Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096
Lot 201
Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096
Sold for €241,500 (US$ 301,392) inc. premium

Lot Details
Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096 Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,,2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096 Engine no. GV4D306096
Sold for charity; formerly the property of His Holiness, Pope Francis,
2013 Harley-Davidson 1,585cc FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom
Frame no. 5HD1GV4D3DC306096
Engine no. GV4D306096
Celebrating its 110th anniversary, Harley-Davidson presented the newly elected Pope Francis with two of its motorcycles, plus a biker jacket, at a ceremony in Rome in June 2013. As part of the celebrations, Pope Francis blessed a gathering of some 800-or-so motorcyclists and their machines in St Peter's Square for his Sunday Angelus on 16th June. Addressing the enthusiastic assembly, the Pope warned them that 'power and pleasure', among other things, lead to God being 'replaced by fleeting human idol'. Food for thought.

Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was ordained a priest in 1969 and in 1998 was appointed Archbishop of Buenos Aires, becoming a cardinal in 2001. He was elected Pope in March 2013. As a priest in Buenos Aires, Monsignor Bergoglio had become famous for his work with the poor and his preference for public transport. Indeed, after being elected Pope he travelled back to his hotel by bus with the other cardinals.

The Harley, though, is being put to exceptionally good use. Its fuel tank signed by Pope Francis, the machine has been donated to be sold in aid of Caritas Roma, founded over 30 years ago, tasked with sheltering the poor. Specifically, the funds raised by the sale will go to Caritas' Don Luigi di Liegro hostel and soup kitchen at Rome's Termini railway station. Speaking at a press conference in October 2013, Caritas Rome's director Monsignor Enrico Feroci said, 'It is a precious gift that has once again made us happy in feeling the closeness of our bishop to the poor of the Church of Rome. We are deeply grateful to Pope Francis for this.' The sale will help fund the renovation of the two facilities, which since 1987 have worked to relieve the suffering of around 1,000 less fortunate people every day. Monsignor Feroci thanked Pope Francis on behalf of all those who would benefit from 'this act of hospitality and solidarity.'

The machine is offered with Harley-Davidson Certificate of Conformity and a Papal Certificate signed by His Holiness' personal secretary, Monsignor Alfred Xuereb.

Footnotes

  • Vendue à des fins caritatives, ancienne propriété de Sa Sainteté le Pape François

    Harley-Davidson 1 585 cm3 Dyna Super Glide Custom 2013
    Cadre n° 5HD1GV4D3DC306096
    Moteur n° GV4D306096

    Afin de célébrer son 110e anniversaire, Harley-Davidson offrit au Pape François nouvellement élu deux de ses motos plus un blouson de motard lors d'une cérémonie à Rome en juin 2013. À l'occasion de ces célébrations, le Pape François bénit un rassemblement de quelque 800 motards et leurs machines sur la Place St Pierre lors de l'Angélus du dimanche 16 juin. S'adressant à une assemblée enthousiaste, le Pape déclara que la puissance et le plaisir, entre autres choses, mènent à remplacer Dieu par de trompeuses idoles humaines. De quoi réfléchir en effet.

    Né Jorge Mario Bergoglio à Buenos Aires (Argentine), le Pape fut ordonné prêtre en 1969, nommé archevêque de Buenos Aires en 1998,et devint cardinal en 2001. Il fut élu pape en mars 2013. Pendant son ministère à Buenos Aires, Monseigneur Bergoglio s'était fait connaître par ses actions en faveur des pauvres et par sa préférence envers les transports en commun. En fait, après son élection, il regagna son hôtel en bus avec les autres cardinaux.

    Le meilleur usage sera donc fait de la Harley dont le réservoir a été signé par le Pape François qui en a fait don afin qu'elle soit vendue au profit de Caritas Roma, organisation fondée il y a trente ans dans le but de venir en aide aux pauvres. Plus précisément, le produit de la vente ira à l'hospice et à la soupe populaire Don Luigi di Liegro de Caritas situés à la gare ferroviaire du Termini à Rome. S'exprimant lors d'une conférence de presse en octobre 2013, le directeur de Caritas à Rome, Mgr Enrico Feroci, a dit : C'est un cadeau très précieux qui nous a une fois encore rendu heureux en ressentant la sollicitude de notre évêque pour les pauvres de l'Eglise de Rome. Nous en sommes profondément reconnaissants envers le Pape François. La vente contribuera à la rénovation des deux installations qui, depuis 1987, ont permis de secourir environ mille personnes défavorisées par jour. Mgr Feroci a remercié le Pape François de la part de tous ceux qui bénéficieront de ce geste d'hospitalité et de solidarité.

    La machine est accompagnée d'un certificat de conformité émis par Harley-Davidson et d'une attestation papale signée de la main du secrétaire personnel de Sa Sainteté, Mgr Alfred Xuereb.

Saleroom notices

  • Prospective purchasers should be aware that this motorcycle is to European specification and thus may require modification by a licensed motorcycle importer before it can be registered for road use in countries outside the European Union. You are advised to contact the relevant authority in the destination country prior to bidding. All importation, modification and registration charges will be at the purchaser's expense. Les acheteurs intéressés par ce lot doivent tenir compte du fait que cette moto est aux normes européennes et qu'elle doit par conséquent être modifiée s'il y a lieu par un importateur professionnel agréé avant son immatriculation en vue d'un usage routier dans des pays non membres de l'Union Européenne. Il est donc conseillé de prendre contact avec les autorités compétentes du pays concerné avant d'enchérir. Tous les frais et taxes d'importation, de mise en conformité et d'immatriculation seront exclusivement à la charge de l'acheteur.
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