Facel Vega

French Project: 1961 Facel Vega Facellia

Who first moved a car’s engine from under a hatch beneath its seat into its front end? That would be Panhard Levassor – also responsible for creating the saloon car. Who patented the supercharger? Louis Renault, of course. And… more»

Unbelievable 230 Car Barn Find Stash!

One of the best stories you can learn about when tracking barn finds is a massive cache of vehicles that no one seemingly knew about. According to the auction listing description, this collection in Europe was built without much… more»

Rare French Classic: 1960 Facel Vega HK500

Facel was a French company that initially provided steel components and coachbuilding services for other vehicle manufacturers. It began producing its own vehicles in 1954, rolling out its first handbuild Vega HK500 in 1959. Our feature car rolled out… more»

Rare Hemi-Powered 1956 Facel Vega Barn Find!

UPDATE – The seller of this incredibly rare Facel Vega has listed it with us as a Classified, which you can view here! In their ad, they’ve included additional photos of the car, which is a huge plus with… more»

CLASSIFIED AD: 1957 Facel Vega FV3

We’ve had some amazing finds come through the Barn Finds Classifieds, but this could be one of the rarest and most incredible yet! With just 45 Facel Vega FV3s having been built and 30 remaining, this is one rare… more»

Hemi Powered! 1957 Facel Vega FV2

OK, I am recognizing a trend here. I gravitate towards higher-end, large, two-door European coupes like this Jensen Interceptor and this Bristol 411. What’s the draw? Probably the big Mopar V8 engine and here’s a third one to make… more»

French Luxury American Muscle: 1960 Facel-Vega

I’ve long admired these lovely and very French automobiles, whose elegant exterior hides the powerful American muscle underneath. They made an impression—French existentialist Albert Camus was killed in his friend’s speeding HK500 in 1960. What we have here is… more»

Rare French Classic: 1960 Facel-Vega

When I look back at all of the various cars that I have written about for Barn Finds, I have definitely written about many that have been in a sadder state than this 1960 Facel-Vega, but I doubt that… more»

Worth The Effort? 1962 Facel Vega HK500

From 1954 through 1964 Facel produced some of the sharpest looking “executive express” cars in the world. Known first as the “Vega” and then the “HK500” (and eventually the “Excellence”) these cars were big, stylish and fast. This one… more»

Convertible Conversion: 1956 Facel Vega FV2

The Facel Vega FV2 was built between November 1955 and March 1956. With such a short production run from a small manufacturer build numbers are always going to be low. In fact, this FV2 is one of only 30… more»

$21K! 1962 Facel Vega Facellia F2 Sport Coupé

This 1962 Facel Vega Facellia F2 Sport Coupé is on Craigslist with an asking price of $21,000. It’s in Napa County in California wine country. As if a person needed another reason to visit that beautiful area.

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