The Hoff is selling a prize vehicle; it’s a replica of his legendary sidekick from 1980s TV show Knight Rider, and it will be going under the gavel, courtesy of Live Auctioneers. The Pontiac Trans Am was made in 1982 and converted to match the second character in the buddy series—the only buddy series where one of the buddies was a talking car. The car was called K.I.T.T.
The full title hiding behind the acronym is Knight Industries Two Thousand. In the show, the vehicle was voiced by noted character actor William Daniels, who had supporting roles in such seminal films as The Parallax View and Reds.
The K.I.T.T. example heading to auction appears to have the characteristic LED light show installed into its nose, and a look at the cockpit’s instrument panel seems to confirm that it does. For teenage fans of the show that have grown into professionals with the scratch to satisfy such an itch, the acquisition would be a wonderful collectible.
As a conditional element of the auction terms, Hasselhoff will personally deliver the modified Trans Am to its new owner if the final bid exceeds the reserve price by more than 25%.
The buyer of Hasselhoff’s personal K.I.T.T. will be responsible for transportation of the lot from the U.K. The car is part of a larger Hasselhoff collectibles series currently being auctioned online. The auction goes live on January 23.