Pegaso Z-102 takes top honours at ClassicAuto Madrid

| 2 Mar 2018
Pegaso Z-102 takes top honours at ClassicAuto Madrid

The iconic Pegaso Z-102 was the star of the show at the ninth running of the ClassicAuto Madrid.

The Spanish sports car, which was built between 1951 and 1958, has a fascinating history. Although primarily a truck maker, Pegaso was supposedly spurred into creating a supercar after Enzo Ferraro insulted Pegaso's chief engineer, Wifredo Ricart.

Ricart's response was to create the Z-102. It was the fastest production car in the world at the time, and with only 84 ever produced remains a highly desirable vehicle today. 

Three editions of the Z-102 were on display at the event: a 1959 convertible by Pedro Serra over a 1955 Berlinetta Touring body; a coupé body by ENASA produced in 1952; and a Series 2 1955 Berlinetta with bodywork by Touring.

The latter of these three, owned by Antonio Garzón, also won the prestigious Concours d'Elegance prize, dedicated to cars manufactured prior to 1960.

Pegaso Z-102 takes top honours at ClassicAuto Madrid
This 1955 Pegaso Z-102 won the Concours d'Elegance prize for pre-1960 cars

The show, which was held from 23 to 25 February in the Casa de Campo's Fairgrounds in Madrid, also featured hundreds of other classic cars including a 1949 Renault 4 CV Decouvrable Saprar, a 1974 Chevrolet Corvette C3 and three Renault Dauphine, Ondine and Gordini.

Prizes were also awarded to a 1935 Hispano-Suiza H26, a 1956 Convertible Cadillac and the aforementioned 1959 Pegaso Z-102.