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In the Botswana Special, Richard bought an Opel Kadett that he named Oliver. Jeremy and James found the fact that Hammond gave the car a name hilarious and never stopped ridiculing him throughout the episode. Richard drove the Opel all the way across the spine of Africa without a modification. The only problem he encountered was that it broke down after driving into a river, which required replacing all of the electrical system. After the journey was complete, Richard brought it back to the UK. Since then, it appeared in the £5,000 Lorry Challenge, and in the show Richard Hammond's Blast Lab.

Oliver in the river

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