1956→1957 Facel Vega FV2B
Like all Facel Vegas, the FV2B was an expensive grand tourer that was heavy, large and expensive, but it was also one of the finest French cars of the 1950s. In 1956 Facel fitted a larger 5.40 liter in the FV2 and created the FV2B. Naturally the car had more power, but Facel also upgraded the electrical system to 12 volts.
In 1957 Facel Vage updated the body design to include twin, stacked headlights and two small grills per side.
In the two year period, 62 cars were built of which two were Drop Head Coupes.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1956 – 1957|
|built at||Paris, France|
|displacement||5400 cc / 329.53 in³|
Auction Sales History
1956 Facel Vega FV2B Coupé FV2B-56 114 – sold for €106,400. This well-preserved, accident-free, original Black Facel Vega Coupé presents very well. The paint exhibits a deep shine, and the Dove Grey leather interior exhibits a pleasing patina. Its current owner has just completed a mechanical and cosmetic freshening, which included a complete fuel service and a carburettor rebuild. He reports today that it continues to run strong and shift and track properly, whilst the cosmetic attention paid to the engine bay and chassis has brought the car to an impressive standard. The carpeted boot is also nicely detailed. Auction Source: 2014 Monaco by RM Auctions
1956 Facel-Vega FV2B Coupe – sold for $71,500 This car was discovered by the UK Facel-Vega Car Club in the hands of Mr. George Scilley. It appears that this car has been given a thorough restoration that brought it to its current appearance. It is painted in metallic grey with a tan upholstered interior. Recently, it has undergone a careful inspection and tuning to ensure that all mechanicals are in good running order. Auction Source: Gooding & Company 2010 Amelia Island Auction