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…

Facel Vega drive – the best address

I’m not sure how you got to this site – it doesn’t feature in the first twenty pages of Google in spite of being the only active English speaking Facel Vega website – but on the way you might have tumbled across a house coming up for sale in Facel Vega Drive, Joliet, Illinois. Where,…

Overheating – a cure to Facel Vega’s woes

I’ve told the story many times but in case you haven’t heard it, here goes: when I bought Rob Walker’s Facel 11, I was delighted to be able to tell him of my latest acquisition, that I’d found his car. But I was surprised by his reaction. Rather than ask where I’d found it, what…

A Tale of two twos From Crawley

A tale of two twos from Crawley Headline writers are obscure people, aren’t they? I suppose I must include myself in that description, therefore, for the above. But basically this is about two Facel 11s which both began life in Crawley in West Sussex, GB,  or nearby. The first was originally owned by Jack Bowthorpe…

Press Watch

A hefty bout of jet lag means that I’ve had plenty of time to trawl through the latest Classic and Sports Car for mentions of Facel Vegas. There are a few, but they are a touch meagre. First mention is in the news pages and the report of Retromobile, including a rather small picture of…

LHD Restoration in UK

I hope you don’t mind if I occasionally re-cycle Facel material that I’ve found elsewhere. One constant source of Facel information is the French site mentioned in the links menu and this is where I found news of an HK500 being restored by Pitt Lane Restorations at Winchester which is around 30 miles from me!…

Daninos’ Facels in the Alps

You’ve probably noticed that the site has gone a bit quiet after the initial burst of enthusiasm with the Retromobile sales but I’ve been writing profiles of the some of the cars (FVs, Excellence, little cars) which will be posted early next week, and I’m also skiing in Austria. Which reminds me that the inspiration…

Cars For Sale

Found one of those websites that advertises every classic car that is for sale worldwide, and it included three Facels from the well known St Louis, Missouri classic car dealer Mark Hyman at Hyman Ltd. One of them, however is right hand drive, so it was worth further investigation. Hyman is quite a Facel specialist…

Media watch: Classic and Sports Car

One of the things I want to do regularly on this site is review whatever press outlets come my way, and on a regular basis, that means scouring Classic and Sports Car for Facel mentions. I will probably do this every month, and include, for your delectation, whatever mentions there are and anything else I…