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Shaquille O’Neal’s Custom 1988 Ferrari F355 Spider Is Up For Grabs

NBA legend and businessman Shaquille O’Neal is as famous for his accomplishments in the sport as he is for his imposing stature. Needless to say, personal transportation is always a matter of adapting and adjusting for him.
Shaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit him 19 photos
Shaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit himShaquille O'Neal presumably owned and customized this 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider so it would fit him
Though he can easily, albeit not exactly comfortably, fit into a smart EQ fortwo when need be, whether Shaq can fit into a vehicle has become a sort of running joke. It has also become the standard against which to measure a car’s inclusiveness in terms of the driver/passenger height. You would think a Ferrari would simply not do for a guy who’s 7’11” (2.16 meters) tall, but then you haven’t seen Shaq’s “forever convertibles.”

One of them, a 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider, is now for sale on Bring A Trailer. It doesn’t come with a certificate to verify Shaquille as the previous owner, but all signs point to it. In the video at the bottom of the page, at around the 17-minute mark, you see the star showing it off and explaining how he’s able to drive convertibles by chopping their roofs off for good.

Finished in silver (Argento Nürburgring) over a custom two-tone black and silver interior, this F355 no longer has the soft top. It’s been cut off and replaced with a unique, color-matching tonneau cover, while the factory fuel tank has been taken out and replaced with a front-mounted tank to allow for more legroom for a very tall driver.

Powered by a 3.5-liter F129 V8 rated at 375 horsepower when new, the F355 also has aftermarket seats with racing harnesses and the Superman logo stitched on the headrests (another giveaway that this was probably Shaq’s car). Also part of the package are a custom sound system, 19” wheels with Pirelli P Zero tires, and Brembo brakes.

Partial receipts are included for service and maintenance work since 2013, including a January 2020 job of replacing the fuel tank and catalytic converters. The odo shows just 7,400 miles (11,909 km), and the car comes with an accident-free Carfax report and clean California title.

Bidding is currently $48,500, with just one day to go until the hammer drops. The F355 is selling at no reserve.



Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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