Shaquille O’Neal’s Garage Is Probably Bigger Than Your House
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most popular basketball players of all time. Due, in part, to his many wins and unmistakable 7-foot height. His net worth is estimated to be $400 million. Most of the time he resides in a $28 million mansion near Orlando, Florida. In addition to undergoing numerous renovation to accommodate his tall stature, the house also got a massive 17-car garage just for Shaquille O’Neal’s car collection.
Shaq may not have as extensive of a collection as other celebrities, but he still owns some really cool cars. You may be able to spot one by the ‘S’ badge that he frequently puts on the front of his vehicles, such as his old Chevy G1500 and his tour bus. Here are some of the most impressive cars currently stashed away in that massive garage.
Ford F650 pickup truck
This is the car that Shaquille O’Neal uses the most. It definitely shows with the amount of time and money he has put into its customization. The truck comes with a standard V8 6.7-liter diesel engine capable of 330 hp and 750 lb-ft of torque.
Shaq gave his ride a lot of upgrades that you can usually find in smaller luxury cars, including a better infotainment system, Bluetooth, and heated leather seats. With these modifications, his custom F650 is estimated to be worth around $124,000.
While it’s technically not a car, an open-air roadster is still a cool ride. He owns two custom Slingshots, but this one is definitely the more visually appealing, and is affectionately referred to as the “Sling Shaq.”.
Like most of his vehicles, Shaquille O’Neal had to get his Slingshot extended so that the driver’s seat had extra legroom. It was also modified to seat four instead of the standard two, along with a stylish red and black paint job. The Slingshot has an upgraded stereo system, with extra speakers behind the rear seats.
The Gallardo was discontinued in 2014, but it’s still worth over $200,000 and comes with some impressive power. It has a V-10 5.2-liter engine capable of 543 hp.
Since the aerodynamic design of the Gallardo couldn’t support Shaq’s frame, he had it modified to be slightly wider and longer than usual, with an elongated roof and windows. Thanks to the Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, Shaq can now comfortably fit inside his Lambo that was extended by an entire 12 inches.
The structural changes could affect the speed of the vehicle. However, the former basketball player was probably more concerned with the aesthetics anyway.
Though Shaq may have gotten a divorce from his wife a few years ago, he still acts as a parent to their four children. His Mercedes-Benz Sprinter can sit up to 12, and also doubles as a home away from home.
The biggest unique feature is its hardwood floors, which were installed by Sprinter Vans of America. Inside, Shaq spared no expense on the essentials. These included a powerful stereo system, a large flat-screen television, a minibar, quilted leather seats, and even a built-in iPad.
This car is probably the most unique car in Shaq’s collection. Not to mention, the most valuable by far. It was purchased from Supercraft Custom Crafted Cars last year and comes with all the specifications that are essential for Shaq.
Unlike the standard Vaydor car, this one’s roof had to be removed to give the former NBA all-star adequate headroom. It’s also long enough to accommodate his height. It also comes with an upgraded speaker system, wing doors for easier access, and a sick red and black color scheme with rims to match.