Facel Vega Facellias in Pasadena Circa 1961

This picture comes to Jalopnik by way of our pal Scott via archivist superstar Charles Phoenix who scanned it out of a copy of the Los Angeles Times from 1961 then gave to Scott who gave it to us and swallowed the spider that ate the fly. What's a Facellia? A watered down Facel Vega. The Facellia is to the HK500 as… » 11/09/07 5:15pm 11/09/07 5:15pm

Commenter of the Day: Existential Crisis Edition

We're sure it will come as a shock to no one that Davey G and I routinely debate Fantasy Garage nominations deep into the early morn. Even less shocking was Mr. Johnson's reaction to the Facel Vega HK500, which I believe he called, "A motherfucker of a car." Then we got to arguing about the various merits and demerits… » 10/31/07 5:45pm 10/31/07 5:45pm

Killing an Author: The Facel Vega, Frankish Hemi-Powered Existentialist…

Albert Camus, the renowned French author and early inspiration to the Cure's Robert Smith, met his end in one of these fantastic, rare luxury cars. The Facel Vega, unlike the maligned Chevrolet model wearing the same appelation, was a marvelous creation, combining European design with American Hemi power (initially… » 7/29/05 12:46pm 7/29/05 12:46pm