If the Knight Rider theme is blaring in your brain at the moment, act cool, I’ve got a story first.
Just the other day, I was watching a TV show about celebrities giving stuff up to auction for charity. The host visited the celeb’s house, convinced them to part ways with items collection dust in their house, and the items were put up for auction.
One of the celebs was the former lifeguard, German singing sensation and floor hamburger connoisseur David Hasselhoff. The Hoff gave the cameras and the home audience a tour through his home. In his garage was one of the original cars from the 80s TV show that made him a star — Knight Rider. Stop humming the theme to Knight Rider, I’m almost done the story!
Hasselhoff donated a ton of Baywatch gear to the auction and I remember thinking “auction off the car you twit.” Now, he listens.
“Americans have had a long-running love affair with the automobile, and in 1982, David Hasselhoff drove into our hearts as Michael Knight in an artificially intelligent, indestructible supercar fashioned out of a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am named KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand). Fans created this KITT car and gifted it to Hasselhoff. This is not your standard 1986 Firebird. Inside and out she 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 rear wheel drive and powered by a 5.0 liter V-8 engine with automatic transmission. She is programmed to speak with over 4,000 sound bites from the classic television show Knight Rider . The car was made by Jennifer Catano.
Please note this item is on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Ireland until April 27, 2014. The winning bidder is responsible for all costs associated with moving and shipping this item.
PROVENANCE From the Collection of David Hasselhoff”
The Knight Rider car is estimated to pull in anywhere from $30-50,000 and the starting bid is $15,000. The car is currently on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Ireland until the end of the month.
Fine. You’ve been good. Here, hum away.