The Facel II is the ultimate expression of Jean Daninos’ vision of the great gran turismo combination of European handling and roadholding, French coachwork design by Daninos and the powerful, reliable V-8 powertrains from Chrysler. Introduced in 1962 and in production for only three years, just 136 were built before ruinous French automobile taxation forced Facel to cease operations. The vertically stacked quad headlights of the Facel II may be the most attractive rendering of this design theme, augmented by the Facel II’s rectangular center grille and vertically stacked oblong side grilles. This 1965 Facel II has a known history since 1973 when it was purchased by JD Snapper of Las Vegas Nevada. In 1978 the car was bought by Gary Overby in Washington who performed the restoration and in 1996 it was purchased by Geoff Eaton who owned the car until this year.It is a 20 year old restoration that is an exceptionally straight and sound automobile. Its silver livery with red leather upholstery is set off by a set of bright chrome wire wheels with blackwall Michelin tires. Powered by Chrysler’s big 413 cubic inch wedge engine with four-barrel carburetor and TorqueFlite automatic transmi
left-hand-drive 1965 facel vega ii coupe silver air-con power-steering red-leather restored leather red-interior facel-vega
2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
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