Whisky & Cars – Restoration Facel Vega HK500 ex Rob Walker
The latest Facel Vega coming in at JB Classic Cars is again a ‘famous’ one. After recently having American actress Ava Gardner’s HK500, it’s now the HK500 of Johnny Walker’s heir Rob Walker which arrived in our workshop.
Famous for owning his own Formula One racing team (with Stirling Moss among its drivers) in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Walker also possessed a Facel II, both Facel’s carried ROB2 number plates!. This white HK500 RHD with blue interior was newly delivered to Walker in November 1960.
A few years later, the car was sold to British novelist Jacky Collins’ husband. After being off the radar for years, one of our customers rediscovered this car. JB Classic Cars will complete the restoration process, which was started some 15 years ago, but was never finished.
In the following months we will finish the restoration, which was started in the UK, of this special HK500. Keep an eye on our website or Facebook for updates of the Walker project.
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