Europe’s fastest growing online auction house Catawiki is offering fans the chance to own a piece of pop culture history – an exact replica of the Pontiac Firebird 2.8 V6. ‘Kitted out’ with a voice activated computer system the car is able to fully interact with the driver, just like the original.
Estimated to sell between a cool £26,000 and £35,000 this famous car, which once epitomised the 1980s, is a must-have for diehard fans of the cult-classic show. Painstakingly crafted as a faithful homage in every way to the original KITT, the car also responds to voice commands to turn on the engine, open the windows and switch on the headlights, perfect for those wanting to ride off into the night just like David Hasselhoff.
The sale comes as Google’s driverless car is declared a legal motorist in the US. Much like KITT, an onboard computer controls all aspects of driving, and by 2050 such vehicles are set to make up all those on the road.
Sander Houdel, Catawiki’s classic cars auctioneer, comments, “Undeniably one of the world’s most famous cars, this Pontiac Firebird 2.8 V6 replica from 1984 is a fantastic buy for those who loved the TV show Knight Rider. The car has been designed to faithfully recreate the original in every way, even down to the computer system with vocal identification like the original much-loved KITT. We’re excited to see the interest this particular auction generates.”
The auction will run until the 15th February 2016.
What is Catawiki
Founded in 2008, Catawiki was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage their collections online. In 2011, Catawiki started hosting weekly online auctions in various categories including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, comics and stamps. Most objects on Catawiki have a fascinating story and you won't be able to find them in an average store. Before being auctioned, each object is screened by our extensive team of experts. They help guarantee a varied and high quality selection of lots in our auctions. Nowadays, for millions of people around the world, Catawiki is the place to go for buying and selling special objects. Catawiki has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden among others. In 2015 Catawiki received an investment of €75 million and won the award for being the fastest growing company in Europe.
We strongly believe that everyone should be able to buy and sell special objects every day in an exciting, easy and secure manner. That is why we are constantly working to make the Catawiki experience as special as the objects themselves.
On Catawiki everyone can find something to suit his or her interests. Every week tens of thousands of fascinating objects are available in our auctions. A few examples of objects that have been auctioned on Catawiki in the past include: a complete mammoth skeleton, the most expensive LEGO brick in the world, the pope's hat, a meteorite from Mars, Napoleon's hair, the oldest condom in the world and Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves.