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…

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…