30 Rides in Shaq’s Collection

Shaquille O’Neal is a big dude. There’s no doubt about that. Being 7 foot and 1 inch tall, weighing 325 pounds is an awesome advantage in the game of basketball. But it makes for a difficult transition into regular civilian life. For instance, think about the car you drive. Could Shaq fit into it? Probably not. That’s why his rides are so awesome - almost all of them are custom made to allow a Shaq-sized dude access into the driver’s seat. Or in some cases the motorbike seat. Shaq was known by many names during his playing days - the Big Cactus, the Big Aristotle, the Big Shamrock, and so on and so forth. But outside of his game and nicknames, Shaq has always been known for his illustrious list of awesome custom vehicles. From pick-up trucks to motorcycles, sports cars, to go-karts, the Big Shaqtus knows how to ride in style.

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It’s kind of odd to think of a 7-foot-1 basketball player known for physical dominance and imposing size doing anything but playing basketball. But, Shaquille O’Neal is much more than just a basketball player. He’s a television host, a police officer, a business owner, and a collector of crazy-cool automobiles. Check these out!

CUSTOMIZED CHOPPER TRIKE

30. Customized Chopper Trike

When you’re seven feet tall perspective must be taken into account on everything, even trikes. Underground Garage built this custom trike for the 7 footer. Other notable motorcycle like creations include a custom OC Chopper and a custom bike from West Coast Customs in 2001. Fans have spotted him riding it on the LA freeway and note how comical the whole thing looks. Shaq’s goofy grin on a massive, oversized trike!

29. Extended Ferrari 355 Spider

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Shaq’s Spider had to be customized to fit his massive frame. The key problem spot was the engine mount. The chassis was stretched and the top removed so he could fit his huge head inside without sloping his shoulders or ducking throughout the entire drive. In a bizarre story he sold the car to a museum. Eventually, the place was busted for fraud and the Ferrari was found inside still bearing the tag which read “Shaq F1.”

28. Hummer H2S

Hummer H2S

This has to be the baddest Hummer 2 ever made. Shaq’s Hummer 2 features 26 inch Asanti rims. It gets better though. Each rim spoke is hand made and engraved with the Superman logo on it. The fuel tank cover also sports the Superman logo. Inside you won’t notice the interior much. Shaq has an 18 inch subwoofer installed to keep the party moving down the road. So while some consider the Hummer 2 as anti-environment and bad for the planet, we think it is the perfect vehicle for an NBA all star!

27. Customized 2001 Chevrolet G1500

CUSTOMIZED 2001 CHEVROLET G1500(barrett-jackson.com)
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This is one of the few vehicles Shaq didn’t have to modify in order to fit inside. Notice we said modify, not customize. A quick look reveals this is not your average Chevy G 1500 work van. For Shaq, its a family mini-van. The interior features Louis Vuitton quilted leather bench seats. Of course the outside features custom rims, a Superman logo on the grill and a lowering kit. Tinted windows keep the entire family cool and the massive center has no issue fittign in the driver seat!

26. Cadillac Escalade

CADILLAC ESCALADE
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Does your Cadillac Escalade have butterfly doors and a Superman logo on the grill? That’s because you aren’t Shaq. His Luxury SUV features wide tires to ensure his large body rides in style. Also, the entire thing has been lowered to for reasons of personal taste (Shaq has a huge pimp factor). And while the doors do not actually create more room for height, they do take into account Shaq’s width. He is 300 lbs after all. That makes getting in and out of normal cars a bit of a challenge when doors don’t quite open wide enough to allow escape.

25. Jeep Wrangler

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West Coast Customs took on the task of out fitting a Jeep Wrangler for Shaq. The ironic thing is they didn’t need to make any frame mods to accommodate his 7’1″ frame. But don’t worry, it still has plenty of customization. For starters, WCC used a Wrangler unlimited chassis because it is 20.6 inches longer than the standard one. Front and read doors were fused together to create one long door for proportion sake. This allowed the front seats to be set back further so the NBA star has all the necessary leg room he needs. Ironically, the Jeep looks as normal as any other Wrangler on the street!

