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.
Pebble Beach Tour & Concours d'Elegance
By all accounts, this year’s Monterey Week was action-packed. After a flurry of activity in our shop to get all the cars ready, the days in California were relatively calm. On Thursday, the three cars entered in the Concours were driven by their owners on the Tour d’Elegance around the Monterey peninsula, and a grand time was had by all. [Pictured top to bottom: 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Vignale Coupe; 1939 Delahaye 135MS Torpedo Grand Sport; 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa Scaglietti.]
With no breakdowns or damage during the 85-mile drive, the cars needed only a simple clean and detail to be ready for the show field on Sunday. Amongst a very strong class of twenty Testa Rossas, the yellow with red stripe, 1958 Le Mans race car was awarded Second. The exceptionally elegant metallic green with black 212 was overshadowed by the Best of Show Ferrari 375MM in the same class. The handsome and unusual Figoni & Falschi Delahaye Torpedo Grand Sport was awarded First in its class.
Yes, we do Ferraris
Our crew proudly gathers around an assembly of unique and beautiful cars prior to their debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Clockwise from top: 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport; 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa; 1958 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa; 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Vignale Coupe. With the exception of the 166SC, first shown at the 2013 Lime Rock Historic Festival, the other three are recently completed restorations.
Join Our Team
Do you have fundamental skills to build on, and a passion for classic European cars? We have openings in our shop for
- Mechanical Service Technician
- Mechanical Restoration Technician
- Resource Manager
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply today. Please go to Our Workshop for the complete job listings and job benefits, and our required on-line application form (sorry, walk-in candidates cannot be accommodated).
Best of Shows
22 of our clients' cars have won 41 Best of Show honors since we 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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A Terrific Trio at Amelia Island
Another wonderful weekend at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. We brought three cars to the event, shown here in the early morning. The 1948 Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa won an Amelia Award in the Ferrari Racing class. The 1958 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spyder was awarded the McIntosh Trophy for "the best sounding car on the field". Read more about these two cars in our Cavallino Classic 23 news (January 2014). And the "most elegant" 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S 'Saoutchik' Torpedo Roadster was awarded the Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence.