For those of you who don’t have any idea on who Richard Hammond is? Richard is one of the three legendary presenters of BBC’s Top Gear, along with his colleagues James May and Jeremy Clarkson.
Like his fellow co-hosts, he also is a big car enthusiast and loves driving, collecting and let’s not forget crashings cars. With a huge net worth of $25 million, Richard has collected a lot of cars ranging from American Mopars to high performing Porsches.
Today let’s take a look at cars collected by Richard Hammond over the years.
#10. Bentley S1
Bentley S1 is a luxurious car developed by Bentley Motors in the mid-1950s.
The car was made after World War II based on the designs of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. It has a 4.9 liter 6 cylinder engine with 4-speed automatic transmission. Hammond had a little incident with this car when he changed the original tires of the car and adorned them with white shades.
While talking about the restoration of S1 in DriveTribe, Hammond said that someone had called him “vulgar little Brummie t**t” for changing the color of the tires. Some fancy British cursing word.
#9. Jaguar E Type
Richard gifted himself this car on his 40th birthday in 2009, paying £50,000. His birthday gift came with a beautiful outlook and 3.8-litre straight-six petrol engine. In one of the episodes of Top Gear, Richard said this about his pale blue E-type, “Its siren call has lured me out into the rain to paddle across the yard and peer at it through a crack in the garage doors.”
#8. Ford GPW
Ford GPW or Willys MB is a classic army jeep used by British and American military in World War II. This car came with 54 horsepower and 105 Ft. lbs. of torque, a fold-down windshield and was designed to carry at least 660 lbs. This car was mass produced back in the day with fewer materials due to its high demand from warring countries.
#7. 1979 MG Midget
Among the different varieties of the cars that Richard Hammond has in his garage, 1979 MG is one of the smallest ones. This small two-seater car was designed by the English company, Morris Garage. These lightweight cars came in different variations from 948 ccs to 1.5 liters 4 cylinder engines.
#6. 1985 Land Rover Range Rover Classic
Richard Hammond loves a car with the big body and large spaces and his 1985 classic Land Rover had everything he wanted. The exterior designs of the car may look like a big box and ugly but back in the days, it was a perfect looking opulent car. This car has a full-time all-wheel-drive system and a 4 speed automatic ZF transmission with 3.5 liter Rover V8 engine.
#5. 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8
In 2008, when American car company, Dodge released the Dodge Challenger 2008, it reinvented one of America’s best performing machines to date. Like its previous versions, it was designed to be fast. The car produces 425 HP from a 6.1-liter v8 engine. Hammond had to buy this car himself to feature on the show because the company would not lend them one to feature and he just fell in love with it.
#4. 1999 Lotus Esprit 350 Sports
Lotus Esprit 350 Sports is the special edition car made by Lotus. This incarnation has a lot of features that were similar to its previous models. The only difference was its new sports engine. It has a 918 twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 350 hp. Only 50 of these cars were made in 1999 and Richard happens to have one in his garage.
#3. Land Rover Defender 110 Wagon
Land Rover Defender 110 Wagon is one of Richard’s favorite cars from his collection. Otherwise, who would spend £70,000 just rebuilding it. This off-road SUV is designed to run on any type of terrain. The Defender 110 wagon has a 2.2 turbo diesel engine which produces 118 hp. and 262 ft. lbs of torque.
#2. 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390
No car collection is complete without some Ford muscle and to complete his, Hammond owns 1968 Ford Mustang GT 390. This car is the first generation Mopar car produced by Ford. The car was packed with a 6.4-litre V8 engine which produced just over 300hp.
#1. 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
This car was built for motorheads like Richard Hammond and it came with the perfect quote "built by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.” Hammond loves Porsches, specifically 911 and its variations. Porsche 911 GT3 is a magnificent vehicle, that has a 4.0-litre engine producing 500 hp supported by 338 ft. lbs of torque. After purchasing the car in 2016, Hammond is planning on selling it to make room for new 2018 model of GT3.
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