1958 Facel Vega Excellence Vega Excellence EX1 First one madeSOLD
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*** Information in English: This is a very rare Facel Vega Excellence ‘1st Series’ is made all the more desirable by virtue of its association with film star Ava Gardner ( Ex. Frank Sinatra), it first owner, who took delivery directly from the factory. The last of the ten built, it was delivered in September 1958 when Ava would have been about to start work on the movie, ‘On the Beach’, co-starring with Gregory Peck. She had been signed by MGM Studios in 1941 and would appear in numerous high-profile movies from the 1950s to the 1970s, including ‘Mogambo’ (1953) for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Ava Gardner’s ownership is confirmed by the chassis records (copy on file) and there is also a photograph of her with this car in the history file. Restored some 10-15 years ago, the Excellence is in a generally good condition, running and driving well, and with a lovely, patinated, red leather interior. Body clean, no rust and good panel fittings. Mechanically in a very good working and driving order. Recently a gearbox rebuild done incl. a full service. Very rare car with a great provenance and history, a thru collectors Item! Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More information and photos on www.thegallerybrummen.nl. Or contact us by phone: 0031-575-564055. Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More info/pictures:www.thegallerybrummen.nl Or contact us by phone:0031-575-564055 *** Informatie in het Nederlands: Dit is een zeer zeldzame Facel Vega Excellence eerste serie! Eerste eigenaresse was de bekende Amerikaanse filmster Ava Gardner (Ex. Frank Sinatra) ! De laatste van de tien gebouwd, werd geleverd in september 1958. Ava Gardner's eigendom wordt bevestigd doormiddel van chassis nummer, tevens zijn er foto’s beschikbaar van Ava Gardner en de auto samen. De auto beschikt over een zeer gezonde en correcte carrosserie met goede passingen. Voorzien van een prachtig interieur met heerlijke patina. Technisch zeer goed in orde, in het verleden is de motor gereviseerd. Goed werkend en rijdend. Onlangs is de versnellingsbak gereviseerd. Een unieke auto, met een geweldige en eenmalige historie. Een waar collectors item!

Reference Number 185884

as of 2/28/2015

Overview
Car 1958 Facel Vega Excellence Vega Excellence EX1 First one made
Mileage 8.715 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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