24. Cadillac Escalade with Modified Doors

CADILLAC ESCALADE WITH MODIFIED DOORS

This one is a bit different than the previous Escalade. How so? It;s newer and replaces the DUB Caddy Shaq loved. Of course, he themed out the grill with his trademark Superman logo (isn’t the logo trademarked already?) The chrome wheels, grill and super badge work beautifully with the paint job and tint job, However, did you notice hose butterfly doors? That’s the show stealer here. It’s what happens when you take a common luxury SUV and trick it out with 100k worth of custom mods and butterfly doors. It becomes an instant classic.

23. Dodge Challenger Hellcat

DODGE CHALLENGER HELLCAT

Are those aftermarket headlights and wheels on Shaq’s Dodge Challenger Hellcat? Yep, but who cares. His 2016 features are 6.2 L hemi V-8 engine with 707 horses thundering under the hood. Oh yeah, also throw in 650 pound feet of torque. Ultimately, it makes the car amazingly fast, yet gas mileage is somewhat lackluster… 16 miles a gallon (power requires payment). It’s a good thing money is no issue for him. Plus, it helps that his Hellcat comes equipped with a 900 W Harman Kardon premium sound system equipped with an 18 inch sub woofer. Gas mileage may suffer, sound quality won’t.

22. Ford F-150

FORD F-150

Ford always loves to show off their F-150 pick up truck as one of the most utilitarian, toughest, versatile trucks around. It’s those qualities that skyrocket the F-150 to the top of bestseller lists year after year. However, even Ford couldn’t envision what Shaq did. He wrapped the entire thing with a bright gold, complementing the truck with black rims that give it an almost spider like quality. The low profile tires make the truck unique look, as do the gold shocks. Fit for superman, that’s for sure.

21. Vanderhall Venice 3 Wheel Roadster

VANDERHALL VENICE 3 WHEEL ROADSTER

So this might seem like an unlikely vehicle for the 7 foot 1 center. However, many celebrities (like Jamie Foxx) own a Venice three wheel roadster. This particular Venice includes a 1.4, four-cylinder turbo Engine with a six speed automatic transmission. Oh yeah, and don’t forget about the 18 inch wheels, 400 white BT sound and massive amounts of legroom. Still, with all that you can scoop one up for about 30k. Shaq has been spotted frequently in his Vanderhall roadster in Malibu.

20. Cadillac DTS aka “Shaq-A-Laq”

CADILLAC DTS AKA SHAQ-A-LAQ(madwhips.com)
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Shaq’s Cadillac has been renamed the Shaq-A-Laq, with fun fully intended. This car was built by West Coast Customs during his time with the Miami Heat. Shaq-A-Laq features a gorgeous candy apple burgundy paint job with 22 inch Asanti wheels. In total, about $100,000 was spent to customize the vehicle. Then Shaq sent it off to auction in 2014. There are several Internet videos showcasing the gorgeous cream leather interior seats, as well as the impressive set up of amps and speakers in the trunk.

19. Customized Polaris Slingshot 4-Seater

CUSTOMIZED POLARIS SLINGSHOT 4-SEATER

Remember that time Shaq bought a two seater Polaris Slingshot? Well, he was obviously so pleased with it that he moved up to a four seater. Yet, in Shaq’s case it might as will be a three seater since he will have to move the driver seat back as far as possible for leg room. And while you can buy a Polaris four seater for about 16k, we don’t know what Shaq’s cost. Remember, he is known for completely customizing his vehicles and this one has been hush-hush.

