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1962 Facel Vega Facel II Hardtop Coupe / HK2 A141 Vehicle Information

1962 Facel Vega Facel II photograph

1962 Facel Vega Facel II photograph

1962 Facel Vega Facel II photograph

1962 Facel Vega Facel II photograph

1962 Facel Vega Facel II1962 Facel Vega Facel II1962 Facel Vega Facel II1962 Facel Vega Facel II
Sold for $253,000 at 2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $280,500 at 2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction.
Forges et Ateliers de Construction d'Eure-et-Loir (FACEL) was founded by Jean Daninos in 1939. It specialized in the construction of aircraft components and metal furniture. When War came to a close, they supplied car bodies to Panhard, Simca and Ford France. Later, they entered automobile manufacture beginning the Vega which was introduced at the 1954 Paris Salon. The name Vega was chosen in reference to the brightest star in the Lyra constellation. The Facel Vega was given a tubular-steel chassis and elegant coupe bodywork. Under the bonnet was a Chrysler-sourced 4.5-liter V8 fitted to either a push-button automatic or manual transmission.

The French firm of Facel produced approximately 2,900 cars during thier short life. Their cars were luxurious, stylish, fast, expensive, and hand built. The list of owners included Tony Curtis, Danny Kaye, Ringo Starr, Sir Stirling Moss, Maurice Trintignant, Rob Walker, Joan Fontaine and Ava Gardner.

The Facell II was launched in 1961 and remained in production until 1964. An unsuccessful venture into engine manufacture effectively bankrupted the company. Production of the preceding HK500 amounted to around 500 examples between 1958 and 1961. Around 182 of the Facel II models were built.

This particular example is a well-preserved Facel II that has spent most of its life in Southern California. During the last three decades, it has been in single family ownership.

This car was built in May 1962, per order of the Agent Savoye located in Toulon, a southern France military port city on the Mediterranean coast. The first owner was Mr. Bazin. This car carries production number '042', indicating that it was the 42nd Facel II produced. The car was given a 383 cubic-inch Chrysler wedge V8 engine and a Torqueflite three-speed automatic. As standard equipment, it was fitted with Dunlop disc brakes, a limited slip differential, power steering, a single four-barrel Carter AFB carburetor, power windows, clear glass and HMV radio with automatic antenna. It also has Borrani wire wheels and left the factory finished in Tudor Grey with black upholstery.

By May of 1970, the Facel had made its way to Southern California where it was purchased from a Mr. Segal by Mr. Bill McKnight. Mr. McKnight used the car as his daily driver during the 1970s. During this period, the engine was rebuilt and the car received a new transmission. It was also painted orange at some stage. In 1980-1981, the car was repainted back to grey and freshened as it was longer seeing daily use. In July 1985, McKnight sold the 73,000-mile Facel II to Mrs. Jan Fisher, who kept it for the rest of her life. Mrs. Fisher regularly participated in club activities and Concours d'Elegance events with the car. While in her care, the car accumulated nearly 40,000 miles.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015



2020 Gooding & Company : Geared Online

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $300,000 
Lot was not sold

2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $280,500

2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $253,000

1962 Facel Vega Facel II Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 Facel Vega Facel II
Chassis#: HK2 A107
Sold for USD$229,600
  2021 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
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1962 Facel Vega II Coupé
Chassis#: HK2A122
Sold for USD$416,442
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1962 Facel-Vega Facel II
Chassis#: HK2 A141
Sold for USD$280,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
1962 Facel Vega Facel II image  1962 Facel Vega Facel II image  
1962 FACEL VEGA FACEL II COUPÉ PROJECT
Chassis#: HK2 A114
Sold for USD$86,969
  2015 Bonhams : The December Sale
 
1962 Facel Vega Facel II
Chassis#: HK2 A141
Sold for USD$253,000
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
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1962 FACEL VEGA II COUPÉ
Chassis#: HK2 B 148
Sold for USD$208,678
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1962 FACEL VEGA FACEL II COUPÉ
Chassis#: HK2A154
Sold for USD$211,317
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1962 FACEL II COUPE
Sold for USD$163,870
  2013 ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS À RÉTROMOBILE
 
1962 Facel Vega II Coupé
Chassis#: HK2B138
Sold for USD$327,306
  2012 Bonhams - The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'
 
1962 FACEL VEGA FACELLIA F2 CABRIOLET
Sold for USD$60,083
  2010 Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1962 Facel Vega Facel II
Chassis#: HK2A145
Sold for USD$203,500
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
 
1962 Facel Vega II ' Best in Class, Pebble Beach'
Chassis#: HK 2A137
Sold for USD$83,181
  2004 Coys - Légende et Passion
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1962 Facel Vega Facel II's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1962 FACEL VEGA FACEL II COUPÉHK2 A1462020 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale $250,000$300,000
1962 Facel Vega Facel IIHK2 A1412020 Gooding & Company : Geared Online $250,000$300,000
1962 Facel Vega Facel II CoupéHK2 A1462019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $300,000$400,000
1962 Facel Vega Facel II coupéHK2B1132015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $275,000$375,000
1962 FACEL VEGA TWO DOOR COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$41,000  

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Model Year: 1962
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