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1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 'KITT'

1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in Knight Rider, TV Series, 1982-1986 IMDB Ep. Pilot

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: US

1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 'KITT'

[*][*][*][*][*] The vehicle is part of the movie

Comments about this vehicle

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fan de caiises bizar

2004-08-02 23:49

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dans la série on peut voir assez souvent la voiture qui roule toute seule.bien sur il y a un truc qui se voit très bien c'est dérrière le siège conducteur il y une sorte de compartiment avec de la moquette come dans la caisse (en beige) et le mec a une direction ralongée est toutes les autres commandes sont déplacées
malheureusement on ne le voit pas sur cette photo je vais essayer d'en trouver

IMCDb FR

2004-12-03 22:07

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KITT

astonmartin

2005-09-28 18:09

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5 stars!!! Its a great part of the series.

ben68 BE

2005-11-28 12:51

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1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am

wickey SK

2006-04-23 02:09

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this is how KITT looks like before the "renovation" :D
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wickey SK

2006-04-23 02:11

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thats what I call nice interieur :D

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wickey SK

2006-04-23 02:12

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+ registration

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wickey SK

2006-04-23 02:21

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and thats the way how KITT is driving himself :D

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wickey SK

2006-04-25 23:56

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I really like his license plate :)
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wickey SK

2006-05-10 15:18

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KITT's "Guiding system" :lol:

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stronghold EN

2006-05-10 15:57

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wickey wrote KITT's "Guiding system" :lol:

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..It looks like 'Pac-Man' is chasing him.! :)

wickey SK

2006-08-04 18:16

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in 2.08 - custom KITT :)

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wickey SK

2006-08-06 00:51

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this is how kitt looks like through ep. 2.09 :D

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wickey SK

2006-08-25 21:41

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2.17

KITT rolling down the hill - notice the precision of the model :lol: + KITT Cross Country :)

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wickey SK

2006-08-26 00:15

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2.18 - I believe I can fly... :)

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Delta Fox US

2006-08-26 02:00

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What do you mean the "renovation"?

The guidance system looks like an Atari 2600 game.

Hecubus CA

2006-08-26 02:04

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In the pilot episode David Hasselhoff is just an undercover cop who owns a Trans Am. When he gets shot, he gets chosen to be Michael Knight and his Trans Am is turned into KITT

wickey SK

2006-08-26 02:28

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Hecubus wrote In the pilot episode David Hasselhoff is just an undercover cop who owns a Trans Am. When he gets shot, he gets chosen to be Michael Knight and his Trans Am is turned into KITT

indeed :)

Delta Fox US

2006-08-29 23:54

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Oh, I've heard of that before. I never knew that KITT was his conventional Trans Am before this!

tonkatracker US

2006-09-03 18:31

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Thats a very poor photoshop of the registration (notice how everything that has to do with this show is lighter thatn everything else that would've been on any CA registration)

Gag Halfrunt UK

2006-09-03 18:37

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tonkatracker wrote Thats a very poor photoshop of the registration (notice how everything that has to do with this show is lighter thatn everything else that would've been on any CA registration)

But there wasn't any Photoshop in 1982. :)

tonkatracker US

2006-09-03 18:46

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very true i was using it as a general term

wickey SK

2006-09-19 22:33

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KITT after nice acid bath :p 3.14:

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and after repair:

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wickey SK

2006-10-07 19:27

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KITT got kicked in the ass by Juggernaut - 4.01/02

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and Pimp My Ride 1985 :lol:

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wickey SK

2006-10-07 19:33

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also since ep. 4.01/02:

Super Pursuit Mode

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Emergency Braking System

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Convertible Mode

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qwerty_86 US

2006-10-08 20:25

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Lol, the other day I saw a BMW with the license plate "KNIGHT" :lol:

wickey SK

2006-10-08 20:40

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qwerty_86 wrote Lol, the other day I saw a BMW with the license plate "KNIGHT" :lol:

LOL that is some true fan :p

wickey SK

2006-11-24 22:00

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4.19 worst camouflage. EVER.

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KITT drives through lava.. :lol:

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antp BE

2006-11-24 22:10

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wickey wrote 4.19 worst camouflage. EVER.

