Was Knight Rider a Trans-Am?

Was Knight Rider a Trans-Am?

KITT was a gorgeous black 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with a rather annoying voice and a long-suffering, if humorous attitude. Along with Knight, the car was the hero of the show.

Did Burt Reynolds drive the Trans-Am in Smokey and the Bandit?

The car was not used in the filming of “Smokey and the Bandit,” but was given to the actor to thank him for his role in the movie, the company said. It was the only ’77 Trans Am owned, according to Robb Report. Reynolds owned the vehicle until 2014.

What does KITT stand for?

Knight Industries Two Thousand
Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT)

Knight Industries Two Thousand
Knight Rider character
KITT on display at Universal Studios in 1993. It was built as a stunt car for the original series and the interior was later modified for the Universal Studios attraction.
First appearance Knight of the Phoenix (Pt. 1)

Is a z28 the same as a Trans-Am?

The first Trans-Am street car was Chevrolet’s Z/28 Camaro, which entered production in 1967. By 1970 six makes were producing street cars based on their racing vehicles. Due to their low production numbers and high performance, these vehicles are highly collectible today.

What car was Smokey and the Bandit?

1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Burt Reynold’s 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, the car made popular by the actor’s iconic film Smokey and the Bandits, recently went up for auction at Barrett-Jackson — and if you had an extra few hundred thousand bucks lying around, you could’ve been the lucky owner of a slice of movie history.

What is the name of the flaming bird on a Trans Am?

Others go with “Rising Phoenix” or simply “Firebird.” The ignorant usually refer to the massive flaming fowl as an Eagle or a Hawk. Pontiac officially called it the Trans Am Hood Decal and introduced it as option code WW7 on the 1973 Trans Am.

Should the Pontiac Firebird be called the Trans Am?

Whatever the preferred nickname, any discussion about the Pontiac Firebird, not to mention the Trans Am, will inevitably come around to the giant flaming graphic consuming every inch of useable real estate on the hood in a display of pure 1970s bravado. Wallflowers need not apply. Parents need not apply (or understand).

Who made the hood bird for the Trans Am?

Norm Inouye was its creator, and his efforts on the project got him working with Bill Mitchell, GM’s legendary design czar. The young artist was employed in GM’s Graphics department from 1968 – 71 and put the first oversized hood bird on the new 1970 ½ Trans Am, at the request of his boss Bill Porter.

How big was the bird decal on the 1970 Trans Am?

The bird evolved a bit on the 1970 Trans Am, but remained subtle, a decal about 12 inches wide on the Endura nosepiece.