Someone Please Save This Beater Facel Vega

It's an extremely rare and highly desirable vintage sports car, and it desperately needs your help.

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Facel built just a few hundred examples of the Vega, a car that's now extremely desirable. That's why we're so surprised to see this second-generation example in such rough shape. While it started out as a hardtop, it was turned into a convertible at some point, and features some unsightly aftermarket wheels. It's , which means you have a chance to save it.

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This 1956 Facel Vega FVS was last registered in 1987, according to the seller. It retains its factory Chrysler 5.4-liter Hemi V8 and automatic transmission. The description claims the car is in good running condition, and sports a clean, rust-free undercarriage. Though the car is complete, the paint and chrome trim look tired and in need of attention. The aftermarket convertible top doesn't seem to have any obvious damage, but it's not much of a looker, either. Thankfully, that ultra-rare curved windshield seems to be free of cracks.

Whoever buys this car should replace the wheels with OEM wire wheels immediately, and do something about those bizarre fender-mounted mirrors. Facel Vegas from 1956 had just a single driver-side mirror with chrome backing mounted on the door, a setup that looked far better.

The car is currently with a Buy It Now price of $130,000 or best offer. Facel Vegas in good condition regularly sell for more than twice that, meaning that six-figure price is probably rather reasonable. Please, save this poor thing.

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