Supercharged, Super expensive, Super Modified! Look at all the incredible customs in Shaquille O’Neal’s car collection! 

A Car Collection Worthy of a Basketball Hall of Famer 

Polaris Slingshot - Polaris Slingshot on Facebook
Polaris Slingshot - Polaris Slingshot on Facebook

We’ve covered some awesome car collections already. Kevin Hart has a bevy of muscle cars in his garage. Ralph Lauren respects the classics. Jeff Dunham prefers more unusual vehicles. Then there’s basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal. He likes cars of all kinds, but there’s a problem: he’s over seven feet tall and weighs 324 lbs. That’s great if you’re a center for, say, the Los Angeles Lakers. However, if you’re trying to squeeze into a luxury sports car? That size can work against you. So, what kind of car does Shaq fit into? Any car he wants to!

Shaq’s workaround to his size is pretty much single-handedly keeping the custom industry alive and well with the dozens of modified cars in his collection. At last check, Shaquille O’Neal is worth an estimated $400 million, so it’s probably no exaggeration when the guys at West Coast Customs say they’ve worked on close to 40 cars for him. Muscle cars, sports cars, luxury cars, and trucks have all been restyled and redesigned for this former athlete. Scroll on to look at some of the most awesome vehicles in Shaq’s oversized car collection.

Dodge Charger Hellcats 

Dodge Charger Hellcat - @exhibitions_of_speed on Instagram
Dodge Charger Hellcat - @exhibitions_of_speed on Instagram

Notice that the headline here is plural? That’s because he recently purchased three of them, one in black, one in red, and one in white. Why make a decision on body paint colors when you can just have them all? Not only did he buy three Dodge Charger Hellcats, but Shaq also customized them. You can see the underbody red lighting and the red glow around the headlights on the black Charger Hellcat. The Chargers Shaq has don’t just look good. They perform, too. The silver 2022 Charger widebody delivers 900 horsepower. Shaq fits in them, drives them, and definitely loves revving those engines!

Ferrari F355 

Ferrari F355 - @shaq on Instagram
Ferrari F355 - @shaq on Instagram

Who says big guys can’t fit into tiny little sports cars? Well, technically they probably can’t, but if you’re Shaquielle O’Neal, you just make the little sports car bigger. His 1998 Ferrari F355 Spider was customized for Shaq by removing the soft top and putting a tonneau cover in its place. The factory fuel tank was replaced with a front-mounted tank, too, which gave him more legroom in the driver’s seat. He did the same thing with his Lamborghini Gallardo. He bought two of them and hired a group to cut them apart only to be forged into one longer Lambo. For a fee of $600,000, Shaq got his extended cab Gallardo.

In addition to making his cars useable for someone of his size, Shaq enjoys adding personal touches to them. For example, after being dubbed ‘Superman’ during his NBA days, Shaq embraced the Superman logo. That’s why you’ll see the emblem placed in nearly all of his vehicles. Sometimes it’s on the steering wheel, sometimes it’s on the grille, and, in this case it’s engraved into the leather seats.

1963 Cadillac Eldorado Series 62 Convertible 

1963 Cadillac Eldorado Series 62 Convertible - imcdb.org
1963 Cadillac Eldorado Series 62 Convertible - imcdb.org

It’s not just new cars in Shaq’s collection. He spent $100,000 on the car from Scarface. Of course, some of that money went to customizing the pale yellow classic. It was restored with a new air suspension system, it was given a modern sound system (Shaq’s number one car rule when getting into any vehicle is ‘no talking until the music is connected’), and the seats were pushed back by nine inches. The tiger print seats, though? Those were left untouched. After all, Shaq has a pet white tiger on his Jacksonville, Florida farm. Like I said before, he likes to incorporate a variety of his interests in the vehicles he buys. A vehicle from one of his favorite movies and tiger print? This purchase must have been a no-brainer for him.

Can-Am Spyder 

Can-Am Spyder - Shaquille O' Neal on Facebook
Can-Am Spyder - Shaquille O' Neal on Facebook

Shaq likes to ride! He’s got a handful of Can-Am Spyders, all customized for his size of course. This burgundy Cam-Am Spyder is also enhanced with a variety of LED lights in the spokes, under the pedals, and around the side of the ride. It doesn’t just sit in his garage, either. Shaquille has been spotted riding around the streets of Orlando on the Spyder. The three-wheeled motorcycle was built to support Shaq, and it does. In addition to the Spyders, Shaq also has a few Polaris Slingshots. West Coast Customs created a burgundy Polaris Slingshot with 20-inch wheels in the front, a 22-inch wheel in the back, and, of course, a Superman logo on the front.

Ford F-650 

Ford F-650 - @shaq on Instagram
Ford F-650 - @shaq on Instagram

Another vehicle Shaq needed customizing on was a Ford F-650. For around $150,000, a company in Augusta, Georgia converts commercial F-Series trucks into passenger vehicles. The everyday person may not need a vehicle this size, but you can see why Shaq might. His supersized four-door Ford is powered by a 6.7-liter Powerstroke diesel V8 engine that makes 330 horsepower and 750 lb-ft of torque. Inside are heated leather seats, Bluetooth, and an infotainment system. The result of the overhaul really did end up getting Shaq a larger version of a Ford pickup truck that you or I would typically climb into.

