17,000 original miles
Custom fighter plane paint scheme
One of only 176 AIV Panoz Roadsters made between 1996 and 1999
True Americanmade sports car
Ford Mustang Cobra 4.6L DOHC 32valve modular V8 engine generating 305 horsepower and 300 lbsft of torque
BorgWarner T45 fivespeed manual transmission
8inch Ford rear end with limitedslip and 3.73 gearing
Fourwheel independent suspension and fourwheel vented disc brakes (10inch single piston in front and 13inch twin piston in rear)
Extruded aluminum space frame with a central backbone; largebore extruded aluminum chassis rails; aluminum backbone frame with mild steel tubular subframes; super plastic framed aluminum bodies
Fiberglass fenders, hood scoop and 10spoke BBS Wheels
Carbon fiber and drilled aluminum interior a special factory installed option
Documentation includes original owners manual, service documents, modification list, dyno readings, maintenance log, brochures and more
What resembles a Plymouth Prowler but has the heart of a 1996 Ford Mustang Cobra? MotoeXotica Classic Cars is proud to present this 1999 Panoz Aluminum Intensive Vehicle (AIV) Roadster. It is one of 176 examples made between 1996 and 1999 in Braselton, Georgia.
Dressed in silver paint replete with a World War II Air Force fighter plane motif, complete with machine guns, virtual rivets and a blonde starlet astride a bomb. The airbrush work is phenomenal and one of a kind This cars paint and trim are in excellent condition. The cars windshield is clear and intact while the cars lights, including its separate brake lights and turn signals, are in fantastic order. The car is complete with factory side curtains, but no soft top. The soft top and bows are still available directly from Panoz if you are in need.
The cars bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is tidy, the cargo area is clean and the Panoz rides on BFG Goodrich radials, 245/40ZR18 in front and 295/35ZR18 in rear. Each tire surrounds a BBS 10spoke wheels, a special factory installed option. The Panoz AIV has fourwheel independent suspension and fourwheel disc brakes (10inch vented single piston in front and 13inch vented twinpiston in back).
Under the hood is a Ford 4.6L DOHC 32valve modular V8 engine breathing via dual exhausts that puts out 305 horsepower and 300 poundsfeet of torque. The engine has Ford Motorsport ceramic coated stainless steel headers with independent 1 5/8 primary tubes. These tubes increase flow and lean the air/fuel mixture to 13:1, which adds eight horsepower. There is a Steeda underdriven crank pulley with a SFI racingapproved vibration dampener. The water pump and alternator pulleys are slightly oversized. These changes net another eight horsepower. The engine is mated to a BorgWarner T45 fivespeed manual transmission with an 8.8inch Ford rear end complete with TractionLok limited slip. The stock rear end was 3.27:1 but a previous owner changed it to 3.73:1, which reportedly blends well with the engines high revving nature. The previous owner removed the cars airconditioning system, which shed 35 pounds of weight, improved vehicle balance and deleted the radiator shroud, which permits better engine cooling and makes it simpler to perform basic maintenance.
Inside, the car has a carbon fiber and drilled aluminum interior, a special factoryinstalled option. The cars black buckets seats are in overall great condition, as is the matching black carpet. A threespoke flatbottomed Nardi steering wheel faces the driver and looks great. The inner door panels and instrument panel echo the rest of the interiors theme and look great. The instruments are centermounted and the reversible gauge faces (black figures on white backgrounds then white figures on black backgrounds after the sun sets). The center console and shifter look great. An Alpine AM/FM stereo with CD player rounds out the interior.
Starting in 1994, Panoz developed an aluminum chassis for the Roadster. This new chassis would both reduce assembly time (yet 350 manhours were still put into each copy) and reduce weight improving performance. In 1996, a new prototype was unveiled, which differed substantially from the original car. It had an extruded aluminumspaceframe with a central backbone. Special adhesives were used to attach the frame and body.Equally important, an entirely newdrivetrainwas used, courtesy of the 1996Mustang SVT Cobra an allaluminum,V8 DOHC 32valve motor. Consequently, the new Roadster was at approximately 70 percent aluminumand was dubbed anAluminumIntensiveVehicle, or theAIV Roadster.
The new engine produced 305 horsepower and 300 footpounds of torque. Combined with the lighter chassis, this increased the cars powertoweight ratio significantly.
The last year the AIV Roadster was made was 1999, when 10 were modified with special paint,supercharged and signed to create the Signature Edition 2000 Panoz AIV Roadster. Total production of the AIV consisted of six prototypes and 176 production models sold to the public.
So, if you want a lightweight true roadster that is unique and will turn heads and generate conversation, stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars and check it out.
Competition to this Panoz in 1999 included Chevrolets Corvette Convertible, Fords Mustang Convertible, Hondas S2000 Convertible, Mazdas Miata, Nissans 300ZX Convertible, Plymouths Prowler and Porsche 911 Cabriolet and Toyotas MR2 Convertible.
Documentation includes original owners manual, service documents, modification list, dyno readings, maintenance log, brochures and more.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 17,084 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, actual Arizona mileage title. GET OUT AND DRIVE
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