1957→1958 Facel Vega FV3B
Facel updated their design in 1967 to include the 4.9-litre, V8 Plymouth engine and 3-speed automatic Chrysler Torqueflite transmission. These are distinguished by the updated stainless steel trim that surrounds the headlights.
Our feature FV3B was ordered new by famous racing driver Maurice Trintignant who used it to drive to the European Grand Prixs. It was sold by Artcurial Motorcars at their 2015 Rétromobile sale for €197,200.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Limited Production Car|
|production years||1957 – 1958|
|built at||Paris, France|
|displacement||4900 cc / 299.02 in³|
Auction Sales History
1958 Facel Vega FV3B FV3B-58-357 – sold for €197,200. Furthermore, this car is in remarkable original condition, and has been in the hands of its current owner for the last 30 years. It has a lovely patina, both the exterior that was repainted its original colour in 1978, and the interior, with little worn red leather upholstery and an impressive metallic dashboard painted with an imitation wood effect. The carpets were replaced in 1980.
This is the only Facel V8 to possess from new stainless steel trim at the end of the front wings. A predecessor of the HK 500, the FV3B was equipped with a 4.9-litre V8 Plymouth engine and our example has a three-speed automatic Chrysler Torqueflite box. In addition, this is the last example of the FV3B to leave the production line, out of 91 built. It will be sold with its original wire wheels, and not the Borrani wheels that are shown in the catalogue photos, as well as a file of bills covering the last nearly fifty years, and the owner’s manual, signed by Daninos and Trintignant. Auction Source: Rétromobile 2015 by Artcurial Motorcars