It reminds me the "armour" used on that Transit: /vehicle_29893-Ford-Transit-1965.html :D (last thumbnail)

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gliffhanger NL

2007-02-25 12:54

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KITT

on the website ubove (wikipedia) you can see all the gadgets, and some replica's.....

gliffhanger NL

2007-03-09 08:34

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Ep. 2.09

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Ep. 2.20

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Ep. 3.06

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-- Last edit: 2010-07-08 23:42:35 (Neon)

69ChargerDaytona EN

2007-10-05 22:09

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A white KITT loks quite cool, I think KARR should of been white.(Sorry if anyone was racially offended by that, people get really uptight about racism)

-- Last edit: 2007-10-05 22:09:37

MaindrianPace US

2008-03-07 04:28

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KITT before renovation was a originally a black/gold Trans Am at the beginning of the pilot episode, Los Angeles Police Detective was played by Larry Anderson, even through the voice was actually overdubbed by David Hasselhoff. The character was shot in the face, and given plastic surgery, Hasselhoff took over the role for the remainder of the series.

http://www.fortunecity.com.lavender/poitier/1005/id27.htm

-- Last edit: 2008-03-07 04:30:53

rubber ducky EN

2008-03-30 18:46

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was the black and gold KITT in the pilot episode the same car used in the third film of smoky and the bandit

MaindrianPace US

2008-05-21 03:32

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KITT was originally a black/gold Recaro limited edition Trans Am with 2,000 of them made in 1982. Yes for a fact that Larry Anderson is not standing there. Larry Anderson got into the car, and takes off from the hotel. David Hasselhoff from the point he gets out of the car assumes the acting role as apparent by the shadowy appearence of Michael Long in the desert.

MaindrianPace US

2008-06-06 17:44

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Ep. Pilot - Knight of the Phoenix:

Transformation from Michael Arthur Long to Michael Arthur Knight

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Michael Long is played Larry Anderson gets inside the car at the beginning leaving the hotel. Then there is a shadowy appearance of David Hasselhoff who gets out of the car, and assumes the acting role of Michael Long, and who eventually gets shot in face by Phyllis Davis's character Tanya Walker in the desert.

Note: KITT's California license plate before it was actually reads KNIGHT, it actually reads MCC224.

Note: KITT before renovation is actually is a brand new black/gold recaro edition 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

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Promotional January 1982 advertisement for the brand new limited edition black/gold recaro edition 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am expecting to be build 2,000 of the special editions from late March 1982 through late May 1982.

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David Hasselhoff and fiancee Cathrine Hickland in people during a 1983 promotion for the brand new black/gold recaro edition 1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am also known as the Knight Rider Edition or KITT Edition.

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David Hasselhoff during a 1982 promotion for a brand new black/gold recaro edition 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

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bg82ta LU

2009-07-30 09:51

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@MaindrianPace:

Little correction... K.I.T.T. before renovation is actually a brand new black/gold 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and not a Recaro Edition because for an example it don't has the Recaro seats but the optional Viscount bucket seats a.k.a. PMD seats. The 82' Recaro seats came only in charcoal colour.

David Hasselhoff and (his fiancée at that time) Catherine Hickland with their own cars in 1983 that Pontiac gave them.

And in the last pictures from MaindrianPace you can see Hasselhoff posing in his 83' Recaro Trans Am (the seats are in light tan or beige with leather in the seating areas and headrests but not in charcoal coulour like in 1982).




-- Last edit: 2009-07-30 23:44:26

Dommz517 US

2010-07-08 23:33

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wickey wrote this is how KITT looks like before the "renovation" :D
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It is never actually said whether or not that was Michaels T/A. When Michael first sees KITT and Devon is giving him the rundown. Devon says many times that it was not Michaels car.

NZNascarfan NZ

2011-04-22 05:13

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Great Car!

kustom komet US

2011-05-21 07:33

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In the few episodes I've seen where they refer to the type of car Kitt is, they never call it a Trans Am, only a "black T-top".

-KK

jpiland US

2012-05-04 06:05

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I'd love to have kitt

k5blazer US

2012-06-17 14:54

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Does anyone know if they actually used a the standard 305 motor in the trans am for the production of knight rider?

ingo DE

2012-06-17 18:12

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More important: it's alive! Spotted last weekend:

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[:rofl]

kudos SX

2012-06-18 20:34

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@ingo Any other pics of the 1969-72 Opel Admiral [B] on the right of your thumb?

jettalover US

2012-06-19 03:34

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They did refer to KITT as a Trans Am in the early episodes.

