1955 Pegaso Z-102B


1955 Pegaso Z-102B

1955 Pegaso Z-102B

Pegaso was the only Spanish car to receive international supercar status in the fifties. At the time, the company was government-backed and had experience building large 9 litre coaches. The Z102 made its first appearance at the 1951 Paris Auto Show.

After that various models gained international reputation for advanced designs. In all, around 125 Tipo Z102’s were made only two of which received bodywork from Saoutchik.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atSpain
engine90 Degree V8
valvetrainDOHC, 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement2800 cc / 170.9 in³
power156.6 kw / 210.0 bhp
specific output75.0 bhp per litre
body / frameSteel
driven wheelsRWD
front tires6.00×16
rear tires6.00×16
front brakesDrums w/Hydrualic Assist
rear brakesDrums w/Hydrualic Assist
f suspensionWishbones w/Longitudinal Torsion Bars, Telescopic Dampers
r suspensionDe Dion Type Axle w/Transverse Torsion Bars, Radius Arms, Telesc
wheelbase2337 mm / 92.0 in
front track1321 mm / 52.0 in
rear track1288 mm / 50.7 in
transmission5-Speed Manual

Auction Sales History

1955 Pegaso Z-102B

1954 Pegaso Z-102B/2.8 Cabriolet *102*153*0136* – sold for $990,000 Rare Saoutchik-Bodied Cabriolet. Dramatic Low-Cut Windshield. Recent Expert Restoration to Original Appearance. Period Concours and Motor Show History. Exotic Engineering Marvel.
Auction Source: 2014 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company
1955 Pegaso Z-102B1955 Pegaso Z-102B Saoutchik Berlinetta *0102*150*0148 – sold for $797,500 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Coupe by Carrosserie J. Saoutchik on chassis *0102*150*0148 from the Patterson collection. Displayed at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance after a restoration by RM Auctions. Displayed at the 1954 Paris Motor Show. Original chassis, engine, and body.
Auction Source: RM’s Art of the Automobile1955 Pegaso Z-102B

1954 Pegaso Z-102B/2.8 Saoutchik Cabriolet 0102-153-0136
The car spent the majority of its subsequent life in Spain, and in the early-1990s, its owner opted to restore it to its original 1954 open configuration due to its uniqueness and special place in the history of Pegaso. The current owner, who has pined for a Pegaso since seeing one as a child in 1954, acquired this example in 2004. It has been on display at the Petersen Museum and at several concours events, but never judged. The beautiful metallic blue paint shines, as do the aluminum walls of the engine bay, which is very presentable, as are the comfortably worn blue leather seats. The owner reports that he uses the Pegaso regularly on Sunday mornings, and he also reports that it drives well, with its four-cam engine always sounding strong and ready to continue on as part of the lasting legacy of Spain’s supercar.
Auction Source: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions