Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear Lancia ‘waiting in a field’ after failed attempts to buy car
Top Gear fan finds Jeremy Clarkson's car from classic episode
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Last year, YouTuber Alaska to Africa hunted down Clarkson’s Lancia Beta Coupe and James May’s Mercedes used on the show. The cars were found rotting in fields with the YouTuber promising he would look into buying the cars and returning them to their former glory.
However, providing an update to fans, he warned securing a deal for the cars was “next to impossible due to the pandemic.
He said buying Clarkson’s Lancia could require two foreign trips which were “not happening” due to current travel restrictions.
He still hopes the “planets will align” which will allow him to buy the car and export it abroad for work to be completed.
Alaska to Africa said: “Figured it’s about time I posted an update on the Top Gear Botswana cars.
“The hard part now, at least with the Lancia, the car is registered in South Africa. Currently, it’s in Botswana in the bush outside Maun.
“The owner is in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe as far as I know is in a lockdown.
“Just right now getting all that paperwork together and getting everything down is next to impossible.”
He added: “I think we’d have to have a trip to South Africa and to Zimbabwe to sort everything out.
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“Right now it’s just not happening, It’s a shame we found them in the middle of this pandemic.
“Hopefully one day all the planets will align and we will be able to get the car here and registered to Botswana for it to be exported somewhere where it can be restored.
“The problem isn’t the buyers, the problem is the legalities on this end and nothing is coming together.
“I wish I had more news for you guys but it’s still waiting in that field waiting to be restored.”
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