For those of you wondering what, exactly, this 1993 Panoz Roadster is, we’ll give you a brief history lesson. Don Panoz was instrumental in getting the American LeMans Series (ALMS) off the ground. His son, Danny Panoz, was the visionary who wanted to create his own car, and the result was this early roadster, distinctively known for its stainless-steel frame and aluminum body. It was two parts sports car, one part experimental technology, and one part crazy, and it really works. This is not a kit, but an actual car manufactured by the same guys who built ALMS cars for the track. The look draws from a lot of different sources, ranging from the Shelby Cobra to the Caterham 7 to the Allard J2. And as the name would imply, it’s mostly made from aluminum, so it’s got a featherweight curb weight that drastically improves performance. We love the bare front wheels with the cycle-style fenders, which also allows you to plant the front tires exactly where you want them and you’ll never get tired of watching the suspension do its thing as you drive. Other details include the flared rear fenders and graceful trunk lid that has an almost British look to it. It still wears its original paint, and for being nearly 25 years old, it’s quite remarkable. Of course, with only 4956 original miles, this one has led a very easy life and Reef Blue was quite rare with only 44 total cars built in 1993. Minimalist bumpers, some very cool cut-down doors, and stand-alone headlights help with the oddly intriguing mixture of old school looks and modern tech.

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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States