Don’s Buick found its new home.
It is with great joy that we wanted to share that Don’s Buick 47 took top honors with a sale price of $412,500 USD at the 2019 Barret-Jackson Palm Beach Auction. The car found its new home the southern US. Don’s build has got a huge amount of attention from a professional auction house (Barret-Jackson), car collectors and car enthusiasts alike. “It was the surreal experience,” says Don, who has never sold at this level before. The decision to sell one of your vehicles on the world’s most well-known collector car auction stage is exhilarating – and maybe daunting, particularly if you’ve never done it before.
In the media:
TRAVELING THE ROAD TO SOLD: Two first-time Barrett-Jackson consignors share their stories by Barbara Toombs
Canadian Don G. had never been to a Barrett-Jackson event, but he regularly watched them on television, paid attention to trends and saw how Resto-Mods were among the stars of the show at the 2019 Scottsdale Auction. And it just so happened he had a Resto-Mod: a 1947 Buick Super 8 convertible he had built with great attention to detail – right down to the leather-covered California car duster (cleverly displayed in the trunk) and the meticulous paint choice.
BEHOLD THE BUICK SUPER 8: Brilliance Hiding in Plain Sight by Roger C. Johnson
The luxury of a bygone era blends seamlessly with the conveniences of today in this 1947 Buick Super 8 custom convertible (Lot #735), which will be starring on the Palm Beach Auction block in April.
If you’re looking for a unique collectible car that is perfectly willing and able to deliver contemporary and dependable performance, all the while cloaked in the prestige and luxury of an era gone by, then it’s no secret that this is the very car of your dreams. And it’s right here, in plain sight.
Barrett-Jackson has biggest Palm Beach auction yet with $31M in sales by K. Webb
“This year’s Palm Beach auction was extraordinary, fueled by the momentum we ignited in Scottsdale,” said Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson, referring to the company’s original and main auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The top-selling car at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction was a Resto-Mod designed and built by Don Gasiunas of Toronto. He brought a 1947 Buick Super 8 named Marilyn — after Marilyn Monroe — to sell at his first Barrett-Jackson event.A
Auction Watch: 1947 Buick Super 8 At Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2019 by Dave Cruikshank
This week, we check out a very nice 1947 Buick Super 8 Custom convertible restomod, (Lot #735) that crosses the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach, April 11-13, 2019. This car reminds us of Icon’s Derelict Buick build, minus the patina vibe. The car was built by Don Gasiunas, out of Toronto, Ontario.
This is the kind of build that you could drive and enjoy. Just think of cruising this down Santa Monica Blvd in LA, Woodward Avenue in Detroit, or a verdant, serpentine mountain road near you. This was a big dollar build and yet is offered with “no reserve.”