• Jan 19th 2008 at 5:21PM
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We doubt Danny Panoz envisioned anyone attaching wings to an Esperante, let alone actually flying one. Of course, throw Jesse James of West Coast Choppers into the equation and anything can happen. This 2004 Panoz Esperante actually took flight on an episode of Monster Garage, making it off the ground for 280 feet before touching down safely. The interior has been stripped to make room for a full roll cage, a propeller is mounted in the trunk, and the 36' wings are handmade.

The final bid of $45,000 ($54,000 after auction fees) wasn't too high, although the Monster Garage cars haven't been commanding high numbers. We can't imagine what exactly you would want to do with this vehicle, so it's no surprise that bidding didn't come close to six figures.

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Auction fees are 20%? Wow.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Should've gone for 5,000 with that abomination strapped to the back.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As much as I love them Esperantes they have essentially zero resale value
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would have stripped everything off of it, left the roll cage in, and designed it for racing. Cause an esperante definently starts at like....95000$....lol

      I always wanted their GTR.....too much Midtown Madness 2 for me :P
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Highest Bidder is either on drugs or needs to be taking them.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Looks like a Flying Miata to me!
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a tragic waste of an Esperante.
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