InterClassics Maastricht, in collaboration with Amicale Facel Holland and Classic Job, pays tribute to the special brand Facel Vega. Facel was a French car manufacturer led by Jean Daninos. The first Facel was introduced in 1954 during the Paris Auto Show. Today, the Facel Vegas are cherished by car enthusiasts around the world. A dozen unique specimens are displayed on the theme pavilion. InterClassics Maastricht takes place from 12 to 15 January 2017 in MECC Maastricht.
History of Facel Vega
Before the Second World War, there were many well-known French automakers who created a furore with expensive and fast cars, such as Bugatti, Delahaye, Delage and Talbot-Lago. Due to causes such as the German occupation, material costs, a too small market and high taxes on powerful luxury cars, luxury cars were no longer made in France. In 1953 Jean Daninos decided to start building cars. The construction of the first prototype marked the actual beginning of Facel Vega. The beautiful French brand only existed for ten years. but in those years some of the world's finest cars left the factory just outside Paris.
Facel Vega HK 500
The Facel 6, the latest model from Facel with an 6 cylinder Austin Healey engine, can also be admired. Of these, only 40 have been built, including eight cabriolets. The Facel 6 that can be seen is one of the five existing ones. The FV1 is also shown at the fair. It comes from the first Facel production from 1955. That is one of the approximately 10 specimens that have survived the test of time.