They find the mythical truck from the Fantastic Car series abandoned 15 years in a car cemetery
It was Michael Knight’s rolling headquarters and the unforgettable KITT talking car. Some historians of the series have found it semi-abandoned, after going around the world 10 times distributing food.
TV series The Fantastic Car (Knight Rider) is one of the iconic series of the 80s, which is back in the news these days because a reboot in film form.
The plot revolved around Michael Knight, a defender of justice equipped with a talking car equipped with artificial intelligence, who traveled around the United States using a huge truck as a rolling headquarters.
Almost 40 years later a group of fans called Knight Rider Historians, who is dedicated to searching around the world for original material of the series, has located the original Fantastic Car truck, abandoned for 15 years in a car graveyard. You can see it in this video:
As our colleague Noelia López tells us an Auto ImageIt all started when this group located the central truck computer. It was owned by Vista Group, a company that provides vehicles for movies and television series.
They did not know where the truck was, but after an intense search lor located on an Ohio lot. It had been there, semi-abandoned and corroding, as seen in the video, for 15 years.
Members of Knight Rider Historians examined the frame of the truck, a GMC semi-trailer, and found that its serial number matched the truck that had been used in The Fantastic Car in the 1980s.
Currently the cockpit is painted blue, but scratching a bit you can find the black color that he used in the series.
The reason is that, after finishing filming, used for years as a food delivery truck, reaching 370,000 km, almost 10 times around the Earth.
Although nowadays cars that talk and have artificial intelligence seem natural to us, in the 80s had a great impact for viewers, and was one of the keys to the success of the series.
The objective now of this group of fans is to locate the trailer inside which the protagonists of the series drew up their plans. We wish you the best of luck!