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Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
Monster Garage - 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car


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Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car

Monster Garage 2004 Panoz Esperante The Flying Car
45,000.00 USD
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".
by Douglas

1996 LINCOLN FIRETRUCK MONSTER GARAGE LIMO

1996 LINCOLN FIRETRUCK MONSTER GARAGE LIMO
18,000.00 USD
1996 LINCOLN FIRETRUCK MONSTER GARAGE LIMO $18,000 Stock: 13076 Engine Size: 4.6 LITRE Transmission: AUTOMATIC Exterior Color: HOUSE OF COLOR RED METALFLAKE Interior Color: BLACK ON "MONSTER GARAGE" EPISODE 4, JESSE JAMES AND HIS CREW SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A 5,000 POUND FIREFIGHTING LIMOUSINE. ABLE TO EXTINGUISH FLAMES ATOP A 6 STORY BUILDING. THIS IS THE ACTUAL CAR. IT IS A RUNNING, DRIVING LIMO WITH A VERY FUNCTIONAL FIRE ENGINE PUMP. CAPABLE OF PUMPING 1,250 GALLONS A MINUTE! ROOF HYDRAULLICALLY OPENS LIKE A CLAMSHELL TO ALLOW THE MAIN NOZZLE TO COME OUT. THERE ARE ALOS 2 ADDITIONAL HOSES THAT PUMP WATER. ALL 3 CAN BE USED AT ONCE. EMERGENCY LIGHTS, A HANDRAIL, AND DIAMOND PLATE RUNNING BOARDS WERE INSTALLED. IT'S EXTERNAL MAKEOVER INCLUDED 9 COATS OF HOUSE OF KOLOR PAINT, RED WITH LOTS OF FLAKE. MATCHING RED METALFLAKE VINYL TOP. 20" CHROME WHEELS AND A REAR SPOILER ADD EVEN MORE BLING. FRONT SEATS HAVE FLAMES STITCHED TO THEM. JESSE GAVE IT SOME NOISE WITH SIDE EXHAUST THROUGH THE ROCKERPANELS. THIS IS A WORLD FAMOUS VEHICLE. GREAT FOR PROMOTIONS, A REAL CROWD PLEASER. VERY AMUSING CONVERSATION PIECE. THIS REALLY FUNCTIONS, PUMPS WATER LIKE NOBODYS BUSINESS. COMES WITH DVD OF EPISODE 4. Offered For Sale By: Volo Auto Museum 27582 Volo VIllage Road Volo, IL 60073 Phone: 815-385-8408 Email: sales@www.volocars.com Website: www.volocars.com
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Monster Garage 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Log Splitter

Monster Garage 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Log Splitter
15,000.00 USD
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 1982 Zimmer Golden Spirit Log Splitter 15,000 LotNumber 1534 For this build it was "goodbye, crash helmet" and "hello, wool cap," as Jesse and the crew created a log splitter out of a 1982 powder blue Zimmer Golden Spirit, a car made famous in the early '80s for an over-the-top, pimped-out luxury style. Jesse and his team cut the Zimmer in half, extending the car. After a log was dropped in, the car would come back together via a couple of hydraulic cylinders and thus split the log. The Log Splitter boasts an 18hp gas-driven V-twin engine, a 4-way/3-position control valve and a 7-gallon oil reservoir. Hydraulics expert Eddie Nahir assisted with the build of the Log Splitter. He was skeptical about getting the car working properly in five days, and he became very frustrated when Jesse changed the specs of the opening from 36" to 24". Among other things, Jesse and his team struggled on how to support the car to keep it from splitting in half while splitting the wood. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Eddie Nahir, hydraulics expert and race-car driver, Woodland Hills, CA, Tim Rogers, mechanic and hydraulics expert, Benson, VT, Sam Vigliotti, welder and fabricator, Syracuse, NY, "Shovelhead" Willy Wilson, welder, fabricator, gearhead and biker, Mims, FL, Paul Hall, welder and fabricator, Moreno Valley, CA, and T. Jon Mayer, automotive designer, Philadelphia, PA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 57.5"; Width: 77"; Length: 208"; Ground Clearance: 3"; Weight: 6,000 pounds (1,500 pounds heavier than when they started). Painter: Pete "Hot Dog" Finlin, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Includes a log splitter, drive shaft, wheels and long lines for brakes and fuel system. Body Modifications: To make the Zimmer split in half, the team had to convert the unibody chassis into a rail-type one. Moving Parts: Includes a hydraulic cylinder and railing system. The telescopic drive shaft enables the car to lengthen 24 extra".
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1994 Ford Explorer White Trash Truck

