<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790

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1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring

US$ 275,000 - 325,000
£ 200,000 - 240,000
Amended
1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring
Chassis no. 00662
Engine no. 1790

389ci OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Pope Hartford Carburetor - Bosch "Twin Spark" Magneto
50bhp
4-Speed Transmission
2-Wheel Mechanical Brakes (see text)

*Ex-Harrah Collection
*4-Speed transmission
*1 of 3 known four passenger tourers
*Well setup for brass car events
*Powerful overhead valve engine


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. Pope-Hartford did participate in racing and most famously won the San Francisco "free for all" in 1909 with a 40hp model. The event celebrated the 300th anniversary of Don Gaspar de Portola's discovery of the bay. The success at this event gave name to the body style Pope is most famous for the "Portola Roadster".

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

This particular Pope-Hartford is one of 228 Model 33 cars that Pope Hartford built. The early history of this particular car is not known. However, in 1962 it was owned by a Mr. Humerto L. Lieva, of Ponce Puerto Rico. In December of 1962 it was purchased by Ralph Dunwoodie, who had acquired it for the legendary William Harrah.

This car would remain in the Harrah collection until his death in 1984, when it was auctioned with the rest of the collection. From their it went into the Evans Collection in San Diego. Harrah had begun a restoration, but it was not completed. The project of finishing the car was entrusted to well-known Pope-Hartford specialist Temple Baldwin. The car would remain in the Evans Collection until 2008, when it passed to the Magee Collection.

The car was acquired by the consigner in 2012. Since then it has been in the careful stewardship for the last few years. The restoration still looks very good, and it has been well prepared for touring. This included the fitment of electric lighting, starter, and generator. The tourer bodywork is incredibly practical.

Today, the car presents extremely well and is well suited for touring having been fitted with many touring upgrades including signal lights, brake lights, on board trickle charger, and for added safety an on-board fire extinguisher system. The paintwork, upholstery and weather equipment are in very good condition.

This Pope-Hartford is a fast and reliable tour car. The four-speed transmission makes them fairly long legged and enjoyable to drive at speeds of over 50 mph. This Pope-Hartford would be a great car for a brass car enthusiast. Ready to go and on the button, the opportunity to acquire this wonderful Pope-Hartford should not be missed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under its engine number. Also note, the title for this vehicle will be in transit.
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<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
<b>1913 Pope-Hartford Model 33 50HP Touring</b><br />Chassis no. 00662<br />Engine no. 1790
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