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Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
|Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car|
Offered For Sale at the: Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction January, 2008, Scottsdale, Arizona Barrett-Jackson Auction Company 7400 E Monte Cristo Ave Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-421-6694 Facsimile: 480-421-6697 Website: www.barrett-jackson.com Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car 45,000 LotNumber 1264 Ever since "Monster Garage" premiered on Discovery Channel in June 2002, Jesse James led teams to build vehicles that make beer, do wheelies, shake trees, even transport gorillas. But all the while, Jesse was turning his thoughts and his dreams to the sky. Everyone said he couldn't do it, and the lawyers begged him not to do it, but Jesse James and his 9 man team managed to take a $100,000 Panoz Esperante sports car and create an airborne vehicle whose first flight matched the success of the Wright Brothers'. After the team tore out the Panoz's plush interior to make room for a roll cage, installed a used propeller engine in the trunk, mounted 36' handmade wings to the car's exact center and secured a rear tail with a 15" fuselage, the flying car was taken to Kitty Hawk, NC, home of the Wright Brothers' first flight. Under the power of the original Panoz engine, Jesse taxied the flying car onto the runway, started the propeller engine and, after hitting 80mph, guided the automobile off the ground for 280 feet, landing safely without even a scratch to the Red Baron paint job. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Fireball Tim, artist and car designer, Malibu, CA, Dan Panoz, founder and owner, Panoz Auto Development Company, Braselton, GA, Ed Sweeney, aircraft mechanic, Black Forest, CO, and Neal Willford, engineer, new product development, Cessna Aviation, Andover, KS. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Jason Barnes, vehicle engineer, Panoz Auto Development Company, Flowery Branch, GA, Niclas Jancic, Panoz Auto expert, GA, Mark Palmer, aircraft-design engineer, Peru, KS, Ronnie Powers, airplane builder and owner, Atlanta Air Salvage, Griffith, GA, Johan Ragnarsson, custom-car builder, Beuford, GA, Chris Rusch, fabricator, Two Rivers, WI, Andre Stowe, welder and metal-shop owner, San Diego, CA, Ed Sweeney, aircraft mechanic, Black Forest, CO, JD Terry, avionics/electrical engineer, Cessna Aviation, Wichita, KS, and Neal Willford, aircraft engineer, Cessna Aviation, Andover, KS. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 80"; Width: 38'; Length With Parts Extended: 26'; Ground Clearance: 2.5".
2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM SE Roadster
|2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM SE Roadster|
2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM SE Roadster Auction Sale Price: $64,900 Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2010, Lot Number: 944.1 Panoz has taken technology and advancements gained through its Lemans racing program and applied them to the Esperante in the form of the GTLM. Under the Aluminum hood and cradled in the new for '05 Carbon fiber superstructure is a front mid-mounted, supercharged version of Ford's quad can 4.6L V8 good For 420hp and 390ft/lb. It is mated to a short throw Tremec 6-speed gear box verse the standard Esperantes 5-Speed and sports an 8.8 inch limited slip differential. The other exclusive features of GTLM are light weight 18 inch BBS wheels and racing style aero kit that reduces the front and rear lift while incorporating brake ducks and looking sexy. Sports seats, deluxe interior trim package, auto dimming mirror and alloy grill round out the details included on the GTLM. Comes with complete owners hand books, extra key and even the original $124,741.00 window sticker.
