Ford Comete 13CV Monte Carlo V8 1954

The rare and beautiful Ford Comète was produced at F.A.C.E.L. in Paris the chassis with V8 engine came from the Ford France (SAF) factory in Poissy.

Type FBAFM, Chassis number 1391, FACEL METALLON body number FMC 1642, engine number 700636.
Color black with a bronze roof and a cognac brown leather interior.

While visiting the French factory, Henry Ford was struck by the beauty, elegance and finish of the French-built Comète and had a few shipped to the US for family use.

Prince Rainier of Monaco, owner of a FACEL Bentley, bought a Comète for his wife Grace Kelly.
The Ford Comète was voted 'the most elegant European car' by a jury of twenty Parisian personalities. Jean Daninos, owner of F.A.C.E.L. was also impressed by the looks and grace of the car, the Comète inspired him to design his legendary Facel Vega car.
This Ford Comète is a 13 CV model from 1954 with the larger Aquillon V8 engine of 2355 cc (80 hp), linked to an optional Cotal electric-hydraulically operated four-speed gearbox with an intriguing 'joy stick' steering column switch.
The presented car has never been fully restored and is in beautiful condition!

The bodywork has been repainted in the past and the front seat cushions have been reupholstered.
A previous owner installed the 'Monte-Carlo' badging, hood and grille from the 'Monte-Carlo' model. The car was recently serviced and the brakes were overhauled.
This beautiful automobile shows beautiful details and a fantastic patina from a life of almost 70 years! You can't stop looking at the smooth lines and beautiful details.
The pull-out door handles, the Marchal lamps, the door pillar-free side windows, the fully equipped dashboard, the stainless steel body trim parts and bumpers and of course the Cotal 'joy stick' gear lever.
A total of 2,265 Comètes were built, of which only a small number were equipped with the electric-hydraulically operated Cotal four-speed gearbox.
This is a very desirable and historically very interesting Ford Comète for the exclusive coupe or 'Grand Routier' enthusiast or FACEL (Vega) collector.

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