Ford Transit: Is this the most important vehicle in Britain’s history? | Top Gear RETROspective

1 Μάι 2021
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The trusty old Ford Transit van is the UK’s best-selling commercial vehicle. Beloved of brickies, posties, chippies, roadies and everything in between. It’s a proper van’s van. Could it be the most important vehicle in the history of Britain? In the latest episode of our retro mini-series, Top Gear Magazine's Jack Rix finds out...
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  • WHY THE ANNOYING MUSIC DRONING ON WHILE HE'S SPEAKING?

    MICHGO1MICHGO1Πριν 3 ώρες
  • That bare dash. All you need is a Speedo, a fuel gauge and an oil pressure warning light. Any and everything else is superfluous.

    Warwick TregurthaWarwick TregurthaΠριν ημέρα
  • why you hiding clarkson 5:44

    emre külekçiemre külekçiΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • Rip queen 👸👑 sabine Smichtz

    VENKAT RamanVENKAT RamanΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • RIP

    Ben RoseBen RoseΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • A contractor van that will fit in a very Urban underground parking garage or high-rise garage is the hardest puzzle to get right!?!.... as an ex carpet cleaner, ask me how I know! ;)

    Josh DobsonJosh DobsonΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • R.I.P Sabine, the most charmfully person at the Nürburgring I ever did meet

    Kay FelixKay FelixΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Where is Hammond

    Bruh HomosexBruh HomosexΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • I hope this series has much more to come. WONDERFUL Story!!!

    Marcelino MariwaMarcelino MariwaΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • Drove a few in the 70's for thousands of miles in all weathers. A fantastic machine to drive and work with. RIP Sabine.

    David PetersDavid PetersΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • If the Supervan didn't work, you could have asked Guy Martin if you could borrow his... Full sized Transit Custom with a 3.5L EcoBoost Radical engine that has puts out approx 700 bhp....

    Rob SayerRob SayerΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • woah this is top notch quality stuff.

    Jammas ChanJammas ChanΠριν 4 ημέρες
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    Pavan KPavan KΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I just came to see what top gear had become.... Shi-.

    HelloYouKanteHelloYouKanteΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I remember driving to boarding school on the first day in a transit with windows, it could hardly make it up the hill to the town where the school was located, we broke down several times and the poor driver kept poking his head about as if begging the van to go faster...I was late for my first day but it was fun and my mother had a lot of explaining to do...

    Build IndianBuild IndianΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I like the old ford transit

    NIMB NOOBNIMB NOOBΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I miss the old boys :(

    RevelzRevelzΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • You could buy a brand new van for an equivalent £10k back then. And you have my Grandma telling me I have it easy.

    MashmarrinerMashmarrinerΠριν 5 ημέρες
    • You can buy a used van for 5k today that will be more reliable, faster, more comfortable and have a higher payload than that brand new transit. Not sure we really have an argument against grandma there 😂

      Lewis ClarkLewis ClarkΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • When he said "the LATE great Sabine Schmitz" I was like, "Hold up, What?!" I had to google that to know that she had passed away in mid-March 2021. R.I.P. Sabine.

    Ahmed4thAhmed4thΠριν 5 ημέρες
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  • And This is a Beautiful Tribute for the Late S.S. People at T.G. I Love Ur Work People, Keep up the Good Work, I Love it.👍🏿🙏🏿👌🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👌🏿🇩🇪🇹🇷😘💋👩🏼x

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  • Ay! It's Good to see the Movi Star Mk6 up close and Personal again! I Love my Minibuses and Vans sm.😘💋🇹🇷❤️🔥😎x

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  • I Love my Minibuses and Vans and they Love me too! Ty to U all The Beautiful People of🇹🇷ilysm too.😘💋💯🐝🔥❤️😎x

    Man Like That Gaffer The Big Man 2901Man Like That Gaffer The Big Man 2901Πριν 5 ημέρες
  • Clarkson already covered this years ago. This programme is truly awful since he left.

    Stan GoslingStan GoslingΠριν 5 ημέρες
    • Psssst. This is the magazine. But don't let that get in the way of your lovely story.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • I had no idea Sabine passed. Dang. What a loss. TG needs to do a tribute in the next series.

    Steve StringerSteve StringerΠριν 5 ημέρες
    • They made a tribute. Here's the link, bud. grworld.info/fund/nMmEhq-8n3p-2Zg/b-nteo

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • They forgot to mention , some of you may have been conceived in the back of a transit van 😊

    APM MAPM MΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • The Ford Transit ran Britain during the 80’s

    Cricket EnglandCricket EnglandΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • My friend can you give me free gaming laptop for my birthday gift on 8may 2021.

    Mudassar HussainMudassar HussainΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Anyone wish james may was reviewing this?

