1963 Facel Vega Facel II
This rare and exciting 1963 Facel Vega Facel II is a highly original example that's ready for basic recommissioning. Red with a red interior, the paint is now showing its age with waves, a few scratches and bubbles. The chrome headlight covers, and rear-view mirrors would benefit greatly from some polishing, but they are not damaged. The wire wheels are clean, and the tires are in fair condition. Glass around the car is clean and free of chips and cracks. The interior is overall clean but is slightly rough around the edges. The wood used inside the car is utterly fantastic and is free of flaws. The leather seats are in good condition. The motor does start and run but the car is not roadworthy and will require major servicing prior to use.
The Facel II was originally powered by Chryslers 6.3L Typhoon V8 which could produce either 355hp when mated to a TorqueFlite automatic transmission, or 390hp with a manual. Later models were fitted with the even more powerful Chrysler 6.7L RB wedge V8. Standard equipment included leather seats, electric windows, Armstrong Selecta-Ride shock-absorbers, Hydrosteer power steering, and Dunlop disc brakes at all four wheels. The vehicle weighed well over two tons fully loaded and was capable of reaching speeds in excess of 150mph. Facel Vega had a forward-looking eye for design that ultimately confused the masses. Although Facel Vega made some truly strange vehicles, the Facel II was the company at its peak. Wonderful styling separated the car from everything else on the market, and the roaring V8 underneath made the car surprisingly fun to drive. With roughly 185 Facel IIs ever built, this is the perfect opportunity to snag a great deal on one of the most collectible, beautiful, and rare sports cars of all time.