Lot 127: 1960 Facel Vega Excellence

Artcurial

October 30, 2016
Paris, France

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Description: 1960 Facel Vega Excellence
Titre de circulation français
Châssis n° EX1 - B118
Moteur n° TY7 - 21242

- Entre les mains du même amateur depuis 1979
- Historique connu depuis l'origine
- Magnifique intérieur d'origine, patiné
- Combinaison de teintes d'origine, moteur d'origine

D'après les archives de la dynamique Amicale Facel, cette voiture a été livrée neuve à Paris le 9 décembre 1960 à M. Jean Widmer (PDG des Établissements Sauter-Harlé), sous l'immatriculation 962 KL 75. A la suite du décès de son propriétaire, cette Facel Excellence passe le 25 octobre 1971 entre les mains de M. René Puissieux, sans que l'immatriculation change, ce qui laisse supposer que la voiture reste à Paris. Le 13 janvier 1975, elle reçoit le numéro 5282 TV 38, dans l'Isère. Exactement un an après, en janvier 1976, on la retrouve en possession d'un jeune amateur de Facel et de Ferrari résidant à Marseille et qui la cède en 1979 au propriétaire actuel, ancien membre de l'Amicale Facel et grand amateur de voitures de collection. Grâce à cette chaîne de propriété assez courte, la voiture a été bien préservée. Ainsi, elle présente encore sa combinaison de teintes d'origine et un intérieur superbement patiné.
Cette voiture ayant peu roulé ces dernières années, une révision des freins avec changement du servofrein a été effectuée en 2016. Comme sur toutes les automobiles de notre collectionneur, un allumage électronique a été installé, et nous avons noté que le système de vitres électriques est à revoir. Le moteur est celui d'origine, la voiture est donc "matching numbers". A la suite d'une faute de frappe, le numéro indiqué sur la carte grise est BH8 au lieu de B118.
Entre les mêmes mains depuis 37 ans, cette Facel Excellence présente encore le luxe et l'opulence qui ont fait sa réputation, à l'époque où Facel brillait au firmament des marques françaises. Elle offre les performances élevées que permet son V8 Chrysler, une mécanique souple et puissante. Enfin, l'Excellence se distingue par une finition qui mêle subtilement le luxe à l'exclusivité. Elle offrait à l'époque une alternative raffinée, racée et moderne aux habitués des Bentley, Cadillac, Mercedes ou même Maserati.



French title
Chassis n° EX1 - B118
Engine n° TY7 - 21242

- In the same enthusiast's hands since 1979
- Known history from new
- Magnificent original interior, with patina
- Original colour combination, original engine

According to records of the very active Amicale Facel, this car was delivered new to Paris on 9 December 1960, to a M. Jean Widmer (CEO of Établissements Sauter-Harlé), and registered 962 KL 75. Following the death of the owner, the Facel Excellence passed into the hands of M. René Puissieux on 25 October 1971. As it kept the same registration, we must assume the car stayed in Paris. On 13 January 1975 the registration changed to 5282 TV 38, in Isère. Exactly one year later, we find the car in the hands of a young Facel and Ferrari enthusiast from Marseille, who sold it in 1979 to the current owner, a former Amicale Facel member with a passion for collectors' cars. The car has been well preserved, thanks to the small number of owners, and is still presented in the original combination of colours, with a superbly patinated interior.
As it has been driven infrequently in recent years, the brakes were serviced in 2016 and the servo unit changed. As on all cars belonging to our collector, electronic ignition has been installed. We note that the electric window system needs work. Fitted with its original engine, this is a matching numbers car. Due to a typing error, the number shown on the registration document is BH8 instead of B118.
In the hands of the same owner for the last 37 years, this Facel Excellence exudes the sense of luxury and opulence that made its reputation a
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