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…

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…

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…

Facel Vega: ‘Barn find’ for sale

As I flew over the east coast of England on Monday morning, on the way back from Abu Dhabi/Dubai via Frankfurt, I was looking for the mouth of the Crouch river and the pretty sailing village of Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex, little imagining that nestling down there was a Facel Vega HK500 that was about to…