Chassis #: 766
Caisse No: 767
Engine No.: 700109
- Body by Facel
- A rare car, especially in this condition
- Very beautiful restoration
- No reserve
Launched in 1951 by Ford France (SAF), the Comet was a luxury Coupée which elegant design was entrusted to "Stabilimenti Farina" and the manufacture of the body to Facel Metallon. It is worth noting that this is one of the first projects by Jean Daninos before he launched his own brand, Facel Vega. The line is smooth and fluid. With luxury a requirement, the car was powered by a V8 engine of 2158cc. This engine developed 74bhp up to 1953, allowing it to reach a top speed of 140 km/h. The production totaled 3,064 units.
The car on offer was purchased in December 1980 when it was registered in the Lyon region, since March 1974. It has recently come out of a complete restoration. Significant work has been done, the body has been completely redone, painted in a beautiful black shade that combines perfectly with the interior in brown leather, also completely redone, with matching carpets. The dashboard has a splendid design and is also in very good condition.
The 13 CV engine (which number is different from the original one's) was also the subject of a restoration and counter displayed 10,673 km. The car is absolutely complete, missing only the radio fitted on the dashboard. This is a beautiful car, which has benefitted from a beautiful restoration, and embodies the luxury of French style from the 1950s.