1957→1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon

1957→1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon

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.

1957 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon Gallery

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1957→1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon


In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
type Limited Production Car
production years 1957 – 1958
built at Paris, France
engine Chrysler FirePower V8
position Front, Longitudinal
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

This example was completed on July 27, 1957, and although little is known of its early history, it resided in Northern California for at least 35 years before being purchased in October 2004 from San Jose by Larry Gesiakowski, owner of WGM Restorations of Chicago, Illinois. At the time, the car was original and complete but showing its age. Over the next four years, Mr. Gesiakowski painstakingly returned the Facel Vega to its former glory, often consulting with Facel experts Hans Rúhe in the Netherlands and Mark Morgan in California to ensure that originality and correctness were strictly adhered to during the restoration. As the original, chemically- etched, rolled-sheet aluminum rocker panel trim was no longer available, it was fabricated and hand scribed for the car, proof of the expert care and attention that was taken during this restoration. A book of photographs documenting the work accompanies the car.

Auction Source: 2011 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company