06 Aug 1955 Facel-Vega FV-1 Coupe Adds Bespoke Continental Flair At NO RESERVE to Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction!

For Immediate Release:

 Scottsdale, Arizona (August 05, 2016) – Continuing our tradition for offering the highest quality, most luxurious and collectable European sports, American muscle, hot rods and custom automobiles to satisfy any automotive desire, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions will soon host our 16th Annual collector automobile auction in downtown Monterey, California. In addition to the many great collector vehicles to be offered there, we are thrilled to announce our latest feature consignment – a stunning 1955 Facel Vega FV-1 coupe – at No Reserve.

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A highly desirable example of the low-volume luxury GT car selected by the world’s top business, entertainment, and social luminaries, this FV-1 carries fascinating early history as one of only three FV-1 models sold new in the United States. Numbered FV1 55-050, it was delivered new to one Mr. Milestone in California, who was quite likely the long-running Academy Award-winning director of such iconic films as All Quiet on the Western Front, Two Arabian Nights, and the star-studded Ocean’s Eleven.

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Other noted collectors followed, and a mid-1990s professional restoration was followed by display of this FV-1 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1996 and podiums at the 2011 and 2012 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance. A West Coast car, primarily in California, this FV-1 benefits from further preservation and elevation under the current owner and it continues to exemplify the European Grand Touring concept in all possible respects with its dashing alloy body, outstanding livery, leather-trimmed interior, and robust Chrysler Firedome V-8 powerplant.

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Join us as the gavel falls on this stunning Franco-American GT legend! The Russo and Steele auction takes place August 18-20 during the famed Monterey Car Week in downtown Monterey on the waterfront at the world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. More great collector automobiles are being added daily for our 16th Annual Monterey auction, so be sure to watch our website at www.russoandsteele.com for your next buying opportunity and call our friendly staff to become a bidder. With some 250 cars set to cross our auction block in a legendary setting, you will experience all of the thrilling, adrenaline-pumping action that Russo and Steele is renowned for delivering at each and every one of our events.

For Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts. ™   At Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, it’s far more than a tagline – it’s our lifestyle! To obtain further supporting documentation, high-resolution images, or more information about Russo and Steele and our upcoming Monterey, California auction, please contact Darin Roberge at darin@russoandsteele.com.




About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continues to set records and attract a discerning global clientele. In addition to our reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, our unique high-energy auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by June at Newport Beach, and August at Monterey, California. For additional information, please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.


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Darin Roberge