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The owner of this Facel Vega set its speedo low – to fool his wife  Goodwood Road and Racing

The connection with Rob Walker? It was his car. Rob Walker was a famous fan of the ultra-expensive and exclusive French luxury coupes, and owned this 1962 ...

Goodwood Road and Racing
The Facel Vega is known as the sexiest four-seater for a reason  Classic Driver

For the few who own the finest” — the provocative tagline of Facel Vega married perfectly with the seductive lines and American grunt of the firm's decadent ...

Classic Driver
Are collectors ready to say 'oui' to French classic cars?  The ClassicCars.com Journal

Propelled by stunning exhibits at the Mullin Automotive Museum and a special class at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, French cars are making a ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Rare Rides: A 1957 Facel Vega Typhoon, for Luxurious People  The Truth About Cars

Built in France to exacting specifications, this rare and impeccably restored Facel Vega is powered by a 5.8-liter Chrysler V8.

The Truth About Cars
A Beautiful 1963 Facel Vega Facel II Is Going Under the Hammer  autoevolution

When ordinary people hear about France, the first things that come to their minds are perfumes, Eiffel Tower, cheese or wines. Car enthusiasts, on the other ...

autoevolution
Ringo Starr's Facel Vega up for sale  Telegraph.co.uk

A Facel Vega bought by Ringo Starr in 1964 is expected to sell for up to £350000 at auction.

Telegraph.co.uk
The Facel Vega Was The Choice Of Stars And Royalty From Day One  Jalopnik

If you've been restoring classic cars for more than a decade after an unfortunate garage fire kicked off your career, it's only natural to choose a Facel Vega for a ...

Jalopnik
Artcurial lists featured vehicles for 'Champs' auction in Paris  The ClassicCars.com Journal

A private collection of a quartet of Facel Vegas, a one-owner 1972 Porsche 911 2.4S and a 1937 BMW 328 roadster highlight the docket for Artcurial Motorcars' ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Ringo Starr's Facel Vega could raise half million at auction - Autoblog  Autoblog

Bonhams will be auctioning off Ringo Starr's 1964 Facel Vega Facel II, an extremely rare sports coupe, on December 1.

Autoblog
Facel Vega HK500 stars at auction  Telegraph.co.uk

Costing more than a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing and three times as rare, the Facel Vega HK500 exuded opulent exclusivity and was in its element blasting across ...

Telegraph.co.uk
Mercedes 300 SL roadster tops Artcurial's 'Champs' auction  The ClassicCars.com Journal

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Paris, Artcurial Motorcar's 14th annual Automobiles sur les Champs auction of collector cars sent 48 vehicles to new owners, ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Lancia or Facel Vega – Finding the ultimate Gentleman's GT  Classic Driver

If you were looking for a 1960s Grand Touring car, the obvious choices include the Jaguar E-type and Ferrari 275 GTB. But what if your taste is a little more ...

Classic Driver
Ex-Ringo Starr Facel Vega goes under the hammer  Classic Driver

It was the Bentley Continental GT Speed of the rock and roll era: the luxurious yet brutal Facel Vega. Ringo Starr owned one - and that very car will be auctioned ...

Classic Driver
The Pinnacle Of French Elegance: A Facel Vega In Paris  Jalopnik

I won carspotting in Paris: here is a Facel Vega rounding the Place de la Nation on a beautiful May day.

Jalopnik
Barn find Facel Vega discovered on Minnesota farm sells for $209509  AutoWeek

Facel Vegas aren't often seen on our roads (or in our barns) so you can imagine what finding a Facel Vega in a Minnesota barn must have been like. Actually ...

AutoWeek
Ringo Starr's Facel Vega Facel II  Stuff.co.nz

Starr and his car: Ringo Starr seen here at his Weybridge home soon after buying his pride and joy in 1964.

Stuff.co.nz
Is This The Prettiest Car Auction In The World?  Jalopnik

The rich of the world are gathering in Paris for another glut of extraordinarily expensive classic cars up at auction, this time from Bonhams. What makes this ...

