Although he only quit playing permanently in 2011, the heyday of Shaquille O’Neal’s basketball career can be traced back to the 1990s. The 216 cm tall, who was among the 50 best basketball players in history, surprised himself at that time with his silver Ferrari F355 Spider 1998.
But despite the canvas ceiling, Maranello’s machine proved small for Shaq. The new 375-horsepower, 3.5-liter V8-V-shaped car underwent several modifications: to get a little more space inside, the fuel tank was moved, and the factory roof was also replaced with a modified version in bad weather. Also fits basket head.
However, all this was not enough: we wouldn’t even believe it was a tuned product in the 1990s if it hadn’t been inserted into something out of place in the car. This is the Superman logo on the modified racing seat headrests, as well as the unique sound system.
The F355, however, did find a buyer, covering only 7,400 miles (11,900 kilometers) in its useful life. The new farmer no longer buys a Ferrari from Shaquille, but the car, which still has the signature basket, sold for $ 65,000 ($ 19.3 million).