Actor David Hasselhoff’s personal version of the all-black KITT car could be yours.
David Hasselhoff personal show business archive headed to auction, Jan. 23.
On Saturday, January 23rd, David Hasselhoff’s career archive is auctioned online through LiveAuctioneers. The Hoff has teamed up with Diligent Estate Auctions and LiveAuctioneers to present a 150-lot selection of the Hoff’s screen- and stage-worn wardrobe, awards, scripts, photos and other exciting one-of-a-kind items sure to delight his millions of fans. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to David’s favorite charitable organizations.
While auctions of celebrity memorabilia may be plentiful, very few have the personal input and hands-on involvement of the star whose property is being sold. But knowing that worthy charities will benefit from a portion of the proceeds, the Hoff has put his entire heart and soul into making the January 23 auction as big a success as every other production in which he has starred over the past 40+ years. Many items in the auction have been personally autographed by David, and all will convey to their new owners with a certificate of authenticity signed by him.
Through social media, fans have been able to view the Hoff’s sunny LA office, which is lined with his collection of fascinating career memorabilia. Stored in other locations, there are three sets of “wheels,” which also will be auctioned. They include David’s personal Knight Rider K.I.T.T. car, his classic 1961 Mercedes-Benz SL190, and a rare, Hoff-autographed Knight Rider pedal car.
The sleek, black K.I.T.T. car is fully functional with the brilliantly colorful illuminated dash and console that would be immediately identifiable to Knight Rider fans.
The car is currently located in the UK, and it will be delivered to the winning bidder by the Hoff himself (if hammer price exceeds reserve price by 25%). The estimate is $175,000-$300,000, and as of Jan. 6, the leading bid was already at $375,000. The pedal car, black with red pinstriping and the Knight Rider logo, has a more affordable “sticker price” and is estimated at $400-$500.
Perhaps the ultimate prize, from a fan’s perspective, is a lunch date with the Hoff in Los Angeles. The winning bidder will be able to enjoy a few hours of one-on-one conversation with David over a nice meal. The star frequents some fine LA restaurants and will be generously picking up the check, but transportation to/from Los Angeles will be the bidder’s responsibility and is not part of the auction lot. The estimate for “Lunch with the Hoff” is $10,000-$20,000.