Facel Vega hk500

Facel Vega: cars for sale

A left hand drive HK500 for sale and registered in the UK, or a right hand drive HK500 at auction and registered in France? That’s the rather awkward choice that awaits any Facel buyer as we approach New Year. The prices are quite robust as well. The left hand drive car is for sale at…

Facel Vega: a brake saga

I am painfully aware that nothing has been posted on this site for some time. That’s not because I have lost interest in Facel Vegas, it is because by the time I get home in late November, I will have been in England just one week in the previous six. While I was at home,…

Facel Vegas at Goodwood

The Goodwood Revival is not only a great race meeting but it’s also a wonderful gathering of a fantastic collection of classic road cars. You will see virtually everything you could ever want to see either in the classic car park (or the ordinary car parks) or in the paddock. The expression you hear most…

Facel Vega concours success

Due to their elevated status in the world, it’s not rare that Facels get invited to all the best places, especially if they are in top notch condition, so I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise that Facels were present at a number of Concours last weekend and indeed, a Facel 11 was…

Brian Rix – Facel Vega owner

Brian Rix, the actor manager and mental health campaigner who has died aged 92, owned not one but two Facel Vegas , both of which still exist. He makes frequent appearances in Martin Buckley’s fine tome on the marque, including a couple of pictures, one of which is in the forward. He was clearly a…

Update – finally!

First of all, deepest apologies for nothing appearing on this site for several weeks. You may know that my day job is in Formula One and we’ve just had a run of three double headers – six races – in eight weeks. That eight weeks also included the Goodwood Festival of Speed at which I…

… or didn’t

As predicted, that elusive chap ‘time waster’ cropped up to cancel his £8000 bid for the rusty HK500 featured below so it’s back on the market on e-bay for a sum not far from the figure he mentioned. This has led to suspicions that it just might have been the seller who made that £8k…