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Exotic supercars offered in LA by Bonhams’ Supercars on Sunset sale

McLarens and a rare Saleen among the top 7-figure performance machines


Late-model exotic sports cars are the focus of Bonhams’ Supercars on Sunset sale, which the British company calls “a contemporary collector car auction for the innovative enthusiast, tailored to presenting the most exciting high-performance, rare and powerful machines of the modern era.”

With several million-dollar offerings from McLaren and Saleen among the 32-car-docket, the event will be held April 8 and 9 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

The Elva’s spectacular interior

Leading the pack is the wild 2020 McLaren Elva, a roofless speedster made of lightweight material and powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that churns 804 horsepower.  The very low profile is accentuated by the car’s lack of a windshield.

“The McLaren Elva depicts this ultimate driving emotion where the F1 had left off many years ago,” Bonhams says in the catalog description. “McLaren had set out to build a vehicle so powerful, so lightweight and delivering a completely different driving experience than any of their other vehicles offered.”

No 45 of just 149 built, the Elva has an estimated pre-auction value of $1.7 million to $2.1 million.

2019 McLaren Senna GTR

Another ultra-exotic McLaren at Bonhams is the 2019 Senna GTR, the 21st of 75 created. A 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 814 horsepower powers this 2,800-pound sports coupe. With just 50 miles on its odometer, the Senna – named for the late Brazilian F1 great Ayrton Senna – is also valued at $1.7 million to $2.1 million.

Other McLarens set for the Bonhams auction are another 2019 Senna, valued at $950,000 to $1.1 million; a 2019 600 LT; a 2019 720 S; and a 2020 600 LT Spider.

From Saleen comes a rare 1,000-horsepower 2007 Saleen S7-LM, a home-grown California supercar. One of only three examples of the special-edition sports coupe built, its estimated value is from $1 million to $1.3 million.

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2007 Saleen S7-LM

The Saleen is a one-owner car driven just 300 miles since new, Bonhams says.  The supercar, with a reported top speed of 248 mph, is finished in silver with a black leather interior, aluminum and yellow accents, butterfly doors and an adjustable rear spoiler.

Also on the docket is a 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition with $120,000 worth of options and driven just 1,000 miles by its one owner. It’s valued from $950,000 to $1.1 million.

Ford GT Heritage Edition

Other spectacular supercars will be offered by Bonhams from such brands as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce.  The values range from the seven-figure models to more affordable examples of special cars, such as the 1975 Datsun 280Z in survivor condition with just 8,700 miles on its odometer and valued from $30,000 to $40,000.

For more information about Supercars on Sunset, visit the Bonhams website

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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