18. Dodge Charger Hellcat Police Special

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OK, so it takes a hard-core Shaq fan to know that he also serves as a real life sheriff’s deputy in Clayton County Georgia. Yeah, it was obvious pretty quick that shack simply couldn’t drive a crown Victoria. This has nothing to do with the fact that it’s a standard issue police vehicle. Shaq is just too big! Later, sheriff Victor let everyone know on Facebook that they had supplied Shaq with a Dodge Charger Hellcat. The department felt it would be a good match for Shaq, and the perfect combination of sports car versus sheriff superstar all in one.

17. Super-Sized Polaris Slingshot

SUPER-SIZED POLARIS SLINGSHOT

So how do you fit someone with Shaq’s proportion’s into a Polaris two seater Slingshot? The answer is simple, get West Coast Customs involved. They reworked the Slingshot into the Sling Shaq and now it suits him just fine. Of course, a lot of the work was done for them already since the Polaris comes sans roof. This meant West Coast focused more effort on enlarging legroom for Shaq. Yet, even with all the modifications his knees still stick out of the passenger side compartment when he’s riding shotgun.

16. Land Rover Range Rover

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It’s no secret Shaq loves chrome on his vehicle so it should come as no surprise to see his Range Rover decked out with a Chrome Superman logo, chrome wheels and a chrome mesh grill. However, that’s about it as far as customization goes for this Rover. The rest of the Discovery Sport SUV has remained pretty close to factory stock. Well, almost. There is the limousine tint job, but that’s to be expected. Celebrities like to ride around incognito, and Shaq is no exception.

15. Customized Tour Bus

CUSTOMIZED TOUR BUS

This tour bus is parked semi truck, part RV. It’s all beast though. Notice the graphics on the side. Shaq calls this one Big Hoffa. He posted a picture on Instagram with the caption that said, “Road trip time, honk if you see me. I might pull over.” If he does then maybe he’ll extend the retractable awning and share a pitcher of sweet tea. The only question is where to park a beast like this. It’s obvious the wheel base has been extended from the double axle near the tail end. It’s big though, just like the Big Hoffa that drives it. And, we can’t blame him for doing so. It must be murder to travel first class or find a train ticket when you’re more than 7 feet tall.

14. Convertible Mercedes Benz S550 Sedan

CONVERTIBLIZED MERCEDES-BENZ S550 SEDAN(barrett-jackson.com)
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So she asked Mercedes began life as an S550 sedan. However, things took a left turn after that there because he is so big. For starters, the top is chopped off and a fabric roof was added, the B column between the doors was removed and the rear doors are suicide doors. However, the suicide doors couple with standard front opening doors make easy entry and exit for Shaq. Plus, it has custom rims and side vents. How cool is that?

13. Terminator Themed F-650

TERMINATOR THEMED F-650

This is one customization that had fans divided. They either loved it or hated it. Shaq took a perfectly good Ford F650 and themed it out with a Terminator wrap (What?). Check out the detail on the running board and you might notice a steely stare. However, some people felt like he ruined a perfectly good F650. As for Shaq? He loves the way it honors his time the Miami Heat and primarily laid those flames down because he felt the truck didn’t look “mean enough.” Now it’s big and mean enough. Well done we say.

12. Shaq’s Yacht

Shaq Yacht

So, Shaquille O’Neal took to popular social media platform Facebook in an effort to show off his new million Dollar yacht. In the post, he offered fans a chance to name the vessel. As with anything on the Internet, some things shouldn’t be put out into the ether. One fan named Andrew Yang posted a clever reply. He simply said, “Call it free-throw so you won’t ever sink it.” And that’s how more than 5,000 likes racked up in about five minutes. He’s racked up more than $292 million in NBA contracts during his 19 year career.

11. Customized Sprinter Mercedes Van

CUSTOMIZED SPRINTER MERCEDES VAN

This is no average Mercedes Sprinter Van. It was completely customize for Shaquille O’Neal by Sprinter Vans of America. Shaq’s van includes custom wood flooring, a massive flatscreen TV, minibar, iPad and a top of the line sound system to accompany great visuals or listen to some tunes. Our favorite? The quilted leather seats. You could take one heck of a nap in those. Shaq loved it so much he posted the van online complete with shout out and phone number.

