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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Original K.I.T.T. #1198




A couple of weeks ago, the Knight Rider Historians met up at the Kruse Automotive Museum in Auburn, Indiana, to check out another original K.I.T.T. - #1198. This particular car was one of the original four Trans Ams given to the show by Pontiac to shoot the Pilot. While its exact role in the first two years is unknown at this time, we do know about its use later in the series. Beginning in season three, this car was modified to be used as the right hand blind drive car. When the series ended and the car went on display, the blind drive setup was removed and a full dash was added. While the electronics are not Scheffe originals, they do appear original to the series, as does the voicebox. If you are interested in seeing this car, please visit and support the museum. You can get fairly close to it but you will not be able to get closer than a few feet from it....still, it's close enough to get some great dash photos.

We would like to thank the great folks at the Kruse Museum for their hospitality and for talking to us about the car.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like they put the larger one TV from Season 3/4 in with a Season 2 dash. Very strange. Oh, and a Season 1 voicebox. Great pictures! Looking forward to the book!
    Chris

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  2. Dear Knight Rider Historians,


    Can you please help me?

    I need an authentic prop replica of the actual Emergency Schematic Blueprint that was used in the 1984 second season episode opener "Goliath". Michael Knight used it to repair K.I.T.T's damaged turbojet engine in the desert near Dry Lake
    after the battle with Goliath.

    Sincerely,

    a Knight Rider fan

    Keith Harvey

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  3. Glad to see you guys are keeping it alive!
    All My Best,

    Kevin Knight

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