Thursday, February 06, 2014

Harley Given to Pope Goes for $285k at Auction; Proceeds Donated to Soup Kitchen

(Vatican Radio) A Harley-Davidson owned by Pope Francis has been sold for 210,000 euros. The motorbike was auctioned in Paris to raise money for a charity for the homeless in Rome. It was sold to an anonymous phone bidder. The Dyna Super Glide was signed, but never ridden, by the Pope. It was given to him in June, to mark Harley-Davidson's 110th anniversary. The auction house said there were so many bidders there were not enough phone lines to cope and some potential buyers were turned away. A leather jacket which accompanied the motorbike also sold for 50,000 euros.

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