10. Shaq Bentley

Shaq Bentley

Remember that one time check bought three Bentleys on an impulse? Yeah, he doesn’t like to talk about it much either. Turns out Mike Tyson was in the Beverly Hills Rolls-Royce dealership the same time he was. Tyson was adding two Bentleys to his collection when Shaq walked up to the salesman and asked how much they cost. His reply was, “Can you afford this sonny boy?” That pissed him off so much he bought three on the spot. Of course, he was younger and had an ego. Now he’s loaded and has everything.

9. Ford Bronco II

FORD BRONCO II

So if this seems a bit odd as part of the Shaquille O’Neal collection, here’s why. Shaq claims the Ford Bronco II to as his first truck. His main reason for buying one at the time? The Bronco song! And yet, the only thing Shaq likes to do in his truck is get inside and pump up the volume. He has 1900 W bass amp powering the Bronco so there’s no lack of sound. He admits the secret is listening until he laughs, then all is right with the world. So if you see a Bronco booming down the street look over. It just might be Shaquille O’Neal.

8. Customized Two Door Vaydor

CUSTOMIZED TWO DOOR VAYDOR(welbo)
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So here’s the secret about Shaq’s custom Vaydor Roadster. It’s not a Vaydor or at all. It’s a kit car that fits on the powertrain of an Infiniti G 35. And get this, the kit only cost $11,000. However, Shaq’s is a bit more than that because he hired Super Craft Custom Crafted Cars to custom build his vehicle (say that five times really fast). All of the pedals, seats and lower dash were modified so he could comfortably fit inside, and the entire roof was removed for headroom purposes. Yet, he might still need to duck to keep bugs from smacking his face.

7. Convertible Dodge Challenger

CONVERTIBLE DODGE CHALLENGER

Have you ever seen a Dodge Challenger convertible? Well, this one was custom built for Shaq by Droptop customs of Florida. It features a Hemi V-8 fuel injected powertrain, automatic transmission with leather and suede seating. The convertible top is a German Hartz and it also has a few creature comforts. For instance, there’s a fully functional backup camera, keyless start and dual exhaust. The original cost for this beauty was just over $80,000.

6. Customized F-650 Pick-Up

CUSTOMIZED F-650 PICKUP(carscoops)
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To most of us, the Ford F650 would be a monster truck. The features look almost exaggerated in a cartoonish manner. However, for Shaq it just looks normal, and that was a problem. If you remember the Terminator theme to truck from a few pictures back, this is the same vehicle. Superman had the chrome steps modified and the entire thing wrapped in flames. Engines can either be a Cummins ISB inline 6 (6.7 liter) or a Modular V10 6.8 liter. However, both produce 4,750 horsepower. For dependability and performance, you can never go wrong with a Ford F650. Theming out is optional.

5. Mercedes Smart Car

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Are Smart Cars practical? Not really. Even more so if you are Shaq, Yet he owns a Mercedes Benz model and loves it. Somehow, he managed to fit into the foot well (a miracle in and of itself). However, he had to get a model with a Targa style roof. It retracts to allow his massive shoulders room to breath, and also gives up more headroom. Prices star tat $28,000 so cash outlay wasn’t a problem. Plus, since Daimler recently announced a move to all electric vehicles in North America, Shaq owns one of the last gas powered ones on the market.

4. Stretched Lamborghini Gallardo

STRETCHED LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO(postpopular)
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Customized by Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, Shaq’s Lambo had to be stretched so he could fit. The door, windows and roof were all stretched to make room for the 7 foot center. Gaffoglio said the relied heavily on their aerospace and coachworks division for the stretch. The idea was to keep the look of the Gallardo as authentic as possible. SO while it is longer, you don’t even notice it. You will notice it on the road however. It’s a Lamborghini after all!