Jalopnik
Muscle cars, European-style with American V8s under their hoods  The ClassicCars.com Journal

Muscles cars were not unique to the United States as a number of European brands installed American V8s into their cars for strong, reliable performance.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
A well-chosen classic car can put you on the road to returns  Independent.ie

Over the last decade, the global market for high-end classic cars has grown at a phenomenal rate to the point where they regularly outperform other collectibles ...

Independent.ie
The Classic Grand Tour 2018  Autocar

All the lovely sights from a very special classic tour.

Autocar
Internet Find of the Day: 1961 Facel-Vega HK500 Coupe  autoevolution

This spectacular display of chrome and deep blue paint is one of only 489 models built and is the only one specially ordered with a sunroof. The 40-year old ...

autoevolution
Eight Foreign Favorites from the 2018 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance  Automobile

The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance continued its long-standing tradition of taking over Roger Sherman Baldwin Park for 2018.

Automobile
From smuggling watches to racing at Le Mans: This Delahaye has lived the most exciting life  Goodwood Road and Racing

Whisky heir Rob Walker's wealth allowed him to indulge his passion for cars: Gullwings, Dinos, Facel Vegas… you get the drift. They came and went, the sale of ...

Goodwood Road and Racing
Render: Facel Vega HK Coupé Shows Its Face  GTspirit

The Facel Vega HK Coupé has finally shown its face. Read the article here for more details about the revived French manufacturer of luxury cars.

GTspirit
Stock Check: Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars  Classic Driver

With a stock list that typically exceeds 200 motorcars, it's small wonder that variety is the spice of life at Hyman Ltd. in Missouri, USA. But just how diverse its ...

Classic Driver
Classic Grand Tour 2018  AutoClassics

The French sure know how to put on a show – and this classic event rolls concours, driving and displays into one spectacular weekend. AutoClass...

AutoClassics
The stars of the annual Retro Classics Stuttgart extravaganza  The Independent

The home of both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz is Stuttgart. So when the Retro Classics show rolls into town, it's a sure-fire bet both brands will be well ...

The Independent
Old World Style, New World Power – A History of Merging European Design with American Displacement  The Truth About Cars

Americans and Europeans had similarly themed but opposite problems after World War II. Thankfully, a handful of men solved them together.

The Truth About Cars
The Top 10 Head-Turners from the 2016 Villa d’Este Concours  Automobile

The winners always wow, but even those that don't win grab your attention. These are the ten cars we think turned the most heads during VdE 2016.

Automobile
Here's why Retromobile is the Frenchest car show in the world  autoweek.com

I get to visit a lot of high-end vintage car shows. It's a fortunate job perk. Sadly, when repeated over time, exclusive experiences like this—attending a Hollywood ...

autoweek.com
10 Coolest Things at Paris Retromobile  Automobile

PARIS, France — As a confirmed (certifiable?) enthusiast of old weird cars, it seems implausible that I've let 39 editions of Retromobile Exhibition pass without ...

Automobile
Bonhams’ London Auction  Automobile Magazine

A look back at highlights of Bonhams' 2014 London auction event.

Automobile Magazine
Best of French and Italian car owners endure the dust and heat  Classic Car News

'Best of France and Italy” is not a concours d'elegance. It is a chance for Los Angeles area owners and fans of a specific, under-served, group of enthusiast cars ...

Classic Car News
Ten Cars That Deserve A Restomod  Jalopnik

Some cars are absolute pieces of art. They are rolling sculptures, delighting man, woman, and child alike. Also, they drive like crap. Here's a list of classics that ...

Jalopnik
An Incredibly Rare 1981 Lamborghini Countach Could Be Yours  autoevolution

A beautiful example of automotive art is going to be auctioned at Race Retro by Silverstone Auctions between February 26 and 28, 2016. It's a 1981 ...

autoevolution
11 coolest things in the world this week  British GQ

Spanning 5,400 sq ft, this magnificent Trousdale property used to belong to The King himself, and it can be yours, too. (Well, for £2,290 a night it can.) You might ...

