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  • The Facel Vega 'Facel II' was a French Grand Touring car produced by Facel between the years 1962 and 1964. By 1962 the Paris-based Facel Vega company was facing bankruptcy. The Facel II was to be the company's last attempt to create a luxury GT car in the French tradition. Jean Daninos, Facel's founder and president, said of the Facel II, "The HK 500 was the most interesting car we ever made but the Facel II was by far the best. It was totally 'elegant' . The Facel Vega company advertised the Facel II as "Le Coupé 4-places le plus rapide du Monde". 'Sports Car Graphic' described it as a "luxurious brute". Bernard Cahier, a race-driver who tested the car in 1962, said of an early version that "the huge output of the Chrysler engine made it easy to spin wheels at light throttle pressure." It was powered by an American 6.3 litre Chrysler 'Typhoon' engine which produced 355 hp in automatic-gearbox form and 390 hp in manual. Using Chrysler's three-speed Torqueflite automatic gearbox, the 6.3-litre Facel II could reach over 135 mph.

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