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FACEL VEGA FACEL II (1962-1964) CAR HISTORY

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Rolls-Royce comforts; super sports-car urge; American reliability and driving ease. The Facel Vega Facel II offered a combination of qualities you couldn't buy anywhere else in the early 1960s, though there were plenty of imitators on the scene by the time Facel - Forges et Ateliers de Construction d'Eure et Loire, of Paris - closed its doors in 1964. This, perhaps, was at the core of the Facel Vega's unique appeal. To drive a Facel, unlike an Aston Martin or a Ferrari, you didn't need racing-driver skill or a mechanic in the boot.


You would, nevertheless, have to put uniquely French elegance at the top of its list of attributes. As a pure piece of automotive artistry in the Pininfarina mould, the Facel II might never make the Museum of Modern Art; but as a stylishly charismatic period piece, there is nothing to touch it. This was a car with glamour by the truckload, true gravitas of a caliber that no mere hybrid- for the big Facels were unashamed mongrels with their Chrysler V-eight engines - has since achieved. Celebrities lined up to buy them in the early 60s, while race-owners like Stirling Moss and Rob Walker gave the marque the stamp of approval. As you would expect, it was an expensive car, costing the equivalent of two E-Type Jaguars and a Lotus Elan.


The shape suggested weight and strength. The bold, sculptured rear flanks - forming clipped, tense tail fins -looked hewn from solid rock; the squat, square roof was taut and spare. Cast in the mould of France's pre-Second World War Grand Ronliers, the Facel II, like the HK500 before it, was as stormingly quick as these rocket ship looks promised. The automatic version could top 130 mph (209 kph). The rare manual was good for 140 mph (225kpli). This four-speed manual Pont a' Mousson box, with a twin-carburetor 390 bhp V-eight from the Chrysler 300, was a no-cost option. With the Torqueflite came the slightly less powerful 355 bhp (gross) single-carburetor version of the 6.3-litre Chrysler engine. The simplistic suspension was unchanged from the UK: coils and wishbones at the front — with anti-roll liar— and beefy half-elliptic on the live rear axle. To soften the car's thumpy ride, importers HWM would fit Armstrong selecta-ride rear dampers as an option. Dunlop discs were used all round. Power steering, leather seats and electric windows were standard.


Like the HK500, the Facel II did not escape the tyranny of excess weight. Even among contemporary big GTs it was a heavy car at 37-cwt (1880kg) dry, actually nearer two tons with four passengers and its 22-gallon (100-litre) fuel lank topped-up. A total 182 Facel Us was built. The Facel Register shows the survival rate in Britain is good: 15 or 16 survive out of 23 right-hand-drive cars sold.


FACEL VEGA FACEL II

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

ENGINE TYPE

90-degree V-eight

CAPACITY

6286 cc

POWER

355 - 390 bhp

TRANSMISSION

4-speed manual

TOP SPEED

140 mph (225 km/h)

NUMBER BUILT

184

 

 

 

 

 

 
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