Knight Rider Car Sold on eBay

A rare version of KITT, the iconic talking black car from the US 1980s TV show Knight Rider has just been sold on the internet auction site Original Knight Rider - KITTeBay.

The KITT model, built from a Pontiac Trans Ams — and most recently used in the third and fourth series of Knight Rider as well as the TV film and also used in 2006 film The Benchwarmers which starred Rob Schneider — eventually sold for $53,000.

The custom-built car is one of the rare 300-mph “Super Pursuit Mode” T/As with additional aero devices, was described as one of the original vehicles from the series.

It was initially used in the third season and then re-converted to simulate the ‘Super Pursuit Mode’ that debuted in the fourth season.

The car was also used in the 1984 Knight Rider made for television movie and, later, for exhibition and promotional purposes.

Original Knight Rider - KITT Interior• KITT stands for Knight Industries Three Thousand. There have been a couple of Knight Rider spin-offs

Knight Rider has recently been revived in the US to huge ratings on its initial airing back in February on NBC. The Hollywood Reporter recently noted Paul Campbell is set to join the ensemble cast fronted by Justin Bruening. Campbell will play the head research tech at Knight Industries. (More news about the new show can also be found on KittSite).

• The pilot for the new show will be released on Region 1 DVD in September.

• The new KITT dropped the Pontiac design in favour of a Shelby GT500KR.

Web Links

Knight Rider Online
The oldest Knight Rider fan site

Knight Rider NBC Official Site

KittSite
Devoted to the new Knight Rider show

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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