Johnny Depp’s 1955 Harley Davidson Model K motorcycle from Cry-Baby goes up for auction


Johnny Depp’s 1955 Harley Davidson Model K motorcyle from cult classic film Cry-Baby goes up for auction with $250K opening bid

The motorcycle that Johnny Depp used in the movie Cry-Baby has been put up for sale.

The bike is a classic 1955 Harley Davidson Model K, according to TMZ, which initially reported on the auction.

The motorcycle is being put up for sale through Kruse GWS Auctions, with an opening bid set at $250,000.

Memorabilia: The motorcycle that Johnny Depp used in the movie Cry-Baby has been put up for auction, according to TMZ on Sunday

Memorabilia: The motorcycle that Johnny Depp used in the movie Cry-Baby has been put up for auction, according to TMZ on Sunday

Potential bidders will need to bid in increments of $25,000 if they choose to put in for the bike.

The auction house also stated that the vehicle was used both on set in California and on location in Maryland, where many films by director John Waters have been shot.

The motorcycle is currently on display at a museum in Branson, Missouri, after having gone through multiple owners over the years.

The auction house is also selling off a mandolin that Janis Joplin once owned and gifted to Jimi Hendrix, which is estimated to sell for $250,000.

Collector's item: The motorcycle is being put up for sale through Kruse GWS Auctions, and the opening bid has been set at $250,000

Collector’s item: The motorcycle is being put up for sale through Kruse GWS Auctions, and the opening bid has been set at $250,000

Rock history: The auction house is also selling off a mandolin that Janis Joplin once owned and gifted to Jimi Hendrix, which is estimated to sell for $250,000

Rock history: The auction house is also selling off a mandolin that Janis Joplin once owned and gifted to Jimi Hendrix, which is estimated to sell for $250,000

Both the motorcycle and the instrument are set to be made available for buyers on June 25.

Cry-Baby, which was directed and written by Waters, was initially released in 1990.

The movie was centered on a Baltimore greaser, played by Depp, who subverted societal expectations by falling in love with a straight-laced young girl, portrayed by Amy Locane.

Storyline: The movie was centered on a Baltimore greaser, played by Depp, who subverted societal expectations by falling in love with a straight-laced young girl, portrayed by Amy Locane

Storyline: The movie was centered on a Baltimore greaser, played by Depp, who subverted societal expectations by falling in love with a straight-laced young girl, portrayed by Amy Locane

The cast was rounded out by performers such as Traci Lords, Polly Bergen, Ricki Lake and Susan Tyrrell.

Other figures who made appearances in the movie included Troy Donahue, Willem Dafoe and Iggy Pop.

Cry =-Baby received positive reviews from critics upon its release, although it did not perform well at the box office.

Mixed reception: Cry-Baby received positive reviews from critics upon its release, although it did not perform well at the box office; Depp seen with Ricki Lack (L) and Traci Lords (R) in 1990

Mixed reception: Cry-Baby received positive reviews from critics upon its release, although it did not perform well at the box office; Depp seen with Ricki Lack (L) and Traci Lords (R) in 1990

It subsequently became a cult classic and has since found a new audience with younger viewers.

Cry-Baby was later adapted into a musical that premiered on Broadway in 2008.

The project was notably nominated for four Tony Awards that year, and it received a nod for Best Musical. 

Still admired: It subsequently became a cult classic and has since found a new audience with younger viewers

Still admired: It subsequently became a cult classic and has since found a new audience with younger viewers

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