British GQ
Great, lame or both: France's luxury barges  Autocar

Looking back at France's greatest luxury saloon hits and misses.

Autocar
1968 Challenger II sets piston-driven speed record  Pistonheads.com

The story of Danny Thompson's Challenger II is a fascinating one; originally built by his father Mickey Thompson in 1968 (and replacing Challenger I, which went ...

Pistonheads.com
Land Rover Series II Defender: Spotted  Pistonheads.com

In a story last week I accidentally referred to a Series II Defender when, as anyone with even half a brain will tell you, the Series II Land Rover and the Defender ...

Pistonheads.com
Meet The First Lamborghini Countach With A Giant Wing  Jalopnik

Lamborghini upgraded the original Countach to LP400 S specification officially after two prototypes were built for customers who demanded Pirelli's new P7 tires ...

Jalopnik
From Tuskegee Airman to Racing Godfather, Jim Barbour Is the Living Legend You Don’t Know About  Jalopnik

Ninety-two year old James Barbour III is tough in an unusual kind of way. The stereotypical tough guy grimaces and fights and struggles. Instead, Jim has the ...

Jalopnik
Rare Rides: The Extremely Luxurious 1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible  The Truth About Cars

The Rare Rides series started off in the early part of 2017 with a concept Ghia that was all Ford underneath. A year later we featured the Quicksilver, which wore ...

The Truth About Cars
The rare, the old and the odd at Lucky Auctions' Spring Classic  Classic Car News

Deriving treasure from trash was the business model of refuse-collection magnate Harold E. LeMay, whose collection of cars and collectibles once held a World ...

Classic Car News
From James Dean to Grace Kelly - 9 iconic celebrity car crash deaths  Irish Mirror

A new book looks at the tragic circumstances of the fatal road crashes involving celebrities which have fascinated the world.

Irish Mirror
1985 Honda City Turbo II Bulldog - Buy This and This  RoadandTrack.com

The Honda City II was a tiny car with big performance. The Motocompo was a scooter that fit in its trunk. Buy them both and be a JDM legend.

RoadandTrack.com
A 2014 Youabian Puma Is Up for Sale at James Edition  autoevolution

I'm sure you haven't heard the words exotic and monster truck together until now. Neither have I, but this is the description of the Youabian Puma that is now for ...

autoevolution
Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 - Auction Preview  Sports Car Digest

Auction preview and information about the Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 sale, to be held January 15 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Arizona during auction week.

Sports Car Digest
RM Sotheby's Could Break Arizona Auction Record with a 1937 Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster  autoevolution

Regarded as one of the most prestigious and most beautiful automobiles of the interwar years, the Mercedes-Benz 540 K rapidly made itself noticed in that ...

autoevolution
Collector Classics: 'Big Ford’ was built with speed to burn  driving.ca

The first post-Second World War vehicles produced by Ford at its Dagenham plant were certainly very different from the type of vehicles the Brits were ...

driving.ca
Wealth preservation society: Why 'barn-finds' are breaking records  Classic Driver

Already evidenced several times in 2014, cars in 'barn-find' condition appear to be gaining in popularity at an unprecedented rate. Classic Driver investigates by ...

Classic Driver
Porsche 911 GT2 RS vs 911 GT3 RS  Pistonheads.com

Is a Motorsport 911 better with or without turbos? Time to find out! | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
2013 Wilton Classic and Supercar preview - Telegraph  Telegraph.co.uk

Supercars old and new will be at the fifth Wilton Classic and Supercar on August 4.

Telegraph.co.uk
Renault 5 Turbo 2: Spotted  Pistonheads.com

Safety. The word has been a mainstay of the motoring industry for decades, with manufacturers and motorsport associations alike searching for ways to keeping ...

Pistonheads.com
Jerry Seinfeld Is Auctioning Off Some of His Classic Porsches  autoevolution

If you've got the money, you now can become the proud owner of some classic Porsches belonging to Jerry Seinfeld. They will be auctioned off at the Amelia ...

autoevolution
Goodwood Revival 2014: living theatre brings the past to life  Telegraph.co.uk

The sheer amount of historical re-enactions at the Goodwood Revival always takes newcomers by surprise. Here are just a few of the many highlights.

