If you ever want a huge version of actor David Hasselhoff in your house, you are in luck. A 14-foot-tall model of the actor wearing his signature Red Baywatch lifeguard swim trunks is for sale by Diligent Auction Services through the live auction website.
This oversized model of Hasselhoff drew him as if he was bodysurfing. It was used in the 2004 SpongeBob SquarePants film, as well as in 2010 during the Comedy Central Roast of Haslehoff.
In the film SpongeBob SquarePants, Haslehoff, who plays himself, swims in the ocean with SpongeBob and Patrick on their backs.
Oversize Haslehoff prop comes in two parts and is prepared on a rolling metal rack. It measures about 167 by 54 by 54 inches. It is truly lifelike – right below Hasselhoff’s previous hair.
The estimated highest bid is $ 1,500,000, but by Monday it is already $ 975,000, given that it could be much higher. The live bidding program starts at 9 am PT on January 23.
This is not the first time this huge Hashhoff prop auction has been done on the block. In 2014, it was scheduled to go on sale at Julian’s auction with an estimated value of $ 30,000 at the time. But Hesselhoff, who is the owner, decided to take it out of the auction.
If you bid on another piece of the history of TV pop culture, Diligent Auction Services is also auctioning the AI-enabled Pontiac Firebird, Hasselhoff’s personal KITT Knight Rider car from the 1980s TV series. Its auction is estimated at between $ 175,000 to $ 300,000. Since the car is currently in the UK, the winner will have to pay extra for shipping costs.
From the diligent auction service page showing the KIGT car, it appears that the interior has all the bells and whistles of the prop car. It is described on the auction site as a “fully functional KITT car with a full conversion car”.
And it is also not the best part of the KITT car auction. If the winning bid “exceeds 25 percent of the reserve price ($ 975,000), Hoff will personally deliver the car to the new owner.”