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1962 Facel Vega HKII
One of the most handsome cars ever made in roughly 1:12 scale.
About this creation

This model is a representation of one of my favourite cars. Made between 1962-4, the Facel Vega Facel II (to give it it's full title) succeeded the HK500 and only 182 were made before the company went bust. This was the last of the great French GT cars.



Oh my god, it's beautiful !



This version is a little blockier but I did my best...



In here there should be a Chrysler 'Typhoon' V8 with 320 horsepower. I've filled the space with a compact and effective double wishbone suspension / working steering assembly.



The rear suspension is by a live axle (maybe it's dead in this case since it's not connected to anything..) using the old sliding toggles/elastic band trick for the struts. This helps a lot to fine-tune ride height, wheel travel and stiffness.



Side view. Slim pillars, low sides and flowing wheelarches.



Difficult to do justice to this car's fantastic dashboard in Lego.. those six round black plates are auxiliary dials. There should be two larger ones either side of the steering wheel, the whole lot set in a very convincing lacquer effect that was in fact painted on...



Interior with the roof off. This was a 2+2 coupe with folding armrests built into the front seat backs, which met in the middle over the centre tunnel. The seats here have these and slide back and forth and recline.



Four discreet exhaust outlets under the rear bumper, indicators in the wings and stop lamps either side of the number plate.



With many thanks to Bonald 1101 for daring me to build it !



Comments

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  September 9, 2011
That's what i'm talking about! This is very similar to the SL i want to build, i might have to learn a little from this fine creation. It's going to have to wait a little while though, I'm going for a Gold medal in the Olympics lol
Nick Barrett
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Rolling bricks
  April 16, 2011
It is a beautiful car! and a great build!
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  November 18, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous. Your cars are fantastic. This looks just like the real thing. Great work as always.
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  November 10, 2010
Love it! Love it! Love it! Looks just like the photo of the real deal... superb job!
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  October 21, 2010
wonderful
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  October 10, 2010
Quoting Steffen Rau This is such a beautiful car (both original and your LEGO version)
Thankyou Steffen. Since posting this, I've discovered it's just the right size for our old Maxifigs.. To see it in black, driven by our friend, look at my helicopter and scroll down..
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  October 10, 2010
This is such a beautiful car (both original and your LEGO version)
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  September 3, 2010
So good to see that "visible studs builder" are not an extinct specie ! Myself I'm a studless builder, but I really appreciate old-school build too. Especially when they're awesome like this one ! Excellent subject obviously... Too bad there's no cars like that in france anymore... Unless someone put a Chrysler V8 in a 407 Coupé maybe ^^
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  August 29, 2010
is there a vehicle you can't build.... :-) Great job
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  August 3, 2010
A excellent model I like the blue on it keep the cars coming.~Ford
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  July 5, 2010
Very nice looking car great job on building it
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  June 29, 2010
Very well done ! As I mentioned with the 2CV a while back, I love the way you still use all the old parts and building methods; it looks really good ! I thought it would be too hard to attempt putting working, suspension into my two cars if this scale; yet you've managed perfectly (I guess I had a show engine in the way though) Very nice car, I've always thought they were like the french version of the classic mercedes, some models being a bit aston-ish too. Great build :)
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  June 21, 2010
Ripper Lego model, love the bravery in letting studs show, old school, love it...
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  June 6, 2010
Amazing model. Great overall shape, nice details, good moving parts and studs all over .....I love it!
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  June 6, 2010
Very nice old-school build!
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  June 3, 2010
Classic car built in the classic way, great work.
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  June 2, 2010
Really great.The front looks like the real one.
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  June 2, 2010
Brilliant Car. You got the shape spot on...something that is rather hard to do consistently. Keep up the good work, I am adding you to my favorite builders list.
  June 2, 2010
Such a beautiful model of a beautiful old car! This is another one of those cars I don't know a whole lot about, but from what I can see, your LEGO model is very accurate to the real thing. I think it's sad when a pretty car like the Vega doesn't stay around for very long. :(
Nick Barrett
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Nico71 -
  June 1, 2010
Awesome ! Studfull has lot of charm ! If you like studfull construction, maybe you will like my Plymouth Cuda ? Good building.
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  June 1, 2010
oh man i saw this in an old top gear vid the ones with quinten and its an exsact replica now im wating for the daimler dart 5-star ~Glenn
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  June 1, 2010
So regognisable as one of your cars! Another great moc so keep them up! Please can you comment on my new morgan and pick truck when i upload it. thanks.
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  June 1, 2010
Quoting Josh L Great job on the body work. Not your most impressive technically, but still excellent. I suppose this is a smaller scale than what you usually do, right?
You are right, most of my Technic cars are bigger and I was going more for a faithful replica with this one. Thanks to everyone for all your kind comments.
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  June 1, 2010
I am usually not a fan of too blockish cars but this one is definitelly a masterpiece. It looks like an old LEGO set from the 80's and it looks very cute indeed! Accurate as well! Very very nice!
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  June 1, 2010
Aah, so you have put your money where your mouth is. I like it a lot!
Nick Barrett
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Josh L
  May 31, 2010
Great job on the body work. Not your most impressive technically, but still excellent. I suppose this is a smaller scale than what you usually do, right?
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  May 31, 2010
Pretty styling. The proportions look fine to me. Trying to capture details and curves can throw things off, blocky as you said. That just comes with the Lego territory. Nice job.
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  May 31, 2010
Oh yes! One of my favourite cars ever and you've made it beautifully! This would look more 'real' if it used the modern smooth bricks but I *much* prefer it this way - it looks like it's made from LEGO and that's the most important aspect of a MOC for me. Super job, love it! 10/10
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  May 31, 2010
Hot car! Yep, as I read it, you built this model very emotional and concentrated. I like Facel too, so it's very good to see this scale model back.
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  May 31, 2010
Wow!! We both added extra rare cars almost at the same time. Great built. I think it should be a few studs wider, but it's very well build anyway. Keep it up!! :)
 
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