Buy it and the Hoff will even personally deliver it to you.
Famous TV and movie cars that cross the auction block often fetch big bucks. The Ford Mustang GT390 famously driven by Steve McQueen in 'Bullitt' became one of the most expensive Mustangs to ever sell at auction. And now you can own KITT from the 1980s TV show 'Knight Rider'. No, this isn't a replica car: David Hasselhoff is selling his own personal KITT car as part of an ongoing auction. This has to be a dream come true for die-hard fans of the show.
If you grew up in the 1980s, KITT probably needs no introduction. Based on a Pontiac Trans Am, the self-driving KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) is one of the most iconic TV cars of all time and was a character in its own right thanks to its AI voice that enabled it to talk to Michael Knight while fighting crime.
According to the sales listing, Hasselhoff's KITT has received a full conversion. There aren't any other details available, but it certainly looks as authentic as the cars featured in the show, sporting a distinctive red flashing light bar on the front and a heavily modified interior. While the listing describes the car as being “fully functional,” don't expect it to have any working gadgets or weapons, unlike the Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Car.
The auction site estimates that Hasselhoff's KITT car will fetch between $175,000 and $300,000. At the time of writing, however, the current bid is $975,000 with 21 bidders. With 18 days left until the auction ends, this famous TV car will almost certainly fetch over $1 million.
As a bonus, The Hoff has promised to personally deliver the car to the winning bidder if the auction exceeds 25 percent above the reserve price. The only catch is that the car is based in the UK and the winning bidder will need to pay for any shipping costs, but that's a small price to pay to own one of the most iconic TV cars of all time. In addition to KITT, Hasselhoff is also selling a range of merchandise as part of the “Hoff Auction” hosted by LiveAuctioneers.
While there haven't been any new TV episodes since the 2008 reboot that replaced the Trans Am with a modern Ford Mustang , a new Knight Rider movie is reportedly in the works – we're hoping the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be cast as KITT.