Telegraph.co.uk
Fifty years on - cars that survived the hard road  New Zealand Herald

Peter Snell breaks the world record for the mile and 800m; two members of the Soviet Legation in Wellington are expelled for spying; folk hero-criminal Geor.

New Zealand Herald
Bonhams Paris Grand Palais 2014 - Auction Report  Sports Car Digest

Report and analysis on the Bonhams Paris Grand Palais 2014 sale from Auction Editor Rick Carey, including full results and auction details.

Sports Car Digest
Aston sells Vanquish design to 'third party'  Pistonheads.com

Aston Martin has made the bizarre decision to sell the designs and tooling for its Vanquish just a few months after the super-GT went out of production.

Pistonheads.com
Equipe Europe - Profile and Photo Gallery  Sports Car Digest

Profile and photo gallery of historic race and restoration shop, Equipe Europe. Includes history of how Yvan Mahe started Equipe Europe.

Sports Car Digest
Beatles' 'Help!' jackets are going up for auction  Today.com

"Beatles for Sale" was the title of the Fab Four's fourth album. 50 years later, it's still an on-the-nose phrase, as the coats Ringo Starr and George Harrison wore ...

Today.com
Barn find Jaguar E-Type being restored to 1962 glory  driving.ca

A vaguely worded classified ad, saying only “Jaguar for Sale,” resulted in a once-in-a-lifetime deal for an Edmonton-area E-Type Jaguar enthusiast.

driving.ca
Our favourites at the 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este  Classic Driver

With new classes formed and some less-than-traditional cars making up the entry list, the organisers of this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este placed ...

Classic Driver
Clive James’s The River in the Sky: epic poem as the force is fading  The Australian

There was a time when readers regarded Clive Jamess poetry in much the same way art lovers regarded Winston Churchills oil paintings: as ancillary matter to ...

The Australian
Paul Stephens Le Mans Classic Clubsport  Pistonheads.com

Okay, so there's been quite a bit of Porsche *content* lately, which no doubt won't be to everyone's tastes, but hopefully we can all agree that a new Nurburgring ...

Pistonheads.com
40 years of Driver Assistance Systems  Pistonheads.com

Electronic inventions have been saving lives for four decades - here's how it all began | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Beatles and The Rolling Stones: Rock & Rollers...and Bentleys, and Astons: Who had the best cars?  Daily Mail

On the Beatles side, there's no denying Paul McCartney's taste. On the Stones side? Brian Jones ran a Rolls-Royce while Mick Jagger ran a Bentley.

Daily Mail
Rolls-Royce and Bentley collection to be auctioned  Telegraph.co.uk

A 'barn find' treasure trove of 13 Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars is being sold at auction on October 16.

Telegraph.co.uk
PH Service History: Real-life Bond cars  Pistonheads.com

"Do you expect me to talk?" "No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die - when you see these prices!" | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Aston pitches new Zagato for £6m - a pair  Pistonheads.com

Fancy a DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and a brand-new DBS GT Zagato in one package? Gaydon has you covered | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
McLaren Speedtail revealed as 250mph trendsetter  Pistonheads.com

The Speedtail is a departure for McLaren in more ways than one. For one thing, it's the first time that the firm has opted to officially unveil a new model so far ...

Pistonheads.com
HMS Prince of Wales: PH Meets  Pistonheads.com

When it comes to numbers, few are keener on statistics than car enthusiasts. Then you meet the crew, engineers and brains behind HMS Prince of Wales and ...

