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.
|type||Series Production Car|
|engine||90 Degree V8|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 2 Valves / Cyl|
|displacement||2800 cc / 170.9 in³|
|power||156.6 kw / 210.0 bhp|
|specific output||75.0 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Steel|
|front brakes||Drums w/Hydrualic Assist|
|rear brakes||Drums w/Hydrualic Assist|
|f suspension||Wishbones w/Longitudinal Torsion Bars, Telescopic Dampers|
|r suspension||De Dion Type Axle w/Transverse Torsion Bars, Radius Arms, Telesc|
|wheelbase||2337 mm / 92.0 in|
|front track||1321 mm / 52.0 in|
|rear track||1288 mm / 50.7 in|
Auction Sales History
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-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 Automobile
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