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Johnny Depp’s Motorcycle from “Crybaby”(1990) is Up for Auction

‘All-Original’ 1955 Harley-Davidson Model K Starts at $250,000

Johnny Depp against a picture of character 'Wade' on his motorcycle in the hit flick "Crybaby" (1990)
Johnny Depp against a picture of character 'Wade' on his motorcycle in the hit flick "Crybaby" (1990)

If you’ve ever tootled your way through Branson, Missouri and found yourself in a local museum, you might have found yourself admiring a red, 1955 Harley-Davidson Model K motorcycle from the hit flick “Crybaby” (1990). 

Believe it or not, the bike won’t be stored there for much longer; with a recent surge of coverage on the intimate life of Johnny Depp (the actor who played the bike’s rider), we’re told that the machine is about to be sold to the highest bidder. 

Fancy a wild guess at what the minimum starting bid is?

a picture of character 'Wade' on his motorcycle in the hit flick "Crybaby" (1990)
A picture of character ‘Wade’ on his motorcycle in the hit flick “Crybaby” (1990). Media sourced from TMZ.

“@johnnydepp look at what I found @theacademy!”, writes Kruse GWS Auctions on their social media

“This amazing piece of history will be up for auction on 6/25/2022 at 10am Pacific.”

The 1955 Harley-Davidson Model K used in the hit flick "Crybaby" (1990). Media sourced from Page Six.
The 1955 Harley-Davidson Model K used in the hit flick “Crybaby” (1990). Media sourced from Page Six.

The starting bid for the Model K will purportedly clip the chin at a staggering $250,000 USD, with minimum online bid increments jumping up $25,000 per bid. By comparison, Steve Mcqueen’s iconic 1968 Viking 360 (which went on auction late last year) stunned the audience when it sold for a neat $204,000…and this bike’s starting bid is $46,000 more than that.

Yowzer.

a picture of character 'Wade' on his motorcycle in the hit flick "Crybaby" (1990)
A picture of character ‘Wade’ on his motorcycle in the hit flick “Crybaby” (1990). Media sourced from Hot Cars.

“The consignor ‘knows what they’ve got,’ as they say in the auction world, and isn’t going to let it go easy,” adds a report from Fox News

As for the condition of the bike, we’re told it’s nearly pristine and “all-original, save for a chain guard that has been installed and a speedometer put in the place of the original tachometer, to make it more suitable for street riding.” 

A picture of character 'Wade' on his motorcycle in the hit flick "Crybaby" (1990)
A picture of character ‘Wade’ on his motorcycle in the hit flick “Crybaby” (1990). Media sourced from Pinterest.

Paperwork shows the original sale to Josh Spring (Crybaby’s Best Boy Electric at the time), thereby proving authenticity and stacking next weekend’s antics for one hell of a haggle. 

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*Media sourced from Page Six, Pinterest, The Selvedge Yard, TMZ, and Vanity Fair*

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  1. Nice Bike, of course, you know, that there were 2 more used in the Movie.
    One that was set afire, one that Johnny Depp and Tracey Lords rode on.
    And I know where the one that was rode on, is.
    Hint…..the Bike Shop that built it, still has it.
    Just sayin…

    1. Dear David,

      You mustn’t keep these globules of wisdom from us; it’s quite unfair.

      Yes, I heard that one was deliberately wrecked, though I didn’t hear of the third…looks like the weekend of sleuthing awaits.

      Cheers,
      Amanda Quick