HK500 at Goodwood

Sorry not get any pics – Bonhams block you from copying them, it’s their loss – but an HK500 is coming up for sale at their Goodwood sale this weekend, at the Members’ meeting. The car featured is a left hand drive HK500, chassis number Z8. This is a car that was originally delivered in…

A King’s Excellence

It’s always good when a Facel turns up anywhere, so rare are they, but when an unexpected car turns up in an unexpected country it’s especially good. That’s the case of a rare Excellence EX2 spotted by Miguel Sanchez, editor of the Spanish classic car magazine La Escuderia, at the Retro Malaga classic car exhibition…

Facel 11 for sale

It’s not often that a Facel 11 is offered for sale in the UK but chassis A172 comes up at Historics auction at Ascot in Berkshire on March 2. The car needs total restoration but looks complete. It is estimated at £135-165,000. Chassis number A172 has led an interesting life. It was shown at the…

Presswatch – Facel Vegas mentioned in the press

I have been a little lax recently regarding press coverage of Facels but I have two particular sightings to report. The first is a five page feature in Classic Car of March on my own Facel 11 by Ivan Ostroff. It’s entitled ‘Rob Walker’s Mystical Mistress’ as this car belonged to him, and I was…

Rare Excellence available

The rarest of the big engined Facels imported into the UK was undoubtedly the Excellence, Jean Daninos’s unsuccessful attempt at a four door, four seater limousine. According to records, just 14 right hand drive cars made it to the UK, and of those 14, five have since gone abroad again, leaving nine. Three of those…

Retromobile 2018

  Retromobile, the fantastically popular classic car show held annually In Paris, took place last week with the usual excellent turnout of Facel Vegas. The Amicale Facel Vega – the French owners club – took pride of place with their stand on which was exhibited the prototype Facellia which became Jean Daninos’s personal transport. As…

Sale update

Now is as good a time as there will ever be to buy a Facel Vega. I did a quick flit around a couple of websites, checked out some upcoming auctions and came up with 34 Facel Vegas for sale around the world – well, Europe or the USA. I’m not going to go through…

HK500 for sale and Lorkin article

On e-bay at the moment is an HK500 for sale from Steve Grey’s Brooklands Motor company. Steve has had a number of HK500s and even prepared one for historic saloon car racing, although I haven’t yet seen this car on the track. The car for sale is a left hand drive machine although there’s not…

Facel press watch

Press watch July 2017 As you may know, I periodically review certain magazines for mentions of Facel Vegas and quite often these mentions are as rare as the cars themselves. Things have been pretty quiet on the Facel front of late, but this month’s Classic and Sports Car has a few mentions which I thought…

Is it really worth £425,000?

Alan Carrington Classic Cars Ltd in Kent, England, has set a new world record of an asking price for a Facel Vega, in this case a Facel 11: £425,000. The car, of course, is fully restored and looks fantastic, but is it worth it? As the owner selling the car, he can ask what he…