a question


carman
04-08-2001, 01:52 PM
When was Panoz started? and is Esperante and the Roadster the only 2 cars they produce?

Carguy
04-08-2001, 07:04 PM
So like do people ever call you Carmen? :p

enzo@af
04-08-2001, 07:55 PM
Panoz began in 1989, I think. They didn't start selling cars till much later, though.

Yes, the AIV and the Esperante are the only two production cars right now.

http://www.panozauto.com/images/2_101a.jpg
http://www.panozauto.com/images/1_204m.jpg

i_rebel
05-11-2001, 02:36 PM
They have a model that competes in the Le Mans series, no?

Up against Audi, Cadillac, etc . . . or I could be just talkin' out o' my bunghole . . .

I'm pretty sure though . . .

enzo@af
05-13-2001, 03:56 PM
Yeah, the Panoz GTR-1 here...
http://silverstone.fortunecity.com/chrysler/350/images/Panoz_Esperante_GTR/Panoz_Esperante_GTR-


and the Panoz LMP
http://www.geocities.com/Phattcars15/lmp7.jpg

DVSNCYNIKL
05-13-2001, 08:44 PM
Hey Enzo! Do they come painted with that red x or is it custom painted? :D

jsb88
10-10-2002, 09:31 AM
Do you think that you could buy one here, in England? any right hand drive? i feel very tempted into purchasing an AIV!

Simon Tibbett
02-09-2003, 06:18 PM
Hey,

I live about thirty minutes from the plant so... if anyone wants brochures and stuff I know Danny Panoz himself and stuff so its sweet. They have made a road version of the GTR-1 race car that raced back in the 90's. Its at the plant. Its sweet!!!!!!!!!:D Its only like over one million bucks so....:p

jsb88
02-10-2003, 09:32 AM
do they do RHD??

Simon Tibbett
02-10-2003, 10:50 AM
No, not that I know of. Maybe if you pay extra you could get it coustom....;)

jsb88
02-10-2003, 03:20 PM
What is ghe base price of the Roadster?

Simon Tibbett
02-10-2003, 04:20 PM
Hey,

The base price is I believe to be $54,000 or around there. Thats for the Roadster.:)

jsb88
02-11-2003, 01:44 AM
mmm... Reasonable, about 40k, but to have a RHD model would probably be far more expensive, about 60?

Simon Tibbett
02-11-2003, 03:01 PM
More then likely, plus shipping if your getting it from the US. Unless thats calculated.

jsb88
02-11-2003, 03:07 PM
By the look of its skinny frame, they would probably have to redesign the whole car :o

Simon Tibbett
02-11-2003, 05:41 PM
Why cant you just have a LH drive car over there?:) ;)

jsb88
02-12-2003, 01:27 AM
It would be annoying. I hate driving a LHD car over here.

Simon Tibbett
02-12-2003, 04:15 PM
I see!:) I can find out if you want if thats a possibility.:D

willlocksley
04-13-2004, 01:49 PM
When was Panoz started? and is Esperante and the Roadster the only 2 cars they produce?

I own a '93 Roadster and I THINK it is from the first production year.

But... not sure.

Will

will@dizney.com

andrewred4wd
05-30-2004, 09:02 AM
The Roadster did not officially go into 'mass' production until 1996. The Panoz family invited specific Ford dealers to a dinner/unveiling at their winery, Chateau Elan, in Braselton, Ga. on September 8, 1996. Danny and his team had been building a few each year prior to 1996. With the help of Jack Roush, Panoz had gotten Ford to agree and acknowledge that they could and would service the Roadster at most dealerships. I own a '93 Roadster and I THINK it is from the first production year.

But... not sure.

Will

will@dizney.com

PanozMike
09-29-2004, 10:06 AM
Panoz began in 1989, I think. They didn't start selling cars till much later, though.

Yes, the AIV and the Esperante are the only two production cars right now.

http://www.panozauto.com/images/2_101a.jpg
http://www.panozauto.com/images/1_204m.jpg

Actually the AIV Roadster was taken out of production in 1999. There are rumors floating around that an improved version may return in the future.

PanozMike
09-29-2004, 10:09 AM
Do you think that you could buy one here, in England? any right hand drive? i feel very tempted into purchasing an AIV!

I know for a fact that Panoz would have no problem federalizing their cars in the UK since they use a lot tried and true parts instead of questionable machinery. But, Panoz has only made about 500 cars almost 8 years, so I don't think Panoz could take on having to up production for Europe.

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