Facel Vega Facellias in Pasadena Circa 1961

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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 the 190 SL is to the 300 SL. Smaller. Cheaper. Weaker. Got it? Good. Bigger pic right here.

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Rob Emslie

That's a lot of Facels at the Wrigley Mansion. I seem to recall the Facellia used a twin cam head on a volvo 4 cylinder block. That and the cams had only two bearings - one on each end, causing whipping at high RPM. I could be wrong, I think I heard that many beers ago.