The marque Facel Vega was created in 1954 by Jean Daninos (brother of the humorist Pierre Daninos, who wrote Les Carnets du Major Thompson), although the Facel company had been established by the Bronzavia Company in 1939 as a subcontracting company for the aviation industry.FACEL (Forges et Ateliers de Construction d'Eure-et-Loir, in English: forge and construction workshop of the department Headquarters: Paris, France. The Facel 'Vega' was launched at the 1954 Paris Salon. By 1956 the cars were called FVS (for Facel Vega Sport), earlier cars often being referred to as simply "FV". The 1954 versions of the Facel were fitted with a DeSoto Firedome (Chrysler) 4.5 litre Hemi V8 engine, paired with either Chrysler's two-speed Powerflite automatic transmission or, at extra cost, a four-speed manual made by Pont-à Designer: Jean Daninos.
The Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon was introduced in 1958, it was fitted with the most powerful engine ever offered by the French automaker up until that time – a 325 hp “Dual Quad” 354 cubic inch Hemi V8 supplied by Chrysler. The name Facel is an abbreviation of Forges et Ateliers de Constructions d. Classics on Autotrader has listings for new and used Facel Vega Classics for sale near you. See prices, photos and find dealers near you.Body Style: Any Condition.
×Results include ads from the August, 2019 issue of Hemmings Motor News. To see ads from the September, 2019 issue, you must be a subscriber to Hemmings Motor News. Link your active subscription or subscribe for instant access.Transmission: Auto. 1959→1962 Facel Vega HK 500 In 1959, Facel Vega updated their FVS model and called it the HK500. Included was a Chrysler Typhoon V8 that produced more that 360 bhp and could power the car to a top speed of 147mph (237kph). A year into production disc brakes were included on this model. It was.
A four door was launched shortly after the Facel Vega HK 500, using a stretched body and named the Excellence; the $12,800 car competed with Rolls Royce and Mercedes, but the rear suicide door latches tended to give way on turns, and the chassis was not stiff enough to support the “pillar-free” design.