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Pope's motorcycle to be auctioned to benefit hostel, soup kitchen

Jan. 31, 2014 at 1:28 PM   |   Comments

PARIS, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Auction house Bonhams announced a Harley-Davidson motorcycle owned by Pope Francis will be auctioned off in Paris.

The auction house said the Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide, one of two presented to the pontiff by Harley-Davidson in honor of the company's 110th anniversary, will be auctioned Feb. 6 in Paris and the proceeds will go toward a hostel and soup kitchen in Rome, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

"We don't know if Pope Francis rode it -- or for how many miles. I suspect it's done a minimal number of miles," said Ben Walker, Bonhams' head of motorcycles.

The motorcycle, which bears the pope's signature on the gas tank, comes with a Certificate of Conformity from Harley-Davidson and a Papal Certificate signed by Pope Francis' personal secretary.

Bonhams said the motorcycle is expected to sell for $16,000 to $20,000.

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