This is a list of special vehicles throughout the 3D Universe. Special Vehicles are a type of vehicle that has unique qualities in contrast to standard ones. Such of these are unique/permanent colors and proofing against bullets, explosions, fire, or collisions.
|All-proof||AP||The vehicles receives no damage everywhere. (BP/FP/EP/DP)|
|Bullet-proof||BP||The vehicle receives no damage from direct hits from bullets.|
|Fire-proof||FP||The vehicle receives no damage from any flames or fires except when the vehicle is already burning from other forms of damage.|
|Explosion-proof||EP||The vehicle receives no damage from any explosions inflicted upon the vehicle.|
|Damage-proof||DP||The vehicle receives no damage from collisions or any form of physical damage (i.e. melee weapons).|
|Tip-proof||TP||The vehicle will not go in flames when it's tipped over. This property is available in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories|
|Permanent Color||PC||The vehicle's paintjob cannot be changed in a spray shop when it could otherwise.|
|Heavy||H||The vehicle's mass is greater than it should normally, meaning the vehicle will lose less momentum when colliding into dynamic objects. The downside to this is that collisions will damage the vehicle more than it would normally and it reflects the same amount of your hit.|
|Unique Paintjob||Name of color||The vehicle's paintjob is unique and cannot be obtained through spray shops or mod shops. However, the unique paintjob can be painted over and lost if the player enters a spray shop with the vehicle.|
|Unique Handling||UH||The vehicle's handling is altered to let the player be able to cut corners and turn more quickly than normal.|
|Pop-Proof||PP||The vehicle's tires cannot be popped by any means.|
|Water-Proof||WP||The vehicle will not sink in the water where it will just blast through, falling into Blue Hell.|
|Double Damage||DD||The vehicle will take two times more damage than ordinary vehicle.|
|Rare||R||The model of the vehicle appears only a few times during missions in the game.|
|Unobtainable||U||Cannot be obtained legitimately. You can only get it through trainers or Cheat Device (LCS, VCS). Some cannot be obtained without complete modifications of the game.|
- Destroying a proofed vehicle
Proofed vehicles are not indestructible. There are many of ways to wreck a BP/FP/EP/DP vehicle, including:
- Flipping the car up-side down. (Won't work on tip-proof vehicles).
- Getting hit by a tank (excluding APC's)
- Sinking the car in the water. (Won't work on water-proof vehicles.)
- Starting race with a vehicle
- Using the Blow-up all cars cheat.
- Getting in the vehicle while the player is on fire.
- Using a car bomb to detonate the vehicle.
- Taking the car to the Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard autocrusher to crush the vehicle.
- Taking it to a girlfriends' house and have coffee with her. The car will lose its special property and simply become normal again.
|Vehicle||Unique Color||Unique Handling||Special Abilities||
Notes/How To Acquire The Vehicles Guide
Save a Tow Truck in the Ganton Garage, get in, leave Sweet behind, Kill one of the Ballas to fail, then tow the Locked Admiral to a garage. (Los Sepulcros)
|Berkley's RC Van||RC Stickers, Rear view lights||Yes||None||Beefy Baron||It can rarely seen in the traffic, somewhere near the Zero RC shop in San Fierro or somewhere in the desert.
First, enter the Zero RC shop in Garcia. Head to the back of the shop, you will find a red marker. Enter it to start the Beefy Baron mission. Once the mission starts and you have control of the Baron press the change view button (PC default is V). Your view will change to a Berkley Van that has spawned high up above San Andreas with Carl Johnson in the drivers seat (you can't control it until the mission ends). The van will fall for about 15 seconds before smashing onto the roof of Zero's RC shop. Now fail the mission, (either by keeping the baron still for a while and pressing the self destruct button, or by waiting for the timer to run out.) you will appear back in the shop. Quickly run outside and use the Jetpack cheat, or use your own if you have one nearby, and use it to fly up the the roof of the shop. The Berkley Van will be there waiting for you, if it is not, then try again. Now you can simply drive it off the roof of the shop and it's all yours.
|BF Injection||Black, Red||No||None||Cut Throat Business||Kill Madd Dogg then take the car to a garage.|
|BF-400||No||No||DP, FP, EP||Just Business||Use the Blow Up All Cars Cheat, before Big Smoke gets on, then using a Sawn off Shotgun, shoot it to a Garage.|
|Blade||No||No||FP||High Stakes, Low Rider||Same with the Savanna Method.|
|Bobcat||Black||No||None||Stowaway||Simply park it in a garage. Be careful; if the plane takes off while you are entering the vehicle, the game will freeze.|
Use the blow up all cars Cheat, then push to a garage.(With Cheats)
|Bravura||No||No||AP||The Green Sabre||Get a Parachute , punch off the door first, then punch or stomp the car until it catches fire, enter the vehicle then exit it while the vehicle is on fire, and it will explode, DO NOT WATCH THE CUTSCENE, skip it. Wait for Sweet to be killed to fail the mission, then use the Sawn-off Shotgun to shoot it to the garage.|
Put some satchel charges to the target's Maverick, then get a tractor, move to the 10th level of the Emerald Isle, fuse the charges, wait to fail the mission, then tow the "White" Buffalo to the garage.
