Ex–Shaquille O’Neal 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider

This Ferrari F355 Spider was purchased by Shaquille O’Neal in 1998. In order to meet the needs of a special posture to make it comfortable while driving, Ferrari has also renewed the design of the car’s cabin.

Shaquille O’Neal is a tall basketball player. He was an NBA star player at the time, along with the late Kobe Bryant. Shaquille O’Neal was named the 50 Greatest Basketball Players of All Time.

It’s no wonder that his wealth continues to grow along with various collections of luxury equipment, including his expensive car collection. At the peak of his career, Shaq had purchased a unit of the Ferrari F355 Spider. At that time he bought this 348 successor car in 1998.

1998 Ferrari F355 Spider

Modified to adjust Shaq’s posture

Because Shaquille O’Neal has a special body size, it becomes challenging when he has to drive alone or in the cockpit of the Ferrari 355 Spider. At Shaq’s special request, Ferrari made minor modifications to this unit before shipping it to Shaq’s garage. Among other things, provide more legroom by sliding the fuel tank. In addition to designing a soft top with a special material whose height is also adjusted according to the position of the owner sitting in the cabin of the car.

1998 Ferrari F355 Spider interior

Ferrari F355 Spider in special conditions

The odometer has only shown 7,400 miles. The periodic maintenance history and all documents related to this car is still complete and looks perfect. Shaq himself had introduced the Ferrari F355 Spider at one of the MTV Cribs shows in the 1990s.

The Ferrari F355 Spider is equipped with a 3.5L V8 engine that can produce 375 hp with 363 Nm of torque. That power is then channeled via an F1-style electro-hydraulic transmission to the rear wheels.

1998 Ferrari F355 Spider exterior

Sold online for US$65,000

With very special conditions, the seller did not set a high price for this car. This car is sold online for $ 65,000 at the end of December 2020 at BringATrailer.com. Congratulations to the new owner of this car.

Toby Archer

With experience as an automotive journalist since 2016 in well-known media, Toby has also tested various types of cars and visited world auto shows. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Hotwheels since early 2020

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