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1911 Pope-Hartford Model W Portola Roadster

    To celebrate the Pope-Hartford car that won the Portola Road Races in 1909 and 1911, Pope-Hartford introduced the 'Portola Roadster' built with minimal bodywork. They also branded their race-type engine as the Portola Motor and offered it in their sportier production cars. This was the same 389 cubic-inch, 4-cylinder configuration as the standard 50-horsepower motor but incorporated all of the company's racing technology for ultimate performance.

    This Pope-Hartford Model W Portola Roadster was originally owned by William Ruess, the Los Angeles Pope-Hartford dealer. The car was discovered in Sacramento by Harry Johnson in the 1950s, who restored it and use it frequently. After his death in the 1990s, the current owner bought the car.

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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
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