This is certainly one of television’s most infamous cars, the 308 GTS (1980), equipped with a transversely mid-mounted aluminum V8 engine, driven by Tom Selleck in his role as Magnum PI. It was unforgettable in Ferrari red with camel leather interiors. Ferraris were used throughout the history of the show, and the models included the 308 GTS, the 308 GTSi and the 308 GTS Quattrovalvole.
This 308 GTB was modified to compete in the rally races and won the Tour de France as well as the Italian Championship in 1982 . The blue racing livery references the color of the original car, as do the sporty red interiors.
The 1984 GTO was presented at the Geneva Motor Show and intended to be a limited series, but its presentation caused such a sensation that the production was increased to meet the demand. This particular model was 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 somewhat with tradition 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 recognizable feature. This livery was realized in gunmetal grey with red interiors.
The F40 was certainly a legendary car in Ferrari’s history, built to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary in 1987. Its sophisticated high-performance, turbo-charged running gear combined with a first class chassis gave it the kind of great dynamic prowess that was close to that of a 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 was a car that was all about performance, the closest thing to a F1 car Ferrari had ever built to go on the road. This model was jet black with technical interiors.