Last year in June, Pope Francis was given a 1,585cc Dyna Super Glide in honor of Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary. Rather than keeping it, the Pope signed the tank and then donated the motorcycle to the Roman Catholic charity, Caritas Roma. The bike, which will be put up for auction by the Bonhams auction house on February 6, is estimated to bring in up to €15,000 ($20,469). The auction will take place at the Grand Palais in Paris as part of the Bonhams’ Les Grandes Marques du Monde sale.
Caritas Roma plans on using the donation money to renovate its Don Luigi di Liegro hostel and soup kitchen.
From the original article on Independent.co.uk: “Ben Walker, head of motorcycles at Bonhams, said: ‘We are incredibly honoured to be selling this item on behalf of Caritas Roma. We hope to be able to do both Pope Francis and Harley-Davidson proud by raising a significant amount of money for a very worthy cause.’”
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