1958 Facel Vega - Barn Find

Price: - Item location: Brunswick, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Other Makes
  • Trim: FV4
  • Year: 1958
  • Mileage: 75,000
  • Engine size: Unrestored
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1958 Other Makes

You are bidding on a 1958 Facel Vega. This car has been stored away in a garage since 1977. It has about 56,000 original miles on it and I don’t believe the engine has ever been out of the car, based on the untouched appearance of all the fasteners that would normally be removed during this process.

I have gone over this car very carefully and the only factory item that seems to be missing is one of the little plastic knobs that goes on the right side stalk sticking out from the steering column. All the rest of the emblems, escutcheons, buttons, stainless trim pieces, both inside and out, handles, chrome trim, fasteners, and everything else unique to this car are present and accounted for. Even the stainless trim at the bottom of both rockers is still there and in good condition.

The car has some areas of body rust in need of repair that are well-shown in the pictures, but the floors, sills, rockers, frame, etc, appear to be in good condition.

The previous owner started and ran the engine in November, 2015 using an external fuel supply. He mentioned that the engine sounded good and that there were no unusual noises. He also checked all the electrics on the dash, etc, and said everything seemed to still be in working order. I have not tried to start the engine, nor have I checked anything electrically myself.

I found the following information concerning the car’s history:

- 229th Facel Vega made

- 7 th delivered in New York to Hoffmann Motors

- engine number is matching :TY5 562 170

- original color was silver.

- shipped to USA aboard the boat s/s HORDA on 7/27/1957

- Known owner in 1966: Ray Greene, Toledo, Ohio

- Listed at Kanter (US) in 1990

I expect payment within 5 days of the end of the auction. The car can be picked up after your check has cleared my bank. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer, but I can give the name of a good, reliable shipper if you wish. Buyer will be given a Bill of Sale and the Pennsylvania Title I received when I bought the car.

If you have any questions, you can use the “Ask Seller A Question” box, or call me at (912) 222-5771 between 9 AM and 9 PM, Eastern time.