1960 Facel Vega Facellia

Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    BK111
  • Lot number 
    73
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Grey
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Serial number BK111
Only two owners
Rare original hard top
Many recent charges
French collection title

This Facel-Vega Facellia type FA was put into circulation in Paris on July 7, 1960, in the name of Mr. Henri Ayache, representative. Purchased from the Imperial Garage, 23 Boulevard de Courcelles in Paris, for 21,954 Francs, the car was quickly fitted with an accessory car radio and its accompanying removable roof valued at 1,233.96 Francs. Henri Ayache thus kept the car until 2014, handing it over to its current owner. So this is a real second hand! While the bodywork and passenger compartment have been kept in a weathered condition, close to the original, the Facellia has mainly been maintained to be able to drive. So we were able to cover around fifty kilometers behind the wheel without incident. Indeed, many costs were implemented to guarantee the reliability of the beautiful Frenchwoman. Over the past five years, the work carried out is as follows: the igniter has been fully restored by Vega Passion in Samoreau, the Paris-Rhône starter has been restored by Bobinage Houdanais SARL, the radiator has been refurbished by Oise Radiateurs. The Vintage Racing company also carried out a lot of work on the Facel: the fuel pump was replaced, the oil purifier cleaned, the sealing of the camshaft cover was redone, the air filter box repaired, the filter with air replaced, the ignition harness checked, the electric harness checked, cleaned and made reliable, the carburettor checked and cleaned, the ignition coil replaced, the braking system has been checked and cleaned ... At the wheel, the Facellia behaves therefore normally, the engine runs correctly and produces a very nice sound of its own at Pont-à-Mousson. The suspensions work normally and the brakes are not faulty. The body has a certain patina but is intended to be very healthy. The original interior is thus in rare condition despite the shortcomings of the weather. Above all, the car comes with its extremely rare original hardtop to match both the paint and the upholstery. The hood, old, is in fair condition, but is not torn.
This Facellia is a very interesting car, in a rare state of authenticity, but above all it is a well-maintained car with an interesting history as it remained in the hands of its first owner for 54 years!