1959 Facel Vega HK500
Even in its shabby barn-find condition it was still easy to be seduced by this HK500 under the NEC spotlights. A UK-market car, it had long been off the road and before it returned, would require a fantastic amount to sort the body before painting, let alone starting the interior and the mechanicals. The major plus point was the completeness, but punters were surely wondering just what the metalwork was like under the thick paint. The interior was complete but again, by needing a full makeover, would have kept a trimmer busy for weeks. Factor in the mechanical work likely to be involved and this was no easy task, but finding a UK-market HK500 is hardly easy and Lot No 348 was a truly deserving project.