'61 HK500. Blue/Red. Modern A/C. Beautiful.

1961 Facel Vega HK500

$185,000
  • Brunswick Blue
  • Leather
  • Red
  • 62,424
  • Automatic
  • RWD
  • 9433
  • HK1BR6X

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Chequered Flag International

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4128 Lincoln Blvd

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

310-827-8665

Vehicle Description

Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1961 Facel Vega HK500 in its factory correct color of Brunswick Blue with Red interior with Blue piping. According to a factory production log, chassis HK1 BR6X was originally delivered to the US and sold by Peter Satori, the well-known retailer based in Pasadena, California. An anecdote from the second owner suggests the car may have originally been sold to Franks Sinatra's Reprise Records, though this account remains uncorroborated. Period registration records confirm that the HK500 was acquired in 1970 by Gabriel Estrada of Los Angeles, who drove the car minimally for six years before storing it until 2010. The Facel Vega was treated to a comprehensive restoration, including a rebuild of the engine and transmission. A new aluminum radiator was installed and a complete chassis refurbishment was conducted, followed by a bare-metal repaint. Subtle upgrades were implemented with duel-circuit power brakes, power windows. Also recently equipped with modern A/C.  Desirably equipped with the rare duel carburetor intake and a Facel-specific Nardi steering wheel, this beautiful HK500 has recently won awards at several California concours d'elegance. Just recently had a $25k freshen up at Winning Makes in Santa Barbara. The paint has a few issues with cracking, mainly the hood, the trunk and the area surrounding the trunk. In my estimation $5k would amply cover the paint correction. Comes with its original fitted luggage, photos of the 2010 restoration and receipt for the $22k freshen up. This is a breathtaking example of one of France's most celebrated postwar grand tourers. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California.



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We at Chequered Flag international Inc. try very hard to describe our cars thoroughly and honestly. Our mandate is to make it a fun and rewarding experience for buyers but please bear in mind that we sell mainly older cars and we may not see every flaw or issue. We encourage an independent inspection if you are unable to look at the car yourself or want a professional opinion. We will make cars available for inspection and test drives, etc. Our cars are sold as-is without warranty and anything over 10 years old is mileage exempt unless stated otherwise. Cigarette lighters, tools and handbooks may not be present unless stated otherwise.

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