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…

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…

Facel Vega Retromobile results

There were at least ten Facel Vegas either for sale on trade stands or auctioned, or exhibited on the Amicale stand at Retromobile in Paris last week. I was away in the Alps, so didn’t follow the auctions directly – they’re quite entertaining – but I have had a look at the results and they…

Facel Vegas for sale – at Retromobile and now

Retromobile, the wonderful classic car show in Paris, is coming up next month (February) and with it come the three auctions that are regularly held to coincide with the influx of classic car people. These are hosted by RM on Wednesday February 8th, Bonhams the next day and Artcurial, as usual, is the last on…

Matching numbers

Quite recently I derided auction houses at Retromobile for endlessly trotting out the phrase ‘matching numbers’ (for which there seems no translation) during the auction of various cars in Paris in February. The rest of the auction may have been in French – or anything else – but somebody would frequently say ‘matching numbers’ to…

Press Watch

As you know, I usually take Classic & Sport Car each month, and check out the mentions of Facel Vegas in that magazine. Sometimes there’s very little, other times a little more. It has a curious habit of publishing a magazine called the April edition at the start of March – I’m sure there’s good…