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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Buccaneer
 
| name = Buccaneer
| front_image = Buccaneer_GTA_IV.png
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| front_image = AlbanyBuccaneer-Front-GTAV.png
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| rear_image = AlbanyBuccaneer-Rear-GTAV.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = Buccaneer in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A Buccaneer in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| manufacturer = [[Albany]] (GTA IV)
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| manufacturer = [[Albany]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
| related = [[Picador]] (GTA San Andreas)
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| related = [[Picador]] <br> [[Manana]] <br> [[Voodoo]] <br> [[Yardie Lobo|Yardie]]
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| vehicle_class = Muscle
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 2-door coupé/muscle car
 
| body_style = 2-door coupé/muscle car
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]}}
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Yardie Lobo]]<br>[[Virgo]]<br>[[Esperanto]]<br>[[Manana]]<br>[[Emperor (car)|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'''") and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
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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 and Performance ==
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== Description ==
 
=== GTA San Andreas ===
 
=== GTA San Andreas ===
The Buccaneer is based on a [[wp:Chevrolet Monte Carlo#First generation|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 [[wp:Chevrolet Chevelle|Chevelle]] platform. 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 [[TransFenders|TransFender]]. It houses a high power and torque large displacement V8 engine under the bonnet of the car.
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The Buccaneer is based on a [[wp:Chevrolet Monte Carlo|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 [[wp:Chevrolet Chevelle|Chevelle]] platform.
   
 
<gallery captionalign="left">
 
<gallery captionalign="left">
Buccaneer-GTASA-front.jpg
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Buccaneer-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA SA (<small>[[:Image:Buccaneer-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
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.
 
   
 
=== GTA IV — Chinatown Wars ===
 
=== GTA IV — Chinatown Wars ===
The [[Albany]] Buccaner in GTA IV looks more like the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Riviera 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 [[File:Buccaneer_badges.png|thumb]]end looks closer to that of the [[wp:Chevrolet Caprice#1971-76|1974 Chevrolet Caprice]] and even more so 1974 Cadillacs because of the hood ornament. The Bucanneer is a fairly heavy car, needing a V8 to lug around its portly weight, however its cornering is acceptable at low speeds. But drifting on dirt can be fun when in a Buccaneer. 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.
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The [[Albany]] Buccaneer in [[GTA IV]] looks more like the [[wp:Buick Riviera|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 [[File:Buccaneer badges.png|thumb]]end looks closer to that of the [[wp:Chevrolet Caprice|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.
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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.
   
{| align="center"
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<gallery>
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
 
Bucanneer-GTA4-front.jpg|A "Bucanneer" in GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Bucanneer-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]; [[:Image:Bucanneer-GTA4-engine.png|engine]]</small>).
 
Bucanneer-GTA4-front.jpg|A "Bucanneer" in GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Bucanneer-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]; [[:Image:Bucanneer-GTA4-engine.png|engine]]</small>).
Buccaneer-GTACW.png|A Buccaneer in GTA Chinatown Wars.
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Buccaneer GTA IV.png|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Buccaneer-GTAIV-rearview.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Wrecked_beta_Esperanto_or_Buccaneer.jpg|A wreck found in South Bohan, similar to the Buccaneer and [[Esperanto]]. Possibly a leftover beta model.
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Wrecked_beta_Esperanto_or_Buccaneer.jpg|A wreck found in [[South Bohan]], similar to the Buccaneer and [[Esperanto]]. Possibly a leftover beta model.
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Buccaneer-GTACW.png|A Buccaneer in GTA Chinatown Wars, DS version.
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Buccaner-GTACW-iosversion.jpg|A Buccaneer in GTA Chinatown Wars, iOS version.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
   
== Variant ==
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=== GTA V ===
[[Image:Bucanneer-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The requested Bucanneer in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
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In GTA V the Buccaneer's design is changed completely from GTA IV. The front strongly represents the [[wp:Buick Riviera|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 [[wp:Pontiac Grand Prix|first generation Pontiac Grand Prix]] for its headlights and [[wp:Pontiac GTO|1966 GTO]] for the grille unit.
   
In GTA IV, a Bucanneer 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.
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The rear of the vehicle is reminiscent of a [[wp:Chevrolet Chevelle|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.
   
