1960 Facel Vega HK 500

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    234
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

French title - A very well preserved example, with original upholstery - Powerful and reliable Chrysler engine This car was purchased from its previous owner who owned it for 20 years. Throughout this period, maintenance was provided by specialists Cecil Cars, and the owner confirmed that this car still has its original engine. The leather upholstery, also original, has a beautiful patina. This luxury coupé symbolizes the top echelons of French society, as had been hoped for by Jean Daninos. The Facel Vegas were not only beautiful, they also provided a level of comfort, luxury and performance that even the most traditional or famous of sports car makers from other countries could rarely match. With the HK 500, the most fancies of Facel coupes reached a certain design homogeneity, which brought great success to the model and extended the reputation of the brand, attracting stars and racing drivers. The brand impressed with its power-to-weight ratio of 5 kg per hp and the 6.3-liter engine propelled the car to a top speed of more than 230 km/h. This very well preserved example will surely ensure that its new owner gets the pleasure of driving a powerful and fast car, surrounded by rare luxury finish, enjoying one of the most beautiful cars in automotive history.