The new KITT, a Ford Shelby Mustang
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West Palm Beach, Florida – The Ford Motor Company has announced it will sell two of the KITT Ford Shelby Mustang used in NBC’s Knight Rider pilot at the sixth annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event on March 29 in Florida. The cars will be sold to benefit Salute to Education.

The two cars appeared as Ford Shelby GT500KRs transformed into “Knight Industries 3000” (KITT) for the show. The pilot was based on the television series which ran from 1982 to 1986 and starred David Hasselhoff; the original KITT was a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.

“The Barrett-Jackson Automotive lifestyle event in Palm Beach always attracts many celebrities, and this year someone will take home two genuine TV stars,” said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. “This is a once in a lifetime chance to own a pair of celebrity cars with extraordinary star power, while also supporting a worthy charity.”

The two cars, “Super KITT” and “Attack Mode KITT”, will be sold as a pair. The cars will raise money for Salute to Education, which provides scholarships to high school students. Both cars began as black Mustang GTs with 4.6-litre V8 and were made to look like GT500KR cars. The Super KITT car also has a Ford Racing Whipple supercharger that increases its output to 500 horsepower.

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