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Original K.I.T.T. from "Knight Rider" goes up for auction

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If you're a child of the early '80s, there are two cars that sprung from the cathode TV sets and permanently lodged in your little brain. One was the General Lee, and the other was K.I.T.T. — which can now be yours for the right price.

Unlike the hundreds of Dodge Chargers jumped and crashed by "The Dukes of Hazard," the seller claims this was a Knight Industries Two Thousand "hero car," or close-up vehicle, created by George Barris out of a 1982 Pontiac Trans/Am for "Knight Rider." For its listing on the digital auction block, the car's been given a once-over and looks showroom new, excepting the requisite autographs from Barris and David Hasselhoff.


While at least one other K.I.T.T. from the series has popped up for sale online within the past few years, none has laid claim to being the car most seen spouting words of wisdom in William Daniels' voice. The starting bid is $150,000, which may be low for a piece of shared mental history.


UPDATE: And just like K.I.T.T., the listing has been pulled in a flash.

Hat tip to Rob!