1989 to date
Although perhaps best known for their successful line of endurance racing cars, Panoz also built street sports cars with Ford running gear. The Panoz roadster project was started when Danny Pano bought the failing TMC Costin sports car project in Ireland. It was re-engineered to take the 5000cc Ford V8 engine and a new, more modern cycle-mudguard roadster body was designed. The first cars were sold in 1992.
Source: The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile