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.
70th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Our efforts past and present were rewarded with extraordinary success at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Autobahn-Kurier, a 2006 restoration of ours, won Best of Show. Our 2021 conservation/restoration of the 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale was right beside it as one of the 4 Best of Show Nominees. It was especially gratifying to see one of our older restorations not only stand the test of time, but receive one of the industry's ultimate accolades, while at the same time having our recent work on the Tre Posti recognized in the finalist's lineup.
A Best of Show win for the Autobahn-Kurier marked the fourth Pebble Beach Best of Show win for Paul Russell and Company. A Best of Show nomination for the Ferrari was almost as rare. Only one post-war car has won here since 1954. Sincere thank you to the clients that we were honored to support this year, and to the many others over our 44-year history who contributed to this special day.
Our 2021 Pebble Beach Results:
- 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Autobahn-Kurier - Best of Show, Elegance in Motion Trophy
- 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale 'Tre Posti' - 1st in Class, BoS Nominee
- 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster - 2nd in Class to our own BoS Winner, and the Mercedes Benz Star of Excellence Award
- 1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster - 3rd in Class to a rare (1 of 8) ATS 2500 GTS Coupé and another BoS Nominee, a Maserati A6G Zagato Coupé
Elegance Everywhere You Look
To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance a historic line up of previous Best of Show winners were given prime real estate along the ocean side of the 18th fairway. In this most elegant group was the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster, our Best of Show winner from 2012. Also invited, but unable to attend, were the 1930 Mercedes-Benz ‘Count Trossi’ SSK, our winner from 1993, and the 1938 Bugatti T57SC Atlantic, our winner from 1990. The Bugatti holds a very special place in our hearts having been both our first Pebble Beach entrant and our first Best of Show winner.
Best of Shows
23 of our clients' cars have won 48 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:
- Auto Restoration Mechanic
Our technicians work closely with all other departments during disassembly, reassembly, and component rebuilding...
Three exceptional cars mark our return to Pebble Beach
After the COVID-related cancellation of the 2020 event, we're excited to be returning to Monterey for the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This year we're proud to be supporting three exceptional cars from three very different eras. We're featuring a 1958 BMW 507 Series II Roadster that is one of the most beautiful GT cars of its period, a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster that is epitome of pre-war elegance, and this 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale “Tre Posti.” An extremely rare (1 of 2) and extremely original Pininfarina design with a central steering wheel that foreshadowed the Mclaren F1 by some 25 years. With the Tre Posti, we took an unusual middle path (pun definitely intended) between conservation and restoration. Watch the video for Paul Russell’s thoughts on the experience.