Coin Operated Knight Rider car???

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Coin Operated Knight Rider car???

Post by Trekie386 » Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:12 pm

Hey guys.. I was out christmas shopping and found THIS at the local Kmart!! I have no idea how long it has been there, I've never really noticed it before but it was MY SON that pointed it out!

http://www.bethcfanfic.homestead.com/coinop.html

Check it out and tell me if that is a repainted KITT or not! Good thing I had my digi-cam with me!

Boy, I'd love to take that home, repaint it black with a red scanner and let my 4 yr old have a blast!!! Anyone out there know how much these go for?


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Post by Centaurus17 » Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:29 pm

OOOHHH, very cool Beth. That definately looks like a repainted KITT. I would have completely overlooked that, that son of yours is a real detective there, LOL.

Great Find. P.s -- Very cute kids =)) :D

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Post by jup » Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:08 pm

Heh...I once drove down to the border of Mexico looking for one of those...un-altered. (No luck.)

That one looks like it's mainly just a paint job alteration...which isn't so bad. But, I do wonder if that is the original dash and wheel. What ashame, if so.

Of course, I kind of like the flame paint job they did with that one. Makes me wonder what KITT *could* have looked like with other paint jobs besides basic black. ("KITT" red wasn't so bad. (But, "KIFT" red WAS!) Although, show star stars and third world coverings didn't look very fitting. Still, I am now curious as to how well some of the other color options might have looked)

Excellent find, by the way.

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Post by Skav » Sat Dec 21, 2002 10:50 pm

actually, i wonder if it would have been better had KIFT had a different colour scanner other than red. i mean, the whole body is red so they could have changed the colour of the scanner to make it a bit more colourful.

i mean, even KITT had a black body work and a red scanner so that was at least mixed up a bit.

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Post by knightimmortal » Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:00 pm

Interesting find. Another tortured lost coin op KITT who got tortured with a damn paint job. They keep turning up all over the place. I tried to buy one. When I found out $500, I almost choked.

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Post by Skav » Sat Dec 21, 2002 11:40 pm

Yep, it's a KITT car alright. I know cos i rode in one when i was younger and it's exactly the one that i rode in. i even remember what it first looked like too.

but i don't want to depress everyone with the details.

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Post by DJGM » Sun Dec 22, 2002 5:17 am

I remember one of these coin operated KITT cars in it's original black
with a "toyish" variation of KITT's original dash, only with four large
colored buttons, to represent Turbo Boost, Ski-Mode, Pursuit and
power, plus a static three bar voice mod, with one flickering red
light bulb behind it, to represent KITT's voice when it "spoke".

Although the rather electronic voice used was Spanish, as this coin-
operated KITT was on the Spanish owned Canary Island of Tenerife.
I remember putting a 25 peseta coin in, and it played the original KR
theme for about 30 secs, complete with sound FX for Turbo Boost and
the scanner. I couldn't get into the car itself, as I was 19 years old, and
would have looked somewhat silly, squeezing myself into this mini-KITT!

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Post by sarfraz » Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:17 am

I rememer going to Blackpool years ago, and these things were everywhere, in the amusement park, outside shops and in the arcades. Resisted all temptation to ride on it though!

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Post by March2875 » Sun Dec 22, 2002 10:11 am

Our local Mall has some Purple looking coin car. One day I was walking by it and heard the Knight Rider music and Kitt's voice from it. It doesn't look anything like a Trans-am though.

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Post by KittKift2000 » Sun Dec 22, 2002 11:21 am

Well near my house there is a mall that as a KITT coin car.
In the other day i went there to buy a cd and saw a kid "driving" KITT :P and the car was playing Knight Rider Theme ho yhea.

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Post by Darknight » Mon Dec 23, 2002 1:29 am

At a local Pamida, which I believe was once a K-Mart, across the river from me in good ole Louisa, KY, there remains an old KITT coin operated ride, which I never noticed till a few years ago, because it was painted white, with disgusting purple and lavender trim. Ugh! I think it still works...I was a teenager, so I resisted the temptation. I didn't take any pics....maybe I'll go do that some day. I think/hope it's still there. Probably is, since few things change swiftly in Louisa, Ky.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:01 am

Here's how the original KITT ride looked, and one in Long Beach California that has been converted into a fire car.

http://www.teamknightrider.com/culture/kittride.jpg
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Post by Darknight » Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:16 am

I think I'm slightly more fond of the simple, elegant black. Red never was really KITT's style.

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Post by Trekie386 » Mon Dec 23, 2002 4:42 am

Michael Pajaro wrote:Here's how the original KITT ride looked, and one in Long Beach California that has been converted into a fire car.

http://www.teamknightrider.com/culture/kittride.jpg


Thanks for the pic... i spent HOURS on the net the other night just trying to find an original pic. :)

Now I have one!

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Post by Garthe Knight » Mon Dec 23, 2002 6:46 am

Yeah, I've nearly forgotten that this Knight Rider coin cars existed.
But when I saw this thread...

Many years ago, when I was still a boy, I have been to holiday in Spain, and there was one of those coin cars. It was a long way from my hotel to the car's place, but I went there as often as I could. I was fascinated by the lamps and the lights and the sound of the car, and it was talking as well.
Huh, for a short time I felt like the boy again, just seeing this pic. I have some photo of me and the coin car somewhere, but I coudn't find it.

Why I write this? I'm just happy these thread reminded me of some ecxiting days.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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