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I Un-Ironically Love Top Gear's Bad Joke Cars This Time

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Top Gear has a habit of making its hosts build cars that are objectively idiotic. But I’ll be damned if I don’t absolutely love the rat rod luxury sedan race cars that Chris Harris, Matt LeBlanc and Rory Reid are driving in a new episode.

As Harris explains in this walk-around video, the lads basically had the guidelines of buying once-illustrious European land yachts for approximately the price of a Dacia Sandero, which translates to just shy of $8,000 from British currency.

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They ended up with a massively depreciated Mercedes, Bentley and Rolls-Royce in slightly varying degrees of crap condition and proceeded to cover them with stickers, strip the interiors and mount some cool wheels.

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I mean no irony whatsoever when I say that all three of these cars look freaking awesome, in my humble opinion. Especially the Bentley, because I’m a sucker for green and numbers painted into grilles. Though Reid’s purple camo is a very creative and Harris’ Benz is a cool callback to actual old AMG race cars. Ugh, see what I mean? They’re all sweet!

Obviously I would have to be just a regular sucker to buy any of these cars and expects to be getting a good deal. As Harris points out in the video, any of these cars in their current condition would demand a Herculean effort in time and money to maintain. But I’m glad the Top Gear crew is taking on the onus, if briefly, for our entertainment.

Jalopnik Staffer from 2013 to 2020, now Editor-In-Chief at Car Bibles

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Arch Duke Maxyenko, Shit Talk Extraordinaire

Would it kill AMG to make a new Red Pig out of an S63 sedan, but actually sell it to the public this time? They could make 350 of them and sell every single one for profit.