A genuine K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider is up for auction

A genuine K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider is up for auction


K.I.T.T. turned out to be as big a star as David Hasselhoff in the eighties televisions show ‘Knight Rider’. Now you can own a genuine model.

We’ve reported on K.I.T.T. replicas going up for sale in the past, but it’s rare that a (potentially) screen-used car is auctioned. A genuine customised Pontiac Trans-Am could be yours for less than a Star Wars, Boba Fett figure.

This particular K.I.T.T. is being auctioned by Julien’s. It is currently located in Germany and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by David Hasselhoff. The actor played Michael Knight in the popular eighties television show, ‘Knight Rider’. In addition, the car is signed by the Hoff himself.



The certificate of authenticity identifies the car as being “from the set of the series, Knight Rider”, without confirming that it was ever used on-screen. The Auction listing seems to suggest that the car was commissioned by Universal Studios and built by Hollywood Productions Inc. as a promotional vehicle to be used on tours and at motor shows across the United States to promote ‘Knight Rider’.

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By 1987 the car found a new home in Austria where it accompanied Hasselhoff (a successful musician in central Europe) on his ‘Night Rocker’ tour. From 2005 K.I.T.T. could be found at the Siegfried Marcus Automobile Museum in Stockerau, Austria.

Now the car is up for auction and could make one ‘Knight Rider’ fan very happy. Bidding starts at $25,000 with a guide price of between $100,000 and $200,000.

The winning buyer must arrange delivery from Germany and it’s worth noting that the car is sold for “static display purposes” and cannot be driven legally or safely on the road.

Check out the auction listing at Julien’s. Bidding is now open and will close on July 17/18th.

About K.I.T.T. | “K.I.T.T. is the star of the exciting, action packed NBC TV series Knight Rider. This talking ’82 Pontiac Trans Am is called K.I.T.T. for ‘Knight Industries Two Thousand.’ It was built to wage war on criminals who operate beyond the reach of ordinary law enforcement agencies. The heart of K.I.T.T. is a computer which gives scores of digital readouts to monitor every aspect of its physical state. It is also equipped with a surveillance scanner on its nose which can detect activity, interiors of structures, persons in the area, etc. The exterior of K.I.T.T. consists of an indestructible material whose nature is classified. The car has retro-rockets to boost it over roadblocks and a grappling hook. Other special effects include an ejection seat, a tear gas system, smoke screen and oil slick devices, automatic driving mode and a collision avoidance system.”

 

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