Pistonheads.com
Lister Storm II in the works  Pistonheads.com

The recently launched Thunder is just the beginning; Lister wants to get back to building hypercars | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32): PH Used Buying Guide  Pistonheads.com

Get the low-down on the potential pitfalls of Nissan's fabled R32 GT-R | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
PH Origins: Direct fuel injection  Pistonheads.com

How a pretty little two-stroke coupe pipped Mercedes-Benz's 300 SL to the direct-injection post | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
PH Origins: Front-wheel drive  Pistonheads.com

How the struggling post-WWI German economy brought about the widespread adoption of FWD | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
PH Origins: Sequential turbocharging  Pistonheads.com

Porsche brought sequential turbocharging into the limelight in 1986 but it dates back much further than that | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40: Spotted  Pistonheads.com

Want a retro go-anywhere 4x4 that looks the business and isn't a Defender? We have just the car | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
PH Origins: The 'Hemi' combustion chamber  Pistonheads.com

The quest for more power led to the development of the hemispherical combustion chamber decades before Chrysler arrived | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Rare Bugatti Veyron spotted in the supercar capital of the world  Torque News

A one-off rare Bugatti Veyron Sang Bleu was spotted in a city that is crawling with the most expensive supercars in the world.

Torque News
Twisted decides the fate of its last 80 Defenders  Pistonheads.com

Firm will divide and conquer with what remains of its once 240-strong stockpile of 'new' Land Rover Defenders | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
PH Service History: In an ordinary world  Pistonheads.com

Scrof laments the passing of a time when even the most bog-standard family hatchbacks were sweet to drive | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Senna kart under the hammer at RM Sotheby's London  Pistonheads.com

There's all manner of good stuff up for auction at Battersea tonight. 1982 'Octopussy' Tuk-Tuk, anyone? | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Bentley GT vs Ariel Nomad vs McLaren 570S  Pistonheads.com

We took a very British trio to Dartmoor earlier this month. We nearly didn't come back | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Land Rover Series II Cuthbertson Classic: Spotted  Pistonheads.com

Some may be familiar with the Cuthbertson name, though many will not. Don't worry if you are in the latter group, it's quite niche knowledge, as evidenced by the ...

Pistonheads.com
PH Preview: 2018 Monterey Car Week  Pistonheads.com

From the outside at least, it looks like Monterey Car Week & Concours is as close as it gets to nirvana for petrolheads. For a week in California during August, ...

Pistonheads.com
Lancia Delta HF Integrale: PH Used Buying Guide  Pistonheads.com

Tempted by a classic Italian hot hatch with a substantial stack of motorsport pedigree? Here's what you need to know... | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
McLaren 600LT revealed: Update!  Pistonheads.com

UPDATE - 11-07-2018. So with the dynamic debut of the 600LT fast approaching (we're about 24hrs away, in fact), Woking has furnished us with a little more ...

Pistonheads.com
PH Fleet: Renaultsport Clio 182  Pistonheads.com

PH is never without a hot Clio for long. This one's been around for a bit longer than most, however... | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Aston Martin finally builds the Cygnet we deserve  Pistonheads.com

It's not often that you read about the length of a torque tube in the opening paragraph of a car's press bumf - but in the case of the one-off V8 Cygnet, it's a ...

Pistonheads.com
PH Origins: Autonomous emergency braking  Pistonheads.com

How the quest for improved safety led to the development of automatic braking - all the way back in the 1950s... | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
McLaren 720S GT3 goes on sale  Pistonheads.com

Wealthy racers after a new car, see this: McLaren's 650S GT3 replacement is now on sale, priced from £440000 | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
PH Origins: Turbocharging  Pistonheads.com

How the quest for improved engine efficiency led to the development of one of the preferred power-adding systems | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
De Havilland Tiger Moth: PH Heroes  Pistonheads.com

No, it's not a car. But rarely has hero status been more befitting than for a plane which helped to prepare the few | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
The £100k Honda NSX: Spotted  Pistonheads.com

The NSX hits big money, but can it really be worth so much? | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
Rolls-Royce 'Special': Reader's Car of the Week  Pistonheads.com

New PHer Dodgey1 has only been a member for a day, but has already made a more noteworthy contribution to the forums than most of us can in several years.

Pistonheads.com
In Classic Car Auctions, Value Is Subjective  New York Times

It can be difficult to tell when a classic car is going to make a lot of money at auction and when it will fail to meet the seller's expectations. So much of it is ...

