FV3B sells, Excellence just falls short

The final two Facels came up at Artcurial’s auction in Paris this afternoon, Friday, and made for interesting reading. One easily made its estimate, the other just fell short by about €10,000 – so might have sold. As I mentioned, the sale started late and included many desirable motor cars, among these a Ferrari Dino…

Barn find Excellence makes €120,000

The Facel Vega Excellence from the Roger Baillon collection – a car that needs completely re-commissioning – made €120,000 at Artcurial’s in Paris this afternoon. The car was one of 59 that were deemed worth saving in the collection revealed last autumn. Given that it therefore needs a lot of work, €120,000 seems a lot…

Neither Facel sells at Bonhams, Retromobile

Neither the ex-UK Facel 11 nor the ex-Ava Gardner Excellence reached their reserves at Bonhams auction at Retromobile on Thursday afternoon. Both were left hand drive. The 1962 Facel 11, which had been imported into the UK in left hand drive form from the USA over 10 years ago, was estimated at €275-375,000 which was…

HK500 makes £91,603 in Paris

RM Auctions Lot 170 Facel Vega HK500 The Facel Vega HK500 at RM Auctions in Paris sold for exactly its low estimate: €120,000 on Wednesday evening. This was a good looking car but it came up at 22.21 in the evening, the third last lot of the auction and in just one minute, rose from…

RM Auctions at Retromobile 2015

I was unaware that there was a third auction at Retromobile and this one by RM comes first on February 4. They have this HK500 up for sale, which means that there’s an HK500, a Facel 11, three Excellences and a Facel FV3B available at Retromobile – quite apart from all the other delectable machines.…

Lot 122 Artcurial at Retromobile 2015

Rétromobile 2015 by Artcurial Motorcars, February 6, 2015, Paris Lot 122 1959 Facel Vega Excellence French title Chassis n° EX1-B052 Engine n° TY7-19846 http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/fullcatalogue.asp?salelot=2651+++++122+&refno=10516680 – Superior car, very rare – Four owners from new – Fresh from highest level restoration – One of only 21 examples with original manual gearbox The Facel Véga Excellence occupies…