Pope Francis’ Harley-Davidson has sold at auction to an anonymous European purchaser. The unspecified person who bought the Harley-Davidson motorcycle is paying 241,500 euros which equates to $327,000 – including taxes and fees. The purchase was made via telephone at an auction to benefit charity in Paris, according to a Fox News report.
The auction of the Harley-Davidson, conducted by Bonhams auction house at Paris’ Grand Palais, was expected to bring in more than 12,000 euros which is $16,000.
Additionally, a Harley-Davidson leather jacket which had been signed by Pope Francis sold for 57,000 euros, including fees on the purchase.
The Harley-Davidson that sold for the incredible amount of money is a custom 2013 Dyna Super Glide. The motorcycle was a gift from Willie Davidson who is a retired Harley-Davidson designer – and also the grandson of Harley-Davidson’s co-founder.
It is not known for sure as to whether Pope Francis ever actually rode the custom 2013 Dyna Super Glide motorcycle that was purchased.
The profit from the sale is to be donated to Caritas Roma, a charity which operates a Rome soup kitchen and hostel for the homeless.