Films: 1955 Pegaso Z-102: The Thriller

1955 Pegaso Z-102: The Thriller

August 7, 2018
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Manel
Manel

Apparently, t,his is the original RHD chassis nr 153.-0129, renumbered 150-141, and sold new in late 1953 to J Jover, a noted gentleman-driver from Barcelona who raced it in diverse local events and fitted´soon with large Maserati brake drum and related ancillaries. AFAIK, the smart originalTouring berlineta body work was chopped down back in 1960. the very same year, his then owner and noted Pegaso collector won his category in a hillclimb race in Barcelona outskirts. It actually was the very last Z-102 win in an official contest.

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

Wow a Pegaso!

When the film started the landscape resembled Portugal (well, my guess wasn’t that far :))

One of our former presidents (Francisco Craveiro Lopes) was given a Pegaso back in the 50’s by Franco itself – but he was a very disciplined and moral man, so he never took use of the car – the car is now in “Museu do Caramulo”

http://www.museu-caramulo.net/pt/content/2-coleces/17-automveis/94-pegaso-z-b-touring-berlinetta

And what about that engine bay!?! So clean and a beauty to look at!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Agreed about the engine bay. The plating; the paint; the turned patterns on the bare aluminum, facia sheets on the firewall and along the edges of the engine box; these are exquisite. There are two lights in the engine bay for night time inspection of belts and fluids. There is one on either side. Quite incredible.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

On the Z-102, apparently the 5 speed transmission was to the rear of the differential and the rear brakes were inboard, on a DeDion axle. I wonder if the transaxle and bakes were mounted to the chassis or the axle. There is less unsprung weight with the chassis mount, flex joints, and sliders. You could do either. Pictures anyone? “The transmission for the Pegaso was unusual as it was a five speed trans-axle with the gearbox mounted behind the differential. This was a very unusual arrangement in the fifties. Front suspension was independent with longitudinal torsion bars and outboard finned… Read more »

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

More bits and pieces on the Pegaso eight cylinder engine: The engine has “four gear-driven camshafts running in needle bearings, sodium-filled exhaust valves, hemispherical combustion chambers, a nitrided crankshaft, and dry-sump lubrication with oil filters mechanically swept clean with every press of the clutch pedal.” ”

Amazing.
https://www.motortrend.com/news/1956-pegaso-z-103-panoramica/

Pablo de la Fuente
Pablo de la Fuente

I guess the video was filmed in Madrid, in a place close to Mr. Pueche’s headquarters, as he is one of the most relevant Spanish classic cars collectors. He’s also got a restauration shop, you can take a look at his website. He’s got plenty of outstanding cars, apart from this gorgeous Z102.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

The very large dished antennas look like they may the smaller antennas that surround the huge 70 meter antenna at NASA’s Deep Space Net Work. The antenna group is located in the Robledo de Chavela district in the mountains just west of Madrid. About 50km/30 miles of country roads separate the DSN antennas from the Pueche facility at Calle Vereda de los Barros, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain. This would make sense, if they did the filming over there.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Is the man speaking Ignacio Pueche, who does the restorations for the Pueche Collection? Is he the son of the collector Francisco Pueche? Who knows . . .

http://www.veterauto.com/

Pablo de la Fuente
Pablo de la Fuente

I didn’t know this man, Rafael, he might be a son or grand-son of Paco Pueche, one of the greatest car restorers in Spain. The Pueche family has been restoring cars for more than 50 years. You can take a look at their superb collection and cars they have on sale in their website pueche (dot) com.

Jack Sassoon
Jack Sassoon

Ah! What a pleasure as I perceive Petrolicious’s dedication, talent and the eye for beauty in this video. Thank you, well done again.

@Franz Kafka, I agree with you of being Petrolicious finest comment. I am not sure I am with you on this video being filmed in Catalonia region as at 1:05 into the video you can see a STOP sign in English. Never been to Spain yet so I don’t know for sure. Perhaps Petrolicious can chime in? I am curious as well and I know my eight year old daughter will be too.

David Iglesias Gomez
David Iglesias Gomez

The Pegaso factory was in Barcelona (Catalonia), yes. But the film is filmed in Madrid (Spain). Actually in Europe we use the english word STOP for that sign. Regards!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Lovely car. Very interesting collection. Three of them all in a row. Cars this good require a lot of talent at all levels. The arc of development with this one seems to start not just with Ricart at Alfa Romeo, but also in the pool of talent and tools left over from Hispano Suisa, that had somehow escaped the bombing of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil war, and useful bits remaining, from the experiment that did not drift into SEAT, were eventually bought by Iveco eventually to be swept up into that giant amalgamation which is Fiat.

Valor007
Valor007

Wow! What an engine! A four cam V8 in that two seater! Where was this filmed?

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka

From the accent I’ll hazard a guess . The Catalonia region ?

Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka

The car , the video ( in its entirety ) , the owner : two thumbs up and then some . This is Petrolicious at its finest not to mention one of the finest cars Petro has featured of late

As for Pegaso , take Franco out of the picture and we’d still be buying Spain’s answer to Ferrari to this very day rather than looking back at what could of and should of been .