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From: Ventura, CA
Registered: Sep 99

posted 12-28-2001 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for larrym   Click Here to Email larrym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up my Esperante Wednesday night after waiting for six months for it to be built. Panoz started building the cars in February and my car is # 62. The car is absolutely gorgeous, looks like a cross between a Porsche and a Ferrari. I'll post some pix in the next few days or go to If you are not familiar with the Esperante it is all hand assembled with allimium body panels, aluminium frame, some carbon fiber components, the SVO Mustang Cobra running gear and weighs around 3100 lbs. The 4.6L engine puts out 320 HP and it has the Tremec 5 speed. It about the size of a Corvette. It drives like a true sports car with afairly stiff ride and a LOUD exhaust note. I'm in hog (car) heaven for now and I'll probably stay there for a few weeks.

01 Panoz Esperante
67 fastback restomod 351W
68 convertible 289 C code

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From: Saco, Maine
Registered: May 99

posted 12-28-2001 07:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's pretty cool. What color is it?


'70 Mustang Mach 1 M code 351C 4V/FMX/3.25 open
'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Lok
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L DOHC

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From: Burlington, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 12-29-2001 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dang. That's a sweet ride. And the price tag isn't as "exotic" as I thought it would be either.

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From: Reno Nv USA M&M#1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-29-2001 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larry thats way cool car.I have not heard about it yet.Sounds like one fun car.Tell us more about it.


65 coupe,351w,RPM intake,Carter625,shorty headers,2.5 exhaust, Flowmasters,C4,open 8" 2:80,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,Crager SS,Black Suede.

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From: Prospect, Ct. M&M Member No. 31 MCA Member 49299
Registered: Jun 99

posted 12-29-2001 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by 68F100:
And the price tag isn't as "exotic" as I thought it would be either.

Gorgeous ride though

Conciousness - that annoying time between naps.

1965 Springtime Yellow Coupe
Edlebrock RPM Air Gap
670cfm Holley Street Avenger
and much, much MORE !!!

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Dave Gibson

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From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
Registered: Aug 99

posted 12-30-2001 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A gent here in Pensacola has a yellow Panoz. He has shown it at the County Fair two years in a row now. It was one of the earliest ones built. Sweet looking and sounding ride. Enjoy your Panoz.

Dave & Terri

Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
Blue Belle (Terri's)
'66 Coupe, Silver Blue Metallic, 351W 2-V, 4 speed, A/C, future sleeper.

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