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Hassehoff Memorabilia on the Auction Block

by Matthew Wexler
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Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
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  (Source:Julien’s Auctions)

Do you wonder what your favorite celebrities have lurking inside their homes? Better yet, would you like to get your hands on a few select pieces? David Hasselhoff, aka "the Hoff," will be featured in the upcoming reality series "Celebrity Home Raiders," also starring Darren Julien and Martin Nolan of Julien’s Auctions. Some of Hasselhoff’s personal collection will also appeared in the upcoming Hollywood Legends auction.

From 1982 to 1986 Hasselhoff starred as Michael Knight in one of the most iconic television shows of all time, "Knight Rider." He followed the success of "Knight Rider" in 1989 with "Baywatch" where he is acknowledged in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most watched television star of all time. His career has touched legions of fans all over the world. From commercials to film and television roles, "the Hoff" has continued to remain a fan favorite and one of the most enduring celebrities of our time.

In the early 1980s when a young Brandon Tartikoff, then the head of NBC Television, created a show idea, which later became "Knight Rider," even David Hasselhoff couldn’t predict what a hit it would soon become. His co-star, a sleek, black customized Pontiac Trans-Am, was impervious to attack, could cruise at 300 mph and leap up to 50 feet. Julien’s Auctions will offer David’s personal KITT car, which was given to Hasselhoff by his fans.

The 1986 Pontiac Firebird has a 305 5.0 liter V8 engine with carburetor. The car has brand new tires and paint, Lamborghini-style doors, air bags, and full "KITT" customization. "The Hoff" is an avid automobile aficionado, taking part in the annual Gumball 3000, an international car rally with exotic and powerful sports cars. Included in the auction will be an official Gumball 3000 shirt. His 100th anniversary edition Harley-Davidson motorcycle is also a featured lot in the auction. Other items include Hasselhoff’s German BRAVO Award, his personal Harley Davidson motorcycle, a Baywatch lifeguard jacket and much more.


David Hasselhoff KITT Car, gifted to him from fans.  (Source:Julien’s Auctions)

KITT, German "Bravo" Awards and More...

Many of the items to be featured in the auction appear on the new unscripted series "Celebrity Home Raiders." Hasselhoff’s episode airs Thursday, March 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This entire episode is devoted to Hasselhoff, when host Kit Hoover, along with auctioneers Darren Julien and Martin Nolan, reminisce about his career as they search through his collection of beloved treasures to be auctioned for his favorite charity, the Starlight Foundation. The television show gives viewers a chance to see him talk about his personal KITT car and discuss the history and sentiment of some of his personal memorabilia going into the Hollywood Legends auction.

Up for auction are numerous German "Bravo" Awards from his singing career, a Wurlitzer jukebox with a selection of Hasselhoff songs (including songs he personally selected), his personal Fender acoustic guitar and case, and several ensembles from his personal wardrobe collection, which were worn on stage and screen.

Other Hasselhoff items up for auction include the "Hoff Boardwalk" sign used on-set for the highly rated Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. The sign was fabricated to look like the Santa Monica Pier boardwalk sign. Also going under the hammer are pieces of furniture owned by the Hoff including two decorative chandeliers, a decorative mirror, two side tables, a Yamasa slot machine, and various posters and billboards from Hasselhoff’s work in theater, television and film.

Television Premiere Date: Thursday, March 13, 2013 - 10 p.m. ET/PT
Auction Date: Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. PT


Matthew Wexler is EDGE's National Style and Travel Editor. More of his writing can be found at www.roodeloo.com. He is also a trained chef and currently writing a food memoir.

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