Facel Vega Facel II, 1963 information
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The Facel Vega II is the follow-up to the legendary Facel Vega HK 500. The undercarriage of the Facel II is identical to itís predecessor i.e. welded steel chassis, independent suspension with coil springs in the front, a live axle leaf spring system at the rear and disc brakes all round. The Facel II, however, is equipped with a more powerful Chrysler V8 motor (either a 6.2 Litre 390 pk or a 6.7 litre 400 pk). The 6.7 Litre motor of the Facel 11 has two four-barrel carburettors.
The body of the Facel II has little in common with itís predecessor except for the fact that itís appearance, like the HK 500, is stylish down to the last detail. The tail end and side window sections of the vehicle have the trademark "new edge" design which can be found in todayís concept vehicles from Ford and Cadillac; a mixture of sharp angles and fluid curves.
The Facel II also has an ingeniously constructed panoramic windscreen and rear window with extraordinarily beautifully integrated indicator lamps set into the top flanks of the rear wings. The interior, like the HK 500 is majestic; a beautiful mock walnut dashboard sloping gracefully away to itís rounded corners, finely crafted handles and switches and sublimely comfortable leather seats. The Facel II also has many of the American novelties, which in the 60ís were simply well-built, robust and downright reliable pieces of equipment. The Facel II was an incredibly luxurious and expensive car of which only 183 were ever built. In 1962-'63 the Facel II was one of the fastest production line cars in the world, continuing the reputation the HK 500 had built for itself in the years before.
litre V8 engine
Facel II, year 1963. Chassis number HK2B145. Colour Bleu Facel Irisť
with a blue leather interior. This tremendous Facel II was extensively
restored by Amicale Facel Holland. The automobile is in superb
(excellent++) condition, near concours! This Facel II features the 6.2 Litre
(383 cu.in.) Chrysler V8 engine, 3-speed automatic transmission (Torqueflite),
power steering, power windows, Dunlop disc brakes all round, Powr-Lock
limited slip differential, air conditioning, de luxe seat
adjustment (optional when new!) and Borrani wire wheels.
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