Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037
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Ex-William Harrah
1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER
Sold for US$ 192,500 inc. premium

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Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037 Ex-William Harrah,1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER  Chassis no. 7037 Engine no. 7037
Ex-William Harrah
1910 POPE-HARTFORD MODEL T 40HP TOURER

Chassis no. 7037
Engine no. 7037

300ci OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor - Bosch "Dual" Magneto
40bhp
3-Speed Sliding-Gear Transmission
Two-wheel Hydraulic Brakes (see text)

*One of the more highly regarded brass touring cars
*Recent full mechanical rebuild with touring improvements
*Harrah's Gold Star restoration
*A personal favorite of William Harrah
*Fully matching numbers correct, original car



THE POPE-HARTFORD

Col. Albert Pope was one of the celebrated industrialists of the post civil war era, having created a highly successful bicycle empire that benefitted from the enormous bike craze of the late 1800s. By the end of the decade, Pope had consolidated over 40 bicycle manufacturers into his American Bicycle Company. The skill set and manufacturing capability of these companies gave Pope a strong basis to enter automobile manufacturing. Having seen that the bicycle craze would be supplanted by Automobiles, Pope began in the 1890s with the Columbia automobile. Primarily an electric car, it gave Pope a toehold in the new market. The Pope automobile empire would eventually include numerous brands including Pope-Tribune, Pope-Toledo, Pope-Robinson, Pope-Waverley and the most enduring, Pope-Hartford. The Pope-Hartford would be the only Pope brand built in the city of the company's headquarters in Hartford, Ct. Begun in 1904 with a single cylinder car, the brand built its first four in 1906 and the fours would be the engine that ultimately built the brands reputation.

Pope-Hartford gained a reputation for being a reliable, well made and soundly engineered automobile. With the exception of the unusual for the time overhead valve engine, the cars were conservatively designed and that was no doubt a key to their reputation for durability and performance.

Today few brass car brands enjoy the status Pope-Hartford does, coveted by brass car enthusiasts for their wonderful touring abilities. They are reliable, powerful, good –looking, and not too big. The late cars have the benefit of a four-speed transmissions and electric starting. Pope-Hartford is one of the only brass era marques that enjoys its own exclusive tour – the Pope Tour.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A personal favorite of William Harrah, this 40hp Pope was kept at his Idaho ranch for his private use. Acquired by HAC in the 1960s, the Pope was in highly original and complete condition. Included Harrah Auto Collection records indicate that the fenders, lamps, floor boards, and carburetor were all original and present. The car additionally was lavished with a Harrah's gold star restoration. This restoration itself was done to the highest standards of originality and authenticity. A testament to the quality of these restorations is that they age so gracefully just like an original car. This restoration though many decades old still presents beautifully: handsomely finished in mocha paint over rich dark brown leather, accented with brown linoleum and sisal matting. The Grey and Davis lighting is all original and the headlamps are Pope Hartford branded with miniature fenders for chimneys. This simply is a very handsome automobile.

This Pope left the Harrah's collection during one of the dispersal auctions in the 1980s. It resided in a West Coast collection before its acquisition by noted brass era collector Charles LeMaitre. Mr. LeMaitre kept the Pope in good working order and it participated in several HCCA tours during this time. Then, in 2006, the Pope was sold to its current owner.

The current owner planned to tour extensively with the Pope entrusting Holman engineering to get it into tip-top mechanical condition. Pope Hartford specialist Fred Gonet was trusted to rebuild the engine. New bearing shells were also made and babbitt bearings poured. Holman engineering fitted an electric starter system and discreetly adapted the rear brakes to hydraulic. A new top and complete set of tonneau covers in chocolate brown were produced in addition to these modifications. Many small details were sorted out during this time, bringing the Pope into excellent driving order.

The Pope debuted at a tour in 2008 and has been a regular participant ever since. Noted for its reliability and excellent performance, this has been one of the best performing cars of its size. Meticulously maintained for the last eight years, the Pope is being offered today in turn key touring condition, fully set up and equipped with everything you would want for any touring event.

With excellent provenance, superb mechanical condition, and wonderful looks, this Pope is a highly recommended example of this famed marque.
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