• Feb 29, 2008
The Barrett-Jackson auctions have seen no shortage celebrity cars cross the block, but is the sale of a pair of KITTs at the upcoming Palm Beach event a sign that the series has already succumbed to its crushing craptasticality? Given the movie's ratings, that's unlikely. It seems, rather, that we're going to be stuck with NBC's awful retread of a not-very-good original, and these auctions appear to have been in the works for a while. The proceeds from the sale of auction lots 665 and 665.1 -- a "normal" and an Attack Mode KITT -- will benefit Ford's Salute to Education charity. While we can all hope that the new Knight Rider either gets better – at least to be as bad as the original would be laudable – or is put down mercifully, Ford's scholarship program will be the big winner when someone ponies up for these ponycars.

[Source: CarsPlusMovies]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I know someone is going to pay too much but I have a feeling the original KITT would go for a higher bid, I mean this is Barrett-Jackson.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would like to see someone buy the KITT car and throw it into a car crusher along with the writers and producers of the show locked in the trunk.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was torn when they announced that the KITT was gonna' be a mustang, but surprizingly, I didn't think the Mustang looked that bad, the interior was horrible but i think it looked pretty good. But the movie was horrible, I mean i was such a huge fan of the Original 80's show and this was a disappointment, it was like a 2hr long Ford commercial, all you can see was Ford ford & Ford. I would've bin' so happy if KITT would've bin' the new "Bumble Bee" black Camaro, closer to its original Pontiac roots! But the movie was just so artificial and cartoonish, like a low budge comedy, they seriously need new writers!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      @Jon,
      Did you see the movie/episode? Every single car, seriously, every one.....was a Ford. It was either a Mustang, Fusion, Edge, Explorer, Expedition, Range Rover or Volvo. Even all the commericials were for Ford. The only car they showed that was NOT a Ford was the GMC Envoy that was destroyed when it collided with KITT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm heading to the show at the end of next month, I'll make sure to snap a few pics of these.
      • 6 Years Ago
      did anyone watch this?
      • 6 Years Ago
      We stumbled across the first episode and thought it was horrible. I predict a quick death.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can we drop the bashing on this? I don't know why everyone complains about all the Ford product in this show. This is not the first time we've seen this in tv and movies. The more I see cars on tv, the better. Isn't that the point? People have the most ridiculous expectations for a show like this. Did you expect Oscar rated acting and writing?! Oh please. Enjoy the car chases and get over it. There's so much trash on tv, this is a welcome in my home.