Rare one-of-four 1913 Pope-Hartford classic car auctions in Hershey, US

 

A jewel of the brass era is being offered at RM Auctions in Hershey, Pasadena, on October 6-7.

This 1913 Pope Hartford 50 HP Four-Passenger Touring Phaeton will appear among more than 115 vintage motor cars for auction as well as a selection of memorabilia.

RM's sale coincides with the Antique Automobile Club of America's (AACA) Eastern Regional Fall Meet.

Offered from the Magee Collection (where it has resided since 2008), the Pope-Hartford is one of only three four-passenger phaetons known to exist and one of only 228 Model 33s built of all types.

 


The 1913 Pope Hartford 50 HP Four-Passenger Touring Phaeton 


Boasting high horse-power, chassis 00662 was formerly a part of the renowned Harrah Collection. Restoration was commenced but never finished.

In its next home, the Evans Collection, the car was completed under the guidance of the well-known Pope-Hartford restorer Temple Baldwin. So good was his restoration, it later appeared in a 1996 issue of Automobile Quarterly in an article about the marque.

 



The car appeared in a 1996 issue of Automobile Quarterly

Under its current ownership, the car has been completely 'gone through' mechanically and prepared for long-distance touring - and has even gained a lovely patina in recent years.

Perfect for collectors looking for a vintage car to take out on the road, this very rare car is described by RM as "perfect for vintage touring" and "an opportunity not to be missed for brass enthusiasts."

Watch this space for more news on the sale.

 

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