Thousands of visitors flocked to Luxembourg’s LuxExpo for the annual LOF Clubs Autojumble on 11-12 March, and were delighted by the most extraordinary display of Pegaso sports cars the region has ever seen. Mario Laguna reports.
An incredible selection of cars was gathered to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Spanish marque, ranging from the oldest surviving Pegaso to one of the last Pedro Serra-bodied Z-102s.
A 1951 Enasa Berlinetta driven to the event by its owner Johan Van Puyvelde made its way from northern Belgium, despite suffering clutch failure just 100km from Luxembourg.
One of the most acclaimed Pegasos of all time – the so-called Thrill – also made an appearance. The one-off Touring-bodied example proved a massive hit with visitors, who grabbed the rare opportunity to admire the 1953 car in the metal.
The rarest of the lot had never been seen at a public show outside Spain. The white Touring-bodied Z-102 had remained largely untouched since new, still boasting its original paintwork and engine, which was in running order.
The group was rounded off by one of seven Serra-bodied Pegasos, which went on show following its post-restoration debut at Rétromobile in 2015. It’s owner, classic racing driver Rafael Serratosa, is keen to drive the Pegaso to revival meetings, and has his sights set on the Mille Miglia Storica.
Other highlights included a Lancia Stratos, which was undergoing restoration by specialist Vanni Curridor, while the MG Car Club Luxembourg mocked up the start of a hay bale-lined hill climb.
In addition to thousands of visitors, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider and Spanish Ambassador Carlos de Lojendio also attended the opening of the exhibition.