== Modifications==
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<gallery>
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AlbanyBuccaneer-Front-GTAV.png|GTA V (<small>[[:Image:AlbanyBuccaneer-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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</gallery>
   
*The Buccaneer can be modified at [http://gta.wikia.com/TransFender TransFender]:
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==Performance==
Colours:
 
*Car Colour 1 ($150)
 
Hood:
 
*Fury Scoop ($150)
 
Vents:
 
*Oval Hood Vents ($150)
 
*Square Hood Vents ($100)
 
Exhausts:
 
*Large Exhaust ($250)
 
*Upswept Exhaust ($350)
 
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 ($500)
 
   
Wheels:
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==== GTA San Andreas ====
*Import ($820)
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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 [[TransFenders|TransFender]]. It houses a high power and torque large displacement V8 engine under the bonnet of the car.
*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 ($1500)
 
   
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==== GTA IV ====
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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&nbsp;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.
   
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==== GTA V ====
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[[File:Buccaneer,Albany.jpg|thumb|Engine close-up in GTA V. It appears to be a fuel-injected V8.]]
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The Buccaneer, despite being based on 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 able to go through most corners without spinning out, and oversteer is quite minimal, which is surprising for a vehicle of its size and weight. Overrall the Buccaneer is a solid muscle car, where despite having the highest speed in its class, has statistics that are common with the category.
   
*The Transfender in [[Las Venturas]] has charges 20% more for each modification except colours.
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== Variants ==
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[[Image:Bucanneer-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The requested Bucanneer in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
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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.
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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.
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In [[Chinatown Wars]], a Buccaneer is the first car in the game available for the player 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.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], there are unique modified Buccaneers belonging to the [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]], [[The Families|Families]], and [[Ballas (HD Universe)|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.
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Famalies-buccancer-front-gtav.png|[[Families]] Buccaneer (<small>[[:Image:Famalies-buccancer-rear-gtav.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Ballas-buccancer-front-gtav.png|[[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]] Buccaneer (<small>[[:Image:Ballas-buccancer-rear-gtav.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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AlbanyBuccaneerVagos-Front-GTAV.png|[[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]] Buccaneer (<small>[[:Image:AlbanyBuccaneerVagos-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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</gallery>
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== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
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*The Buccaneer can be modified at [[TransFender]]:
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
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|Color
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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|Hood
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|Fury Scoop
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|$ 150
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|-
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|rowspan=2|Vents
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|Oval Hood Vent
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|$ 150
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|-
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|Square Hood Vent
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|$ 100
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|-
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|rowspan=2|Exhausts
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|Large Exhaust
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Upswept Exhaust
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|$ 400
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|-
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|Lights
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|Round Fog Lamp
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|$ 100
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|-
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|rowspan=3|Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Roof
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|Roof Scoop
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|$ 80
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|-
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|rowspan=3|Spoilers
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|Win
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|$ 550
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|-
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|Fury
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|$ 350
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|-
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|Alpha
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Side skirts
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|Side Skirt
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|$ 500
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|-
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|rowspan=10|Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
== Trivia==
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== Trivia ==
* Upon completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV, the Bucanneer may be sold at his garage for $1,800.
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* Upon completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV, the Bucanneer may be sold at his garage for [[Money|$]]1,800.
 
* In Grand Theft Auto IV, a Bucanneer appears with single headlights in a body shop business sign.
 
* 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 plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
** [[Playback FM]] in GTA San Andreas.
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Playback FM]].
** [[Vladivostok FM]] in GTA IV.
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**'''''GTA IV''''': [[Vladivostok FM]].
** [[Alchemist]] in GTA Chinatown Wars
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**'''''GTA Chinatown Wars''''': [[Alchemist]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Channel X]].
 
* The Buccaneer is the first vehicle available to the player in [[GTA Chinatown Wars]].
 
* 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.
 
* 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.
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* In GTA V, this may have been the substitute for the [[Dukes (car)|Dukes]].
 
* In Grand Theft Auto IV, the steering wheel bears a [[Declasse]] emblem.
 
