Knight Rider's Kitt up for sale
LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME: Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff is selling his Kitt replica, a Pontiac Trans Am, to raise money for a children's charity. Image: JuliensLive.com
Michael Knight: I need ya buddy!
KITT: Right away Michael.
LOS ANGELES, California - Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff is selling his beloved replica Kitt co-star in a bid to raise money for a children's charity.
Numerous memorabilia of Hasselhoff will be on the auction block on April 11/12 during the Hollywood Legends auction in Beverly Hills, various media reported Tuesday (April 8).
According to the Julien's Auctions website (a company known for selling off celebrity items), the star item in the lot is the legendary Knight Rider's co-star, Kitt the 'talking' car.
Hasselhoff starred as Michael Knight in one of the most iconic television shows of all time, 'Knight Rider' from 1982-1986.
Hasselhoff’s co-star in the series was a Pontiac Trans Am. The car's name was Kitt, short for Knight Industries Two Thousand. The Pontiac was an artificially intelligent electronic computer module in the body of a highly advanced, robotic automobile.
The 1986 Pontiac Firebird has a 305 five-liter V8, new tyres and a fresh coat of paint; Lamborghini-style doors, air bags, and full 'Kitt' customisation – we’re not too sure what that means.
According to the JuliensLive bid website, fans created this Kitt car and gave it to Hasselhoff.
The website said: "This is not your standard 1986 Firebird. The car was made by Jennifer Catano, one of Hasselhoff’s biggest fans. Inside and out she (yes, apparently this is a female version) is fashioned after the beloved icon, including Kitt’s distinct exterior lighting and scissor doors.
"Her custom interior features w-style yoke steering wheel and an elaborate digital dash and console. She is programmed to speak with more than 4000 sound bites from the tv show 'Knight Rider'."
The car will be on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Ireland until April 27 2014. The winning bidder will be responsible for all costs associated with moving and shipping. So far the highest bid on the car stands at the equivalent of R287 650 at the time of this article being published.
The star, who is taking part in the reality TV series 'Celebrity Home Raiders', hopes the charity event will raise money for the global children's aid organisation Starlight Foundation.
Other car stuff includes Hasselhoff’s 1965 Ford Mustang GT, his official Gumball 3000 shirt and his 100th anniversary edition Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Just in case you've forgotten what the theme song is... And, how could you? Listen to it here.