Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world’s oldest auction houses — and it’s long been known for both its grand sales and grand offerings in the collector car market. You can expect to see everything from Veteran cars to modern supercars on offer at any one Bonhams’ events — but for the first time, the company is set to host a sale made up completely of contemporary performance machines.
Supercars on Sunset, which takes place at the Petersen museum in Los Angeles, CA on April 10, will present high performance collector cars from the modern era — think Porsche, McLaren, Ferrari, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, Pagani, Lamborghini, etc.
One early headliner is a 2007 Saleen S7-LM — a one-owner example with 1,000 hp, a 248-mph top speed and just 300 miles on the clock. It’s one of three built.
“We are very excited to present this all-American supercar in the Bonhams Supercars on Sunset auction,” said Jakob Greisen, Bonhams Vice President and Head of US Motoring. “This new sale concept will provide the ideal opportunity for the innovative collector to invest in the most exciting high-performance machines of the modern era which are at the same time emerging as collectors’ cars, being increasingly appreciated for their design, engineering and overall impact on automotive culture.”
Other early consignments include a 2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale with 8,100 miles from new, the ex-Jerry Seinfeld 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS in paint-to-sample liquid chrome blue metallic, and a 2008 Porsche 911 GT2 with the 6-speed manual and 8,300 miles from new.
All the cars will be available to view in person at the Petersen on April 8 and 9 — and Bonhams is offering a virtual viewing platform as well, with condition reports and one-to-one bespoke walk-around inspections with specialists. Bidders will be able to see the cars in detail from anywhere in the world.
The auction takes place on April 10 using Bonhams Live & Online system, which allows registered bidders to bid on each car remotely but still in real time as they’re presented on the block.
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