This 1912 Pope Model H has been owned by the Pope Family in Central California since the early 1980’s. This motorcycle won 1st Place Antique and the FIVA Preservation Award at The Quail Motorcycle Gathering held on May 16, 2015. It is an original, un-restored, running motorcycle and features the original London Gray paint. It includes the Eclipse engine-shaft clutch. It originally sold by the factory for $165 + an additional $15 for the Eclipse clutch. It was purchased in Tulare, CA, from a friend, Lyle W. Parker, a prominent antique motorcycle collector. Lyle said he was given this motorcycle by Floyd Clymer’s widow, Meryl, following Floyd’s death in 1970. There is also an extra Pope H2 motor.
This 1912 Pope Model H is part of the George Pope Collection.
Unknown. The patina of this outstanding motorcycle suggests very low miles.
This is an original paint motorcycle. The “London Grey” paint has aged extremely well. It has blue striping, edged with gold around the original decals.
All original sheet metal with minimal dings or dents, if any. The tanks are tight and without leaks or rust.
Any and all shiny stuff on this motorcycle would be nickel.
Running Pope, Model H 4 Hp, air-cooled, 4-cycle type.
Wheels & Tires
26-in. with 26 X 2 ¼ single clinch steel rims, and 36 heavy gauge Diamond “E” spokes, front and rear. Reproduction tires since the 1980’s.
Engine #2046 for Model H and #2962 for extra engine Model H2. No frame or belly numbers.
Valuation Resource Guide
This motorcycle would rate as a1 on the NADA scale.