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1959 Facel Vega HK 500 Gallery

Original American-delivery example. Powerful Typhoon V-8 engine. Freshly restored to original condition. 

imited Production of Only 190. Restored by a Facel Vega Dream Team. Transferable Nomination and Invitation to the 2013 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. One of the Finest Restored Facel Vegas. Offered with a Jack and Tool Kit.
1 of approximately 500 produced. Advertised in 1960 as the fastest 4 seater coupe in the world. Factory Chrysler V-8 engine. Exotic European coachwork. Unique push button automatic transmission. Hand built work of art. Power windows. Same owner from 1990-2012. Leather interior. Mostly original. Original Jaeger gauges. Blaupunkt AM/FM radio.

This HK500 was exported to the USA where it is known to have had three owners: a Mr. Bell until 1990 then Francois Castaing (a member of l’Amicale Facel Vega) who lived in the USA and worked for Chrysler. It then went to Arnaud Bouthenet, who brought the car back to France and sold it to the current vendor circa 2007, since when it has been used sparingly, hence the sale. Completed restored in the 1990s (exact date unknown) the car is finished in silver metallic with beige Connolly leather interior, while other noteworthy features include automatic transmission, power assisted steering and Borrani wire wheels. Offered with French Carte Grise.

This car was bought in 2007 from Royal Automobiles in La Baule. It had previously been owned for some twenty years by an enthusiast well-known in the Nantes region. With a four-speed manual gearbox, the current owner bought the car in good condition. He had it checked over, and subsequently ran the car for approximately 200 km every year, using it on Sunday drives. His longest journey was 400 km on the Rallye de Pentecôte de l’Amicale Facel, in 2009, along the banks of the Rance, Since its purchase, some work has been carried out, such as replacement of steering components as a safety measure and a new windscreen surround, a tricky and delicate job carried out by Royal Automobiles.
Presented in ivory with tinted windows, the car has its original red leather interior, which has been maintained professionally and has retained its freshness. The rear seats have barely been used. The floor carpets, marked FV, are original, are are the pedal covers. The boot has a lining and retains its period jack and tool kit. Under the bonnet, the engine appears well preserved and the owner assures us that it starts easily and turns over well. This well-maintained car is superbly presented. Read more about this car.