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1954-1958 FACEL VEGA FVS specifications

1954-1958 FACEL VEGA FVS specifications Classic and Performance Car

Facel started out by building bodies for other manufacturers before going it alone in 1954 with a De Soto-engined car called the Vega. Once the car became established the company rebranded itself Facel Vega, and the car became the FVS. From the original 4.5-litre V8, the FVS moved to 5.4-litre Chrysler power – and the tubular-framed chassis car boasted 335bhp. To rein in all that power, a brake servo was fitted in 1957, and disc brakes were an option the following year. It was a simple recipe and the quality was there, as was the driving experience.

Production

  • Production:
    352
  • Price at launch:
    £4,726
  • Price (excellent)
    £30,000
  • Price (good):
    £25,000
  • Price (average):
    £15,000
  • Price (project):
    £10,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.6secs
  • Top speed:
    134.0mph
  • Power:
    325.0bhp
  • Torque:
    430.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    15.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Weight:
    1863kgs

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