While looking through old photos to find some for a longtime friends upcoming retirement party I came across these pictures of the Magnum PI Ferrari 308 GTS model kit I built as a Christmas present for my good friend who owns one of these cars. You may have seen my earlier posts where I built a custom Stainless Steel Exhaust for my friends Ferrari 308, if not please check it out as it is a thing of beauty. Final pics are in this second post on the Ferrari custom exhaust project by clicking here.
My friend had bought his Ferrari early in the year. We had many fun times driving in it, working on it, and reveling in the fact that he owned the car we always dreamed about when we were younger and fans of Magnum PI. I decided I would put my model building skills to work and make him an almost identical replica of the car for his desk at work as his Christmas gift for that year. I had done this for another friend the year before and I regularly heard how much he loved it when we chatted. The challenge was of course finding a kit, as the show and car were both over 25 years old. I went to Ebay, and even there I had little luck. Finally I came across a mint in the box still sealed kit at an online webshop that specialized in Old Out of Production (OOP) plastic model kits. I payed a small fortune, but I purchased the kit. I had been taking lots of detail photos of his car when we went out cruising in it so I had reference material to base my model off and match details exactly.
I think the model came out pretty good. I would even go so far as to say I am quite proud of it. There is not a lot of how to in this post, just wanted to share this model and the memory with some of my friends. Hope you enjoyed the pictures.