* 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
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* The GTA San Andreas and GTA IV versions looks very similar to each other.
* This car somewhat resembles the [[Tampa]], and also the GTA IV rendition of the [[Emperor]].
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* The GTA IV version of this car somewhat resembles the [[Tampa]], and also the GTA IV rendition of the [[Emperor]].
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* Found in Midnight Club 2, another game made by Rockstar, there 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 (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] is based off.
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* Strangely, the engine of the GTA V version is incredibly quiet, despite that it's one of the fastest cars in the game.
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* The Buccaneer is one of six updated vehicles in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] that do not also appears in their [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|its episodes]] models. The other vehicles are the [[Sentinel]], the [[Feltzer]], the [[Coquette]], the [[Police Cruiser]] and the [[Police Maverick]].
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* The gang variant of the Buccaneer in [[GTA Online]] nets the players $9,875 in [[Los Santos Customs]] upon selling it.
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
===GTA San Andreas===
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=== GTA San Andreas ===
*[[Bayside Marina]] Parking lot, [[Tierra Robada]].
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* [[Bayside Marina]] parking lot, [[Tierra Robada]].
*Very common in [[Easter Basin]] and [[Esplanade North]] because these are [[Da Nang Boys]] territories.
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* Very common in [[Easter Basin]] and [[Esplanade North]] because these are [[Da Nang Boys]] territories.
*Spawns anywhere when the "junk cars" cheat is activated.
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* Spawns anywhere when the "junk cars" cheat is activated.
   
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
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=== GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City ===
*Mostly spawns in [[Beachgate]], [[Firefly Island]] and [[Hove Beach]] ([[Broker]]).
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* Mostly spawns in [[Beachgate]], [[Firefly Island]] and [[Hove Beach]] ([[Broker]]).
*Rarely spawn in [[Boulevard]], [[Fortside]], [[Bohan Industrial]], [[Little Bay]], [[Northern Gardens]] and [[South Bohan]] ([[Bohan]]).
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* Rarely spawn in [[Boulevard]], [[Fortside]], [[Bohan Industrial]], [[Little Bay]], [[Northern Gardens]] and [[South Bohan]] ([[Bohan]]).
*Very rarely spawn in [[North Holland]], [[Northwood]], [[Star Junction]], [[Presidents City]] ([[Algonquin]]), [[Schottler]] and [[Beechwood City]] (Broker).
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* Very rarely spawn in [[North Holland]], [[Northwood]], [[Star Junction]], [[Presidents City]] ([[Algonquin]]), [[Schottler]] and [[Beechwood City]] (Broker).
   
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=== GTA V ===
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* Commonly spawns in [[Cypress Flats]], [[South Los Santos]].
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* A special yellow and black Buccaneer is driven by the [[Los Santos Vagos (HD Universe)|Vagos]] and can be found driving and parked in [[Rancho]].
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* A special purple and gold Buccaneer is driven by the [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]] and can be found driving and parked in [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]].
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* A special green and black Buccaneer is driven by [[The Families]] and can be found driving and parked in [[Chamberlain Hills]].
   
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=== GTA Online ===
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* Spawns frequently when [[Simeon Car Export Requests|being requested]] by [[Simeon Yetarian]] for his [[Simeon's Delivery Garage|Import/Export Garage]].
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* Vagos variant spawns frequently in the parking lots of [[Limited LTD Service]] and [[Herr Kutz Barber]] in [[Davis]]. 
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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 Lobo
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 Edit

GTA San Andreas Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

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.

PerformanceEdit

GTA San Andreas Edit

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 Edit

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 Edit

Buccaneer,Albany

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

The Buccaneer, despite being based on 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 able to go through most corners without spinning out, and oversteer is quite minimal, which is surprising for a vehicle of its size and weight. Overrall the Buccaneer is a solid muscle car, where despite having the highest speed in its class, has statistics that are common with the category.

Variants Edit

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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 player 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) Edit

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

Trivia Edit

  • 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 looks very similar to each other.
  • The GTA IV version of 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, there 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.
  • Strangely, the engine of the GTA V version is incredibly quiet, despite that it's one of the fastest cars in the game.
  • The Buccaneer is one of six updated vehicles in GTA V that do not also appears in their GTA IV and its episodes models. The other vehicles are the Sentinel, the Feltzer, the Coquette, the Police Cruiser and the Police Maverick.
  • The gang variant of the Buccaneer in GTA Online nets the players $9,875 in Los Santos Customs upon selling it.

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