Facel Vega Facel II
|Production||1961 to 1964|
|Body and chassis|
|Transmission||Auto and manual|
The Facel-Vega Facel II (type HK2 ) is a French Grand Touring car produced by Facel-Vega between 1961 and 1964.
Succeeding the HK 500 coupe , it was considered by the international press as the most beautiful post-war French car and the world's fastest four-seater coupe .
Presented at the Paris Salon in October 1961, it received a very enthusiastic welcome, which was compared it to the the best Italian designers. The elegance of the car is largely due to its lowered stance and silhouette. The Facel II is distinguished by its Marchal Mégalux front profile lights and its additional circular taillights.
This model is equipped with a 6.3-liter Chrysler V8 engine (383ci) developing 390 hp with the manual gearbox and a less 355 hp with the automatic gearbox by removal of the second carburetor .
The performance is exceptional for the time with a top speed of around 225 kmh with the automatic "Chrysler Torqueflite" and 245 kmh with the end of production, some models receive a Chrysler V8 6.8 liter engine (413ci) developing more than 400 hp.Braking is provided by Dunlop four-wheel discs powered by a servo brake. With power steering, and air conditioning system were available as well as a radio with electric telescopic antenna.
Very expensive at the time, it is produced at 184 copies Some prestigious clients bought it, including, Ringo Starr , Tony Curtis , Charlie Drake,
VARIATIONS AND OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES:
Torquoflite automatic gear box, hydraulic torque convertor and planetary gears with 3 ratios, axle ratio 3.31
Engine and transmission: Motor (s) V8 Chrysler 90 ,Displacement 6,270 to 6,769 cm 3,Maximum power 355 to 400,Transmission.Chrysler 3-Speed Automatic BV- 4- Speed manual
Chassis: Unloaded weight 1,660 kg,Dimensions,Length 4,750 mm,Width 1,760 mm,Height 1,280 mm,wheelbase 2,660 mm.
Performance: Maximum speed 225 to 248 km / h.,Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h in 7.5 s