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.
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.
It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Alex Finigan. He died suddenly on Saturday April 8, 2023 of complications from pneumonia. Alex was an essential founding member of Paul Russell and Company, first as a restoration mechanic, and then as our Classic Car Sales Manager. He quickly became known for his broad knowledge of all automotive species. A glance at our Portfolio section will give some inkling as to his importance to our business, to collectors, and to his outsized impact on the classic car world. His 45 years of enduring loyalty to the Company and its clients is irreplaceable.
What's much harder to convey is how much better he made the lives of the people under this roof who benefitted by his friendship, decency and wit. All of us here, and our many alumni, grieve the loss of a wonderful friend.
Our thoughts are with the Finigan Family and with all those whose world was made brighter for having known him.
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.
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
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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.)
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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.