Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Craigslist Find: Coin-Op K.I.T.T.

I must admit that as a die-hard Third Gen F-Body enthusiast, as well as someone who watched almost every single new episode of Knight Rider back in the 1980s, in a perfect world I would be telling you that I was the proud owner of this cool coin-operated kiddie ride version of the Knight Industries Two Thousand, a.k.a. K.I.T.T., if I had $1,700 lying around.

Alas, life obligations take precedence, so someone else will get to add this piece to their early Third Gen Firebird (1982-1984) or Knight Rider memorabilia collection.

Most cars from the 1980s get little if any respect, but I think that will start to change as GenXs, who grew up watching shows such as Knight Rider, for example, start to look for and restore cars of that era.

As a matter of fact, one of my favorite TV shows, Fast N' Loud, will feature a 2-hour K.I.T.T. special on December 8, 2014.