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Pope’s Harley-Davidson sells for $327K at Paris auction
How much is a divine Harley? About $327,000 if it’s offered at an auction in Paris. Last week a private buyer acquired a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was once gifted to Pope Francis for more than 18 times the estimated original selling price of $16,000 to $20,000.
One year ago, Willie Davidson, a former motorcycle designer and grandson to a co-founder of Harley-Davidson Corporation presented the then-new Pope with a new H-D Super Dyna Glide. According to the NY Times, the bike was gifted with the intention of selling it off for charity. The bike typically stickers for around $13,000, but following the ties to the Holy See, the value apparently skyrocketed.
Also crossing the block was a leather jacket to go with the bike, signed by Francis. That item sold for an impressive $77,485. But it was the Pontiff’s Harley that took home the whopping $327,000 – proving once more that the vehicles with true value go to Bonham’s Auctions in Gay Paree’ to be sold. The identity of the buyer, and the name of the recipient charity, has not been announced.
... Hummm, I wonder what a Pope-Mobile would sell for?
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