Facel Vega: cars for sale

A left hand drive HK500 for sale and registered in the UK, or a right hand drive HK500 at auction and registered in France? That’s the rather awkward choice that awaits any Facel buyer as we approach New Year. The prices are quite robust as well. The left hand drive car is for sale at…

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…

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…

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…