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.
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.
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).
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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.