Toy model car kit, ‘KITT’ vehicle, with packaging, licensed from the television show ‘Knight Rider’, plastic / card / paper, made by AMT/ ERTL, USA, 1991

Made in Iowa, United States of America, 1983.

The TV series ‘Knight Rider’ ran from 1982 to 1986. It starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight. However the main attraction of ‘Knight Rider’ was Michael Knight’s car, a Pontiac Transam called KITT (which stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand). It was no ordinary car, as it could speak and interact with its driver, jump over structures and objects and attain high speeds.

This toy comes from a group of 3000 toys that was auctioned on 8 and 9 September 2002 by Goodman’s at Double Bay. The ...

Summary

2003/111/27
Toy model car kit, 'KITT' vehicle, with packaging, licensed from the television show 'Knight Rider', plastic / card / paper, made by AMT/ ERTL, USA, 1991

The 'KITT' model car kit is sealed in a clear plastic wrapped cardboard box. A colour illustration of a red 'KITT' vehicle is on each side of the box. The text 'AMT ERTL. Knight Rider 2000, 1/25 Model Kit' is on the top of the box. A monochrome horse logo can be seen on the top and three sides of the box. The box contains unassembled plastic components for building the 'KITT' vehicle. Safety tips for assembling the model car are printed on the bottom of the box.

Dimensions

165 mm
236 mm
97 mm

Production

The model car kit was made by ERTL Company Inc, Dyersville, Iowa, USA in 1983.
1983

History

This model car kit came from a collection of over 3000 toys accumulated by Barry Woodley between 1980 and 2002. Woodley began collecting seriously at the age of 17. He was consistent in his approach, collecting only toy vehicles and robots licensed from television, film and other media such as comic books, that were in mint condition and in their original packaging. Woodley collected for his own pleasure and did not open the toys or play with them. The model car kit was sold with the rest of the Woodley collection by Goodman's auctioneers in 2002.
Barry Woodley 1980-2002

Source

Purchased, 2003
11 July, 2003

Cite this Object

Toy model car kit, 'KITT' vehicle, with packaging, licensed from the television show 'Knight Rider', plastic / card / paper, made by AMT/ ERTL, USA, 1991 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <https://ma.as/11827>
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