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.
Amelia Island Concours
The success of the 2017 Amelia Island Concours was in no way dampened by the forecast of rain on Sunday. The organizers simply moved the Sunday schedule into Saturday, rather than forfeit a full day of events. Fortunately the weather on that day was perfect. [For the complete story, we recommend the excellent coverage from Sports Car Digest.]
We were supporting two cars at the event. The distinctive 1952 Ferrari 212 Europa Vignale Coupe (n.0267 EU), whose restoration we completed in 2014, was awarded First in Class.
And assisting one of our valued European clients, the historically exciting Maserati T60/61 'Camoradi' birdcage (n.2451), was honored with a special award as the most historically important Maserati. This "Streamliner" was raced by the Camoradi team at the 1960 Le Mans.
Our thanks to Massimo Delbò, who kindly shared his photos from the weekend.
Best of Shows
23 of our clients' cars have won 45 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.
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.
Join Our Team
Do you have fundamental skills to build on, and a passion for classic European cars? 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).
Current full-time positions available are:
26th Cavallino Classic
The Cavallino Classic is a three day celebration of all things Ferrari. This year we debuted the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, chassis n.2903GT.
The comprehensive restoration of this car was completed last August. At that time, the owner was more interested in driving the car than in showing it at a concours event. He took it home, and thoroughly enjoyed putting 600 miles on the odometer. The handsome black with tan Cal Spyder "looked like a Ferrari dressed in a tuxedo" at the Saturday Concorso d'Eleganza. Chassis 2903GT was awarded a Platinum as well as the Excellence Cup, for Outstanding Restoration Quality and Challenge.
One special note of pride for our company: the Cal Spyder project was completed by a team of younger restorers. This new generation of restoration technicians, who view their craft as a profession, are an important element in the preservation of classic cars.
Another component of our weekend was as support staff for the Birdcage Maserati T60/61, chassis n.2451, for the track and concours events. Raced by the Camoradi team at the 1960 Le Mans, this "Streamliner" was a wonderful addition to the Classic Sports Sunday field at Mar-a-Lago, where Maserati was the featured marque. When awards were announced that evening, the Birdcage was honored with the Finest Competition Cup and the Maserati Best in Class. In classic racing style, the rainy weather was not a deterrent as Paul Russell borrowed a friend's rain gear to drive the open sports car to and from the event.
Our thanks to Peter Singhof, who kindly shared his photos from the weekend.