2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM
|2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM|
2005 Panoz Esperante GTLM Auction Sale Price: $99,000 Barrett-Jackson Car Auction, Scottsdale, AZ, January, 2010, Lot Number: 1036.1 Panoz took advancements gained in LeMans racing and applied them to the Esperante for the special edition GTLM in 2005. The body has extensively improved aerodynamics and under the aluminum hood, cradled in a new carbon fiber superstructure, a supercharged version of Fords quad cam, 32v V8 was slotted in where the naturally aspirated, SOHC 4.6 lives in the standard car. Likewise a Tremec 6-speed gearbox replaced the base car's 5-speed and drives an 8.8" limited slip differential. While the factory 420hp was good, this particular GTLM has been further upgraded taking performance to a different universe. The stock blower was replaced at the dealer with a Ford Racing/Whipple twin screw unit and breathes out the other end through stainless headers and a free flow sport exhaust system. Output jumps to a ballistic 640hp, leaving AMG SL's, V10 M6's and everything else trembling in its wake. Also added were PIAA Racing 19" wheels and huge 14" front Brembos. With $19,000 in upgrades, this very special car cost $141,000 new. Panoz is no longer making a production vehicle and this 720 actual mile car may be someone's last opportunity to own a genuinely low mile Esperante GTLM.
1999 Panoz A.I.V. Roadster
|1999 Panoz A.I.V. Roadster|
Offered For Sale at the: Russo and Steele Collector Car Auction 2002, Scottsdale, AZ Russo and Steele 5230 S. 39th Street Phoenix, AZ. 85040 Phone: 602.252.2697 Website: www.russoandsteele.com Consignment # 1230 1999 Panoz A.I.V. Roadster Final Bid: $ 44,280.00 - Scottsdale 2002 The Panoz Roadster is the very first vehicle ever produced in the United States that incorporates an all aluminum chassis and body. A full 70% of this machine consists of aluminum alloy construction as compared to 15% for the average passenger car. Despite its retro look, the Panoz Roadster is technically as modern as tomorrow since the very latest design and production techniques are used throughout. For any great sports car, performance must be part of the package. In the case of this Roadster, power comes straight from Ford Motor Company in the form of their highly advanced Mustang Cobra engine. This 4-cam, 32 valve all aluminum power plant generates over 300 horsepower with ease and puts this car in a performance league of its own. Panoz Roadsters are highly exclusive hand-built machines that are exhilarating to drive and serviceable at any Ford dealership in the country. It offers the best of all worlds for the discriminating sports car enthusiast.
1999 Panoz GT-RA For Sale
|1999 Panoz GT-RA For Sale|
1999 Panoz GT-RA For Sale Branson Auto Museum 1335 West Highway 76 Branson, Missouri 65616 Phone: (800) 260-4370 (417) 335-2600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.BransonMuseum.com Date: June 11, 2009 Photos by Douglas Wilkinson
2005 PANOZ ESPERANTE GTLM COUPE
|2005 PANOZ ESPERANTE GTLM COUPE |
2005 PANOZ ESPERANTE GTLM COUPE To be sold at The Worldwide Groupís Houston Classic Auction on May 3, 2008. For information call 866-273-6394 or visit www.WWGauctions.com.
2005 Panoz Danica Patrick's Rookie Indy Race Car
|2005 Panoz Danica Patrick's Rookie Indy Race Car |
2005 Panoz Danica Patrick's Rookie Indy Race Car Driver: Danica Patrick Entrant: Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Pioneer Chassis: 2005 Panoz Engine: Honda V-8 Bore: 3.661 inches Stroke: 2.165 inches Displacement: 183 Cubic Inches Horsepower: 650 Qualifyting Speed: 227.004 mph Starting Position: 4th Finish Position: 4th Had it not been for a slight "bobble" in turn one of her first of four consecutive qualifying laps for the 2005 Indianapolis 500, 23-year-old "rookie" Danica Patrick might well have won the pole position. Her remaining three laps were the fastest of all the qualifying sessions. On lap 56 of the race, she made history during "pit stop suffles" by becoming the first female ever to lead the "500". She led a total of 19 laps, including five within sight of the finish, when, following a late-race caution, she stunningly overtook eventual winner Dan Wheldon on the restart. Dangerously low on fuel, she finally had to reduce her pace but still able to salvage 4th position, the highest ever by a female driver in the "500." Photo By: Douglas Wilkinson Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana