James May’s Unpimp My Ride: Ferrari 308 GTB

  • Published on Mar 24, 2019
  • Unpimp My Ride is back! And James May is back too, this time to cure his Ferrari 308 GTB’s terrible affliction. Watch in hushed awe as he stamps out casualness and reinstates the standard on this very special member of his own private collection. Gasp as a ruined car is transformed before your very eyes. Wonder at how such things could ever have been allowed to happen, etc etc.
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Comments • 804

  • themadplotter
    themadplotter 21 hour ago

    Delete your company.

  • Daathaan
    Daathaan 2 days ago

    Only James would be annoyed at the wrong dust caps. Never change, Captain Slow.

  • djknucklez1
    djknucklez1 3 days ago

    I love James lol

  • Robert R O'Brien , Jr

    Let's go for a ride

  • tone167
    tone167 8 days ago

    Thanks for making smoking cool again, James.

  • sqwidink1
    sqwidink1 12 days ago

    Magnum psi

  • Si Crewe
    Si Crewe 12 days ago

    Tune in for next week's episode, where James fits OEM wiper blades and removes the aftermarket air-freshener.

  • Rod Champ
    Rod Champ 12 days ago

    In 30 years some classics will plummet in value - as everyone that appreciates them will be dead - not this Ferrari I guess

  • nadeem zubair
    nadeem zubair 12 days ago


  • After_Midnight
    After_Midnight 13 days ago

    Honda dust caps add 10 horsepower, now the car is ruined

  • Rych78
    Rych78 13 days ago

    Error of judgement!
    Metal valve caps have an irritating habit of getting water in and then corroding onto the valve. So you cant get the things off!
    Where was the anti seize paste Mr M?!?!?
    ps. That's a proper garage btw! None of this "garage-en-bloc" with no power bs most of us have to contend with!

  • MotoHolota
    MotoHolota 13 days ago

    Another classic saved!

  • shooting stars
    shooting stars 13 days ago

    Lol only James May would pimp a car to that standard then take it away again 🤣🤣

  • Puppu Jinks
    Puppu Jinks 13 days ago

    Such inspiring content

  • Bulletstop75
    Bulletstop75 14 days ago

    James May - RUclip legend.

  • Eze Fernandez
    Eze Fernandez 14 days ago

    standard!! lovely

  • Southern Pimp
    Southern Pimp 14 days ago

    Stock = UwU

  • Harry O
    Harry O 14 days ago

    Beautiful, I loved it before but now, wow.

  • Britishshooter
    Britishshooter 14 days ago +2

    Nah, afraid not, the windscreen wipers are the wrong ones for the year, still not standard sorry.

  • Miggeddy
    Miggeddy 14 days ago

    did those honda caps gave u 5 more hp ? ;p
    but the original tires couldnt handle the power

  • Groenduim
    Groenduim 14 days ago

    I need whatever James is putting in his pipe

  • SMDoktorPepper
    SMDoktorPepper 15 days ago

    And then, Jeremy Clarkson drops an anvil on it.

  • Kyle Goddard
    Kyle Goddard 15 days ago

    Much better.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    Ragnar Lothbrok 15 days ago

    Those English are weird

  • waltzingalma
    waltzingalma 15 days ago

    it is a moto guzzi 850 cal in the background ???

  • Dam A
    Dam A 15 days ago

    Dust Caps = Valve Stem Caps?

  • Simon Bauer
    Simon Bauer 15 days ago

    Is this for a challenge? Haha

  • Dimitris Andreou
    Dimitris Andreou 15 days ago

    I was waiting for a show opposite to rap-hiphop garbage shittyness

  • garethj9757
    garethj9757 15 days ago

    Look at me I own a Ferrari aren’t I great what a wanker

  • Augustin Fabre
    Augustin Fabre 15 days ago

    Geez heavy skills there James

  • Robert Simpson
    Robert Simpson 15 days ago +1

    I never noticed how much the US 5 mph bumpers detract from that shape.

  • D J
    D J 15 days ago

    The English are the unfunniest twats on the planet.

  • Owl Morris
    Owl Morris 16 days ago

    I see some boringly STANDARD motorcycles in the back ground
    that could with some weight reduction and cam fiddling.

