Facel 3 Dashboard Restorer – Hand painted wood effect for Facel Vegas
Simon Lorkin, hand crafted Facel Vega simulated wood effect style.
Here’s another Facel Vega dashboard restoration project. This one was for a Facel 3 for a client who lives in Lille, France but whose car is being restored in Rouen by Auto Classic Restauration Normandie. It’s one of the smaller Facel dashboards consisting of four elements to hand paint.
Clients can send me their Facel dashboards as they are or can send them already sand-blasted and primed, ready for me to paint. I offer two different versions of my Facel style, with or without darker nuances. You can have a look here at my facel page to see the difference. This client couldn’t decide to start with, explaining the colours of the leather, interior and exterior of the car and in the end decided on the version with the darker nuances.
Here’s what he said when he received photos of the finished dashboard ready to return to the garage for reassembly in his car :
“It’s magnificent! Exactly what I wanted. Superb. I can’t wait to see it for myself”
Here are the photos of the restored dashboard. It’ll be a few months before the car is fully restored and at the moment the dials and instruments are under restoration too. The owner has promised me photos of the dashboard and car when it’s all finished so I’ll add those as soon as I have them.