCarlo Singh10 päivää sitten
  • classic Oliver for the win, any overpowering adjustmebt on Oliver would look like a bodybuilder with bubble gut...

    kk cheungkk cheung10 päivää sitten
  • Rally car, pretty please

    NCHERRYableNCHERRYable11 päivää sitten
  • Oh please make him factory fresh with the same paint. Its iconic

    David PahtoonDavid Pahtoon11 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    IRMacGuyverIRMacGuyver11 päivää sitten
  • Oliver just screams Rustomod to me.

    The Rookie copThe Rookie cop12 päivää sitten
  • 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

    ashish lokhandeashish lokhande12 päivää sitten
  • Please no purple stuff but you would no best

    Joydratha SarkarJoydratha Sarkar12 päivää sitten
  • Needed a Sebastian “Vet-tel”cameo😂

    Robert H GuyskyRobert H Guysky12 päivää sitten
  • Happy to see Hammond and Oliver together ❤️❤️

    RBBB 26RBBB 2613 päivää sitten
  • I like the v8 idea

    Lord ReeLord Ree13 päivää sitten
  • Please turn this into a boosted rally racer. Oliver is an angel of a car, he deserves to fly.

    IOnceAteAPineconeIOnceAteAPinecone13 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Julian SlatorJulian Slator13 päivää sitten
  • Restore him to factory fresh

    Josh-Coolstuff764Josh-Coolstuff76413 päivää sitten
  • Has anyone noticed how Richard Hammond is looking more and more like Roger Delgado aka the original master from Doctor who classic

    simon o'mahonysimon o'mahony13 päivää sitten
  • Take it to the boys at Bad obsession motor sports

    HumanesheildHumanesheild13 päivää sitten
  • restore oliver to factory, he should stay the way you got him. He's too special to just change

    James RuebJames Rueb13 päivää sitten
  • Whatever you do, don't give him bigger wheels. You'll ruin it.

    Sreekar PradyumnaSreekar Pradyumna13 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    SVTBird 96SVTBird 9613 päivää sitten
  • Only factory fresh would do him justice

    WouterZtubeWouterZtube13 päivää sitten
  • Hello Richard Hammond ,say hello from Romania 🇷🇴

    Badescu AndiBadescu Andi13 päivää sitten
  • Bonfire?

    Happy VikingHappy Viking14 päivää sitten
  • 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 ;)

    Angie KAngie K14 päivää sitten
  • Restore it like it was originally.

    Marko KalebMarko Kaleb14 päivää sitten
  • make him a monster truck

    J ZJ Z14 päivää sitten
  • Make him factory fresh

    Mckenzie DonaldMckenzie Donald14 päivää sitten
  • Make himas he was from factory

    Alice ShadowsAlice Shadows14 päivää sitten
  • Give Oliver to me!! I'll restore him!

    Mike FunderburkMike Funderburk14 päivää sitten
  • Restore him like he rolled off the factory an hour ago and enjoy your Sundays with a car which is better than any Ferrari;)

    Andrey ToropovAndrey Toropov15 päivää sitten
  • 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

    JerKKeRJerKKeR15 päivää sitten
  • Factory fresh. It's the only way Hamster. You'd hate yourself if you did anything but.

    Lopaka KapuaLopaka Kapua15 päivää sitten
  • Make him how he left the factory, and make a special video with Opel about it..

    HMWaluigiHMWaluigi15 päivää sitten
  • Restore him to the condition he was during the special

    Handsome ItalianHandsome Italian15 päivää sitten
  • And you shot him

    Ian DavidsonIan Davidson15 päivää sitten
  • He deserves to be made to factory spec again!

    Jelle AugustijnJelle Augustijn15 päivää sitten
  • OLIVEEEERRRRRR..... I mean i love ya!

    Playing With FirePlaying With Fire15 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Michael GillisMichael Gillis15 päivää sitten
  • Standard, but keep the horn!

    rhokorrhokor16 päivää sitten
  • Just repair him! DON'T CHANGE A THING!

    Benjamin TechBenjamin Tech16 päivää sitten
  • Definitely restore Oliver mate. I reckon you would regret changing his character if you modified him.

    Rodney PrusaRodney Prusa16 päivää sitten
  • Factory reset him

    TOXIC GRIMERTOXIC GRIMER16 päivää sitten
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage16 päivää sitten
  • Restoration of a classic car such as this won’t be boring. Would love to see this car being restored to its former glory

    Spitfirepilot19Spitfirepilot1917 päivää sitten
  • _”Top... Something or other.”_ Richard trying to make BBC crash like he did with the Rimac. _”Night night.”_ Okay. That killed me.

    Matticus MadnessMatticus Madness17 päivää sitten
  • Rich you are more of an off road, rally kind of guy

    jam beatsjam beats17 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    For CommentingFor Commenting17 päivää sitten
  • Restore everything to factory spec but , put a cosworth in it

    rusty nunyarusty nunya17 päivää sitten
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage16 päivää sitten
  • Please don't ruin him. He's amazing the way he is. new gearbox though......maybe.

    Tyler KeenTyler Keen17 päivää sitten
  • Give it an electric engine

    karakuri002karakuri00217 päivää sitten
  • Restore him to factory stock don't mutilate him!

    The Dark SideThe Dark Side17 päivää sitten
  • Factory restoration

    Keenan SmithKeenan Smith17 päivää sitten
  • Oliver = Yes Opel Mokka = No I would love the classic rally style on him 😁

    Marc LMarc L17 päivää sitten
  • shameless little bit of opel promotion there. slimy indeed.

    JakeJake17 päivää sitten
  • Restore it and make it a sleeper slammed with small twin turbos.

    s14dumas14duma18 päivää sitten
  • Mustang stripes and done

    Roberts ZonīsRoberts Zonīs18 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    custommotorcustommotor18 päivää sitten
  • Amphibious vehicle...

    Glenn KnowlesGlenn Knowles18 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Kaylin RajahKaylin Rajah18 päivää sitten
  • I'd say that you only repair what's broken. I wouldnt even restore. Oliver is a friend.

    Drew GDrew G18 päivää sitten