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1911 Pope-Hartford Model W

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This is one of 693 Pope-Hartfords produced in 1911. The original dealer plaque from the William R. Ruess Dealership in Los Angeles is still on the car, and it is thought that the first owner was Thomas Watson, the future president of IBM, who then sold the car to his friend John Kessing of Porterville, California in 1914. The car remained in Porterville until 1946 when Ted Bowers Sr., then 18, bought the car in very original condition. With a top speed of 60 miles an hour, the car quickly became his favorite to drive - and over time he drove it over 100,000 miles. The car is a veteran of many Horseless Carriage Club tours. After it was restored, it was awarded First in Class at the 1982 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

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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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Pope-Hartford Model Ws That Failed To Sell At Auction

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