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The world...of the Knight Rider

KITT replica for bid on eBay

A replica of the KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) car of Knight Rider television fame is available for bid on eBay.

KITT replica
eBay seller 'zapper80'

This is not the original car that David Hasselhoff drove around in and William Daniels provided the voice for, but it is a 1984 Pontiac Trans Am.

In some ways, that's a good thing. The KITT replica on eBay has a CD/MP3/DVD player installed, where the original probably only had a tape deck, if that.

KITT replica interior
eBay seller 'zapper80'

The starting bid for the car is $19,000. That's much cheaper than other famous vehicles like the original Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters, or one of Steve McQueen's personal motorcycles.

The auction ends Wednesday and is only available to local bidders or those willing to pick up the car. The seller will not ship.

Which I think is an ironic point because the original KITT did have its own truck for transport. Remember? The truck door would be lowered while cruising on the highway and Michael Knight (Hasselhoff) would just speed up, drive in and miraculously not crash through the wall of the truck.