If you only want one buffalo and pass the mission at the same time: first save a tractor at prickle pine safehouse, trigger the mission, get the jetpack or hunter at verdant meadows, fly to the target and stop on a ledge to the east. Take out as many agents as possible and quickly fly to the maverick and get in. If you have the hunter, just use that. Do not follow or engage the target. Fly to prickle pine garage, get the tractor, and drive to 10th floor of emerald isle. Wait for the target to run down to the 10th floor from the helipad, shoot him, pick up the dossier to pass the mission, and tow the AP buffalo to the garage. (kill target on the same floor as the buffalo or tractor might disappear)
|Burrito||Chrome Yellow||No||None||Mike Toreno||Kill T-Bone Mendez or Mike Toreno after acquiring a Tow Truck, then tow it to the nearest garage.|
|Camper||Khaki Brown||No||None||Jizzy||Kill the Jizzy B. hoe or destroy Jizzy's car then take it to a garage.|
|Elegant||Black, Custom "SUNRA 93" plate||No||None||Management Issues||Instead of driving to the awards show, take the car to a garage instead.|
|Elegy||Pink||No||BP, FP, EP||Farewell, My Love...||
Push the Elegy to the water, watch the car as it sinks, then turn around, the Elegy should behind your back, fail the mission by get out of your car, then push it to the garage. (If the tractor is nearby, swap to it, then tow it to the garage.)
Alternate method: When you get to the checkpoint adjacent to the water, ditch your car to fail the mission. The other racers will stop nearby. Wait for a tractor, and tow it.
|FCR-900||Red Spokes||No||AP||T-Bone Mendez (AP)/Toreno's Last Flight (conventional model)||
|Feltzer||No||No||AP||End of the Line||Sink it to the Glen Park water to fail the mission. (Do not lose the Firetruck otherwise the abilities will lose.) Then drive it to the garage.|
|Fire Truck||No||Heavy||AP||End of the Line||Drive the Feltzer to the bomb shop, (Do not lose the fire truck, keep the the rotatory camera facing the truck while taking an alternative route), Arm the bomb when it says a cop is stamping Sweet's fingers. When you catch Sweet from the cop stamping his fingers and Sweet gets on the hood of the Feltzer, dive out. (If you didn't arm the bomb soon enough, the next cutscene will disable it and mission will progress as normal.) Sprint to the firetruck, drive it to any garage, Get a paracute to destroy it, kill yourself to fail the mission, and go to your garage.|
|Forklift||No||No||BP||Robbing Uncle Sam||Kill Ryder to fail the mission, then store into a garage.|
|Fortune||Pink||No||BP, FP, EP||Wu Zi Mu||
Start the mission, as soon as the race begins, swing to the right and force the Fortune into a shed. There's only one way into this shed. Block the entrance with your car then exit. Let the 25 second count down fail the mission then use your vehicle to hit the Fortune, forcing the driver out. Now, the "fun" part is that you'll need to push this vehicle to a garage. You can push it to either the safe-house in Dillimore or the safe-house in Palomino Creek.
Alternate method: Damage your car to the point where black smoke shows. Enter the marker. When you get to Blueberry(make sure you are well ahead of other racers) ram your car on a wall to destroy it and fail the mission. The other racers will stop a bit ahead. Wait for a tractor, and tow it to garage.
|Glendale||No||No||AP||Los Desperados||Kill Cesar or his gang members to fail the mission, then tow the car using a Towtruck or Tractor to the garage.|
|Greenwood||Pink||No||AP||Drive-Thru (FP)/House Party (BP, FP)/End of the Line (AP)/Reuniting the Families (Pink)||
Simply park it in a garage after pass the mission. (Drive-Thru)
|Huntley||Black||Heavy||No||Jizzy||Get sniper before mission. When Huntley appear, overtake it and kill driver and passenger. DO NOT hit it or driver will speed up and you won't get it. When you kill him, get into car and wait to fail mission. Then save it in garage(heavy property will get deleted soon).|
|HPV-1000||No||No||AP||Small Town Bank/Quarry Mission 7(U)/Reuniting the Families||
Kill Catalina after the cutscene when two police bikers appear in front of them, then store it to the garage(do not trigger the cutscene where catalina and cj get on the bikes or abilities lose).(Small Town Bank)
Garage doors will not close for it (quarry mission 7)
|Infernus||No||No||AP||Beat Down on B-Dup||
When the bdup confrontation scene starts, hold down the gas button. When the final cutscene starts, jack the infernus. Reverse into the pond, push it out and drive away. DO NOT PRESS ACCELERATE ONCE YOU ARE IN THE CAR OR IT WILL GET DELETED AND YOU GET WASTED.
