créée le 8 mai et dernière mise à jour le 8 mai 2008

P A N O Z
2004

<<BARRETT-JACKSON>> ENCHERES DE SCOTTSDALE 2008 (Arizona)
  • hôte : <<BARRETT-JACKSON>> se dit lui même "the world's greatest collector car events" met aux enchères un bon millier de voitures en une semaine à Scottsdale (Arizona) tous les ans en janvier. Puis c'est au tour de Las Vegas, Palm Beach etc etc
  • voitures américaines : c'est 95% des propositions au marteau
  • photos : du webmestre du trombinoscar en janvier 2008

CE QU'EN DIT LE COMMISSAIRE-PRISEUR
  • lot 1264 - adjugé $45000
  • 2004 PANOZ ESPERANTE "THE FLYING CAR"
  • Summary : Everyone said he couldn't do it, but Jesse James managed to take a $100,000 Panoz Esperante and create an airborne vehicle whose first flight matched the success of the Wright Brothers. Sold on a Bill of sale. Special conditions apply.
  • Description : 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".

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