1960 Facel Vega HK500 #0763SOLD

ONE OF ONLY 540 VEGAS EVER BUILT OFFERED AT THE 9TH ANNUAL RUSSO AND STEELE MONTEREY EVENT

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Built in September 1960, this 1960 Facel Vega HK500 #0763 was painted in Tudor grey with red leather interior; included a 383 cu. Engine, manual 4 speed. The HK500 was one of the first cars, and the first French car, to feature standard four-wheel disc (Dunlop) brakes. Ordered directly from the factory, no agent was involved, it was delivered new in France. Chassis number, HK1 BX6, was one of only 540 Vegas ever built; guaranteeing that this spectacular, largely original automobile always remains for the select “few who own the finest.”

Reference Number 46458

as of 7/3/2009

Overview
Car 1960 Facel Vega HK500 #0763
VIN HK1BX6 
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver Tudor Grey /      Red  
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

Once again Russo and Steele’s Monterey auction event will presents a range of the most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, Hot rods and custom automobiles; including rare automobiles like this 1960 Facel Vega HK500 #0763 . Superior customer service, unparalleled quality automobiles, a unique and memorable event for every enthusiast’s has earned it the reputation as one of the Big Three auctions to watch.

 

The 9th Annual Monterey auction event will be held August 13th-15th at the Marriott Hotel in historic downtown Monterey. It will present a diverse range of highly collectable marquees and models suitable to satisfy any automotive desires.

 

The Vega was designed by French industrialist Jean Daninos and after its initial debut in Paris, it earned a reputation of "being in a class of its own". Combining speed, outstanding luxury and excellent features, the Facel Vega had the perfect description and advertising slogan, “For the Few Who Own the Finest”. A few of the people that owned these automobiles was Ava Gardner, Ringo Starr, Joan Fontaine, Tony Curtis, Stirling Moss, and Albert Camus. The Facel Vega was more than an automobile it was a symbol of luxury lifestyle.

 

Built in September 1960, this 1960 Facel Vega HK500 #0763 was painted in Tudor grey with red leather interior; included a 383 cu. Engine, manual 4 speed. The HK500 was one of the first cars, and the first French car, to feature standard four-wheel disc (Dunlop) brakes. Ordered directly from the factory, no agent was involved, it was delivered new in France. Chassis number, HK1 BX6, was one of only 540 Vegas ever built; guaranteeing that this spectacular, largely original automobile always remains for the select “few who own the finest.”

 

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

 

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world’s finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its three auctions each year attract clients all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, and Monterey, California in August. Additional information please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.