    Cooper ChanCooper ChanΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Many fond memories of the mk1 spent many years doing antique furniture removals in one in the late seventies it was light blue with sliding doors. reliable and easy to fix.

    Dr. LeftfieldDr. LeftfieldΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • Just got a 2019 Ford Transit xlt 150 - stoked! It's got a 130" wheel base and is a passenger model. Thanks so much for this history as it stokes me out as a recent owner! Thank you!

    Jonathan JenningsJonathan JenningsΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • when mkbhd kicks in

    SIDDHARTH SABLESIDDHARTH SABLEΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • This film can never beat Sabine and Hammonds tribute to the transit

    Cliffard GeraldCliffard GeraldΠριν 6 ημέρες
    • @Alle Warten Auf Das Licht shut

      Sana Aboul HosnSana Aboul HosnΠριν 5 ημέρες
    • It's not a competition.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • So weird that on this side of the pond we had the Econoline. Probably the same level of icon. Matter in fact, I drive a 1995 E350 based former ambulance converted for rv use.

    Joshua TootellJoshua TootellΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • It's a shame that Southampton isn't the home of Transit any more...thanks to EU money shipping it out to Turkey!

    Glen LockyerGlen LockyerΠριν 6 ημέρες
    • Turkey isn't in the EU. The EU had nothing to do with it. It was Ford's decision. Are you blaming the EU for Honda pulling out too? Will you blame them when Nissan and PSA/Vauxhall eventually go?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • So why are they taxing us out of London....where the work normally is ?

    paul daviespaul daviesΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • If I remember correctly, you are copying the GTO team of all time: Jezza, Hamster, and Cpt. slow. How about you all be original?

    Evan SmillieEvan SmillieΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Mercedes Sprinter all day, everyday !

    First Name SurnameFirst Name SurnameΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • "The transit became the template for all vans that followed" And again your UK bias, arrogance & disinformation strikes again. The American-made Ford Econoline predated the little Transit by four years in 1961. The slightly different Panel-truck, which was based off the pickup trucks predates that back to the twenties.

    Ricardo EllisonRicardo EllisonΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • JAMES may or the other guy i forgot

    daviddavidΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • After the clarkson this is the first video i am watching of top gear

    Eddy MoonEddy MoonΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • still mis the old top gear

    Abrisam UtomoAbrisam UtomoΠριν 6 ημέρες
    • It's been 6 years. Let it go. If you were like this about an ex boyfriend for 6 years, your friends and family would tell you to seek professional help. You're even worse than that, because you don't even know the 3 has-beens you're pining for personally. It's pathetic.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • grworld.info/fund/ddJ6rLi5eKmY05w/b-nteo

    AnuragAnuragΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • What a brilliant tribute to the Transit and Sabine 👍🏻❤️

    Ian HamerIan HamerΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • In the title vs. opening statement, there is a big difference between "the most" and "one of the most" important vehicles in British motoring history. I'd say the Mini had a greater impact.

    Drake FallentineDrake FallentineΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • All those iterations of Supervans to make an actual production model of it, but only in North America. The Transit there can be optioned with the 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 making 310 horsepower. It may not have the driving characteristics of a race car, but it's no slouch on the road

    Louis SubearthLouis SubearthΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Cortina,the Transit and the mini...I think of England of the 60's &70's

    Jonny FennessyJonny FennessyΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • R.I.P. Sabine. 🙏

    venom5809venom5809Πριν 6 ημέρες
  • Wait you mean a FORD was found on road dead... ;)

    Jimminey FingCricketJimminey FingCricketΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Кермо посередині має бути круто кермувати)))

    Ігор ФеркунякІгор ФеркунякΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • I've been a passenger in: a Mk1 camper a Mk2 Mini bus a Mk3 Parcel van a Mk 5 Flatbed Truck I've Driven: a Mk 4 Parcel Van a Mk 4 Mini Bus

    Big DogBig DogΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Good that the official top gear is still good while our local branded top gear which really bring the name of this brand ruines it

    Mei_ Misaki_1405Mei_ Misaki_1405Πριν 6 ημέρες
  • That video is very very messy, or is it me?

    Paul SyrenPaul SyrenΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Ford need to make a hypervan. Plonk a transit over that insane mach-e they made.

    Chris ColouryumChris ColouryumΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Sliding doors are the best vehicle invention, I don't know why every van, car, everything doesn't have them, great for those situations when someone doesn't know what the lines on a parking spot are for, and good for people like me, a wheelchair user. Easier than opening doors.

    MarkoRolloMarkoRolloΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • A brief description of what was the van market like when this Ford was launched would have been useful...

    Adil KhanAdil KhanΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • More of this please!

    Roshan SrinivasRoshan SrinivasΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • 8:45 "acres and acres of room"? It's as if a million physics and math teachers around the world start crying at once.