3. Rolls Royce Phantom

ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM

Sure, this car was modified for him to fit inside. Look at the roof for instance. However, the real story here goes beyond the car itself. Shaq loves Rolls Royce vehicles so he bought one for himself and his team mate at the time… King James! yep, he bought Lebron a 2009 Phantom for his birthday. His generosity doesn’t stop there however, He also bought one for the president of the United States. Google which president it was. The answer may surprise you!

2. Buick Lacrosse

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Shaq is one of the front men for Buick so the LaCrosse is no surprise. Tiger Woods was a pitch man for years. Yet, Buick used Shaq to promote the new luxury look of Buick as well as its roomy capacity. Mission accomplished we say. Shaq nestles comfortably inside. Trying to fit a passenger in behind him is another story entirely. Even better, try fitting a driver inside with Shaq in the back. Seems like vehicles are always instantly minus one seat when Shaq gets in.

1. Lincoln Navigator

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Yep, this has a Superman symbol on the grill. It’s Shaq’s signature move. The Lincoln Navigator is also known as Shaq’s first pimped out ride. West Coast Customs did the work featuring a lowered ride with a silver blue metallic paint job. It also features flashing strobe lights in the front grill and a Kenne Bell supercharged engine. The interior headliner is gray suede and plush black leather seats seal the deal. Ironically enough, Shaq sold it and the current owner listed it for sale in May of 2018 for $12,500 due to medical conditions. This is down from $66,000. What a steal!

