The Pope Manufacturing Company produced Columbia bicycles prior to automobiles which began in 1903 and continued until 1914.
This is one of 693 Pope Hartfords produced in 1911. These vehicles were fast, reliable, and durable. They were more than a means of transportation; they were distinctive, stylish and luxurious masterpieces.
This Portola model is fitted with a 450 cubic-inch, high-compression, 4-cylinder engine with an overlap cam with lightened rods and pistons.
Pope is credited with being the first manufacturer to mass-produce automobiles. His ability to use interchangeable parts and techniques used producing bicycles easily translated to the production of automobiles.
This auto was on display at Harrah's in the 1970s. It was restored in the 1980s and redone in 2010.