Monster Garage 1994 Ford Explorer White Trash Truck
9,000.00 USD
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 1994 Ford Explorer White Trash Truck 9,000 LotNumber 434.1 "I trashed my truck" usually implies something bad has happened. Usually. In the first episode of "Monster Garage", Jesse and his team transform a 1994 Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Explorer into a tricked-out trash truck. Jesse bet $500 that this design to transform a Ford Explorer into a garbage truck wouldn't work. He lost. How can a 1994 Ford Explorer house enough equipment to make this one killer garbage crusher? Garbage equipment and storage take space, so the team started their transformation by pulling out the Explorer's back seat. They then installed a customized hydraulically powered metal arm (designed and redesigned many, many times) to grab garbage cans and empty them into a receptacle that included a hydraulic crusher to compact the trash. The roof was cut and fitted it with a hinge and a hydraulic system to lift it up, creating room for the arm to pick up cans and dump their trash. Under its hood the Explorer has a 21hp, 4Liter V6 engine and automatic transmission. Since most trash trucks are all trash and no flash, Jesse decided that this mechanical monstrosity deserved a new sleek look. Its mechanical metamorphosis complete, the Explorer got an extreme makeover from House of Kolor, beginning with a primer sealer coat and white base coat. Two coats of Ice White Pearl were added and a silver base coat followed. Then silver metal-flake flames were applied to the vehicle, and a final clear coat of paint. KMC wheels rounded out the package. The end product was indeed a success. If you thought your garbage cans were in danger before, you should see them being picked up by this monster machine. "I can't believe this actually worked." Jesse James. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, CA, Brent Davis, bike builder, Brentwood, CA, Nick De Avila, off-road truck mechanic and racer, Hermosa Beach, CA, Jay LaRosa, customizer, Carson, CA, Ivan Sanchez, graphic artist and "parts guru," Long Beach, CA, J.P. Schoenbeck, tattoo artist, Highlands Ranch, CO, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Thom Taylor, hot-rod designer, Laguna Niguel, CA, and Gregorio Urueta, mechanic and sanitation-truck engineer, Harbor City, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: 4.0 Liter V6 engine, 210hp, automatic transmission rear-wheel drive and "Eddie Bauer" interior trim and exterior paint. Monster Machine Specs: customized hydraulically powered metal arm, hydraulic garbage-crusher, hydraulic roof-lifter, KMC wheels and House of Kolor paint.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1959 Chevy Dairy Truck "Milk Bomb"

