1910 Pope Hartford Model T 40HP Five Passenger TouringSOLD

RM Vintage Motorcars in Arizona - Biltmore Resort & Spa, Friday January 19, 2007

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ESTIMATE: $125,000 - $150,000

$110,000 Sold

40 hp four-cylinder engine, three-speed non-standard manual transmission, front and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, rear-wheel drum brakes.

The Pope Company, named after its founder Colonel Albert A. Pope, originated in 1877 with the manufacturing of small-patented items. The company began building bicycles 10 years after its inception and would continue production throughout its existence. In 1903, Pope entered the car market with a conservatively designed single- cylinder car known as the Pope Hartford. Offered as either the Model A two passenger Runabout or the Model B four passenger Tonneau, these cars were not actually introduced to the public until 1904. Pope Hartfords were built in Hartford, Connecticut, and were considered one of the top quality vehicles of their time.

Today, Popes remain one of the most prized motor cars of the Brass Era. This high regard is based not only on the quality of their construction but also their limited numbers, excellent driving characteristics and perhaps because the marque is supported by one of the most unique and enthusiastic car clubs in the industry. The Pope we have the pleasure of offering is a well-known car in Pope circles. As such, it would be a welcome entrant on the always fun Pope tours held annually as well as many other great West Coast events such as the Modoc Tour. The Pope Hartford offered here is a well-presented example of one of the most desirable and enjoyable Brass Era motor cars. Formerly the property of noted Pope Hartford authority and collector Mr. E.R. Bourne, the current owner reports that the restoration was completed several years ago. During the restoration, the majority of which was performed by Temple Baldwin, the Pope was given new coachwork, including fenders. The motor was completely rebuilt and is understood to be extremely fresh, with only break-in miles and likely in need of a good run-in prior to attempting any long distance touring. The current owner reports that the gearbox is an adaptation of a later unit that was very well executed and will enhance the overall reliability of the Pope. Other restoration included a complete repaint, pin striping, a new concours quality interior, convertible top and headlamp restoration.

Overall, this particular Pope represents excellent value for the money. They are seldom offered for public sale and accordingly, we are delighted to present this handsome example here at the 2007 Arizona auction.

Addendum

Please note that this car is offered on a Bill of Sale.

Reference Number 5844

as of 1/10/2007

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Car 1910 Pope Hartford Model T 40HP Five Passenger Touring
VIN 6887 
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