Year of manufacture1958
Number of seats2
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4
Designer: Jean Daninos
Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000
Body Number: NY258
Engine: 354 cid "Hemi" V8
2 X 4-barrel Carter Carburetors/340 bhp
2-Speed Power-Flite Automatic Transmission
Power Assisted Front Disc Brakes with Hydraulic Rear Drum Brakes
Odometer: 8,550 miles
American Horsepower, European Styling
Restored to Perfection
The Model -Hard to believe that the beautiful Facel Vega automobiles evolved from a company that specialized in in building office equipment. By the late 1950's, these limited production vehicles which had depended upon power plants supplied by Chrysler from the start, had grown quite fan base among those who knew quality automobiles. In 1958 the FVS which was powered by powerful "Hemi" V8 supplied by Chrysler. Shifting the new Fanco-American design was a choice of four-speed manual transmission of the push-button operated Power-Flite automatic. This car was a mixture of old-world body construction combined with a modern drive-train, and it was well received. Just 85 units were produced in 1958 for its premiere model year, and finding an original example in decent condition is a rare treat indeed.
The Car - This outstanding example of the Facel Vega had been treated to a full and complete restoration. Finished in a pleasing Argent Silver, it accents the deep "frenched" stacking headlights, with gleaming chrome bumpers, trim and flashy wire wheels. Under the hood is show-car ready with the might MoPar V8 beautifully finished including the "Batwing" air-cleaner. The interior has been finished in luxurious leather that will comfort the driver and three of his most intimate friends. The superb wooden veneers set-off the full assortment of gauges including the 160 MPH speedometer. The trunk area has also been finished and presents plenty of luggage room with the spare tire concealed in a special compartment. Performance is reported to deliver neck-snapping acceleration with smooth push-button shifting. As more collectors start to realize how special these cars in design and execution, their values continue to go up making this FVS a rising star you need to try and catch.