Clarkson’s Farm: The Cars Jeremy Clarkson Has Kept From The Grand Tour At His Farm
Jeremy Clarkson has a long history of working in the car industry as a leading journalist, so it’s safe to say that if The Grand Tour presenter likes a car, it’s going to be good. But when he buys a car for himself, there is no better compliment.
The ex-Top Gear presenter has reviewed hundreds of cars in his TV career, but he’s only ever brought home a few. Take a look through the next few slides to found out exactly what cars he took from from his career and why.
MFB Bentley Continental GT From The Grand Tour Presents: A Massive Hunt
When The Grand Tour flew to Madagascar to find lost pirate treasure, Jeremy Clarkson modified a Bentley Continental GT with a host of additions to make it the ultimate off-roader. It was lifted with specialised suspension, given larger off-road tyres, a mass of protection, and a snorkel to give it the edge over fellow presenters Richard Hammond and James May.
It turned out to be the best choice of the three. Not only was it able to cross almost anything the Madagascar Special threw at it, but it did it with the utmost comfort.
Jeremy took it home and used it on his Diddly Squat Farm. It was even seen in a couple of episodes. But unfortunately, it had to be taken back to Bentley in Crewe, so doesn’t technically belong to Clarkson anymore, although he wishes it did.
Alfa Romeo GTV6 From The Grand Tour: Well Aged Scotch
Jeremy Clarkson used to own an Alfa Romeo GTV6, with him calling it the best-sounding car ever in an interview. Then, during an episode of The Grand Tour where the trio drove three cars across Scotland’s North Coast 500, Clarkson chose the trusty Alfa.
Along the way it had a few issues, so he had to visit the garage to get it fixed. But along the way, he fell in love with the car, and soon it found its way back to Clarkson’s farm where it can still be found. It turned out he really couldn’t resist that sweet-sounding V6.
The Excellent From The Grand Tour: Berks To The Future
The Excellent was the brain child of Jeremy Clarkson during an episode of The Grand Tour where he attempts to build a sporty SUV. The prototype begins with him placing an MGB on top of a Land Rover Discovery chassis, bu unfortunately it wasn’t very good. Not only was there no creature comforts in the cabin, but the MGB kept falling off the chassis.
Eventually, he welded a Mercedes SL to the Discovery chassis and the Excellent was born. He adored the car, but the plan was to put it up for auction at Coy’s Auctions.
With a reserve set at £100,000, it reached £4,000 even with Clarkson pushing the price up himself. So while the public didn’t line up to take it home, Clarkson fell in love with it, and it can still be found parked up on Clarkson’s property.
The Jeep Wrangler From The Grand Tour: Colombia Special
While Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May were quick to joke about the Jeep Wrangler being a gay icon, it turns out the ex-Top Gear presenter definitely had a soft spot for the off-roader.
Thanks to a user on Reddit who goes by the name of u/apple_the_melon who went to visit Clarkson’s farm, we know that it’s being kept on his land next to a shrine of The Grand Tour episode.
The Jeep was involved in controversy alongside Clarkson, when he was accused of being homophobic. He wrote the following in a column:
“But this week, [Will Young] went berserk on Twitter, saying that I’d been homophobic in the most recent episode of The Grand Tour,” Clarkson wrote.
“Many gay people who’d seen the show said they couldn’t see a problem. None of my leftie friends could either. One even said I should tell him to stop being so gay.
“I won’t do that though. And nor will I suggest, once again, that mobile phones should be fitted with breathalysers to stop people drinking and tweeting.”
He ended the column with the following:
“I’m sorry and I’ll prove it”, Clarkson wrote: “No. Instead, I will apologise to Will for causing him some upset and reassure him that I know I’m not homophobic as I very much enjoy watching lesbians on the internet.”