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1958 Facel Vega FVS Hardtop Coupe

    This 1958 Facel Vega FV4 has its original Chrysler 300C Dual 4-Barrel engine, and Chrysler 3-speed pushbutton automatic transmission. It is one of only 68 FV4s made and one of only 36 made with this larger Hemi powerplant. It has been treated to a full frame-off restoration.

    The aircraft building experience of the designer is evident in reviews of the FV4. Britain's 'The Autocar Magazine' wrote in its April 25, 1958 edition of the FV4 that in the over 50-year history of the magazine the FV4 was 'the fastest car-in sheer speed - so far tested.' Nonetheless, excellence in design is evident in everything from the 'averaging of 14.4 mpg for nearly 1000 miles' to stainless steel 'bumpers - a continuation of the body form - which is sturdy enough to withstand very heavy impacts without damage.'

    The Facel Vega was the brainchild of Jean Daninos, whose determination led him to recreate the classic French grande routière exemplified by Bugatti, Delage, Hotchkiss, Delahaye, and Talbot in the years between the wars. Daninos established Forges et Ateliers de Construction d'Eure-et-Loir in 1939 for the manufacture of aircraft components etc. specializing in stainless steel.

    Building on the experience of these ventures, Daninos unveiled his first Facel at the Paris Salon in 1954. All models were hand-built in the short life of Facel. All were stylish, luxurious, and fast. Naturally, they were also very expensive and were bought by those seeking something distinctive.

    Facel Vega owners included Danny Kaye, Tony Curtis, Francois Truffaut, Brian Rix, Ringo Starr, Lionel Bart, Joan Fontaine, and Ava Gardner, president and royalty who appreciated fine automobiles. Great racing figures of the time such as Rob Walker, Maurice Trintignant, and Stirling Moss, used Facels to cover the distances between the race tracks of Europe at high speed in comfort and safety.

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    1958 Facel Vega FVS Auction Sales

    Recent Sales of the Facel Vega FVS

    (Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
    1958 Facel Vega FV3B Coupe
    Chassis#: 58265
    Sold for USD$69,440
      2023 Bonhams : Scottsdale Auction
     
    1958 Facel-Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
    Chassis#: FV4-57H-41
    Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$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 USD$214,847
      2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
     
    1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4
    Chassis#: NY258
    Sold for USD$190,000
      2017 Motostalgia Auction - McPherson Collection
     
    1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
    Chassis#: FV4-57H-41
    Sold for USD$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 USD$240,258
      2016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars
     
    1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
    Chassis#: FV457H41
    Sold for USD$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 USD$224,623
      2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
     
    1958 Facel Vega FVS Series 4 Sport Coupe
    Chassis#: FVSNY253
    Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$62,700
      2013 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
     
    1958 FACEL VEGA FVS 2 DOOR COUPE
    Sold for USD$71,500
      2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
     

    Facel Vega FVSs That Failed To Sell At Auction

    1958 Facel Vega FVS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
    VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
    1958 Facel Vega FV4 Typhoon CoupeFV4-58-3172022 Bonhams : The Greenwich Auction $160,000$200,000
    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 FV4 Typhoon CoupeFVSNY2582010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $80,000$100,000

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    1958 Facel Vega FVS

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