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David Hasselhoff’s K.I.T.T Car from ‘Knight Rider’ for Sale – Here’s Your Chance to Own It
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When a decision was made continue the legendary series decades after the original franchise ended, the big question was which form would modern-day KITT take? In a pilot episode of the new Knight Rider series aired to an excited, if doubtful, audience. On the table amongst a series of computers are recognisable components of the Knight Industries Two Thousand. A distinctive red scanner flashes before a car erupts from the garage to evade the armed men, but the shadowy figure was not a Pontiac. It was a Ford! The new show opted to move away from the classic Trans Am, a logical decision for a new-era show, but there was no modern-day alternative to the iconic model.
The black Pontiac Trans Am is being sold to satisfy the debts of a slain real estate developer, whose killing last year is unsolved. He declined to identify the buyer. The online auction site says pictures are available of the car to verify its authenticity. Kissel was found dead in his Greenwich mansion in April just days before he was to plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar real estate fraud case. His brother, Robert Kissel, died three years ago in Hong Kong when his wife fed him a strawberry milkshake laced with poison and bludgeoned him to death with a statue.
Harden allegedly made one KITT for the series and, after the car had made its way back into his possession, he confirmed its authenticity. Harden has also been the man behind the wrench for several classic television cars, including the General Lee from T he Dukes of Hazzard. Those familiar with this glorious era of action-packed Glen A. Larson-produced TV shows will remember the car as a bulletproof tool of justice piloted by Michael Knight, the role that blessed the world with David Hasselhoff. KITT was loaded with advanced crime-fighting features, such as auto-pilot, a turbo boost which essentially acted as a jump button, and a pursuit mode, which gave KITT the ability to reach mph.
Knight Rider is an American television series created and produced by Glen A. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from to The show stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight , a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by KITT , an advanced artificially intelligent , self-aware and nearly indestructible car. Self-made billionaire Wilton Knight rescues police Detective Lieutenant Michael Arthur Long after a near fatal shot to the face, giving him a new identity by plastic surgery and a new name: Michael Knight. Wilton selects Michael to be the primary field agent in the pilot program of his public justice organization, the Foundation for Law and Government FLAG. The other half of this pilot program is the Knight Industries Two Thousand KITT , a heavily modified, technologically advanced Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with numerous features including an extremely durable shell and frame, controlled by a computer with artificial intelligence.
One man might be enough to make a difference, but one Trans Am certainly wasn't enough to keep Knight Rider a hit TV show between and That's why NBC had to build around twenty. And although we've talked about KITT's curious origins before, the fact that Jay Leno just drove the most original of the five remaining cars calls for further turbo boosting. Look at it this way: a quarter of the fleet has survived. By movie standards, that's not bad at all. The problem is that it wasn't necessarily the jumps that got to the rest. It won't shock you to learn that in its debut year, demand was very high for Pontiac's hottest sports car.
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