Depending on when and where you grew up, the name David Hasselhoff likely conjures up images of Knight Rider, Baywatch, pop singer, or possibly a washed-up TV actor, but one thing that can never be taken away from The Hoff is his connection to one of the greatest automotive icons in pop culture. The Knight Industries Two Thousand, usually shortened to simply KITT, was the real star of Knight Rider for many fans. Based on a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the car combined snarky quips for comedy relief and stunts to provide much of the show's actions. Now, Julien's Auctions is selling Hasselhoff's own replica as part of a larger sale of the actor's personal memorabilia collection.

This recreation is based on a 1986 Firebird and comes with all of the tech on the inside that now seems hilariously outdated, like the yoke steering wheel and plethora of buttons. The interior also thoughtfully includes a voice box with over 4,000 sound clips from the show. With a 5.0-liter V8 and an automatic transmission, performance is likely adequate and period correct. According to the listing, this car was created by fans and given to the Hoff. Sadly, the replica doesn't convert to Super Pursuit Mode like KITT could in later seasons, and we most associate KITT with conventional front-hinged doors to go with the power t-tops and ejector seats.

Bidding currently sits $27,500 with eight bids, since starting at $15,000. Julien's predicts it will sell for between $30,000 and $50,000. If there is some nostalgia for KITT in your heart, there is still plenty of time to bid.


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      Karfreek
      • 8 Months Ago
      I missed the episode where Bonnie gave KITT Lambo doors...
      jawnath1n
      • 8 Months Ago
      Really hope he is donating the money from this auction to some type of charity. Considering this was a gift given to a celebrity to celebrate his role in the series by his fans, selling it for personal gain seems a bit shallow. Surely he isn't that broke?
      • 8 Months Ago
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        Phil B
        • 8 Months Ago
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        • 8 Months Ago
        I agree. Its been annoying as hell. I get so many issues commenting where it can't upload my text. That's why so many people are double posting too.
        MechE
        • 8 Months Ago
        At least the spam messages have been getting less common (unless I'm just getting so used to them that I don't notice as much).
      CHEDDARIFIC
      • 8 Months Ago
      Autoblog, we know you're spiraling the drain, but at least have the decency to cite Bringatrailer for bringing this to your attention. Using other people's work without attribution is wrong. It's not like this site is run by the people at Huffingt-... Oh, er, never mind.
      kimidam
      • 8 Months Ago
      Oh I would so love to have this, especially the 11yr old me :)
      Lynchenstein
      • 8 Months Ago
      It MUST have "Turbo Boost" though, right? Otherwise, what's the point?
      b.rn
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is soooo sad! Is David really that hard up for money? He and that car should never be separated.
      Drezz
      • 8 Months Ago
      I wonder if there are any KARR sound clips??
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      Orion798
      • 8 Months Ago
      This seems sad. For David.
      ffelix422
      • 8 Months Ago
      Cannot believe the overhangs on this car.
      Vassilis Alex
      • 8 Months Ago
      I really want this!
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