Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dean Martin and a Facel Vega

Facel Vega was a French builder of luxury cars. Their advertising slogan was "For the Few Who Own the Finest". French design with American drivetrains that peaked at 392 cu in hemi engines and a 727 Torqueflite in the Facel Vega II of 1961.

Owners include Pablo Picasso, Ava Gardner, Ringo Starr, Joan Fontaine, Stirling Moss, Tony Curtis, and several Saudi princes. Race-car driver Stirling Moss would drive his HK500 from event to event rather than fly.

"In the annals of all that is car, certain vehicles stand out. Others tend to leap. A very select group however, reaches right into your chest, squeezes you around the heart and won't ever let go." Jalopnik

1 comment:

  1. I always loved that picture. It's one cool cat and one cool car. Cheers!