Facel Vega (1955)
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Vega was its interior dashboard. Make a quick research and some of you will tell me it’s just a plain wood interior, like so many others.
But it isn’t. Its actually made of sheets of thin metal, painted exactly like wood. Some say it even aged just as well as real wood. Here’s a quick shot so you can appreciate the detailed work.
And as asaucerfulofwheels pointed out, that is Dean Martin. So much for my attention to detail… human detail, at least.
Facel Vega Excellence Saloon (1957)
Your french-american saloon of excellence.
Facel Vega Facellia (1960)
FR layout, 1.6 litre engine. Underpowered, yes, but drop-dead gorgeous.
Valves from the Unknown
The Facel Vega HK500. Almost no one has ever heard of it, and yet, in 1960 this was one of the most powerful cars available in the entire Europe. It was not uncommon to find cars with engines close to the 6.5 litre mark in 1960, but they seldom reached the 360bhp and 135mph figures the HK500 featured.
Its styling was clever, yet very traditional, aside from the A pillars. About 500 were ever built, and you probably won’t find a good example under € 50k.