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.
Originally founded as a community for collectors by René Schoenmakers (CEO) and Marco Jansen (CTO) in 2008, Catawiki has since become the number one website for buying and selling extraordinary items.
Since 2011, Catawiki has been hosting weekly auctions, now in over 80 different categories, including classic cars, art, jewellery, books, and watches.
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