Some cool Hollywood rides, including “KITT”, “Hell’s Chariot” and “Bo’s General Lee” are headed to the auction block later this month at the Julien’s Auctions Hollywood Legends event on June 26-27. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites.
“KNIGHT RIDER” KITT
The last fully intact Knight Industries Two-Thousand, better known as “KITT” from “Knight Rider” is expected to go for between $200,000-$300,000.
The black 1982 Pontiac Trans Am T-top looks to be in excellent condition for a three-decade old car. It’s fully decked out with its original, high tech for the era interior, which features LED instruments, twin CRT displays, so many buttons, a pistol grip steering wheel, and rich velour bucket seats.
The car was registered to Universal City Studios in May 1984 . It even comes with call sheets that detail when it was used in the show, and its iconic red scanning lights on the nose do apparently work. Each “KITT” cost about $100,000 to build.
“GREASE” HELL’S CHARIOT
The “Hell’s Chariot” Custom convertible from “Grease” is also going up for sale. The 1949 Mercury Series 9CM was featured throughout the 1978 motion picture “Grease”. The Merc was originally built and customized by Eddie Paul of Customs by Eddie Paul to create the Scorpions gang’s signature convertible.
In the film, John Travolta’s character, Danny, racing against “Hell’s Chariot”, driven by his nemesis, “Craterface,” the leader of the Scorpions gang played by Dennis Stewart. Hell’s Chariot lines up with Danny in the dry riverbed of the Los Angeles River in downtown L.A. to begin their race. Hell’s Chariot dishes out damage, rear ending Travolta’s car and cutting into its side with the Chariot’s razor hubcaps. Despite the abuse Travolta’s car endures by Hell’s Chariot, he wins the day, the car, and the girl.
Olivia Newton-John even signed the dashboard. It’s estimated to fetch between $400,000-$600,000.
“DUKES OF HAZZARD”1969 DODGE CHARGER
A “Dukes of Hazzard” Dodge Charger built by series star John Schneider will also be on the auction block. The 1969 model has “01” painted on the side doors and “Bo’s General Lee” painted above the windows on each side. It’s estimated to also go for between $200,000 to $300,000.
Schneider built four such cars and this is one of them accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Schneider stating the he built and owned the car. The car has been featured in Mopar Collector’s Guide magazine which states that this particular car appeared in several of Schneider’s commercials and starred in his film “Behind the Scenes with Bo”.
1970 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
A mustard yellow 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo used in “The Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift” and signed by the car builder, Dennis McCarthy, will also be offered. The car has “Tokyo Drift,” “Universal Hollywood” and “Year One” decal stickers on the front window. It also has a “Driver: Lucas Black” sticker on the side. There are also bullet holes on the sides and a baseball lodged in the back window. It’s estimated price is between $50,000-$70,000.
MARLON BRANDO OWNED HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Other auction highlights include a Harley owned by Marlon Brando. The black FLH Electra-Glide motorcycle purchased by Brando in 1970 shows 13,859 miles.. Marlon Brando’s image as a rebel on a motorcycle was established with his role as Johnny Strabler in “The Wild One”. Marlon Brando was quoted as saying “I often got on my motorcycle in New York in the middle of the night and went for a ride — anyplace.”