Inspired by this thread, I have been on the look out for a suitable model of this car.
I finally located a limited edition Hot Wheels Elite version of the 308 GTS.
Licensed for Magnum PI?
Maybe, but not exactly.
The model is part of Hot Wheels Ferrari Stars collection. And the back of the box shows roughly 15 cars, most of which are clearly licensed movie tie-ins. This car is not (is on the box back, but does not state "Magnum PI)".
Regardless, this model is the closest of all available 308's to the confirguration seen in the later seasons of Magnum PI. Even so, it is still not completely accurate, at least to the hero car in Season Six (the car I took screen caps of).
To accurize the model, I will need to:
--Paint the front louvers over the wheels black. Out of the box they are black in the recesses, but not completely black
--Paint the steering wheel. The season six car has black spokes on the steering wheel, and the model has silver
--Make the rocker panels black - they are painted red out of the box
--Make the windscreen fram red - it is painted black out of the box
--Add the Robin 1 license plate
--Make the area around the plate red - it is black plastic out of the box
--Paint the silver grill under the front bumper black
--Scratch-build and install a right-side door mirror
--Possibly find a lighter silver paint for the wheels
Note in some of these I said "make" red or black. For most of the changes in color, I will paint clear packing tape the appropriate color (red or black), and apply the tape (cut to size), so I do not have to mess with applying new paint over the slick factory paint.
And I may do one more "Magnum" surprise...
Here are some pics...
Red rocker panels
Black rocker panels
Black license plate surround and silver steering wheel
Red license plate surround
Black steering wheel and right side mirror