Nail: ’64 Facel III
The Facel Vega was a really cool car built by the French maker in the late ’50s, early ’60s. They were reasonably fast, well made and quite handsome. In ’60 the company decided to drop down a few pegs and stretch the brand by entering the smaller sports car market with the Facillia. All good intentions for sure. They made one mistake and that was sourcing a powerplant from a manufacturer that thought 2, main bearings is sufficient and all the other manufacturers that use 4 or 5 are nuts. The brand was severely damaged by a tidal wave of engine failures and warranty claims. Their last effort to stay afloat is featured here. It is a very complete and original Facel III Coupe with room for 4. It needs a total restoration that makes embarking on this one a little sketchy. These Facel IIIs were powered by Volvo’s trusty B-18 used in the Swedish 1800S. The brand was so damaged that even this nice little car didn’t sell up to capacity. Consider it the last nail in the coffin for Facel. That makes this one here a pretty rare bird. Click here for the listing.