Vega FV1, 1955 information
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The Facel Vega
FV1 saw the light of day in the year 1955. It was the first automobile
manufactured by Facel. At that time the car was introduced as 'Vega' but
soon after the car was named Facel Vega FV1.
The Facel Vega FV1 is a very luxurious 'grand routier' with a sporty
noblessw. The car features excellent road holding capabilities and an
overwhelming engine capacity. The Facel Vega is a 'majestic' sports car,
the interior and the exterior show very characteristic details and
ravishing French design. The automobile is very comfortable, even at
very high speeds. The car features the finest leather seats, a beautiful
leather dashboard, power windows and all the luxury one can ever wish in
a classic car. All bright work at the exterior is not chromed; all these
parts are fabricated of stainless steel.
The steel body is built upon a very strong steel tubular chassis.
Facel used the most impressive engine of its time; the Chrysler 4.7
litre V8 engine with a capacity of 200 bhp. The suspension is
independent at front and a live axle is used at the rear.
4.7 litre V8
carburettor(s): one "four barrel" carburettor
capacity: 200 bhp.
gearbox: 4-speed, manual (make Pont-a-Mousson)
top-speed: 200 km/h. - 125 mph.
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