Knight Rider Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Knight Rider Collectibles And Memorabilia

Knight Rider Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the 1980s action series Knight Rider.

Brief history/biography

Knight Rider is an action-based American television series which ran from 1982 to 1986, and the series starred actor David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, who played the character for the entire four years the series aired.

Other actors/actresses who starred in the series include William Daniels (as the voice of KITT), Edward Mulhare (as Devon Miles), Patricia McPherson (as Dr. Bonnie Barstow), Rebecca Holden (as April Curtis), Peter Parros (as Reginald Cornelius III AKA RC3), and Richard Basehart (as Wilton Knight).

The sequel movie Knight Rider 2000 was released in 1991 and starred Michael Knight and Devon Miles, and Knight Rider 2010 was released in 1994 and was "loosely" based on the show. The 1997 film Team Knight Rider was also introduced as a spinoff as well, along with the 2008 Knight Rider television movie in 2007.

Numerous different toy versions of KITT were released, along with a Knight Rider toy vehicle for Germany's Darda system in the 1980s, and a Knight Rider computer game in 1986 as well.

Between 2002 and 2004, the Japanese toy manufacturer Aoshima produced the Knight Rider FLAG trailer truck model as well as a KITT and KARR mini-Z racers, and the Charawheels toy model of KITT and KARR was released in Japan in 2004.

In 2006 the UK-based company Hitari started producing the Knight Rider KITT remote control car (which included KITT's voice from the TV show), and Advanced Mobile Solutions Ltd released the Knight Rider mobile game in 2007 in both 2D and 3D versions.

Types of Knight Rider Collectibles And Memorabilia

Props

  • Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold KITT's screen-used "KNIGHT" license plate for $1,500 in June of 2010.

Vehicles

  • Waskolin in Degersheim, Switzerland sold a 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am which was used in the Knight Rider series for CHF 40,000 (or £27,262.75/$42,742.93) in December of 2008.

  • TAL Merchandising AG in Degersheim, Switzerland sold a 1982 Pontiac Trans-Am which was also used in the original television series for CHF 45,000 (or £30,667.80/$48,077.18) in November of 2007.

Documents

  • Universal Rarities, LLC in Corona, California sold a 62-page Knight Rider production script (circa 1984) which was signed by David Hasselhoff for $100 in March of 2006.

Toys

  • Vectis Auctions LTD in Stockton on Tees sold a Kenner No. 6520 "Knight Rider" convoy truck and KITT car (still in their original boxes) for £100 in August of 2005.

Artwork

  • Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, New York sold a collection of Knight Rider artwork including original art colorforms, an original platform painting, laminated proofs for cover with hand-colored tissue overlay and various other Knight Rider production pieces for $170 in February of 2005.

Guide for collectors

Only 16 1982 Pontiac Trans-Ams have ever been built, thus are considered to be extremely rare. The car was custom-made and cost $100,000 to build. The Japanese-made Charawheels' toy models of KITT and KARR which were released in Japan in 2004 are considered to be extremely rare as well.

Knight Rider toys which are still in their original boxes are considered to be more valuable, while memorabilia that was once signed, owned or used by David Hasselhoff is considered to be more valuable as well.

Restoration of a Knight Rider costume, accessory, prop, poster or vehicle is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Knight Rider memorabilia, visit knightrideronline.com or www.nbc.com/Knight_Rider.

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