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Facel Vega

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 Loire) 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.

The first Facel Vega production cars appeared in 1954 using Chrysler V8 engines. The French writer Albert Camus died in an auto accident in a Facel Vega.

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