Rolls Royce Cullinan 

Rolls Royce Cullinan - West Coast Customs on Youtube
Rolls Royce Cullinan - West Coast Customs on Youtube

Like many of Shaq’s custom-made cars, this Rolls Royce Cullinan is personalized with a Superman. This time it’s front-and-center in the middle of the grille. The fenders were modified with a body kit, but the already large Cullinan didn’t require too many other modifications. Matching the color was maybe the biggest challenge. The Cullinan was already burgundy, Shaq’s favorite color, but the fenders from the body kit needed to match the burgundy that was already on the SUV.

Rolls Royce Phantom 

Rolls Royce Phantom - West Coast Customs on Youtube
Rolls Royce Phantom - West Coast Customs on Youtube

After enhancing the Cullinan, West Coast Customs was given another job: outfit a Rolls Royce Phantom. Like the Cullinan, there weren’t a lot of significant alterations here. Instead, they used a Mansory body kit from Germany. The kit included updated bumpers in the front and the rear to give the vehicle a wider stance. It also came with some LED accent lighting. West Coast Customs fitted the kit, painted the pieces a glossy black color, and added a Superman logo to the grille.

Jeep Wrangler 

Jeep Wrangler - @SHAQ on X
Jeep Wrangler - @SHAQ on X

West Coast Customs was behind the custom Jeep that was Shaq-ified, too. They started with a four-door Jeep that Shaq purchased from the dealership and then transformed it into a two-door Jeep. This Wrangler ended up being 20.6 inches longer than a standard two-door model. After lifting it for the big guy, they put black leather and suede fabric inside along with some gloss black finish. Then, they gave it a matte black exterior. Shaq was so happy with the results that he called upon West Coast Customs to modify a Jeep for his son, Shareef, too.

Infiniti G35-based Custom Vaydor 

Infiniti G35-based Custom Vaydor - @shaq on Instagram
Infiniti G35-based Custom Vaydor - @shaq on Instagram

Shaquille O’Neal likes sports cars, and since they have to be custom-made anyway, why not start with a kit car? In this case, he turned to Supercraft. A Vaydor car kit usually costs around $40,000 to build. The custom Vaydor they built for Shaq was based on the 2003 – 2007 third-generation Infiniti G35, and it cost around $115,000. It was built for Shaq, so the dashboard needed to be raised and the roadster was given custom seats. The Vaydor kit already had a V6 that put out 280 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque, but a Procharger supercharger kicked the output up even higher. Other modifications on this all-wheel drive Vaydor custom included an air suspension, Brembo brakes, and 22-inch black and red alloy wheels, finished up with Lexani LX-Thirty tires.

Bentley Azure 

Bentley Azure - @shaq on Instagram
Bentley Azure - @shaq on Instagram

Rolls Royce doesn’t have the market cornered on luxury when it comes to Shaq’s car collection. He’ll also splurged on Bentleys like the 2000 Azure. Actually, he owns a 2000 Bentley Arnage, too. The Azure had a turbocharged 6.75-liter V8 that’s rated for 365 horsepower. Only 1,403 of the first-generation Azures were made. Oh yeah, Shaq also picked up a 2003 Bentley Continental G.T. When he’s not putting the pedal of his Dodge Chargers and Challengers to the metal, Shaq takes the Bentleys out for a casual drive.

All the Extras 

OK, that’s 10 already, but I’ve got to sneak in a few more! Shaq’s car collection is too impressive to limit to just 10 cars. This wrap-up section with the slideshow above is my sneaky way of hitting some more of the highlights. He’s the owner of the gold-colored GMC Sierra Denali, a burgundy Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse coupe, a couple of choppers put together by Orange County Choppers and West Coast Choppers, and more than one four-seat Polaris Slingshot.

Shaq also owns some gems that aren’t pictured, like several other Dodge Chargers, a Dodge Challenger, a 2002 Cadillac Escalade, several Hummers, a Lincoln Navigator, a jacked-up Ford Bronco, a 2021 Nikola Badger, and a 2001 Chevy G1500 that is finished with a Louis Vuitton leather interior. It’s clear that Shaq does everything big, especially when it comes to buying and customizing his cars!

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Jesse Batson

Jesse Batson earned his journalism degree from South Dakota State University. No stranger to newsgathering and reporting, Jesse spent 13 years in TV news. 10 of those years were spent working in Charlotte, NC, home of NASCAR. A highlight of his time there was being able to take a lap around the Charlotte Motor Speedway. His interest in vehicles, starting with Matchbox cars, a Big Wheel, and the Transformers, evolved into taking photos of motocross events. Now, he puts his research skills to use on car culture, reviews, and comparisons.

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