Facel-Vega Facellia Cabriolet, 1959. The Facellia was Facel-Vega’s attempt to produce a “mainstream” model that could compete with the Mercedes 190SL. It was available as a coupe or a convertible but it’s DOHC 1.6 litre 4 cylinder engine turned out to be massively unreliable and prone to failure. They were replaced under warranty with Volvo B18 engines but the damage to Facel’s finances was fatal and despite the Facellia being their biggest selling model, with 1100 cars built, the company went out of business in 1964