The Green Monster
This piece was sent to me as interesting feedback from a gentleman in
My Green Monster
This beautiful car was bought by me in October 2003 in
In the mid of 1996 he sold the car to a car dealer named Nightingale Ltd, from whom Mr. Farthing bought the car.
Mr. Jim Marland took the car 1996 into his workshop and refurbished a lot of things. It's proven by a small aluminium plate mounted on the firewall. In 2001 Mr. S. Dismorr bought it. The car was running fine but suffered from overheating.
Update 1st January 2005
The car is now fitted with XJ6 2-circuit brake equipment and 3.8 engine triple SU HD8 Carbs. I'm just working on a new wiring loom, this comes with the friendly help of Mr. Marland, new original instruments made by Vintage Restorations. In the meantime I have refurbished the radiator, changed the lights, fitted an alternator and I'm now just waiting for a new carpet, of course again in red. Next thing for next year is to change front and rear GRP parts for aluminium. The time has passed by and a lot of things happened with the “Green Monster”
of all she got a complete new wiring loom with the friendly help of Jim Marland.
the meantime the authentic rev, speedo and ammeter produced by “Vintage
Restorations” are now properly fitted….and they look great!! I
did a little change in the left hand dashboard; It´s now made of nice aluminium
and completed with a HALDA Speedmaster.
In May she passed MOT without any problems. A slight problem occurred on the
ferry to Harwich when a not properly fixed Saab rolled back and stuck its hook
in Green Monsters grill. Sometimes sh.. happens.
the car runs fine and I planned a trip to
On my way back through
Look at the pics, they give some impressions. News about Green Monster and me will follow from time to time.