The 308 GTS (1980) is undoubtedly one of television’s most famous cars. Equipped with a transverse mid-mounted aluminium V8 engine, it was driven by Tom Selleck in his role as Magnum PI, and was unforgettable, with a Ferrari red exterior and camel leather interiors. Ferraris were used throughout the various series of the show, with a range of models including the 308 GTS, the 308 GTSi and the 308 GTS Quattrovalvole all making an appearance.
This 308 GTB was modified to compete in rally races, and won the Tour de France as well as the Italian Championship in 1982. The blue racing livery echoes the colour of the original car, as do the sporty red interiors.
The 1984 GTO was presented at the Geneva Motor Show and was intended to be a limited series, but its presentation caused such a sensation that production was increased to meet demand. This particular model was finished in cool white with black and orange interiors.
Perhaps the most iconic Ferrari of the 1980s, the Testarossa was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1984. The design broke with tradition somewhat, and was striking and innovative. The side intakes were larger than on the previous model and this constraint saw the introduction of the long side strakes that would become the Testarossa’s most recognisable feature. This gunmetal grey livery features red interiors.
The F40 is certainly a legendary car in Ferrari’s history, built to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in 1987. With sophisticated, high-performance, turbo-charged running gear and a first-class chassis, it boasted great dynamic prowess, close to that of a true racing car. This version was driven to victory by Marco Brand in the Italian GT championship in 1993, and featured a red and yellow livery as a nod to the team’s sponsor, Shell.
The F50 was created to celebrate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in 1995. This model was all about performance, the closest thing to a F1 car Ferrari had ever built to be driven on the road. This example was jet black with technical interiors.