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The Hoff's KITT for sale

There's a traditional warning that actors should never work with children or animals -- both having screen appeal that lets them upstage any adult cast members in their vicinity.

That should probably apply to some cars too. And the Knight Industries Two Thousand, KITT that appeared with David Hasselhoff in the hit 1980s TV show Knight Rider is a good example of how the car can outshine the star.

Based on a 1982 Pontiac Firebird, KITT was the car sidekick everybody wanted to roll with. And somebody will get a chance to do just that with the one owned by The Hoff. This car didn't ever appear in the show, but was created from a 1986 Firebird by by Jennifer Catano -- a hardcore fan who goes by the handle IHeartKITT on Twitter. She presented the car as a homage to Hasselhoff, who has appeared with it at several promotional events.

It's up for action at Julien's Live in the US, with a starting bid of $15,000 and an estimated final price between $30,000 to $50,000. What will you get for the money? The signature yoked steering wheel, grille lights and scissor doors, plus an inbuilt soundboard with more than 4000 of KITT's voice clips from the show.

Unfortunately, as our friends at Motor Authority have noted, there is no Turbo Boost function.

This reporter is on Twitter: @KarlaPincott