This has to be the perfect partner for the Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice, which is also being auctioned this month.
If you’re looking to collect famous Ferraris featured in 1980’s TV shows, you’re in luck right now. The 1986 Ferrari Testarossa from Miami Vice (Armani jacket not included) will soon be going up for auction at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, and now we’ve found the perfect partner for it: the 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole made famous in the 1980s crime drama Magnum P.I. (Hawaiian shirt not included), which will be part of the Bonhams auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, this month.
Of course, its celebrity status is one of the main appeals since you’re getting a Ferrari driven by the show’s original star Tom Selleck, but that shouldn’t overshadow the fact that this is a fine example of the iconic 308, having only had two previous owners and 36,000 miles on the clock. This 1984 model retains its original 3.0-liter V8, mid-engined setup, which produces 232 horsepower through a five-speed manual gearbox. It represents one of three cars used on the show during its original run from 1980 to 1988, though this is arguably the most significant since it served Selleck for the remainder of the show from 1984.
Ferrari took possession of the car after the show was cancelled, where it was repainted and serviced before being sold to its first owner in California. It was then passed on to its second owner in 1989. The cars on the show were used for either light action shots or close-ups - this must be the latter, judging from its immaculate condition. The original Rosso Corsa red paint remains, while the leather interior has been touched up and re-dyed in the correct shade of tan to match the original. The stock exhaust has been replaced with a Tubi unit and the car was given a major service costing $5,000. It's estimated to sell for around $150,000 - $250,000 when it goes to auction this month - better pack your best Hawaiian shirt, then. Update: It sold for $181,500.