1960 Facel Vega HK 500

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Country VAT 
    FR
  • Lot number 
    24
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n ° HK1 BQ6
Engine No. TY7 11237

- Limited number of owners
- High quality rehabilitation, meticulously maintained
- Since 1985 in the hands of two enthusiasts of the brand
- Driven regularly, fine tuning

Delivered new on 20 April 1960 to the Compagnie de Pont-à-Mousson, this car was used by its general manager, Roger Martin. On 30 September 1963, it was sold to Stéphane Terrat, an engineer in the Lorraine steel industry and repainted black. It was then used as a car for long journeys. In January 1968, when the owner retired, it was re-registered in the Var department. Following the death of Mr. Terrat in 1978, it was sold to an enthusiast of historic vehicles, a car dealership in Pontet, near Avignon and remained unregistered and static for about seven years. Offered at the end of 1985 at an auction in Reims, it was acquired by two enthusiasts of the brand, members of Amicale Facel, who carried out an extensive restoration before using it on a regular basis and maintaining it carefully since. Before it was back on the road in 1986 the car had been fully serviced at the ACP workshopin in Paris. It was then entrusted to the Tisserand workshop for a complete restoration totaling some 800 hours of labor (bodywork and mechanicals) to make it perfectly operational. It was at this time that the current ivory hue was chosen from the Facel color chart and that goes beautifully with the car's red leather upholstery with its beautiful patina.
Since its restoration, it has covered about 40,000 km and has been the subject of meticulous maintenance by its owners and by Facel specialists such as Établissements Tisserand or Dexade, now known as Véga Passion. The car has benefited from numerous works to keep it in good condition, evidenced by the impressive invoice folder coming with the car. Powered by its original engine and an original gearbox, it is one of the most beautiful HK 500, whilst remaining a true enthusiast's bolide that has been carefully kept. Our test drive confirmed the very good working condition of the car.