Facel Vega was the last French Sports and Luxury car manufacturer in history, celebrated as the challenger of no less than Maserati, Ferrari and Aston Martin.
Successor of the mythical Bentley Continental R for luxury, speed and prestige, the Facel Vega HK2 was the epitome of wealth, elegance and power… Probably the most exclusive and costly Gran Tourismo of the sixties, it was the automobile of the happy few.
With over 250 km/h and a timeless, breathtaking beauty, the Facel II was the automobile of the elite: Stirling Moss, Frank Sinatra, Maurice Trintignant, the Shah of Iran, the King of Morocco, Prince Saoud of Arabia, Prince Charles of Belgium, the President of Mexico, Joan Collins, Tony Curtis, Anthony Quinn, Ringo Starr, Ava Gardner and Pablo Picasso all drove Facel Vegas.
Comparable to the contemporary Ferrari 500 Superfast, Aston Martin DB5 or Maserati 5000 GT for fascinating beauty, speed and prestige.
This incredible example exemplifies the characteristics of the best in breed. It is one of approximately 13 examples built with the 6.7L Chrysler high deck (RB) V8, dual 4 barrel carburetors and 4 speed Pont a Mousson manual transmission. This extraordinary power plant delivers an astonishing 390 BHP, making it one of the top performers of its time. Additional features include: Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Windows, Dual Power Radio Antenna and Borrani wire wheels.
The car has benefited from a comprehensive and meticulous restoration commissioned by it current, long term owner. Presented in a rich Cabernet metallic exterior with a Cream Beige leather interior, the combination is stunning. The body panels are straight and flat with beautiful symmetry at the gaps. The chrome is gleaming and bright.
Mechanically, the car is outstanding. It runs very strong and smooth as evidence of being properly reconditioned and sorted. It has a throaty rumble appropriate of its muscular engine. This provides and interesting contrast to the exceptionally refined and luxurious interior and appointments. The aircraft inspired dashboard is beautiful and houses an array of properly functioning gages and instruments. It is indeed a wonderful automobile.
This is definitely one of the finest HK2s in existence.