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1911 Pope-Hartford Model W

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The Pope Manufacturing Company was founded by Augustus Pope. The company initially manufactured Columbia bicycles starting in 1887 in Hartford, CT. They were highly successful, become the leading brand and made a large fortune for Pope. In 1902 the company started producing motorcycles and in 1903 produced their first automobiles, producing several different models over the years until their bankruptcy in 1914.

The 1911 Model W was a large, luxurious, powerful car. It had a 390 cubic-inch four-cylinder engine rated at 50 horsepower, a four-speed transmission and a 124-inch wheelbase. It could cruise at 60 mph. The company manufactured on 6693 vehicles in 1911 and there are only approximately 10 known to exist today, making this an extremely rare car.

This Model W was purchased by the current owners around the late 1990s from well-known collector Dave Noran in Kentucky. It had previously been restored in California, where it spent most of its life. The current owners have toured it extensively from coast-to-coast, north and south. It has won blue ribbons at the Mead Brook, Bay Harbor and Amelia Island concourses.

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Recent Sales of the Pope-Hartford Model W

(Data based on Model Year 1911 sales)
1911 Pope-Hartford Model W 50HP Portola-Style Roadster
Sold for USD$291,000
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
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Pope-Hartford Model Ws That Failed To Sell At Auction

1911 Pope-Hartford Model W's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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