Sunday, November 27, 2016

Facel Vega Mk2 1962-64

The Facel Vega Mk2 was the last attempt of the Facel Company to produce a luxury touring car. The car was billed as the "World's fastest 4 seater". The 383 Chrysler engine gave the vehicle more than enough power for a top speed of 150 mph. One hundred eighty were produced before the company closed their doors. 
In 1960 the company had introduced a smaller similiarly styled sports car named the Facellia (below). The company had developed their own 1600cc engine for this car. Unfortunately the engine had camshaft problems and suffered enough warranty claims to cause the company's bankrupcy in 1964.
Eleven hundred were produced.