Pope Francis’ Harley-Davidson has been sold for 210,000 euros ($284,000) at Bonhams auction in Paris.
The motorbike was auctioned to raise money for a charity for the homeless in Rome.
It was sold to an anonymous phone bidder.
The 1,585cc Dyna Super Glide was signed, but apparently never ridden by the pontiff.
The motorbike was given to Pope Francis in June, to mark Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary.
The reserve price was a modest 12,000 euros, but Ben Walker, from auction house Bonhams, hinted before the auction that it could sell for more than that.
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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