Alternate method: Bring a tractor or monster truck(monster truck recommended) park it somewhere safe, take over glen park like normal, then park the monster or tractor on the road next to the 2 sidewalk grooves outside bdups house. It should flip the infernus during the final cutscene. Push to a garage. (may take a few trys to get the position right so the infernus flips) If you fail, you can reload and try again.
|Leviathan||No||No||Magnet, U||Up, Up and Away||Disappears when saved.|
|LSPD Police||No||No||FP, EP, DP||Reuniting the Families /Reuniting the Families (EP)||
After escape from Jefferson Motel, let the police destory your car. The Police Car chasing you is EP. Drive it back to the garage. (Reuniting the Families)(EP)
|Majestic||No||No||FP||High Stakes, Low Rider||Same with the Savanna method.|
Use another Maverick to fly to the high roof near it. Use the Sawn-off Shotgun to shoot it until it fells to the groud but avoid notice Toreno. Fly it back to garage and destory it by getting in the vehicle while player is on fire or another ways. (You don't have to destroy it to obtain properties) kill yourself to fail the mission, and go to your garage. (Toreno's Last Flight)
|Merit||No||No||AP||555 We Tip||
Once you put the Merit to the parking area, wait for the valet to enter the car, shoot him, then re-enter the car, leave the car open to the garage (as the car is locked when you close it), make some fire, then enter the car while on fire to destroy it and to fail the mission, then close the garage to make it renew again and keeps its abilities.
The fire method is dangerous because getting any wanted level will fail the mission. You can flip it over using hills at the construction yard, then push to the garage. (sinking it in water won't work)
|Mesa||Dark Green Roof||No||None||Robbing Uncle Sam||Kill Ryder to fail the mission, then store it to the garage.|
|Mothership||Hippie Paintjob||No||AP||Are You Going to San Fierro? (EP)/Black Project (AP)/Riot||
Kill The Truth and save car in the garage. (Are You Going to San Fierro?)
Pass the mission, then store it to the garage.
|Manana||Maroon Red||No||None||Ran Fa Li||Drive it to garage, then destroy it to fail mission then keep it in garage.|
|Vanilla Cream||No||AP||Cut Throat Business||Put Madd Dogg some satchel charges and leave him behind, then go to the video shoot, make some fire, then enter the Newsvan while on fire to destroy it, fuse the charges to kill Madd Dogg to fail the mission, then use the Sawn-off Shotgun to shoot it to the garage.|
|Packer||Light Green||No||AP||Cop Wheels/Just Business (AP)||
Get a Towtruck then follow the Packer till you fail the mission. Then tow it to the hangar garage. (Cop Wheels)
|Patriot||No||No||BP, FP, EP, MeleeProof||Big Smoke's Cash||
Get the Towtruck, then follow the Patriot, not ramming it. Then when the Patriot stops, the mission fails, then tow it to the garage. (Keep the camera to the Patriot otherwise it will disappear.)
You can also collect all 6 boxes of money to pass the mission then keep the patriot in sight of camera. Follow it with the towtruck, get ahead, hook it up and tow it back to garage. Wedge it in the garage sideways so the gang member won't drive out.
|PCJ-600||No||No||AP||OG Loc||After the cutscene where Freddy has fled, get off of the vehicle that CJ is currently on, bring OG Loc along as well, and walk towards where Freddy is, however, there is a certain distance when Freddy starts firing at CJ. When this is reached, go no further, because he will escape with the bike. After reaching this distance, kill OG Loc to fail the mission. Freddy will disappear, and leave the bike behind. After this, go take the bike and save it in a storage.|
After the cemetery cutscene showing the ballas drive by, you will be told to get on a bmx. Don't get on it, look behind you and you will see the car wreck. push it to a garage, then go back to the bmx and finish the mission.
Can be aquired with the all black cars cheat, then if you find one, store it to the garage. (Mod Garage cannot paint its roof.)
|Picador||Crates in Back||No||U||Catalyst||Disappears when saved.|
|Pizza Boy||Green||No||None||Ice Cold Killa||Destroy Jizzy's Broadway before entering the club. Then he will escape on the pizza boy , then simply do the mission|
|Pony||Dark Teal||Yes||Off-Road Wheels, Sound System||Life's a Beach||
Drive it to the garage, then use explosives to destroy it to fail the mission, then keep it inside the garage. Normal Ponys do not come in dark teal color, can not be modified, and only rarely spawn with sound systems in normal traffic.
