1957→1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon
The FV4 was the ultimate FVS-Series car before the model was replaced outright by the HK500. It featured the 354 in³ Chrysler HEMI engine which was the largest used in the FVS.
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|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Limited Production Car|
|production years||1957 – 1958|
|built at||Paris, France|
|engine||Chrysler FirePower V8|
|displacement||5800 cc / 354 in³|
|bore||100 mm / 3.9375 in|
|stroke||92.07 mm / 3.625 in|
|power||242.4 kw / 325 bhp|
|specific output||56.03 bhp per litre|
Auction Sales History
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe FVSNY253 – sold for $200,750 Original U.S. specification; matching-numbers drivetrain. Awarded Best in Class at the 2013 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. Rare example of a Franco-American style icon.
Auction Source: 2014 Arizona by RM Auctions
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 FV457H41 – sold for $302,500
The car offered here was sold new in the Dallas, Texas, area and street driven until 1968, when it was disassembled for restoration. It was still apart when purchased by the consignor, who completed it to show quality in 2012. It includes a full six-piece set of factory luggage, correct wire wheels, Connolly leather, and Wilton wool carpets. The windshield, which was once referred to as “maddeningly” irreplaceable, does not display the common Facel Vega cracks, and the exposed exhaust tips at the other end are not damaged.
Auction Source: 2013 Monterey Auction by RM Auctions
1957 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon FV457NY8 – sold for $143,000
Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company