Author: Jason / Date: August 9, 2022 / Tags: classic cars
(RareCarMarket.com) – There have been plenty of enviable celebrity cars over the years. In fact, some people care more about the cars than the people who drive them. Although most have never heard of it, the Facel Vega Facel II stands out from the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Bentleys. This car combines everything good about European and American cars, making it a rare gem that several of Hollywood’s elites enjoyed at the peak of production.
Despite a short production period between 1962 and 1964, the Facel Vega Facel II made quite the impression. Perhaps unique body lines and European design lent to its appeal, especially when paired with a 383-cubic-inch Chrysler motor with 355 American horses to power the car linked to an automatic transmission. If a driver opted for the manual transmission, the power output was closer to 390 hp.
All that elegance and power made the Facel II the perfect example of a grand touring vehicle. It can reach 60 mph in just 7.82 seconds, pretty good even by today’s standards. In all, the Facel II boasts a reported top speed of 150 mph, truly astonishing for its time.
Famous people took notice, too. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ringo Starr, Debbie Reynolds, and many others enjoyed these French-made cars. The Facel Vega Facel II took everything good about vehicles of that era and wrapped it up in a stylish package. In the end, it worked out very well for them.
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