    Stefan MischStefan MischΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • been looking for a fleet of vintage Ford TRANSIT Mk 1 1.6 V4 3-Dr MPV (RHD) for my private automobile museum which houses a fleet of 23 classic vintage!!! would love to have a 1998 Ford TRANSIT Mk 3 4WD + 1.0 in. Lift 2.3 TDI I4 4-Dr MPV (RHD) as well!!!

    Chandrachur NiyogiChandrachur NiyogiΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Corvette one c7 but c8 is not corvette

    Mayank MaximumMayank MaximumΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Pakistan is still using 1965 model FORD TRANSIT in rural areas their power is so good

    mujtabajoyia 2002mujtabajoyia 2002Πριν 7 ημέρες
  • epic vehicle

    mujtabajoyia 2002mujtabajoyia 2002Πριν 7 ημέρες
  • Oh, it's zombie Top Gear, no thanks.

    MrStGeorgeIllawarraMrStGeorgeIllawarraΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • 95% of the bank jobs...... And then someone should tell me that SUVs are gangsta.

    Be8Be8Πριν 7 ημέρες
  • Wow , only vehicle to carry a dinosaur 😁

    Navaneeth KumarNavaneeth KumarΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Fake Hammond

    benr0landbenr0landΠριν 7 ημέρες
    • maybe it's hammonds bastard boy

      Justin EaddyJustin EaddyΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • I miss old top gear

    senthil subramaniamsenthil subramaniamΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Supervan 1 a V6? I count 8 air inlets

    NLBassistNLBassistΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Could you put new name for "top gear" to "bored car show"

    kdragic1kdragic1Πριν 7 ημέρες
    • @Gary hmm? That not true. This new top gear isnt like old. I mean in old they have fun driving trough continents and almost every country in world. Today they just show the super cars nothing funny

      kdragic1kdragic1Πριν 6 ημέρες
    • This wasn't boring. And you're obviously not a car guy.

      GaryGaryΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Hola saludos desde argentina

    AgusAgusΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • RIP 👸 Queen Sabine.

    The Foul-mouthed CypriotThe Foul-mouthed CypriotΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • If you can figure out how to get it on/in you too can figure out how to OVERLOAD IT! and it will TRY to carry it! Didn't John Williams (of Williams F1 fame) take a transporter (from Renault) that his guys stuffed a Cosworth DFW into (with hand controls) for him? P.S.S. you can currently buy a transit in U.S. for work, I think the drive train is from a Taurus and the rest...from a cinder-block.

    fooman2108fooman2108Πριν 7 ημέρες
  • Old top gear Is best

    Jakub MakyňaJakub MakyňaΠριν 7 ημέρες
    • It's been 6 years. Let it go. If you were like this about an ex boyfriend for 6 years, your friends and family would tell you to seek professional help. You're even worse than that, because you don't even know the 3 has-beens you're pining for personally. It's pathetic

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 6 ημέρες
    • 1. This is Top Gear magazine 2. Get over it

      Martyn Munki JonesMartyn Munki JonesΠριν 6 ημέρες
    • Yea

      devito subhandevito subhanΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • 2jz swap

    Mayank MaximumMayank MaximumΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.John 3:16-17

    Joshua VargheseJoshua VargheseΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • The late Sabine Schmitz? Sabine is dead.....?

    KEN BEEKEN BEEΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Everyone never forget u SABINE.

    Purwanti AllanPurwanti AllanΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • I always liked the Facelifted mk1 LWB& Quad Wheels.

    PSCavalier 95PSCavalier 95Πριν 7 ημέρες
  • The ford Transit is not British.

    SRM Solar radiation management GeoengineeringSRM Solar radiation management GeoengineeringΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Any chance you could replace Paddy with this guy?

    Seen Through HaggisSeen Through HaggisΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Great episode this one

    Sahir DieshSahir DieshΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • You need to make this guy a host!

    James GoldsworthyJames GoldsworthyΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Сто лет это в интернете искал! Top Gear - You're the best!!!

    Владимир КрысенкоВладимир КрысенкоΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • The transit was a better van than the vw transporters that were rear engined. Both are iconic but the transit looks better suited for heavier loads

    Arnold van de WorpArnold van de WorpΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Drive a pickup like a real man. Vans are for pansies

    Akshat SinghalAkshat SinghalΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • I’m pleased that you said traffic moved more gently, because you can not compare a 65 transit to modern vehicles, at the time, it was cutting edge, so what’s basic by today’s standard, was just the ticket and what was needed in 65, worlds best selling van, enough said

    Ross WhiteRoss WhiteΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • The Transit was/is top-gear.

    Eric TyleEric TyleΠριν 8 ημέρες
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