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    KITT for Sale

    Coolest TV car of all-time!

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...t/4681756.html

    Knight Rider's KITT restored, up for sale at auto dealer

    DUBLIN, Calif. KITT, the flame-throwing, river-jumping, talking muscle car from the '80s TV show Knight Rider, is up for sale.

    Restored to its debut-season glory, the modified black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am is offered at $149,995 at a Dublin auto dealership. Johnny "Vette" Verhoek of Kassabian Motors has had the car, officially called Knight Industries Two Thousand, on display for about a month.

    It is one of four documented "camera cars" used for close-up shots and scenes where David Hasselhoff, who played Michael Knight in the series, was behind the wheel.

    Although it cannot achieve the 300 mph speeds that KITT reached, soar 50 feet in the air or throw smoke bombs, key features of the star car are intact. Perhaps most important, the red scanner light on the nose glows and makes a humming noise.

    The car has two working video screens on the dashboard, and the cockpit features buttons that light up in green, yellow and red: ski mode, rocket boost, micro jam, silent mode, oil slick and eject.

    Most of the buttons don't do anything, Verhoek said. Nor can the car hold a conversation or drive itself.

    KITT isn't even street legal because of missing smog equipment and other modifications. Whoever buys the car will probably keep it in a private collection, or it may be purchased by a museum, Verhoek said.

    The car belongs to Tim Russo of Livermore, a Kassabian customer who figured now was a good time to test the market, with the 25th anniversary of the show's debut coming up.

    Russo purchased the car 10 years ago at an auction in San Diego, and has spent the last decade finding parts to restore it.

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    Re: KITT for Sale

    Cooler the a GT?

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    Re: KITT for Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Cooler the a GT?
    Yep.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KITT


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    Unlike KARR, KITT is programmed primarily to protect Michael at all cost as well as all human life
    The use of the "Mothering Chip" is exclusive to KITT only.


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