The Pegaso Z-102 is a very rare collection car, very ahead of its time, developed by the Spanish manufacturer ENASA, which is also specialized in industrial vehicles. This 1950s sports car was produced by Pegaso in Spain in coupe and spider. The main designer of the brand, competitor of Enzo Ferrari, was Wifredo Ricart, known for the development of the Alfa Romeo 512. The Pegaso Z-102, totally produced in Barcelona factory, except the body, had a race car design, notably by its chassis and the body in light alloy. The latter was made by Carrozzeria Touring, Saoutchik or Serra. The light alloy V8 engine, the 4 overhead camshafts, the dry sump lubrication, the 5-speed gearbox or the stamped steel chassis made the car very modern. The two prototypes of the Pegaso Z-102 were in 1951 a coupe and a cabriolet too heavy because with steel body. The production in series will be made of aluminum, lighter, the bodybuilder Touring having purified the profile of the car by lowering, replacing the grid by a cross in two parts. It will also reposition the fog lights and simplify certain details for better fluidity, rather close to the Aston Martin of the time.
Entering into production with an engine of 2,472 cc of 175 horsepower that would reach the 192 km/h, it will then evolve to a 2,816 cc, then a 3,178 cc 32-valve V8 360 hp with optional boost that allowed it to reach the 249 km/h. This made it the fastest production car in the world at the time, ahead of the Ferrari. Its rear drive was connected to the differential and to the gearbox and two fuel tanks were located on either side of the transmission. In order to have economically more profitable cars, the company, which was experiencing financial difficulties, decided to develop a simplified and cheaper model, the Z-103, which was to be launched with 3.9, 4.5 and 4.7 liter engines, But too late ... The Pegaso automobile adventure stopped in 1958 with the Z-102, only 86 coupe and 28 convertibles having been manufactured. Even if they were entered in competition, the Pegaso unfortunately did not have a real success in this field, often victims of accidents, notably in the tests of Le Mans 1953, or to the Carrera Panamericana of 1954. The Pegaso however beat the world speed record at the average of 243.08 km/h in Belgium, which was previously owned by the Jaguar XK120. Pegaso achieved better results in various competitions of elegance, notably thanks to some incredible bodies, such as that of Saoutchik made for Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza.
The superb and rare Pegaso Z-102 coupe that we present for sale is in perfect working condition and very well restored. It has a well-known history and is now part of a very large collection.
Really good condition
Really nice restoration