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David Hasselhoff, the actor who played Michael Knight in the famous series “The Fantastic Car”, sells the classic Pontiac Firebird Trans Am de 1982 that he owns in his garage and announced that He will hand over the keys himself to the new owner.
The movie and television star is auctioning off a wide selection of personal items including this mythical car that made it big on the girls screen in the 1980s.
Almost 40 years after the series premiered, actor David Hasselhoff, who owns his own replica of this mythical car, has decided to partner with Live Auctioneer to put up for auction, under the name The Hoff Auction, a wide selection of personal items related to this fiction and other successes of his career, among which also includes the famous cars that a replica of the original.
“The sleek black KITT car is fully functional with the brightly colored illuminated dash and console that would be immediately identifiable by Knight Rider fans,” according to Diligent Auctions, which is handling the sale.
If the winning bid is 25% higher than the reserve price, the 68-year-old actor will personally deliver the car to the new owner
The estimated value of the vehicle was between $ 175,000 and $ 300,000 but so far it has received more than 16 bids and the figure exceeds $ 975,000 so this jewel could end up exceeding one million dollars.
It is a highly sought after piece by fans of the series that became a television icon during the 1980s. According to the actor, the intention is to donate part of the proceeds.
The car is currently in the UK, but the one that also gave life to Mitch Buchannon in “Baywatch”, who has called on his fans through social networks, will be responsible for delivering it in person wherever your final buyer is if the final figure exceeds 25% of the reservation price, something that, of course, has already happened.
The version of KITT, the iconic car used in the 1980s television series, will be auctioned today.
The vehicle is fully functional, which means that it can travel on the road without problem. Inside is its iconic and futuristic – for the time – digital panel and rimless steering wheel.
There will also be a toy pedal version of the car autographed by Hasselhoff, 68 years old. It is currently trading for more than $ 1,000, above the pre-auction estimate of $ 400 to $ 500.
Those who can’t get their hands on the car can always bid on the other items on offer, like the 1993 Planet Hollywood London personal jacket, scripts, dolls, clothing items and even a date with the same actor.
The auction will continue to accept bids until January 24.
The series aired on NBC for four seasons from 1982 to 1986. Hasselhoff was the title character, but the vehicle was as much a star of the show as he was. In the series, KITT was a voice-activated supercomputer-powered car that was autonomous and equipped with advanced surveillance technology that helped it detect nearby obstacles.
KITT stood for Knight Industries Two Thousand and helped Hasselhoff’s character hunt down criminals. Actor William Daniels was the voice of the car.
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