David Hasselhoff is selling his personal KITT. If you weren’t alive in the 80s, that’s the car based on the one he drove in the popular TV series Knight Rider.
The car is a modified Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Hasselhoff had it redesigned to look almost exactly like the car used in Knight Rider. However, the car that’s is up for auction is not one of the exact vehicles that was used on the show. None of those cars survived the television production.
Rather, Hasselhoff’s Trans Am is a replica of the original smart car that helped him fight crime in 90 episodes of Knight Rider. The show originally aired from 1982 to 1986. Regardless, the modified KITT has been bid up to $475,000 in the auction.
This is the second time that Hasselhoff has sold a replica KITT car. (Fun fact: KITT stands for “Knight Industries Two Thousand”). (Additional fun fact: I was named after the Devon Miles character on the show.) In 2020, Hasselhof sold a similar replica to a man in Turkey for $150,000. The actor donated those proceeds to charity.
In an effort to keep the bidding on the current KITT replica high, Hasselhoff has promised to personally deliver the car to its new owner once the auction concludes later this month. Feeling nostalgic and have half a million dollars you’ve been itching to spend? You can bid on KITT right here.