A new joint channel tracking and symbol detection scheme is proposed in this paper for pilot symbol assisted transmit diversity OFDM systems by exploiting the correlation of the adjacent subchannels. Modelling the channel frequency response of every subcarrier corresponding to each transmit antenna as random processes, we employ Kalman filters for both channel tracking and subsequent decoding with diversity gain. Among different stochastic models, the AR model is adopted herein for channel dynamics. Since the proposed adaptive receiver uses two Kalman filters to track the variations of the channel and subsequently to detect the information symbols, they are combined in the coupled receiver structure. Finally the performance of the proposed method is studied through experimental results.