Nik Greene was born in St Albans in 1964, before moving with his family to Norfolk for a farming life. Having always had an interest in cars, Nik got into the classic car scene soon after buying his first Jaguar at the age of 20.
Joining theJaguar Drivers’ club led to his first steps into writing, initially writing newsletter articles, and then as a Jaguar S-Type model representative, writing monthly articles. This became more serious when contacted by Paul Skilleter, the eminent Jaguar historian, to write a few articles for his new magazine Jaguar Quarterly. This opened the door to regular copy writing for other classic car magazines.
Not satisfied just ‘owning’ a classic car, Nik always threw himself deeply into the history and design of the vehicles he owned and restored, which led to a good knowledge base based in practical experience. As Nik often said:
“There is no better way of knowing your car than by taking it apart, whether physically or historically.”
Nik’s first Mercedes was a W123 280TE, and, being a lover of quality and precision design and engineering, his love for the marque grew, encompassing the robust Mercedes G-Wagen then the S-Class 126.
After moving to France in 2004, he went on to buy and restore many old Citroëns and Renaults, but never moved completely lost his love of the Mercedes marque.
Nik still continued to own his beloved G-Wagen after nearly 20 years, and having previously owned four 126s, he settled on a very rare 126 560SE which remained a pampered part of his collection.