James May’s 1984 Mercedes Wagon Fish Tank – Feed The World
In a bid to deliver fresh fish to a starving village in central Mozambique, James converted his Mercedes into a fishtank to allow for easy transportation. Unfortunately, there was one serious issue that made driving this estate very difficult.
Whenever May braked, a wave of water would splash into the front of the car, soaking him to the skin. Also, thanks to the added weight of the water, it was now 0.7 tonnes heavier than the standard car, meaning it was incredibly slow (like its driver), and easily stuck. This was obviously incredible funny for Clarkson and Hammond who were in stitches watching May attempt driving.