Although Mattel aquired Corgi in 1989, models never mixed until 1996 when there were several corgi casting found in the Hot Wheels line-up. This was quite short lived though. Although similar in appearence to Ferrari 308 GTS QV, this model is a former Corgi casting, and they are in fact 2 different cars.
The Corgi Ferrari 308 GTS was originally released in the early '80s. Released during the airing of the classic U.S. TV series "Magnum P.I." the Corgi Ferrari actually was sold in some Corgi releases as the Magnum PI Ferrari 308. However, the Real TV car and the casting do have one minor difference, due to the Magnum PI car being a 1979 model sold originally in the U.S, it had the larger U.S.-regulation bumpers from the era. The Corgi version lacked this, as it replicated the European model.
The Ferrari 308 GTS has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|496||1996||1996 Hot Wheels #496||Red||Yellow HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||5SP||16303||China|
|496||1996||1996 Hot Wheels #496||Red||Yellow HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||WSP||16303||China|
|16020||1996||FAO Schwarz Series III Set||Black||Yellow HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Yellow||Gold 5SP||16020||China|
|604||1997||1997 Hot Wheels #604||Yellow||Yellow HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||WSP||95604||China|
|604||1997||1997 Hot Wheels #604||Yellow||Yellow HW logo on front windshield||Black / Plastic||Clear||Black||5SP||95604||China|