  • richard pay
    richard pay 16 days ago

    Annoying music

  • Alex Luna
    Alex Luna 16 days ago


  • Emppu T.
    Emppu T. 16 days ago


  • Daniel Collins
    Daniel Collins 16 days ago

    Beautiful car even though it runs like shit.

  • word man
    word man 16 days ago

    James May....no ordinary man...God bless him

  • Psiberzerker
    Psiberzerker 16 days ago


  • Dirt Rusty
    Dirt Rusty 16 days ago

    TONIGHT!.... James May smokes a bowl.

  • Secret Agent
    Secret Agent 16 days ago

    this video made me hate james may. i liked him before but this video was the absolute worst

  • Charles Pack
    Charles Pack 16 days ago

    Lol those caps cost as much as a whole Honda car😂😂😂

  • Frank Lamagna
    Frank Lamagna 16 days ago

    James is a typical British gent, and an automotive geek all in one!

  • Dave Simmons
    Dave Simmons 16 days ago

    Far too complicated this umpimping lark...

  • Cancun771
    Cancun771 16 days ago

    Time to unpimp ze Auto!1

  • David Punton
    David Punton 16 days ago

    What a tosser.

  • svgwpb
    svgwpb 16 days ago

    James..........making changing dust caps entertaining to watch.

  • Pedro Cardoso
    Pedro Cardoso 16 days ago

    You know your life is at a new low when you end up on youtube watching James May changing dust caps...

  • Filip
    Filip 16 days ago

    Wow he's acting like James may

  • drakey27
    drakey27 16 days ago

    Love the 308 gtb! I had a small toy one which I always thought was a gto.. then at about 7-8 when I discovered it wasn’t i was really disappointed.. but now when i see this it takes me back 30 years to those days!

  • Friendly Piranha
    Friendly Piranha 16 days ago

    James May is so cool he makes all the normal cool guys look quite pale😂

  • Scott Robbins
    Scott Robbins 16 days ago

    Hahaha, fried gold!!

  • robertk5479
    robertk5479 16 days ago

    I always liked the 308 but this is the icing on the cake for me

  • Digital Diggler
    Digital Diggler 16 days ago

    just a ridiculous cunt!! who hangs round with a demented hamster and Nigel Farage's dad

  • Henrik Paulsen
    Henrik Paulsen 16 days ago

    Oh James, please don't ever change. :)

  • Welshboy1981
    Welshboy1981 16 days ago

    Laughing at this while adding a dual battery setup to my for ranger lol

  • drummerboy1066
    drummerboy1066 16 days ago

    It's Brian May !

  • ropewalkingelephant
    ropewalkingelephant 16 days ago

    The music de-emphasised the fantastic dry humour

    • ropewalkingelephant
      ropewalkingelephant 16 days ago

      It would have been better if there was none at all and it was played in real time

  • 章咏华
    章咏华 16 days ago

    who can tell me what's the brand of the shoes

  • Mad Mike
    Mad Mike 16 days ago

    James May talks.... i sleep

  • Kevin McVann
    Kevin McVann 16 days ago

    Is it OCD ?.......or just attention to Detail ?

  • MyDailyUpload
    MyDailyUpload 16 days ago

    14” tyres look like big donuts compared to the rubber bands on modern 18,19 or 20 inch wheels.

  • Pythonis
    Pythonis 17 days ago

    This wasnt even posted on april fools. Dust caps, srs bisnss

    • Tᴏʙɪᴀs Rɪᴇᴘᴇʀ
      Tᴏʙɪᴀs Rɪᴇᴘᴇʀ 16 days ago

      I was actually thinking that this could've been an April Fools joke, but then I remembered it's James May... So bye goes the April-fools-joke...

  • vsm1
    vsm1 17 days ago

    James May is a treasure :)

  • Margo Gallagher
    Margo Gallagher 17 days ago

    Take a pipe

  • Farmer Lamb
    Farmer Lamb 17 days ago

    Yes! A proper pipe! None of this electronic shite! Bless you May!

  • Joseph Arjona
    Joseph Arjona 17 days ago +32

    James changes some dust caps.

    James Smokes a pipe.

    and James Says, Standard!

  • Peter Fitzpatrick
    Peter Fitzpatrick 17 days ago

    Who is this homeless man & why is he not outside under his cardboard box ?? 😅😅
    C'mon James, you're not a fuckin kid anymore, age appropriate dress ffs... and get that mop cut, it's ridiculous.. 😒
    I've heard of shabby chicque but man... 🤡

  • Peter Fitzpatrick
    Peter Fitzpatrick 17 days ago

    Who us this homeless man & why is he not outside under his cardboard box ?? 😅😅
    C'mon James, you're not a fuckin kid anymore, age appropriate dress ffs... and get that mop cut, it's ridiculous.. 😒

  • James Cardenas
    James Cardenas 17 days ago

    Love it

  • Dangalf
    Dangalf 17 days ago

    transformed the car. wow

  • Adam Williams
    Adam Williams 17 days ago


  • fp free
    fp free 17 days ago

    Smoking tobacco is better for the planet than having children. Or cats. So make sure the next thing you throw out the window is not a butt

  • everett carroll
    everett carroll 17 days ago

    i like it when he calls the other gentlemen "infantile pillocks"

  • American Tyranny
    American Tyranny 17 days ago

    Curb feelers came as an option in 77.

  • Chris Mee
    Chris Mee 17 days ago

    That's about the funniest thing, James may has ever done.

  • RD4590
    RD4590 17 days ago

    a brown Ferrari :P

  • 1997 Honda civic
    1997 Honda civic 17 days ago

    Honda dust caps? That basivally makes it a whole different car!

    JMGRICH 17 days ago

    Who runs this channel lol

  • Crisgerard Trillana
    Crisgerard Trillana 17 days ago

    James sounds like when you press the listen button on Google Translate (English).

  • Graham Rushin
    Graham Rushin 17 days ago

    Its a straight pipe

  • Juan Cruz Marquez
    Juan Cruz Marquez 17 days ago

    James is a shitposting god

  • James Wittam
    James Wittam 17 days ago

    is this another video for a grand tour challenge?

  • GallinoMan Gallino
    GallinoMan Gallino 17 days ago +20

    Silly James, everybody knows it’s a fire hazard to smoke next to an old Ferrari

  • TheBlackwolf424
    TheBlackwolf424 17 days ago +1

    Ultimate troll

  • John P
    John P 17 days ago

    Weak, weak, weak.

  • Ben Morris
    Ben Morris 17 days ago


  • Freia Ricola
    Freia Ricola 17 days ago

    Watching James May doing boring shit is more interesting than 99% of all other RUclip channels. Hear that, 99% of all other RUclip channels? A man changing dust caps is more fun than you.

  • costakis
    costakis 17 days ago

    Sod off James! You scared me!!

  • Online R3tard
    Online R3tard 17 days ago +1

    Can’t wait for this episode of the Grand Tour!!!!!

  • Marex Kai
    Marex Kai 17 days ago

    What's your address? I'll send you some nail clippers

  • John MacCormack
    John MacCormack 17 days ago

    @May: I finally have an explanation for liking you, that Cali II in the back, with a windscreen of course, every intelligent cruiser has one, but enough said.

  • AcostaFPV
    AcostaFPV 17 days ago


  • Jay Taylor
    Jay Taylor 17 days ago

    Edge of my seat.......

  • Mat Helm
    Mat Helm 18 days ago +1

    Now if we can get James a pencil moustache and saddle colored interior, he can be Higgins...

  • humbuccaneer84
    humbuccaneer84 18 days ago

    I have a dustcap just like that. don't own a Ferrari so I put it on my empty fire extinguisher instead. I guess I pimped my confetti gun....

  • Eric Gruntfuttock
    Eric Gruntfuttock 18 days ago

    All ths Drivetribe and Grand Tour stuff is plop....lets get the lads back on Top Gear for Christs sake.

    • MAXNAZ 47
      MAXNAZ 47 18 days ago

      Funny, you are the only person who I've heard say that... Top Gear is dead.

  • Vanessa Pucca
    Vanessa Pucca 18 days ago

    I liked him better when he had the Panda

  • OllamhDrab
    OllamhDrab 18 days ago

    Thank you, Mr. May. I guess? People just have this horrible habit of painting 308s in Ferarri red, though. Somehow it just looks terrible. Someone needs t save all the non-red Ferarris .

  • ShmuelWeintraub
    ShmuelWeintraub 18 days ago +1

    Let me guess.... Murray's Erinmore?