Monster Garage 1959 Chevy Dairy Truck "Milk Bomb"
6,500.00 USD
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 1959 Chevy Dairy Truck "Milk Bomb" 6,500 LotNumber 69 Summary This 1959 Chevy Apache, complete with a cow-milker/dispenser, pasteurizer and even a chocolate milk ability, leaves other dairies looking "utterly" ridiculous. Sold on a Bill of Sale only. Special conditions apply. Description Apparently Jesse and his team think that the local milkman isn't fast and fresh enough. Thus, the mobile milker is born. But in order to make this Milk Bomb, Jesse and his team first had to hollow out a beat-up 1959 Chevy Apache milk truck to make room for a milking machine, a custom pasteurizer, a cow stall and, finally, a 1,400-pound dairy cow. The cow enters from the rear of the truck on a custom build steel ramp and is milked. The floor, side panels and rear entrance were all modified to accommodate the cow as it does what it does best. After being milked, the milk goes into a custom pasteurizer, cooled, and then sent to a set of taps on the outside of the truck. There is even a chocolate milk dispenser. There is no milk fresher than milk straight from the monster. (The truck, not the cow.) THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Mark Clarke, marketing manager, Madison, WI, Jerry Galyen, installation manager, Modesto, CA, Kyle Brodowski, supervisor, Laguna Beach, CA, Bob Norland, overhead crane technician, Long Beach, CA, Susan Schalk, business analyst/certified master mechanic, San Diego, CA, and Craig Zell, research technician, Madison, WI. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 79"; Width: 79"; Length: 223"; Ground Clearance: 14.5"; Weight: about 9,000 pounds. RAMP MEASUREMENTS: Height: 48.5"; Width: 35"; Length: 81.5" when attached to truck; 88.5" by itself. Special Welds: Include wire welds, MIG welds, stainless steel welds, pneumatics and TIG welds. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Include milking equipment such as meters, pumps, tubes, gauges, vacuum for pump and valves. Moving Parts: There were a number of moving parts in this build: the milk pump, lock gates, heat exchangers, cooling system for milk pasteurization, rebuilt engine, new brake system (front leaf springs), motor pump, carburetor, radiator, suspension system and complete engine tune-up. Biggest Challenge: The team faced a number of challenges: First, they had to adapt the design so cows could be milked from the rear of the vehicle. Then, a part called a pinch (a nipple clamp for the hose) disappeared. The team also spent a lot of time, three of the five days, on the floor fabrication to ensure stability once the cow was inside, and working in a confined, unbearably hot space (from the welding) was no picnic. Finally, as always on Monster Garage, locating tools and parts in working condition proved a problem.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 2005 MX2 Georgia HS Junior Dragster

Monster Garage 2005 MX2 Georgia HS Junior Dragster
19,000.00 USD
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 2005 MX2 Georgia HS Junior Dragster 19,000 LotNumber 432.1 When Monster Garage invades your school, you can be sure that the kids will be attending the after school program. Jesse tutored a team of budding mechanics from a shop class at Robert Groves High School Career Academy. Their mission was to take the frame and body of a junior dragster and transform it into a dialed-in, super-sleek racing machine in one week. No moving parts, no special welds, just, Jesse, a high school class, and an assignment they won't soon forget. THE TEACHERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Mark Clarke, collision repair tech instructor, Savannah, GA and John Freels, auto repair tech instructor, Savannah, GA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Xiang, 17 years old, Savannah, GA, Solomon, 16 years old, Savannah, GA, Kevin, 16 years old, Savannah, GA, Tiffany, 15 years old, Savannah, GA, Jared, 17 years old, Savannah, GA, and Carlos, 16 years old, Savannah, GA. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 34"; Width: 30"; Length: 174"; Ground Clearance: 3"; Weight: 225 pounds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro

Monster Garage 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro
10,000.00 USD
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 1975 Chevy Dirt Track Camaro 10,000 LotNumber 433 Third times the charm. Jesse and his all girl team decided to once again tackle the dirt track Camaro. The first attempt was a success, the second, well, not so great. However this time, they set their sights to make the sweetest dirt track Camaro that runs entirely on Girl Power. The team gutted the car, then installed a racing seat, added a fuel cell, ran all new fuel lines, altered the trunk with welds and the front and rear suspension, welded in the roll cage, safety loops under the vehicle and added a custom race exhaust system. On top of all that, the transmission came with a broken fitting for the fluid cooler. The team had to make re-machine and tap to make the transmission work. When it was done, the team had a mud-tossing, track-crossing monster. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Michelle Christensen, transportation designer, Pasadena, CA, Mandie Gordon, mechanic and drag racer, Oakland, CA and Kathy Pierson, mechanic and racecar driver, Hermitage, MO. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Wanda Sue Benton, welding instructor, Florence, SC, Mary Jo Emrick, welder and fabricator, Austin, TX, Mandie Gordon, mechanic and drag racer, Oakland, CA, Tammi Milford, welder and fabricator, Middleton, ID and Kathy Pierson, mechanic and racecar driver, Hermitage, MO. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 51"; Width: 7"; Length: 192"; Ground Clearance: 4" (lowest point underneath car); Weight: 1,200 pounds. Special Welds: Rear-end housing TIG welded. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: Lots. Roll bar, wheel studs, rackets, wheel stretch with a baseball bat and seat brackets. Moving Parts: Machined rotors and axles to accept larger studs for racing wheels. Rebuilt the distributor, replaced intake manifold and carburetor. Bypassed emissions to vehicle. Degreed cam for low-end torque. Installed new rotating rear assembly and gears. Welded third member to act as a posi-traction. Installed new transmission with dirt-track race converter. Removed all unnecessary parts under the hood to save weight and horsepower. Added new performance fuel pump, battery box and hold down. Rewired and relocated electrical system to the inside of the vehicle.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector

