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Buccaneer
AlbanyBuccaneer-Front-GTAV
A Buccaneer in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Muscle
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door coupé/muscle car
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Albany (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Yardie
Virgo
Esperanto
Manana
Emperor

The Albany Buccaneer is a 2-door coupé/personal luxury car in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV (where it is misspelled "Bucanneer"), Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

GTA San Andreas

The Buccaneer is based on a 1970-1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (probably the 1972 model, as it doesn't have turning signals on the bumper). Its design resembles that of the Picador, as both cars take inspiration from vehicles built upon the Chevelle platform.

GTA IV — Chinatown Wars

The Albany Buccaneer in GTA IV looks more like the 1971-1973 Buick Riviera, while it still broadly draws inspiration from the 1970-1972 Monte Carlo (but it has lost much of its fastback profile and has exaggerated proportions), but is also influenced by other vehicles — the front
Buccaneer badges
end looks closer to that of the 1974 Chevrolet Caprice and even more so 1974 Cadillacs because of the hood ornament.

The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition retains the Monte Carlo influences, leaning more towards the design of the GTA San Andreas rendition, although it is far shorter than both its previous renditions. Its wide headlights echo the double headlights of the GTA IV rendition.

GTA V

In GTA V the Buccaneer's design is changed completely from GTA IV. The front strongly represents the 1963-1965 Buick Riviera, specifically the 65 model, as the stacked headlights were only in that model. It also appears to draw inspiration from both the first generation Pontiac Grand Prix for its headlights and 1966 GTO for the grille unit.

The rear of the vehicle is reminiscent of a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS with its similar square, concave-folded tail lights and inner reverse lights with a black matte strip running along the back of the trunk connecting the two.

Performance

GTA San Andreas

The Picador slightly outperforms the Buccaneer in acceleration and handling, but the Buccaneer has a higher top speed. Despite its lowrider-like appearance, it can only be modified at TransFender. It houses a high power and torque large displacement V8 engine under the bonnet of the car.

GTA IV

The Bucanneer is a fairly heavy car, needing a V8 to lug around its portly weight, however its cornering is acceptable at low speeds. Its back end is prone to fishtailing when cornering at high speeds. Its top speed is about 102 mph (164 kph). The name "Bucanneer", seen when the player enters the vehicle, is clearly a typographical error — the name is spelled correctly on the rear of the car, in Stevie's text message requesting the car, and within game files.

GTA V

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Engine close-up in GTA V. It appears to be a fuel-injected V8.

The Buccaneer, despite being based off a heavy luxury coupe, has the highest speed of all the muscle cars, with it achieving about 198 mph. This is not a very big advantage however, as muscle cars such as the Gauntlet and Blade only go 3 or 4 mph slower. Braking is acceptable, but nothing too spectacular or noteworthy. Having a decently powerful V8 the hood, acceleration is average, achieving 60 mph in the 5 second range. The Buccaneer is be able to go through most corners without spinning out, but caution should still be taken to prevent it from happening. Overrall the Buccaneer is a solid muscle car, where despite having the highest speed in it's class, has statistics that are common with the category.

Variants

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The requested Bucanneer in Stevie's Car Thefts in GTA IV.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Buccaneer, along with the Tampa and the Manana, is a gang car of the Da Nang Boys. It can only be found in the Easter Basin and Garver Bridge region in San Fierro, along with the Tampa. They can sometimes be spotted in Las Venturas near The Four Dragons Casino driving around the strip or parked in parking garages. Warning: The car will be locked so you can't jack it unless its being driven.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, a Buccaneer is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, with a uniquely candy maroon and black body color. As a new Bucanneer will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales, the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.

In Chinatown Wars, a Buccaneer is the first car in the game available for the plater to steal. This Buccaneer has a unique white color and can't be found anywhere else. The player can store it just directly after the mission ends.

In Grand Theft Auto V, there are unique modified Buccaneers belonging to the Los Santos Vagos, Families, and Ballas gangs. These gang variants feature upgraded performance parts, front bumper splitters, unique grills, vented hoods, tinted windows, and aftermarket rims. The gangs will open fire against the player if he steals one of their cars.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Fury Scoop $ 150
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Square Hood Vent $ 100
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Lights Round Fog Lamp $ 100
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Win $ 550
Fury $ 350
Alpha $ 250
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Modifications (GTA V)

  • Bumpers
  • Grille
  • Hood
  • Roof

Trivia

  • Upon completion of Stevie's Car Thefts in GTA IV, the Bucanneer may be sold at his garage for $1,800.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, a Bucanneer appears with single headlights in a body shop business sign.
  • The Buccaneer plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Buccaneer is the first vehicle available to the player in GTA Chinatown Wars.
  • Due to the low height of its driver's seat, CJ will kick the car's occupant when stealing the car in GTA San Andreas.
  • In GTA V, this may have been the substitute for the Dukes.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the steering wheel bears a Declasse emblem.
  • The GTA San Andreas and GTA IV versions look very similar to each other
  • This car somewhat resembles the Tampa, and also the GTA IV rendition of the Emperor.
  • Found in Midnight Club 2, another game made by Rockstar, is a muscle car called the Bestia. It appears that the design for the Buccanneer in Grand Theft Auto V takes heavy inspiration from this vehicle. Coincidently the Bestia is unlocked in Los Angeles the city that Los Santos is based off.
  • The Buccaneer in GTA V closely resembles the Tampa in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
  • The Buccaneer is one of eight updated vehicles in GTA V that do not also appear in their GTA IV variant. The other vehicles are the Sentinel, the Feltzer, the Schafter, the Faggio, the Police Cruiser, the Police Maverick and the Coquette.
  • The gang variant of the Buccaneer in GTA Online nets the players $9,875 in Los Santos Customs upon selling it.

Locations

GTA San Andreas

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA V

GTA Online

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