Knight 3000's to be Auctioned for Charity

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The aptly titled blog Cars + Movies were first to report that two KITTs used in the production of the new Knight Rider telepic, will be auctioned off for charity.

A Hero version and "Attack" version, two of the six that Ted Moser's Picture Car Warehouse had built for the TV Movie, will be auctioned off in Palm Beach, Florida in the end of March.

Barrett-Jackson, known as having "The Greatest Car Show on Earth", will auction these two vehicles off on March 29th at their four day event running from the 27th till the 30th. These are genuine vehicles, and while it doesn't explicitly state, are most likely screen used. The one catch tho? You have to buy in a pair.

More info after the jump

Hero KITT:

The "hero" KITT is built off a black Mustang GT with 4.6 Liter and was upfitted with a Ford Racing Whipple Super-charger to reach 500 horsepower. Additional performance elements include a 6-piston Brembro Brakes, FRC500 Suspension Pak, High Flow Ford Racing X-Pipe and Ford Racing Mufflers with stainless tips. The exterior sports the GT500 KR fiberglass hood with KITT heartbeat light installed, Shelby GT500 front and rear bumper covers, matte black LeMans stripes, matte finish Rocker Panel, GT500 KR rear spoilers and 20" forged aluminum wheel (8 1/2" front, 10" Rear). The KITT interior has been completely renovated with props that display KITT's supercar capabilities.

Attack KITT:

The "attack" mode KITT started with a black Mustang GT with 4.6 Liter with auto trans, custom front valance/grille based on GT500 KR, carbon graphite chin spoiler, custom rear bumper cover, custom side feux air scoops, custom side skirt/rocker panel, two-tiered rear spoiler, custom window rear window insert, custom turn signal trim, custom headlight trim brow and 20" Forged Black Aluminum wheel (8 1/2" front, 10" Rear). Performance features include Brembo Brakes, a FRC Suspension Pak and Ford Racing Mufflers with stainless tips.

People may question why they would be auctioning off two vehicles, and wondering what this means for the series. Other than trying to promote a good cause and get some press with it, it means nothing at all.

The movie still netted 12.7 million viewers on it's initial airing, slaughtering the last several years of numbers for the 18-49 demographics. This is only two of the six cars that Ted Moser built, and when we interviewed him, he expected there to be more built when it went to series. The original series went through many many cars over it's run - it would be expected for cars to be switched out after they have been fully used.

But most importantly - all proceeds from the sale of these cars will be donated to Salute To Education.

SpeedTV has covered the auction since 1997, so when it gets closer to auction time, we will update you on viewing availability.

Thanks to Cars + Movies for the alert!