• Oct 15, 2010
Hero car K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider is for sale – Click above for high-res image gallery

For sale – Celebrity car. One lightly used crime-stopper of a coupe, has go-fast looks with a fuel-efficient powertrain. If you want attention, this is the car for you. Valued between $25,000 and $35,000.

Looking to add some celebrity "muscle" to your garage? Profiles In History is hosting a Hollywood memorabilia auction and lot #122 is one of two hero cars from the modern version of Knight Rider. Surely you recall the series... our very own Alex Nunez sat through every single episode to provide you with details of what was going on.

In the updated show, which first aired in 2008, K.I.T.T. is a Ford Mustang that wears Shelby GT500KR parts. The car in this auction has all those parts, inside and out, except it falls short one kind of important aspect: there's no supercharged V8 underhood... or any V8 at all for that matter. And it's not even the good V6 Mustang. Inside the engine bay sits the old 4.0-liter unit and it's paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. That's right... this K.I.T.T. is all show and no go.

Sadly, the most interesting thing about this car is that it also includes the wooosh-wooosh signature Knight Rider sweeping red light up front. Even that would get old quickly. Buying this car does have its benefits though, as the auction proceeds are being put towards a children's charity. The auction is a one-day affair scheduled for November 6th, 2010 at The Globe Theater in Universal Studios. David Hasselhoff sold separately.



[Source: Profiles In History via Inside Line]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Ugh
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kill it from orbit with fire......

      It's the only way to be sure.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Knowing that car personally and where the other two live and the awesome guys who put them all together, I'm kinda sad to hear that they're selling one of them off. Sure it might be a V8 Shelby GT500KR in reality, but I still have a soft spot for that car. I only really watched the new KR series for KITT anyway :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think you're all forgetting the fact that it also transforms into an F-150. That's makes it worth at least $20,000.
      Tires
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kitt would be my second choice only to Herbie...I know but that is just me...
      • 4 Years Ago
      $5
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Sadly, the most interesting thing about this car is that it also includes the wooosh-wooosh signature Knight Rider sweeping red light up front."

      Hate to rain on your parade but only emergency vehicles are permitted to display a forward facing red light in most jurisdictions.
        • 4 Years Ago
        D'oh! Yeah, what you said. Sorry to be a broken record there Gardiner.
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOW..

      The show only lasted about a couple of months... so sad..
        • 4 Years Ago
        If you never watched it, that's a few months too long.

        It was horrible!
      rjander03
      • 4 Years Ago
      Stop asking why. If it's really a KR minus the driveline the why is obvious. You can't buy KR parts and even if you wanted to and even if you could they'd be prohibitively expensive. Some dude with a couple bucks is going to pick this up, dump a righteous mill in it and have a cool car for significantly less than a real KR.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A car just like this car (and it's theatrical brother) both sold at a Barrett Jackson auction back in 2008. I seem to remember that during the auction Ford threw in the option to get the first GT500 for 2009 at invoice. I could be wrong on the GT500 part.

      (http://www.barrett-jackson.com/media/pressreleases/030408_KnightRider.asp)
      This press release states that both cars started with 4.6L engines.

      I expect this is yet another production car that was used on the show.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If I was rich, I'd just cut them a check and tell them to hold the car...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why would anyone want this?
      This was an abomination and that series an insult to the original Knight Rider.
      They took a classic TV show and turned it into a massive cheesy Ford ad.
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