David Hasselhoff has decided to auction a hundred personal items accumulated over forty years of life and profession.
Wardrobe from series like
, scripts, photographs, toys with his image and other pieces of memorabilia related to his movies or his musical career, including a Kitt car.
This modified Pontiac Firebird Trans Am that was used to roll
The Fantastic Car
is, hands down, the star of the auction.
In addition, if the car exceeds the estimated auction price by 25%, David Hasselhoff has promised to personally deliver the vehicle, something somewhat understandable because, unlike the series, this Kitt neither talks nor drives alone.
To participate in the auction it is only necessary to register at LiveAuctioneers.com and submit the bid through the web.
However, the high point will come on January 23, when the possibility of bidding online in real time will open.
In the case of Kitt, whose starting price was set between $ 175,000 and $ 300,000 (around 141,000 and 240,000 euros), it has already exceeded one million euros (about 800,000 euros), so if everything continues like this , will finally be hand-delivered to the buyer by Hasselhoff, who has announced that he will use part of the proceeds from the auction to finance some charities with which he regularly collaborates.
Although Kitt seems unattainable for any average citizen, at the time of writing it is still possible to find lots whose bids are around 30, 40 or 50 dollars that, in exchange, are around 24, 30 and 40 euros.
For example, a “sexy photograph of Hoff early in his career”, a batch of three German magazines with the actor on the cover, or a poster from a tour that Hasselhoff and Kitt did in Portugal in the days of
A fantastic car
, a series that in the neighboring country was called
For those who still doubt that David Hasselhoff's personal belongings auction is one of the most bizarre and trippy things of 2021 - with permission from the man dressed as a Sioux warrior in the assault on the United States Capitol - we have selected the following below. best lots.
Reproduction of David Hasselhoff used in the SpongeBob movie
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie was released
In it, the friendly character and his inseparable friend Patricio soon got into trouble, to the point of traveling outside Bikini Bottom.
To be able to return home, David Hasselhoff, characterized as a lifeguard, offered to help them out.
To shoot some of the scenes a replica of the actor made of plastic material was used, which is what is currently being auctioned.
The starting price is $ 100,000 (about 80,000 euros) and although it is estimated that it will reach 750,000 / 1,500,000 (60,000 / 1,200,000 euros), no one has yet bid.
It is your chance.
A silver leather jacket.
During his 1990 concert tour, David Hasselhoff performed in one of the Disney parks.
For the occasion, he dressed in a silver leather jacket, which now goes up for auction with the artist's signature on the back of the garment.
The starting price was $ 300 (240 euros) and it has already reached 550 (445 euros), which was the maximum estimated price for its auction, so it may continue to rise.
For those who prefer sportswear, there is also an Adidas jacket made for the
Dreams come true
and whose estimated price of 150 dollars (120 euros) has already doubled.
In order to get hold of it, the bid must now be at least 400 dollars (325 euros).
During 2006 and 2009, David Hasselhoff served on the jury of the talent show
America's Got Talent
In 2011, he played the same role in the British version of the same space and, in 2015, the actor and singer participated in the other great American television talent show,
On that occasion he did not act as a jury but instead performed live a mix of songs from the eighties, among which were
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Walking On Sunshine
by Katrina and the Waves,
Never Give You Up
by Rick Astley,
Do You Really Want To Hurt Me
by Culture Club and
What is not quite clear is Hasselhoff's connection with Australian Idol and why among the lots up for auction is a pair of underpants with the program's logo, signed by the artist, framed and with a curious instruction for those who do not know how this garment works: «this part down».
The estimated sale price is between 250/400 dollars (200/350 euros) and, for now, the bids have reached 175 dollars (about 150 euros).
A Christmas sweater
The fact that the Christmas festivities are over is no excuse for not getting this jumper with Hasselhoff's face wearing a Santa hat and the legend "Merry Hoffmas."
The garment is so original that the estimated sale price of $ 300 (about 250 euros) has already been exceeded.
If this trend continues, its value will increase in the coming days, as the sweater causes a strange attraction that invites you to wear it even in summer.
Pictures made by his fans
In the same aesthetic trend as the Christmas sweater, the lots of
fan art stand out
: paintings and drawings made by fans with Hasselhoff and his artistic universe as a theme of inspiration.
Pieces made with more or less skill, but which are a demonstration of devotion to the star who, to increase his value, has not hesitated to sign them personally.
A Fantastic Car board game (missing pieces)
Among the toys up for auction are Baywatch dolls, KITT miniature cars and, the one at hand, a board game about
The Fantastic Car
published by Parker Brothers.
The box is signed by Hasselhoff, who warns those interested that pieces are missing, unequivocal proof that a lot has been played with it and that David is a bit of a mess with the domestic order.
The starting price was 80 dollars (65 euros), the estimated sale between 300 and 400 (250/320 euros) and, at the moment, the bids are at 125 dollars (100 euros).
Among the lots up for auction are several scripts for Baywatch, signed by the artist with prices ranging between 150 and 225 dollars (120 and 180 euros), and the script by Donnie Darko, also autographed.
The most curious thing is that Hasselhoff did not participate in this film, since he rejected the role of pedophile Jim Cunningham who, finally, was played by Patrick Swayze.
is priced at $ 150 (120 euros), of which 125 (about 100 euros) have already been obtained.
When auctioning rarities, it would not have been bad for Hasselhoff to have put up for sale the script of the Spanish film
, in which he made a small intervention.
A lunch with David Hasselhoff himself
Those who prefer experiences to material goods have the opportunity to meet David Hasselhoff in person and have lunch with the star.
A whim available through this auction and expected to reach an auction price of $ 20,000 (16,000 euros).
At the time of this writing, bids have only reached 8,500 (6,800 euros), possibly because travel expenses to Los Angeles for the appointment are borne by the winner and because, with the coronavirus, the issue of travel is complicated.
A life-size cardboard Hasselhoff
Those who cannot afford that lunch with the actor, have the opportunity to take the actor to his own home, at least in a life-size cardboard replica signed by himself.
A handsome Hasselhoff in the Baywatch uniform who keeps company, does not age and, for now, only around 325 dollars (about 260 euros).
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