Jean Daninos

Sunday 2nd December 1906

Born on this day, Jean Daninos, Greek-French founder of the luxury automobile manufacturer, Facel Vega. The first Facel Vega model, designed by Daninos himself, debuted in 1954, equipped with a Chrysler engine. Daninos counted among his clients celebrities including (Tony Curtis, Ava Gardner) and racing drivers (Stirling Moss, Maurice Trintignant). Several sports car models followed until the company’s demise in the mid-1960s. During ten years of production, FACEL had manufactured 3,000 automobiles.

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