For sale in our forthcoming auction in Paris, on 17 June 2019:
Chassis n°HKR7 / 44
- In good condition
- Rare model, only 490 made
- One of the most beautiful French GT
120,000 / 160,000 €
1959 Facel Vega HK 500
L’amicale Facel informs us that our car, registered in 1959, was supposed to be delivered to Etablissements Beherman-Demoen, dealer for Belgium to M.Duphenieux. Specification, at the period, should be as following: Metallic color, black interior. Automatic transmission. rear axle 23.31. Power steering. Borrani wheels. Disc brakes. Engine number: TY7-20.732 still fitted. It remained in the Rhone department in the early 1990s and was in particular, in the ownership of Mr Vitrolles who kept it for nearly 11 years in the Etienne region. Acquired in 2010, from the "Le Palais de l'Automobile" establishment in La Rochefoucauld in Charentes, this HK500 became a part of an important French collection, in which it remained until now. Repainted about ten years ago, it is in a nice champagne colour with whitewall tyres that gives it an extra sportiness. Inside, the controls of the automatic gearbox are fitted on a beautiful painted dashboard, as is the car "His Masters Voice" radio. The black leather upholstery has been partially redone and the carpets, matching the upholstery, was also redone, and all are in good condition.
This car made an appearance two years ago at the circuit on the ramparts of Angoulême, proof that it is mechanically fine. However it has hardly been driven in the last few years and therefore it will need a thorough service before taking the road again. The chassis number stamped is HKR7 but following an old administrative error, the title indicates 44
In a good condition, this is a well-preserved example of one of the most beautiful French GTs, and is also one of the rarest since the production was limited to just 490 examples.
Auction estimate: €120 000 /160 000
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