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ingo DE

2012-06-19 13:21

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@kudos: sorry, but no. Old Opels aren't a rare sight there (until now the're only the 2011-pics uploaded: http://www.oldtimermarkt-bockhorn.com/index.php?id=14&page=2 ) and it had no special plate either. If I would have know it before, I would have made pics specially for you, too, as for the others here: http://forum.imcdb.org/index.ks?page=forum_topic&id=6862&index=1 ;)

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tv boy US

2012-07-12 13:33

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There's one KITT car that still tours the country, and you can sometimes even get your picture taken with it. I got my pic sitting behind the wheel of it once, at the World of Wheels car show in Birmingham, Alabama.

tv boy US

2012-07-15 05:26

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KITT makes a guest appearance on "Amazing Stories":

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HunterMan US

2012-08-22 06:53

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The original Trans Am that Michael Long has in the pilot (the black and gold Pontiac Firebird Trans Am) was NEVER KITT! It was just another promotional gimick for Pontiac and the limited edition of the black and gold model.

When Michael wakes up from his plastic sugery, and he's now Michael Knight, he at first thinks KITT is his Trans Am...but obviously once he inspects it he realizes it's not. Devon also states that KITT is not Michael Long's old car...but one like it.

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stpaulcarguy US

2012-11-10 06:46

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This car must have been a bitch to drive with that goofy steering wheel.

HunterMan US

2012-12-30 07:35

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stpaulcarguy wrote This car must have been a bitch to drive with that goofy steering wheel.


Why?? They only cars that I would think might be "bitches" to drive would be ones from the early-mid 60's and older...as most did not have power steering. However, my first car was a 1966 Mustang, and although it didn't have power steering you got used to it, and learned to maneuver the car. KITT's steering wheel doesn't appear to be hard to manage or handle at all...in fact I would think with his technology the Trans-Am would be a cinch to drive. ;) I think the style of the steering wheel is pretty awesome too. :)

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Game-oholic 94 US

2013-01-21 16:30

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wickey wrote and thats the way how KITT is driving himself :D

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If you click on the image to see the full picture and if you look closely, you'll see that there is an arm sleeve of the tan jacket sewed to the driver's seat. And as you look at the whole scene, you'll see that arm sleeve go down from the driver's seat as Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) is entering the car.

HunterMan US

2013-01-25 07:34

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LOL! :lol: Yeah, back then pretty much all TV was considered "low" budget and they had to figure out quick or "cheap" ways to make things work. It's well-known that sunt-drivers hid behind the back seats with their arms hidden or "blended" in (with the KITT-driving scenes) so in fast shots you couldn't tell and it looks as though the car is driving itself. In today's world we can go back and notice all these things...but it looked cool at the time, and was something never done before. I miss those days! Nowdays we're so "realistic", technical, and synical that we have no creativity or imagination left. :/

Gamer DE

2014-12-05 16:20

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As KITT appears in pretty much every episode, do we really need an episode number?

jettalover US

2014-12-06 04:40

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Episode numbers are needed with the various stunt cars and small restyles done over 4 seasons.

Max_S DE

2015-12-27 15:36

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HunterMan wrote LOL! :lol: Yeah, back then pretty much all TV was considered "low" budget and they had to figure out quick or "cheap" ways to make things work. It's well-known that sunt-drivers hid behind the back seats with their arms hidden or "blended" in (with the KITT-driving scenes) so in fast shots you couldn't tell and it looks as though the car is driving itself. In today's world we can go back and notice all these things...but it looked cool at the time, and was something never done before. I miss those days! Nowdays we're so "realistic", technical, and synical that we have no creativity or imagination left. :/


Go and watch "The Raid" (or it's sequel, not sure right now).
They have a carchase where they have the camera travel around and through two cars, partly done by two "car-seat-camo"-camera operators and one guy on rollerblades.

classiccarlover PT

2016-02-14 11:56

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KITT is awesome. One of my favorite cars ever.

shlc647 US

2016-04-12 18:07

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The coolest Firebird on TV other than: /vehicle_225942-Pontiac-Firebird-1974.html

chicomarx BE

2018-04-05 01:02

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On Jay Leno: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YKtQrYNKPg (one of the original KITTs)

train68 US

2018-10-21 15:53

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This car could certainly give James Bond's Aston Martin a run for its money.

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