Ultra Rare 1954 Pegaso Saoutchik Coupe to be Showcased at 2022 Goodwood Revival

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Hagerty has something special planned for this year’s Goodwood Revival event, where they will showcase an ultra-rare 1954 Pegaso Saoutchik Coupe model, one of the rarest cars in the world, with only 18 units ever bodied between 1952 and 1954.
This car, built in an old Hispano-Suiza factory, comes with an all-alloy 90-degree V8 engine, featuring four overhead camshafts. The engine is said to rev all the way to 9,000 rpm, and when new, buyers could choose between several carburetor setups, such as a single Weber for touring, twin carburetors for amateur competitions, and even a race spec with four carburetors.

As for Saoutchik, the company was founded by one Jacques Saoutchik, a cabinet-maker turned coachbuilder. His firm went on to make its mark in the 1930s by creating several designs for the likes of Hispano-Suiza, Bucciali and even Mercedes-Benz.

The Hagerty display car is chassis #0146, which was first showcased at the 1954 Paris Salon in the Grand Palais, before being purchased by Jean-Claude Lamy who then entered the car in several competitions such as the 1954 Rallye PanArmoricaine and the Rallye Sable-Solesmes.

Eventually, the vehicle made its way to America, where it was sold to Bill Harrah – the latter kept it in his car museum until he passed away in 1978. The Pegaso then changed hands again, acquired by Ralph Engelstad for the Imperial Palace Auto Collection in Las Vegas. More recently though, it took part in a Retromobile event in Paris, back in 2019.

“What a privilege it is to be custodians of such a rare and beautiful car for the duration of the 2022 Goodwood Revival. Not only will our stand offer a relaxed environment for guests to explore our enthusiast-led products and services, but it will also provide a rare opportunity to see the Pegaso Saoutchik Coupe up close, where every detail can be savored. I look forward to welcoming guests to our stand throughout the Revival weekend and presenting this special car,” said Hagerty exec Mark Roper.
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