1958 Facel Vega FVS Hardtop Coupe / FV457H41 Chassis Information

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

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1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

1958 Facel Vega FVS photograph

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Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: FV457H41
Engine # 0207
Sold for $302,500 at 2013 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Sold for $187,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
Sold for $247,500 at 2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction.
Sold for $263,200 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Like many other small automakers, Facel Vega built their cars in short series, with 10 different models over 10 years. Engines used over that period included Chrysler V8s rated at 172 horsepower, 276-cubic-inch DeSoto Firedome, and a Chrysler Hemi 392 cubic-inch Hemi V8 offering 354 horsepower. Of the approximately 357 Series 2 through Series 4 FVS that Face Vega built, only 36 are thought to have been powered by the 325 horsepower dual-quad Typhoon Hemi engine.

This example was sold new in Dallas, Texas and was street driven until 1968, when it was disassembled for restoration. It was purchased by the current owner while still in the dismantled state. A show quality restoration was completed in 2012. The car has a full six-piece set of factory luggage, correct wire wheels, Connolly leather, and Wilton wool carpets.

Over the past 55 years, the car has had just two owners. It has never been shown or publically sold. It is also believed to have never left Texas. It is a dual-quad Series 4 car powered by an overhead valve Hemi V8 offering 325 horsepower. There is a Powerflite pushbutton automatic transmission and four-wheel Lockheed-Bendix hydraulic drum brakes.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014
Hardtop Coupe
Chassis #: FV457H41
Engine # 0207
Sold for $302,500 at 2013 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Sold for $187,000 at 2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
Sold for $247,500 at 2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction.
Sold for $263,200 at 2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Facel Vega was created in 1954, although Facel was founded in 1939 as an - aviation supplier. Facel was a metal-stamping company that expanded into car manufacturing in the early 1950s as a supplier of special bodies for Panhard, Delahaye and Simca.

The Vega debuted at the 1954 Paris Salon and by 1956 the cars were called FVS (Facel Vega Sport). The 1954 models came with a DeSoto V8 engine, paired with a Chrysler automatic transmission or a four-speed manual. The tubular -framed chassis features coil springs and double wishbones at the front, with a live rear axle. The interior had an aircraft-inspired dashboard. The rear seats fold flat to provide a luggage platform and access to the trunk. By 1956, the FVS featured a wrap-around windshield. Power steering and brakes were standard in 1957. In 1958, a three-speed automatic and disc brakes were available along with the 5.8L Chrysler Hemi V8 with 325 horsepower.

Facel Vegas attracted a clientele including Pablo Picasso, Christian Dior, Ringo Starr, Max Factor Jr., Dean Martin, Fred Astaire, and Frank Sinatra. Stirling Moss would drive his Facel Vega from event to event rather than fly.


2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$250,000-$300,000 
Sale Price :
$263,200

2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$200,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$247,500

2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$200,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$187,000

2013 RM Auctions - Monterey

Sale Price :
$302,500

2019 2
2018 2
2017 2
2016 1
2015 2
2014 1
2013 2
2010 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$186,600$263,2002
2018$163,424$214,8472
2017$218,750$247,5002
2016$240,258$240,2581
2015$205,812$224,6232
2014$200,750$200,7501
2013$182,600$302,5002
2010$71,500$71,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Facel-Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
Chassis#: FV4-57H-41
Sold for $263,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1958 Facel Vega FVS image  1958 Facel Vega FVS image  
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
Chassis#: FVSNY258
Sold for $110,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1958 Facel Vega FVS image  1958 Facel Vega FVS image  
1958 Facel Vega Typhoon
Chassis#: FVSNY258
Sold for $112,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1958 Facel Vega FVS image  1958 Facel Vega FVS image  
1958 Facel Vega HK500 Coupé
Chassis#: HK6-A6
Sold for $214,847
  2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4
Chassis#: NY258
Sold for $190,000
  2017 Motostalgia Auction - McPherson Collection
 
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
Chassis#: FV4-57H-41
Sold for $247,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
1958 Facel Vega FVS image  1958 Facel Vega FVS image  
1958 Facel Vega FV4
Chassis#: FVSNY277
Sold for $240,258
  2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
Chassis#: FV457H41
Sold for $187,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1958 Facel Vega FVS image  1958 Facel Vega FVS image  
1958 Facel Vega FV3B
Chassis#: FV3B-58-357
Sold for $224,623
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
Chassis#: FVSNY253
Sold for $200,750
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1958 Facel Vega FVS image  1958 Facel Vega FVS image  
1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
Chassis#: FV457H41
Sold for $302,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
1958 Facel Vega FVS image  1958 Facel Vega FVS image  
1958 Facel Vega FV4 'Typhoon' Coupe
Chassis#: FV457NY9
Sold for $62,700
  2013 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
 
1958 FACEL VEGA FVS 2 DOOR COUPE
Sold for $71,500
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Facel Vega FVS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Facel Vega FV3B CoupéFV3B58-3572017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale $170,000$230,000
1958 Facel Vega FV3B CoupéFV3B58-3572017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $190,000$240,000
1958 Facel Vega Excellence 1st Series SaloonEX2B2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $200,000$300,000
1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon CoupeFVSNY2582010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $80,000$100,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Facel Vega FVS1958 Hardtop Coupe
Chassis Num: FV457H41
Engine Num: 0207
Chassis information for the Facel Vega HK5001959 Hardtop Coupe
Chassis Num: HK J2-0426
Engine Num: TY41834
Chassis information for the Facel Vega HK5001959 Hardtop Coupe
Chassis Num: HKBC2
Engine Num: TY731567

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