A deep-pocketed Johnny Depp fan can join the Hollywood superstar in pig heaven by winning the Harley-Davidson he used in the 1990 cult classic “Cry-Baby.”
The 1955 Model K goes up for the hammer by Kruse GWS Auctions, which set the opening bid at a cool $250,000, TMZ first reported.
Potential bidders must bid in $25,000 increments for a chance to win the coveted ride, which the auction house describes as “an iconic one-of-a-kind cinema vehicle because it was the ‘photo bike’ basically used during filming on location photography in Maryland and in second unit of photography in Los Angeles.”
It added that the red Harley “was purchased at the end of shooting by Josh Spring, who worked on the film as Best Boy Electric (credited) and acquired the bike directly from photo car coordinator Frank Tamburo (credited).”
The bike, currently housed in a Missouri museum, will be accompanied by two letters of provenance from Spring and a Maryland title to his name, the company says.
“Since filming, the tachymeter has been replaced by a speedometer and a chain case has been added for driving,” says GWS Auctions on its website.
“The driving conditions are unknown as the vehicle has been exhibited and displayed in various locations for many years,” it added a warning.
The auction opens on June 25.
In ‘Cry-Baby’, 27-year-old Depp plays 1950s Baltimore greaser Wade Walker, a gang leader who falls in love with a genteel and real schoolgirl whose boyfriend wants revenge.
The news of the auction comes shortly after the 59-year-old actor won his libel lawsuit after seven jurors in Virginia ruled in his favor that a Washington Post comment wrote his ex-wife Amber Heard about becoming a “public figure.” that domestic abuse” had tarnished his reputation and damaged his career.
Depp — who was too busy rocking guitar legend Jeff Beck to be told in court that he’d won — said immediately after the win that being able to speak his truth had left him “quiet.”