Presswatch: Facel 11 in Octane, plus HK500 for sale

You may not have very much time left to buy the latest – October – edition of Octane magazine, but it does contain an excellent seven page feature on Steve Groves’s Facel 11 by editor James Elliott. There are some great pictures and complimentary words and it’s great publicity for the Facel marque, something that…

Facel news, past, present and future

Past(with thanks to Hegarty) Everyone loves a winner, and Facel Vega owners were delighted to learn that fellow Facel owner Tom Reah won the Lost Marques class at the recent London Concours at the Honourable Artillery Company’s grounds in the City of London. Tom’s left hand drive HK500 beat a couple of Talbots, a Jowett…

Stirling Moss – a full appreciation

Sir Stirling Moss –  former Facel Vega Car Club president Sir Stirling Moss, former president of the Facel Vega Car Club – died on Easter Sunday this year. Here is an appreciation of his career, written a couple of years ago when we were able to visit him in his Mayfair home, before he became…

More Facels for sale

  The selling season, it seems, doesn’t end with Retromobile earlier in February because a large number of Facels are coming up for sale in France, and an important right hand drive HK500 is being sold in the UK. HK-1 BJ4 is coming up at Ascot Racecourse on March 7, being sold by Historics Auctioneers.…

2020 Retrombile report

Better late than never; here’s a report of the Facel Vega involvement in the Retromobile exhibition in Paris a couple of weekends ago. There were 15 Facels there in total: three cars at regular auctions, four at the special auction, seven on exhibitor stands and one on the Amicale Facel Vega stand. Models included FV2,…

Cars for sale at 2020 Retromobile

It’s that time of year again, when you can buy virtually any Facel Vega you desire. That’s because we’re approaching Retromobile, the classic car show in Paris in the first weekend of February, and the attendant auctions that go with it. This year there is great variety and rarity in that the one car you…

Desirable Facels for sale

I’ve never wanted this site to become an extension of what might be included in a ‘for sale’ section, but there are a couple of significant cars coming up at auction in the next few months which should be of interest, one an Excellence, the other a Facel 11. The first is a left hand…

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…