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A bike featured in the Johnny Depp cult typical film “Cry-Infant” is coming up for auction just in time to capitalize on the consideration the actor has been obtaining in the wake of Depp’s the latest court scenario.
Depp played a James Dean/Elvis-type rebel named Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker in the John Waters musical comedy, which was set in 1950s Baltimore and also starred Ricky Lake, Willem Defoe and Iggy Pop.
The Walker character’s nickname arrived from his skill to lose a single tear, which produced his admirers swoon.
The red 1955 Harley-Davidson Model K was part of his undesirable-boy persona and the only useful one particular applied for filming, while a duplicate was wrecked in a pivotal scene.
It is all-unique save for a chain guard that has been set up and a speedometer place in the place of the unique tachometer, to make it much more suitable for street riding.
According to GWS Auctions, the motorcycle will come with paperwork confirming its provenance and unique sale to Josh Spring, who was the Greatest Boy Electric in the course of the film’s output.
It has been sold various times given that and is currently saved in a museum in Branson, Missouri.
The consignor “knows what they have received” as they say in the auction world and is just not likely to let it go easy. The opening rate has been set at $250,000 with the bare minimum on the internet bid increment is $25,000.
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That price would eclipse the current auction of a motorbike with a Hollywood connection, when the to start with Husqvarna owned by Steve McQueen marketed for $204,000 previous year.