Short History Edit
Facel Vega was a French builder of luxury cars. The brand was created by Jean Daninos (brother of the humorist Pierre Daninos who wrote Les Carnets du Major Thomson). Initially, FACEL (Forges et Ateliers de Construction d'Eure-et-Loir) was a metal-stamping company which decided to branch into car manufacturing in the mid-1950s. Facel entered the automobile business as a supplier of special bodies, for Panhard, Delahaye, and Simca.