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.
Alex Finigan Scholarship Fund
October 20, 2023
With deep appreciation we have this news from the Finigan Family celebrating the life of our long-time Classic Car Sales Manager and essential founding member Alex Finigan:
“We are honored to announce the creation of the Alex Finigan Endowed Scholarship Fund at McPherson College.
Started by an incredibly generous client and friend of Alex’s, this $500K endowment will grant deserving students financial aid to allow them to continue their education and pursuit of a career in the Automotive Restoration Field.
Alex would be touched to know that his legacy of kindness, inclusivity and passion for this industry will live on through the development of students who share his joy in the history, restoration and preservation of fine automobiles.
With gratitude, the Finigan Family”
A wonderful aspect of this gift is that anyone wishing to add to the scholarship in Alex’s memory can do so by sending a check to McPherson College indicating “Alex Finigan Scholarship” on the memo line:
Attention: Amanda Gutierrez
1600 E. Euclid
McPherson, KS 67460
Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2023
August 20, 2023
Five of our clients were honored with invitations to Pebble Beach this year to feature in several special classes. Our team was on hand to support 2 cars asked to return for the centennial celebration of the artistry of Joseph Figoni. His ground-breaking designs helped spark the French aerodynamic movement. Returning was our 2014 restoration of the 1939 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Grand Sport and our 2019 restoration of the 1938 Talbot-Lago T150 C SS Teardrop Cabriolet. Both of these stunning automobiles were bodied by the French coachbuilding firm of Figoni et Falaschi.
Under normal circumstances neither of these cars would have been eligible for the event since both were shown within the last 10 years. However, their seminal designs were deemed too important to leave off the list of any celebration of Figoni’s work. Both cars competed in Thursday’s 25th Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, a 70-mile test along the Monterey coast. On Sunday, Delahaye owner Jeff Fisher was given the special honor of escorting Concours Chairman Sandra Button over the ramp to deliver her opening remarks.
Showing in the Mercedes-Benz S, and SS & SSK classes were 2 of our previous Best of Show winners and a recently freshened Corsica-bodied SSK. Displayed impressively along the edge of the 18th green were the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo Roadster (BoS 2012), the 1930 Mercedes-Benz Count Trossi SSK (BoS 1993), and the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK Corsica.
Historic Second in Class for McPherson Students
August 20, 2023
Taking a marvelous 2nd in the Pebble Beach Postwar Luxury Class was this 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet presented and restored by students of the Automotive Restoration Program at McPherson College. A huge congratulations to all those involved in what began as a dream to be accepted to our industry’s biggest event and ended by showing and placing in a field of the very best.
Our Sales Team has been matching new owners with incredible cars for over 44 years. Once again, this past year saw some of the most desirable collector cars in the world pass through the shop on their way to new homes. See our Classics for Sale page where we highlight some of our most significant sales of 2022.
250 GTO Reunion
September 12-18, 2022
Our client’s recently restored 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO No. 3413 performed admirably in what is likely the world’s most exclusive rally. The 2022 edition traversed Virginia and Tennessee on some of the most spectacular driving roads in the country, and coincided with the 60th anniversary of the 250 GTO.
This one-of-a-kind gathering of GTO owners and their cars takes place every five years and includes luxury accommodations, fine dining, unforgettable scenery, and the camaraderie of a select group of collectors who have achieved the car world’s ultimate prize. Highlights this year included track time at Virginia International Raceway, and a run down the infamous Tail of the Dragon. 3413 (third from the bottom) is seen here amongst friends.
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:
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.