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1963 Facel Vega Facel II

Coupe
$117,600
Sale Price
$140,000 - $180,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
30 September 2022
Sold Date
110
Lot Number
#4
Visually maintained, largely original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. H2KA186; Engine no. TY8712203. Metallic blue over beige leather. 383/335hp Chrysler V8, single 4-barrel carburetor, automatic, chrome wire wheels, Michelin X tires, Marchal headlights, power windows, power steering, air conditioning, woodrim steering wheel.

Evaluation: Poor old repaint with abundant flaws and damage. Surface creased old upholstery. Dry, stiff and cracked body and window seals. Dirty wheels. Tired and in desperate need of some attention after nearly a decade on static display.

Bottom Line: Facel IIs are expected to be dual quad 355hp cars but this one has only a single 4-barrel and its condition begs for attention which will soon morph into a full restoration in the way these things happen. The price it brought, however, takes that into account with all (or at least most) of the uncertainties hedged and the result here makes sense for both parties.

by Rick Carey
7 October 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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