1960 Facel Vega Excellence

Excellence

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    EX1 B086
  • Lot number 
    15
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Fuel type 
    Other

Description

Unregistered

- Rare preserved condition
- Owned by the Baillon family since 1964
- Exceptional, rare model
- No reserve
- Sold new to Helen Kirby de Bagration

This Excellence was delivered new on 25 February 1960 and its first owner, Helen Kirby de Bagration, belonged to an aristocratic Russian family who emigrated during the revolution. In 1963, the car was sold to a certain M. Y. Fontana, from Neuilly, before being taken on by the Pierre Savoye Garage in 1964. In December 1964 it passed to the Baillon family and has remained there ever since. There is a photo of Jacques taken during his military service during the 1960s, posing proudly with the car in front of the family home. It retains its original " Tudor Grey " paintwork, and the black leather upholstery is remarkably well preserved, simply requiring a good clean. The dashboard still displays the magnificent imitation wood effect, while the roof lining has suffered from the years of neglect. The odometer reads 52 213 km and under the bonnet, an oil-change notice dating from 1965 indicates a mileage of 48 221 km. This car has thus been driven very little, but will require a thorough mechanical overhaul before being put back on the road. The boot is also very sound, and still equipped with its toolkit.
This first series Excellence, with panoramic windscreen, presents the enviable aspect of a car in original condition, that could be preserved with a discerning restoration.