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Click above for live, high-res image gallery of the K.I.T.T. replica

Well, what do you know? K.I.T.T. was a big hit here at Barrett-Jackson today. We'd never have guessed that there would be enough fans (with money) of the original Knight Rider series here at the auction to drive bidding all the way to $40,000 (add another $4K in fees), but indeed there were. This isn't actually one of the original cars that was used by the Hoff in the '80s, but bits and pieces of it were in fact used in the craptastic new version that our own Mr. Núñez so lovingly mocks each and every week in his hilarious live blog. Not all is lost, though, for fans of the real K.I.T.T., as this is a fully functioning replica, complete with the trademark flashing front strobe lights and two working monitors inside. Plus, how many of your friends have talking cars that are signed by George Barris? None. Perhaps it was worth the dough after all.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, I forgot how high that front prow was. It has more approach angle than some SUVs.

      And I am pretty sure the scanner can be turned off for public roads. It is probably harder to justify the blacked out indicators and tail lights.

      It also doesn't seem to have the front driving and fog lights...

      Interesting... but that is a super-fan, to spend 44K on an 82 F-body.
      • 6 Years Ago
      They wouldn't need a replica if Pontiac hadn't insisted the 2 originals be destroyed at the end of the series.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If it doesn't have turbo boost, the winner overpayed. Obviously...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Crack Pipe.

      Wait, which blog is this?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hahahaha so Jalopnik.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How about a little tire dressing for the occasion?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was thinking the exact same thing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      And not street legal with that flashing red light! LOL.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What is it for?
      • 6 Years Ago
      as ugly today as it was back then!
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is very fan in race so i do'nt need
      • 6 Years Ago
      Funny, I dont remember it as being so incredibly lame when I was 4.
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