 Fun Facts

  • 1. What's the difference in a muscle car and a pony car? In reality, not much. But if you want to get down to specifics, technically there are some differences between a muscle car and a pony car. The average passerby wouldn’t know that anything with a wheelbase length of less than 110 inches is considered a pony. It’s a smaller (not by much) uniformly designed vehicle with either a V6 or V8. Muscle cars were wider than that and required a V8. The Ford Mustang, was a pony. As was the Chevy Camaro and the Plymouth Barracuda.
  • 2. Australia was big into muscle cars in the 1960s and 70s. Australian muscle cars gained popularity around the same time as American muscle cars with some of the top manufacturers being Ford Australia, Chrysler Australia, and Holden.
  • 3. The Dodge Charger is a quintessential muscle car. Three years after the first charger was produced in 1966, a key visual change was made. The 1969 Dodge Charger was the first year the vertical split grill was added to the vehicle. The vertical split grill was a calling card for Chargers in the 60s and 70s. The 1969 Dodge Charger was made even more famous as General Lee in The Dukes of Hazzard.
  • 4. As with anything worth caring about, there’s some disagreement. The Ferrari 250 GTO was a rare and popular vehicle in Europe. Pontiac’s chief engineer, John Delorean, saw an opportunity to give his employer an edge. ‘GTO’ was not patented in the States, so Pontiac decided to borrow it. From 1961-1964, the Pontiac Tempest was their muscle car. The 1964 Pontiac LeMans GTO, with a 325 horsepower V8 engine, was the first muscle car on the US market with GTO in the name. Most people agree that it stands for ‘Gran Turismo Omologato’ – in reference to the Ferrari 250 GTO’s professional racing status. However, some folks still believe it stands for ‘Grand Tempest Option’.
  • 5. The muscle car boom wasn’t limited just to the United States. Australia had just as fervent of a muscle car culture as America did. Ford and Chevy produced several various types of muscle cars in cooperation with Australian manufacturers. The 1973 Ford Falcon XB GT was a massively popular creation in Australia. After production, it disappeared for about two decades, making it even more popular than before. The 1971 Holden Monaro 350 GTS Coupe (a GM product) is commonly referred to as the most stylish of all Australian muscle cars.
  • 6. The television and movie actor James Garner had a noted affinity for everything speed. His hit movie Grand Prix won multiple Oscars, and on television, he appeared in a Pontiac Firebird regularly on The Rockford Files. Something lesser known was that Garner was a devoted racer. He once had a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 outfitted with a 4×4 chassis in order drive in off-road races. Inside of this classic muscle car, he finished second in class in the Mexican Nora 1000 (later the Baja 1000).
  • 1. The first Pontiac GTO was built in 1963, labeled as a 1964 model. Six years later, the enormously popular muscle car was the benefactor of a special branding effort for the 1969 model. Very little, mechanically, changed from the 1968 Pontiac GTO. But the blacked out grill, spoiler, racing stripes, ‘The Judge’ decals all added to the fan fair over this enticing new model of the GTO. The Judge got its name from Sammy Davis Jr.’s “Here Comes the Judge” skit on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In television show.
  • 2. In 1968, Dodge made 50 Dart 426 Hemi cars to satisfy the NHRA sanction rules. These cars were sent to the Hurst Corporation to have a 426 Hemi engine installed, feature a fiberglass hood, front fenders, no side mirrors, lightweight steel, and thinner glass in an effort to reduce weight. Dodge intended the car to be used only for racing and not on public roads.
  • 3. In September of 2018, the newest models of the Presidential State Car debuted for their first day of work. The new model began production back in 2014. In this list, we will refer to The Presidential State Car as any car that has previously or currently carries the leader of the free world. With each model, they are multiple cars.
  • 4. For the most part, they are all idential within their model range. The Presidential State Car also goes by “The Beast,” or “Cadillac One,” among other names. The Presidential State Car is no ordinary automobile, as it takes ranks with some of the most expensive cars on the road and is loaded with features to protect some of the most important people in the nation. Here are some incredible facts about the Presidential State Car in all its uses, models, and glory over the years.
  • 5. The 2009-2019 model of the Presidential State Car cost $1.5 million each. That’s 8 times more than a Bentley! The newest model, which debuted in Septmeber of 2018, is reported to cost roughly $15 million dollars for a dozen vehicles. Once you crank out the math, that comes out to a little over a million dollars per car – $1.25 million to be exact. Either way you look at it, it’s an expensive ride. But would we want anything less for such an important vehicle?
  • 6. Look at a dollar bill, and then subtract an inch from it’s length. That’s how wide the breakproof glass is on the Presidential State Cars is; 5 inches thick! The Presidential State Car has five-inch thick breakproof glass for maximum protection against any threat to the high-ranking officials inside. This is just one of the many precautions from exterior threats that “The Beast” is outfitted with.
  • I The Ford Mustang debuted in 1964 and is based on the platform of the second generation Ford Falcon. Truly one of the most classic vehicles of all-time, and a great way to start off this list. One of the first and most iconic American muscle cars is still rolling off the production line today. The Mustang opened the doors for competition between the Chevy Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, Plymouth Barracuda, and the Dodge Challenger. With over 9 million sold, the Ford Mustang is not just a classic but one of the best-selling rides of all-time.
