Coin Operated KITT Car - I would sure love this!

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Coin Operated KITT Car - I would sure love this!

Post by TurbomanKnight » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:04 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 35425&rd=1 Its coin opperated! But you can hack it to just opperate on electric juice. I saw a car similar to this in South Carolina. It was a Trans Am Police Car with a scanner. I was like "HOLY S**T" Then I had to leave before i could of rode it. But then again try to fit a 6FOOT 14 year old in a car that puny. :lol:
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Post by neps » Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:29 pm

I think there was someone in the past on this board that ran into an old one of these painted pink at a supermarket, and posted pictures with her kid in them. Anyone remember who that was? Trekie was it you?

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Post by Fantine » Wed Dec 29, 2004 8:46 am

Spiffy!

Too bad the picture is so dark....sounds like a really neat item! Keep the coin door unlocked and all ya need is one quarter, lol. :)

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Post by KNIGHTBOY » Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:14 pm

I got one of those in front of the Albertsons across the street from me. It's painted red for some odd reason though. A part of me wants to sneak over some night and spray paint it completely black (and airbrush on a glowing scanner while I'm at it). :wink:

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Post by DarKSLaiN » Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:37 pm

in spain i saw a coin operated kitt fully accurate to the series version :D!, the only thing that were a *?$# were the interior and the 4 lights scanner, but the car talks! :) and have operative buttons :D

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Post by CB2001 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:40 pm

There's one of thoses painted yellow with a red flame in front of the Family Dollar uptown.
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Post by TurbomanKnight » Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:40 pm

KNIGHTBOY wrote:I got one of those in front of the Albertsons across the street from me. It's painted red for some odd reason though. A part of me wants to sneak over some night and spray paint it completely black (and airbrush on a glowing scanner while I'm at it). :wink:


Hook us up with pics of the respray. :wink: lol
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Post by Scoth » Thu Dec 30, 2004 7:58 pm

There was one these in front of a local K-mart painted black and white with "Kid Kop" painted on the side. I think it also had a "54" for a number, which I'm sure some people will recognize :) I'd never seen it used and I'd always meant to talk to the manager to see if he'd be interested in selling/getting rid of it, but then the store closed in the rash of K-Mart closing and it disappeared.

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Post by Squealer » Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:30 am

The pics does not show anything... How does it work?

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Post by Lost Knight » Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:19 pm

There is one of these in front of my local King Kullen supermarket, but painted yellow and orange with "Dupont" written on it. The cowl induction hood and red scanner remain though. I think all of these are just refurbished old machines so that the arcade companies could cut corners and save money. Since Knight Rider isn't considered mainstream, I suspect these companies found it easier to paint them as race cars. If I ever have a digital camera on me (if I ever get one) I will snap a picture and post it.
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Post by neilp9 » Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:18 pm

For all us UK fans theres one at the 'cars of the Stars' museum in Cumbria. And every now and again it goes.. "Knight Rider" in a computerised voice.

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Post by Lost Knight » Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:53 pm

I finally got myself a camera phone (a black Motorola Razr V3), so I was able to take some pictures of that refurbished K.I.T.T. at the supermarket. Enjoy!

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/solid_sna ... .dir=/b6aa

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Post by Knight224 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:47 am

Hey that is a really cool find. There is a place near us called "The Soda Jerk" and they have a car that looks suspiciously like KITT, right down to the scanner, hood and hubcaps! The whole thing has been painted over to match the restaurant. I must admit that I freaked several people out when I released who the car really was :D

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Post by Trekie386 » Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:54 am

neps wrote:I think there was someone in the past on this board that ran into an old one of these painted pink at a supermarket, and posted pictures with her kid in them. Anyone remember who that was? Trekie was it you?

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Yes that was me. The car is now long gone from my local Kmart but it did stay there for like 5 years.

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

Those are the pics I took. Wow.. what memories. My kids look so... YOUNG.

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Post by oppenca2 » Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:03 pm

thats great! It does look like KITT and they repainted it. Of course kids these days dont really know Knight Rider. I will have to train my boys well!

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Post by Lost Knight » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:15 am

That's the same model as the car by my supermarket, but with a different paint job.

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Post by Goldwings » Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:14 pm

Looks like Ebay pulled it down! :shock:

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Post by KnightRiderXR7 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:23 pm

they dont keep auction listings up long after it's ended, since the original thread was posted back in December 04 and it's now July 05 I figure that's why ya cant see it.

I'd be interested to see another one posted again. Once I get my new place, I may just splurge on one to restore

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