This 1961 Facel Vega HK500 recently surfaced on eBay, and is described as having been in the hands of one Hollywood owner since 1965. If that gives you any indication…there’s something mighty special about these cars.
This punch of power made the somewhat hefty Facel Vegas still quite athletic in their day, yet incredibly spry in terms of the luxury cars they were. Inside, the Facel Vegas featured posh trimmings, wood hewn dashboards, and highly stylish switchgear. Expectedly, they weren’t cheap, and a brand new HK500 would have cost you over $9,000 in 1961.
This surviving HK500, noted to be one of less than 500 built, features the four-wheel disc brakes seen on later models and is said to show only 79,000 kilometers (around 49,000 miles) on the odometer since new. Already, this Vega shows bidding well into the $90,000 range, though recent auction results show that the HK500s can trade well into the region of $140,000.