The yellow car is the Ferrari that you know. It’s a 308 GTB, which we all remember from Magnum PI. You never saw Magnum PI? For those who don’t know, Magnum PI was about a private investigator named Thomas Magnum, played by Tom Selleck, who lived in Oahu and solved crimes and such, and drove around in a borrowed 308. The 308 GTB is a 3 liter, V8 powered Ferrari that replaced the Dino and was primarily driven by cocaine dealers. They made them starting in 1975, and quit in 1980. Well, sort of quit. The 75-80 models were carbureted, and the 81+ models came with Bosch K-Jetronic mechanical fuel injection and branded as GTSi or GTBi.
The white car is the Lamborghini that doesn’t immediately spring to mind when one mentions 80’s Lamborghinis. This is a Jalpa, and you probably haven’t heard of it because A) they made them from 1981-1988, which was right in the middle of the Countach’s production run and B) they didn’t make a lot of them, only 410. Much like the Ferrari it sports a V8, albeit a larger 3.5 liter V8, shoved in the middle of the car and was driven by a famous, fictitious person: Rocky drove on in Rocky IV (the one where he goes to the Soviet Union). Fun Fact: this was Lamborghini’s most successful V8 powered car.
Now that that’s out of the way, here are some more photos of the two of them:
Words and photos by Michael Chandler
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