  • II The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compact executive car produced by Daimler AG. It debuted in 1993 being built at the Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen, Germany. They all aren’t as beautiful as this 2013 C63 AMG – but still, the classic C-Class Mercedes is an icon! The ‘C’ probably stands for classic. And although it is widely used in the U.S.A, it may be operated even more commonly in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The C-Class is one of the most well-known models of vehicles in the world! No surprise it’s on the list of best-sellers.
  • III The Toyota Camry debuted in 1982 and has been sold globally. It originally was designed as a Compact Car, now it is a mid-size car. Dependable, long-lasting, low-maintenance – no wonder it’s been tasked to the streets of NYC as the dominant choice of car owned by cabbies. What started in 1982 as a narrow-bodied compact car and then transitioned into a mid-size car has sold over 10 million editions since then.
  • IV The Volkswagen Jetta is a compact family car that has been produced since 1979. It has over six generations. The TDI version, seen here, is a part of its own racing league that draws tens of thousands of spectators annually. The Volkswagen Jetta, when dressed down, is a safe, reliable, attractive car to get you from point A to point B. The Volkswagen Jetta with all its bells and whistles is a performance machine to the fullest! The versatility of the Jetta is possibly its greatest asset and why it’s landed itself on the list of best-selling cars of all-time.
  • V The Mazda 323 or the Mazda Familia was a family car produced by Mazda from 1963 to 2003. The one shown here is probably the most beautiful in the line of Mazdas, the 1965 Mazda Familia. The line of Familia’s transitioned into the Mazda 323 in 1977, but in the United States, the vehicles were known underneath a different moniker. The “GLC” which stood for Great Little Car was the going title up until the switch to 323 as the name. However, after a decade or so, the 323 became what it is called today in America – the Mazda Protege.
  • VI The Oldsmobile Cutlass was the trademark automobile produced by General Motors. It was produced from 1961 – 1999. The cars were assembled in Michigan at the height of Motor City’s dominance in American automobile manufacturing. The Cutlass originally began as a unibody compact car, but over time it morphed into a body-on-frame vehicle. The Cutlass was a compact car from 1961-193, so just a blip on the 35+ year timeline of the iconic ride. It’s sleek exterior, performance value and availability made the Oldsmobile Cutlass a legend in its class and one of the best selling cars ever.
  • I Boy, they sure don’t make ’em like they used to…especially not in the Town and Country’s case. In 1988, The Chrysler Town and Country wagon ceased to exist and in 1989 the Chrysler Town and Country minivan was born. The TandC is a luxury minivan that was produced from 1989 to 2016. The 12 million statistic stands just for the minivan, but there were a hefty number of wagons (we figure’d you would rather see one of the classics over the minivan!) produced before the soccer-mom car came along. Nonetheless, the quality of both models made the Town and Country a household name and earned a spot on the list of best-selling cars ever.
  • II The Ford Focus released in 1998 and was designed by Ford of Europe’s German and British teams. It was originally designed for only the European markets. However, immediate success and critics’ reviews forced the issue to expand it to North American markets where it debuted in North America in 1999. The compact car is something of a history-maker. As a part of the Ford Model 2000 series, it was the car with which manufacturers’ aimed to globalize model development and sell one compact vehicle worldwide.
  • III The BMW 3 Series is a luxury car that debuted in May 1975, and it is BMW’s best-selling model. One large reason for that is that it’s the most accessible of all the BMW’s – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t attractive Just look at it. The reason it is so high on the list is that it is such a snazzy-looking car, from a reputable brand at a fair price. It accounts for close to 30% of BMW’s annual total sales and will be on the list of best-selling cars for years and years to come.
  • IV Debuting in the same year that Alaska became a state and Sputnik 1 came back to Earth, the Chevrolet Impala’s longevity and breadth of sales is a tribute to the car’s versatility and a knack for reinvention. First intended to be a large, mid-range vehicle with all the hallmarks of 1950s automotive styling, the Impala has continued to grow and change with the times. Contemporary models are more compact with sleeker lines and a sense of design borne of a post-modern age. With 10 generations of Impalas having been made since the model’s launch, we’re certain that some version of this car will carry our grandkids into the 22nd century.
  • V The Ford Fiesta first debuted in 1976 being manufactured globally in Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, China, India, Thailand, and South Africa. So given its immense popularity on an international scale, it’s no wonder it’s highly ranked on the best selling cars list of all time. That being said, its success in the United States has been limited; mostly due to segmented periods of production in the states. From 1977 to 1980 and from 2010 to current are the two time frames where the Fiesta was made in the USA.
  • VI Another product of the 1970s, the Volkswagen Passat has been a comforting presence on used-car lots since 1973. One of Volkswagen’s first attempts at a large family car for the international market, the Passat rapidly rose in popularity even during the competitive sales days of the US gas crisis. Known by many names around the world—we’re particularly fond of the “Volkswagen Mangotan”, which sounds either like a tropical fruit or a Transformers villain—the Passat is slowly gaining in status. The Passat is set to remain one of the bestselling cars the world has ever seen.