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.
Concours at Hampton Court
September 4, 2022
The first weekend in September saw the Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale ‘Tre Posti’ continuing to delight concours attendees, just as it had during its 1966 debut. The event was the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court, held at the great Tudor palace North of London that was a favorite residence of Henry VIII. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event. The Tre Posti won in a special Ferrari class commemorating the 75th anniversary of the storied marque. The win mirrored its win last Spring in a similar class at Villa d'Este (Cavallino at 75: Eight Decades of Ferrari). This description from the event organizers says it all:
“For 2022, the Concours was celebrating the 75th anniversary of Ferrari with a very special category, assembling perhaps the finest selection of machines from Maranello ever seen in the UK. From the astonishing line-up, it was the one-of-two, nigh-mythical Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale – more commonly known as the ‘Tre Posti’ that took victory.”
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2022
August 21, 2022
This year’s 71st edition of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was held in the soft light that veteran attendees refer to as “concours gloom”, a cool, damp, murk not uncommon to the peninsula. No matter, the over 200 strong field representing the finest automobiles in the world provided plenty of sparkle.
We helped light up the field with two very special Ferrari restorations for two of our valued clients. Making post-restoration debuts were William and Cheryl Swanson’s 1958 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France, and Harry Yeaggy’s 1962 250 GTO Series II. On this day it was the GTO that won 3rd place in the Ferrari Competition Class, while the TdF captured the “Enzo Ferrari Trophy” special award.
Awards are an honor to receive, but just as gratifying for us was that both owners insisted on taking part in Thursday’s sun-filled Tour d’Elegance. The traditional run up to Big Sur and back is easy to dismiss if you’ve never taken part, but it is a serious test. It proves that these often days-old restorations are fully-capable road cars, as well as stunning kinetic sculptures celebrated on the 18th green. For Harry Yeaggy, the tour was just a warm-up for next month’s GTO Reunion and an expected 900+ miles of spirited driving. For Colorado Grand regular Bill Swanson, he has a race-ready TdF to consider when choosing a car for that 1000-mile tour of the Rockies.
Tre Posti shines at Villa d’Este
May 22, 2022
The Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza made a welcome return to its traditional slot on the Spring calendar. Once again stunning weather, unapparelled scenery and around 50 of the most beautiful and historically significant automobiles in the world graced the shores of Lake Como.
Competing in “Cavallino at 75: Eight Decades of Ferrari Presented in Eight Icons” was our Cavallino Classic Best of Show winning 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale “Tre Posti” and our 2020 Peninsula Classics Best of the Best winning 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport. It was the Tre Posti that brought home First in Class amongst this group of Ferrari royalty.
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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.