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.
Cavallino Magazine honors 0764
Phil Hill has referred to the 335 S as “... a race driver’s dream, one of those points in a car’s development when both power and handling peak at the same time.” “...my all-time favorite Ferrari.” Ferrari historian Michael T. Lynch referred to this Ferrari 335 Sport as "one of the most significant Ferraris'".
The last of four 335 Ss built, it was commissioned by Chinetti Motors for the American market. 0764 was built with a more rigid frame, a more powerful engine, and the pontoon-fendered body by Scaglietti. Owner Alan Connell drove it for a very successful race season in 1959, including a 1st in the inaugural SCCA National race at Daytona.
Our commission from the car owner was to present 0764 as raced at Daytona in November 1959, in its original NART blue. Technical issues always exist in any restoration, but one of the biggest challenges for this project was how to ascertain the original shade of blue. Two people were a great help in making our final decision. Luigi Chinetti Jr. photographed the car at the New York Auto Show, as well as at its racing debut at Road America. David Seielstad saw the car in the early 60s in a shop in Gaithersburg, MD.
For more on the history of the 335 Sport and the role of 0764, we encourage you to get your hands on a copy of the August/September issue (#220) of Cavallino Magazine. The October/November issue (#221) includes a full array of wonderful salon photographs of the restored car by Peter Singhof, as illustrated by the great cover shot shown here.
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.
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:
67th Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
We represented three of our client's with cars at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. A fresh restoration, a restored car returning after 10 years, and a low-mileage preservation project. All three cars participated in the Tour d'Elegance.
The 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport is a car which we have been supporting while the owner enjoyed track and field events. When it was decided to have the car restored, we started the extensive research on this rare pontoon-fendered Scaglietti Spyder. Our goal was to present it as raced at the inaugural SCCA National Championship race at Daytona, in its original NART blue. Chassis 0764, driven by first owner Alan Connell, won that 1959 race. In 2017, it was judged Best in the Ferrari Competition class.
As a special guest in the Ferrari 70th celebrations, the 1950 Mille Miglia winning Ferrari 166 MM Touring Berlinetta Le Mans was invited to return to the Concours. Freshly restored by us in 2007, it was the Mille Miglia Award winner that year, and went on to Best of Show at several other events. This year, it was judged Second in the very competitive Ferrari Major Race Winners class.
The third car we presented was one we have been involved with for decades. This lovely original 608 Ivory with red 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster was awarded First in the Postwar Preservation class.