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.
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