Pope's Harley Davidson smashes expectations at Paris auction

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The 2013 Harley DavidsonSuper Glide Custom A 1,585cc Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide, donated to Pope Francis last year and signed by him on its tank, is displayed ahead of Bonham's sale of vintage and classic cars, at the Grand Palais in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The bike will be sold at auction to help raise funds for a soup kitchen and hostel for the homeless in Rome. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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A Harley-Davidson motorbike sold at auction on Thursday for almost 20 times its estimated value - because its previous owner was the pope.

Signed "Francesco" on its tank, the Dyna Super Glide sold for 241,500 euros ($328,300), with a Harley-Davidson leather jacket, also signed by the pope, going for 57,500 euros, both to anonymous bidders, auction house Bonhams said. (Reuters)

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