Monster Garage 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector
8,000.00 USD
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 1984 Porsche Golf Ball Collector 8,000 LotNumber 1536 This is no ordinary range-picker. It's a 1984 Porsche 944 that Jesse and company transformed into a player-harassing, ball-snagging monster. The cars moving part is a pull-wing door powered by 300-pound AutoLoc electric linear actuator. The ball collector moves up and down by the driver's side power window mechanism. A 100V motor-driven golf ball conveyor lifts balls from lower collection bin to cannon hopper. There are animatronic golf-ball clown eyes to scare golfers. There is also a custom-built 3-barrel nitrogen-powered rapid-fire golf-ball cannon. All the glass was replaced with approximately 30 square feet of expanded steel, custom wing. The biggest challenge for the team was moving the golf balls from the lower collection basket to the cannon hopper without jamming. The transition from a stock Porsche 944 to a range picker was a challenge. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Alex Anderson, custom-car builder, Temecula, CA, Mac Gillum, former drag racer and range-picker builder, Different Designs, Stanton, CA, Pete Pepe, creative designer, Disney Animation, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Eric Scarlett, custom-car builder/shop owner, Ventura, CA, Wendy Schmidt, animatronics specialist, Los Angeles, CA, and Jay Skwarlo, bicycle mechanic/builder and hot-rodder, Long Beach, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 151cid aluminum block Bosch L-Jetronic Fuel Injection; Pistons: 4 Inline; Heads: aluminum; Exhaust: dual straight pipes routed through front fenders; Transmission: 5-speed rear transaxle; Rear Axle: rear-wheel drive; Steering: power; Front Suspension: Porsche stock; Rear Suspension: Porsche stock; Brakes: 4-wheel disc; Tires: P215/60R15 by Toyo Tires; Wheels: Porsche stock 15-inch aluminum, polished at West Coast Choppers. Electronics: (3) BXE 2140 15mm solenoid air valves by SMC controlling cannons, standard 110V motor driven from a Wagen Tech 600 W Inverter controlling conveyor, animatronic golf-ball clown eyes driven from windshield wiper circuit, 10W RadioShack powerhorn (for harassing golfers) and Kenwood stereo system. Interior: Front passenger seat removed to accommodate golf-ball cannon; rear seats and trunk removed to accommodate picker mechanism and conveyor system. Body: All windows replaced with expanded steel, aluminum '70s van wing custom-made by Jesse James. Paint: Damon's Motorcycle Creations House of Kolor black base coat and urethane clear coat; flames painted with House of Kolor Ultra Orange pearl, Sunrise Pearl, blue pin striping. Height: 49"; Height With Parts Extended: 54"; Width: 70"; Width With Parts Extended: 102"; Length: 170"; Ground Clearance: 8"; Weight: approximately 2,500 pounds.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo"

