Toledo - Toledo, Ohio (1901-1903); Pope-Toledo - Toledo, Ohio (1904-1909). In 1900 the American Bicycle Company decided to convert its plant to manufacture cars. The advertisement shows one of the last Toledo branded cars. In May, 1903 Pope Motor Car Company bought the Toledo and renamed it Pope-Toledo. The cars grew bigger and more expensive. In 1908 the Pope empire ran into financial difficulties and in 1909 the plant was sold to Overland.