The French car industry has seen some beautiful brands, with fine names such as Talbot-Lago, Delahaye, Bugatti, and also Facel Vega. The decline of the French luxury brands is to be attributed to several factors, such as the occupation by Germany, shortages in supplies of materials, an insufficiently large market and high taxes on powerful luxury models. The Facel Vega brand was founded in 1953 and unfortunately the curtain fell in as early as 1964. The Facel II is the last, and according to many the best, version of the Facel Vega V8 coupes. This version was made in a series of just 184 examples.