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.

One Way We Give Back

November 2018

Our drivetrain specialist, Bob Lapane, had forty years of experience before joining our workshop in 2009. Over this past decade with us, he has taken on everything out of the ordinary having to do with transmissions, differentials and unique engine challenges.

Recently, Bob spent two days on the campus of McPherson College offering a hands-on group training session to current students. The focus was on rebuilding the differential of a 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300S, a car we assisted the school in acquiring as a future Pebble Beach Concours project. He also shared his vast store of knowledge with an overview on gears, bearings, and lubricants during two classroom sessions.

This is our second opportunity to pass forward some of our staff's specialized knowledge. Upholsterer Richard Barnes, named one of the "20 Top Restorers" in the October 2017 issue of Sports Car Market, gave an invaluable 2-day upholstery workshop at the school last fall, covering both pre-war and post-war materials, construction and restoration procedures. The McPherson College Automotive Restoration Bachelor's degree program covers the travel expenses, and we supply the paid staff. A rewarding experience for all involved.

Best of Shows

23 of our clients' cars have won 47 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.

Vehicle Storage at Essex Falls Coach House

Paul Russell and Company is proud to announce the completion of a new aspect of their commitment to the preservation of fine automobiles: the conversion of a 9,600 sq. ft. warehouse space into a secure, heated, discreet, car and motorcycle storage facility, operating as Essex Falls Coach House.

Conceived as a dedicated storage facility, incorporating state-of-the-art lighting and flooring, plus fire, burglary and video surveillance, there will be no service work performed within the Coach House and minimal car movement.

Essex Falls Coach House is offers multi-car, long-term storage incentives. Short term contracts are also available. To reserve space, email or phone 978-890-7083.

Classic Cars for Sale

Whatever the level of your interest in collecting classic cars, the selection of a suitable car will have a major impact on your ultimate satisfaction. We are always available for consultation, to review a car you have found, or to locate the car of your dreams. Learn more about cars available and about our services at Classics For Sale.

Current Job Openings

Join our Team

Do you have fundamental automotive restoration skills, and a passion for classic European cars? Visit Our Workshop for complete job descriptions and workplace benefits, then complete the simple on-line application form. (Sorry, walk-in candidates cannot be accommodated.)

Full-time positions currently available:

  • Automotive Metal Shaper
    The ideal candidate has notable experience working with pre-WW II through 1960s vehicles, specifically European marques...
  • Auto Body Technician/Painter
    We are looking for an "all around" Auto Body Technician with a broad range of body restoration skills...
  • Auto Restoration Mechanic
    Our technicians work closely with all other departments during disassembly, reassembly, and component rebuilding...

Success at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours

August 2018

Two clients, three company members, and four cars - all participants in the Tour, and winners at this year's Concours d'Elegance.

Postwar Custom Citroën was one of the special classes, a marque we do not service. Then a long-term client asked us to support his endeavor to get three of his cars onto the field for this special event. It seems as though our efforts were appreciated, as all three of the Citroëns drove up onto the ramp for an award.

The lovely red 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series 1 was very well received when first debuted at the 2018 Cavallino Classic. On the field in Monterey, it was judged to be First in Class, amidst a very competitive group of Ferrari Grand Touring cars. The happy car owner is a returning entrant at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Eegance and, after receiving this award, was heard to say "...this never gets old!".

One of the "5 Top Performers at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance" per the Robb Report, they exclaimed:

"There were several gorgeous examples of Ferrari’s iconic 250 GT at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, but this car was stunning enough to win its class in the Ferrari Grand Touring category. The 250 GT Cabriolet, bodied by Pinin Farina, was Ferrari’s first convertible, with only about 30 “Series 1” models produced between 1957 and the end of 1962. They feature tubular steel frames and are powered by Ferrari’s 3-liter V-12. The example honored was first owned by wealthy playboy and amateur racer Porfirio Rubirosa, who was also the fifth ex-husband of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton."

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“[Paul Russell and Company] is a wondrous place that turns old cars into brand new cars. Inside, it feels like equal parts modern hospital, university library and automotive museum. What it does not feel like is a garage. … The world's most desirable cars are being worked upon — from bare body shells and bare chassis to completed masterpieces returned for tweaking.”

David E. Davis, Jr., "Rebuilt to Last", Forbes FYI