• Year of manufacture 
    8/1961
  • Mileage 
    47 km / 30 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Reference number 
    472076031
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Metallic 
    Yes
  • Interior colour 
    Beige
  • Interior brand colour 
    Beige
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Performance 
    360 BHP / 365 PS / 269 kW
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Transmission: 3 gears, Automatic
Number of cylinders: 8
Engine capacity: 6.279 cc

- Beautiful and iconic Franco-American Grande Routière 1961 FACEL VEGA HK500 COUPÉ
- Delivered new to the USA in 1962
- Fully restored between 2010 and 2014

 

This special and beautiful exemplar had an exceptionally comprehensive restoration between 2010 and 2014 and has just made only 44 kilometers since. The car is 'like new' and represent a rare opportunity to acquire a very well restored exemplar of this beautiful and exclusive Icon. The car comes with all the customs documents, assorted Polish paperwork, and a copy of its old California Ownership Certificate (1986).

Model Information:

The HK500 carried the envied official title at the time of "the world's fastest four-seater coupe".

In October 1960, Paul Frère clocked an HK500 at 237.154 km/h on a Belgian motorway.

The HK500 had a 360 bhp (268 kW) 6.3 litre Chrysler V8, giving it a top speed of 147 mph (237 km/h). It could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 8.5 seconds. Initially, disc brakes were optional, becoming standard in April1960. The name of HK500 means that the car had a power to weight ratio of 5 kg per horsepower (Horse per Kilogram = 5).

According to Motor magazine, the HK500 is a brilliant combination of good comfort and had an exceptional roadholding. The HK500 production amounted to just 489 units between 1958 and 1961.

 

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British & Sportscars
Hengstenberg, 111
3090Overijse
Belgium

Phone 
+32-26818100