Paul Russell and Company offers restoration, preservation, maintenance, and sales and brokerage services on pre-war through 1960s Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, and other fine European collectibles.
We Celebrate our 35th Year!
Gullwing Service Company (now DBA Paul Russell and Company) was incorporated on June 1, 1978. By the fall of that first year we already had a full workload, specializing in the mechanical restoration of 1950s Mercedes-Benz in our three-bay garage in Topsfield, MA (shown here). By 1983 we had outgrown those premises and that limited specialty, and moved to our current workshop in Essex, MA. Since then our physical plant, range of services, and variety of marques have all grown far beyond Paul's original expectations. More...
35 years of passionate dedication to the preservation of fine automobiles translates to the service and/or restoration of over 680 classic cars from dozens of marques, the majority of them being Mercedes-Benz, including over 250 300SLs. Our work has resulted in 37 Best of Show honors along with numerous other awards and recognitions, including having our craftsmanship displayed at automotive and fine art museums. Many of our clients as well as staff members have been with us for decades.
Today we celebrate our past achievements as we look forward, to new projects for old and new clients, with up and coming professional restorers joining our experienced team of craftsman.
Atlantic adds to Best of Show honors
Ralph Lauren's 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic Coupe swept the podium at Villa d'Este this weekend. Awarded People's and Children's Choice by popular vote at Villa Erba, and the Coppa d'Oro at the Villa d'Este Concorso, it went on to be awarded Best of Show for the weekend. We are honored that Mr. Lauren still enjoys displaying our restoration craftsmanship 23 years after the Atlantic won Best of Show at the Pebble Beach Concours in 1990. More...
It is difficult for any car to compete against the rare beauty of the Atlantic. We were very pleased that the recently restored 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster, Best of Show at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, was shared with European car enthusisasts during the Villa d'Este Concorso weekend. Winning its class, it was in the running for Best of Show.
Best of Shows
20 of our cars have won 37 Best of Show honors since our clients first started attending Concours d'Elegance events in 1987. For more on these and other award winning projects, visit Our Portfolio.
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Excellence at McPherson College
The Paul Russell Award for Excellence was presented to TAYLOR ADAMS during McPherson College's Celebration and Awards Convocation on May 3. In recognition of "outstanding commitment to the preservation of automotive craftsmanship, history, and technology", this monetary award is a tangible result of the fundraiser held November 2012 [see News Archives] for McPherson's Automotive Restoration degree program. Our thanks again to all the generous sponsors, attendees, and donors who helped make this award possible.