New York Times
806hp McLaren 720S by Novitec - with video  Pistonheads.com

Nobody anywhere has ever said that the McLaren 720S is not fast enough because it definitely, without a doubt is fast enough. The rear-wheel drive supercar ...

Pistonheads.com
Brakes & Breakfast Sunday Service 29/07  Pistonheads.com

Our eighth Sunday *Service* installment of the year (eight already?!) sees us heading to a brand new venue many of you may already be familiar with... Alcon ...

Pistonheads.com
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: Official  Pistonheads.com

When was the last time that Aston Martin directly challenged Ferrari? Not in terms of desirability or performance or any of the usual Top Trumps metrics, but in ...

Pistonheads.com
PH Origins: Active four-wheel steering  Pistonheads.com

How early electric and four-wheel-drive vehicle development prompted the adoption of active four-wheel steering | PistonHeads.

Pistonheads.com
 

Facel Vega Facel II Videos

FACEL VEGA II 1962 - Test Drive in top gear | Engine sound | SCC TV
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FACEL VEGA II 1962 - Test Drive in top gear | Engine sound | SCC TV
The Facel Vega Facel II is a Luxurious Brute
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The Facel Vega Facel II is a Luxurious Brute
Top Gear Facel Vega HK500
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Top Gear Facel Vega HK500
Facel Vega Facel II 1964, un chef d'oeuvre
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Facel Vega Facel II 1964, un chef d'oeuvre
Facel Vega - What you didn't know
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Facel Vega - What you didn't know
Facel Vega Facel II (type HK2) 1963
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Facel Vega Facel II (type HK2) 1963
Facel Vega 2 & Facel Vega Excellence Full HD 1080p
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Facel Vega 2 & Facel Vega Excellence Full HD 1080p
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1965 Facel-Vega Facel II Coupe | Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
1965 Facel-Vega Facel II Coupe | Hyman Ltd. Classic Cars
1962 Facel Vega Facel II History, Pictures, Sales Value ...
1962 Facel Vega Facel II History, Pictures, Sales Value ...
1962 Facel Vega Facel II Coupé
1962 Facel Vega Facel II Coupé
1962 Facel Vega Facel-II UK-spec classic supercar f ...
1962 Facel Vega Facel-II UK-spec classic supercar f ...
Facel Vega Facel II 1962 | Speed8 Classics
Facel Vega Facel II 1962 | Speed8 Classics
Facel Vega HK500 (1959) – Photo Gallery - InspirationSeek.com
Facel Vega HK500 (1959) – Photo Gallery - InspirationSeek.com
Photo FACEL VEGA FACEL II - médiatheque Motorlegend.com
Photo FACEL VEGA FACEL II - médiatheque Motorlegend.com
Facel Vega II interior | 1962 - 1964 Facel Vega 2. This is ...
Facel Vega II interior | 1962 - 1964 Facel Vega 2. This is ...
Facel Vega Concept : La renaissance ? - Blog Automobile
Facel Vega Concept : La renaissance ? - Blog Automobile
Photo FACEL VEGA FV2 Cabriolet cabriolet 1957 ...
Photo FACEL VEGA FV2 Cabriolet cabriolet 1957 ...
 

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Facel Vega Facel II Wiki

The Facel Vega 'Facel II' was a French grand touring car produced by Facel Vega between the years 1962 and 1964.By 1962 the Paris-based company was facing bankruptcy. The Facel II was to be the company's last attempt to create a luxury GT car in the French tradition. Jean Daninos, Facel's founder and president, said of the Facel II, "The HK 500 was the most interesting car we ever made but the Facel II was by far the best. It was totally 'elegant' .The Facel Vega company advertised the Facel II as "Le Coupé 4-places le plus rapide du Monde" ('The Fastest 4-seater Coupé in the World'). Sports Car Graphic described it as a "luxurious brute". Bernard Cahier, a race-driver who tested the car in 1962, said of an early version (without the later limited-slip differential) that "the huge output of the Chrysler engine made it easy to spin wheels at light throttle pressure."