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      Today, 02:57 PM   #19471
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I was crushed when, sometime in the 90's I read that the Magnum PI 308 wasn't a real Ferrari. Still am, if I'm honest.
Not a real Ferrari? How so? Please don't tell me it was a body kit on something like a Fiero.
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More White Knight FD love. *swoon
You got me looking at their site - cool stuff over there! Am I right in understanding they are a UK-based importer? Curious what they bring in to the States...
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Not a real Ferrari? How so? Please don't tell me it was a body kit on something like a Fiero.
They purchased five new ones per season.


https://atticcapital.com/magnum-pi-ferrari/
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They purchased five new ones per season.


https://atticcapital.com/magnum-pi-ferrari/
The original scrips called for him to drive a Porsche 911 but he was too tall to fit in it so they switched to the open top 308. Or so the story goes.
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The original scrips called for him to drive a Porsche 911 but he was too tall to fit in it so they switched to the open top 308. Or so the story goes.
A Targa roof would have been fine, no?
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A Targa roof would have been fine, no?
You'd think, I wasn't consulted though .

Sorry, my error, the original car was supposed to be a 928.

https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...r-porsche.html
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You got me looking at their site - cool stuff over there! Am I right in understanding they are a UK-based importer? Curious what they bring in to the States...
Not sure where they are from, all I know is that they're a candy store.
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Not a real Ferrari? How so? Please don't tell me it was a body kit on something like a Fiero.
I'm looking for the article now, but it definitely said that many scenes didn't have a real Ferrari in them.



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They purchased five new ones per season.


https://atticcapital.com/magnum-pi-ferrari/
That's a new one on me. It'd be great to know that what I had previously read was untrue!
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I'm looking for the article now, but it definitely said that many scenes didn't have a real Ferrari in them.





That's a new one on me. It'd be great to know that what I had previously read was untrue!
Possibly thinking of Miami Vice? They had a Ferrari Daytona body on a Corvette chassis.
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I was crushed when, sometime in the 90's I read that the Magnum PI 308 wasn't a real Ferrari. Still am, if I'm honest.
Only is was a real Ferrari, so you can feel better.

Only time I am aware they used a kit was for an accident scene where they used a fiberglass replica - while the 308 was originally made in fiberglass, only ever GTBs were fiberglass - when they started making the GTS, they were steel bodied.

FYI they used about 3 308s during the series, and the whereabouts of all of them are known I believe.
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The original scrips called for him to drive a Porsche 911 but he was too tall to fit in it so they switched to the open top 308. Or so the story goes.
I heard it was supposed to be the Porsche 928, but Porsche weren't keen on giving one to the studio, so they approached Ferrari.
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