Monster Garage 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo"
5,000.00 USD
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 1996 Lincoln Towncar "Fire Truck Limo" 5,000 LotNumber 71 Summary It's a good thing this limo delivers 1,250 gallons per minute, otherwise this "hot" Lincoln might go up in flames. Description If you're going out to some hot night club, you'll need something to cool you down afterwards. Enter Monster Garage. The team took a 1996 Lincoln Town Car limousine and turned it to a stretched, super-soaker limo. To begin the transformation, the team ripped out the car's midsection and cut the roof so that it would open like a clamshell and allow the main nozzle to come through. A water pump was then installed capable of delivering 1,250 gallons per minute at 1,500 rpm with 150 pounds of pressure and a system of pipes that would deliver water to 2 additional hoses. Emergency lights, a chrome handrail and a diamond-plate step extending from behind the limo's front door to the rear-wheel well rounded out the town car's functional transformation. For its external makeover, House of Kolor really laid it on. The limo received a base coat of Blue-Blood Red paint and two coats of Ice-Red Pearl. Two coats of Mini-Fireball Red metal flake were then applied, followed by one coat of Fireball-Red metal flake and two coats of Candy Apple Red. A coat of clear sealer, KMC Clocker-model wheels and a metal-flake naugahyde roof with French-seam stitches all completed the job. In the end, Jesse and his team had successfully created a 5,000-pound firefighting limousine able to extinguish flames atop a six story building. "Putting out a fire is fine, but I still think we should go to the Oscars and squirt the paparazzi," said Jesse James. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, Long Beach, CA, Vini Bergman, custom-limo builder, CA, Ed Blanford, car designer, Southern CA, Steve Dennish, Hot Rod creator, La Mirada, CA, Wink Eller, custom-bike builder, Wink's Performance and Machine, Orange, CA, Rick Goodell, fire-engine engineer, WI, Paul Johnson, mechanic, Artesia, CA, Lisa Legohn, welding instructor, Los Angeles Trade Technical College and Compton Community College, Los Angeles, CA, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, and Michael Shrout, fireman, Long Beach, CA. V8 4.65 Liter engine with rear-wheel drive and automatic transmission. Monster Machine Specs: Waterous fire pump, nozzles, emergency lights, diamond-plate step, chrome handrail, KMC wheels (Clocker model), metal-flake Naugahyde roof, and House of Kolor paint.
by Douglas

Monster Garage 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS Pasta Ferrari

Monster Garage 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS Pasta Ferrari
18,500.00 USD
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 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS Pasta Ferrari 18,500 LotNumber 432 Mamma mia! Pasta plus sports cars? Who would've thought. Oh, wait, this IS Monster Garage after all. Jesse and his all-Italian-American team joined forces to combine their love of fine, hot Italian sports cars and fine, hot Italian cuisine. The toughest challenge for the team, was being a team. The poor teamwork started from day one. Not good when you have the task of fabricating a pasta machine and drive system. The team managed to inevitably overcome the pasta paradox. The passenger side seat was removed, and the pasta machine was put there in its place. A conveyor belt ran the pasta from the passenger side cabin, to the stove in the front of the car. A windshield was made, but never placed on the car. The driver side headlight was also removed to make room for the 20-pound propane tank, suitable for cooking any kind of pasta this machine can throw at you. THE DESIGNERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Guido Bottazzo, transportation designer, Padova, Italy, Riccardo Carretti, pasta expert, Mission Viejo, CA, and Luigi Oldani, mechanical engineer, Oakland, CA. THE BUILDERS: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Ralph Biase, import customizer, Los Angeles, CA, Riccardo Carretti, pasta expert, Mission Viejo, CA, Giovanni D'Avola, Ferrari technician and mechanic, Chicago, IL, Luigi Oldani, mechanical engineer, Oakland, CA, and Doug Pirrone, fabricator and import parts manufacturer, Huntington, NY. VEHICLE SPECS: Height: 42"; Width: 72"; Length: 164"; Ground Clearance: 5 3/4"; Weight: 2,500 pounds. Paint: West Coast Choppers, Pete Finlan. Special Welds: The Auger shaft was Heliarc welded to the output shaft on the reduction box. Plus, the steel was MIG welded. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: There are pillow block bearings for the shafts. Conveyor belt material was added to work with the actuator in the hood. The holes for the two driven shafts in the mixing hopper were specially machined. An indexable boring bar was used to make the fit into the shafts precisely. Also added a propane stove, pasta worm gear and extruding die. Moving Parts: A 1hp 12-volt OC electric motor, 12-volt DC fractional HP motor and a worm gear reduction transmission, driving two shafts, one mixing and one extruding via a chain and sprocket mechanism. A windshield wiper motor was used to drive the conveyor belt.
by Douglas

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