Specs

Engine b
Engine
4.6 Liter V8
Transmission b
Transmission
5 Speed Manual
Mileage b
Mileage
2,341
Exterior b
Exterior
Black
Interior b
Interior
Tan
Stock b
Stock
197C

Highlights

  • Early Production Number
  • Interesting Pedigree
  • Highly Collectible

Description

Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta is proud to offer this super-rare 1997 Panoz AIV Roadster with serial number #001! Many associate the Panoz brand with Don Panoz and his racing. Fewer Know it was Don's son Dan, that had the interest in cars and building them and founded Panoz in 1989. Dan started in 1986 by importing the 1986 AC Cobra MK IV manufactured by Autokraft into the United States. T...

Collectible Motor Car of Atlanta is proud to offer this super-rare 1997 Panoz AIV Roadster with serial number #001! Many associate the Panoz brand with Don Panoz and his racing. Fewer Know it was Don's son Dan, that had the interest in cars and building them and founded Panoz in 1989. Dan started in 1986 by importing the 1986 AC Cobra MK IV manufactured by Autokraft into the United States. These were built from the original tooling for the 427 Cobra but updated to modern standards with current era V8 and applicable US safety standards and wrapped with a hand rolled aluminum body. Starting in 1994 Panoz started to develop the next generation Roadster. Featuring an aluminum chassis via an extruded aluminum space frame with a central backbone as well as a new drive-train (the 1996 Mustang SVT Cobra all-aluminum V8 4.6L which had a 100bhp increase over previous roadster model). It featured an increased wheelbase, a wider track with new independent suspension all the way around, bigger brakes, wheels and tires and a roomier enlarged interior with air conditioning and a soft top, all standard. The car enjoys the distinction of America's first Aluminum Intensive Vehicle (AIV). In 1996 Panoz launched the new AIV Roadster. The AIV Roadster was built until 1999 with the last ten produced were the Signature Edition 2000 Panoz AIV Roadster. In total, 176 AIV Roadsters were produced and sold. Hurry up and call to get this piece of automotive history in your garage. Inquire today.

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