You can also dunk it at the same beach. Don't sink it too deep, you will fail the mission, drive to garage.
|Pony||Light Blue||No||None||Toreno's Last Flight||Keep it after the mission (If you use it to chase the Maverick) or destroy the Maverick using the Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher (If you have), then keep it to the garage.|
|Rancher||No||No||DP, FP, EP||Lure||
When you get the rancher drive to where the first check point is but do not enter it. Do not enter the checkpoint and instead drive to the Los Santos Flood Canals (driving on the highway and keeping distance between the chasers will cause them to give up). Then back the Rancher to the end of the canal system so that the rear wheels are hanging off th edge of the canal system in water. At this point Exit the vehicle So you will fail the mission. Get back in the Rancher and store it in the gradge. This vehicle can be made bullet proof with a "glitch" involving the car invicibilty cheat.
You can also obtain this car in DP BP EP form before you go to angel pine sawmill. Do the same method as above. Sadly, the garage eats these properties if you try to obtain it in this form.
|Remington||No||No||FP||High Stakes, Low Rider||Same with the Savanna method.|
|Rumpo||No||No||Crashproof, FP||Outrider||Kill the driver to fail the mission, then store it to the garage.|
|Sabre||No||No||AP||The Green Sabre/Tanker Commander/Wu Zi Mu (FP)||
Kill Catalina to fail the mission, then store it using the tow truck or tractor to the garage. (Tanker Commander)
Practice to hitman level with micro smg or tec 9. Buy at least 500 bullets of the weapon. After the cutscene with Cesar, quickly drive to Sweet to preserve as much of his health as possible. Drive up to the sabre, and quickly dent it with your tec 9 or micro smg. Dent it to the point where black smoke is showing and both doors fall off. (it won't explode no matter how much you punish it) Once the vehicle is in those conditions, drive off. If you didn't do it before Sweet dies, then the properties will be lost. (The Green Sabre)
|Sadler||No||No||AP||Tanker Commander/Are You Going to San Fierro? (EP)||
Pass the mission, then go to the gas station near the trucking mission, then store it to the garage. (Destroy first the pursuers to make it indestructible.) (Tanker Commander)
|Sanchez||No||No||AP||Wrong Side of the Tracks/Badlands/Big Smoke's Cash /Kickstart (U)/End of the Line (FP, EP)||
After Big Smoke killed all the Vagos, drive to the Fisher's Lagoon, sink it (but not too deep otherwise you can't get it) kill Big Smoke to fail the mission, then store it to the garage. (Wrong Side of the Tracks) You can also sink it at any other beach with a shallow slope.
|Savanna||No||No||AP||Photo Opportunity /High Stakes, Low Rider(BP/FP/EP)||
Pass or fail the mission, then push it to the nearest garage.(High Stakes, Low Rider)(BP/FP/EP)
Alternate method: Save a towtruck at Santa Maria beach safehouse. Trigger the mission and do it until you get to the right-turn marker. Don't turn right, go straight to your safehouse and wait for the other racers to get onto the bridge going to the finish line. As soon as you see them, switch to the towtruck. You have 25 seconds to switch, and drive quickly onto the pier using the stairs on the left of the bridge, and be able to see the cars in the distance. (if you're not fast enough in 25 seconds they will disappear) Hook up the car and tow it back to your garage. (they might be bunched up together and hard to tow out. If this is the case, move the car to a suitable position by sprinting into it.)
|Securicar||Caligula's Paintjob||No||U||Breaking the Bank at Caligula's||Cutscene only.|
|Sentinel||No||No||AP||The Green Sabre (AP)/Saint Mark's Bistro (AP)/Intensive Care (AP) /Mountain Cloud Boys (mission)(AP)||
same with sabre method.(The Green Sabre)
|Stallion||No||No||FP||Wu Zi Mu||Same with the Fortune Method.|
|Stretch||White, Black, Black||None||None||Jizzy (white-black), Ice Cold Killa (black)||If you don't want to get green Pizzaboy, just use one limo to get Jizzy (after he ran away from club) and save it in garage after mission. (Ice Cold Killa)|
|Sultan||No||No||FP, BP, AP||Farewell, My Love.../Just Business(AP)(BP)||
Same with the Elegy method. (Farewell, My Love...)
|SWAT Tank||Blue||No||BP, FP||End of the Line||
Drive it to the garage, then destroy it using explosives to fail the mission. (Do not go to the wall going to the fortress in order not to lose the abilities.) Then keep it to the garage.
|Tahoma||No||No||BP, FP||House Party||Simply pass or fail the mission, then push the Locked Tahoma to the garage.|
|Tampa||No||No||AP||Nines and AKs||Save a firetruck at Ganton garage. Start the mission and when it tells you to shoot the bottle, go back and fetch the firetruck. Enter emmet's yard from the north alleyway, line up with the back of the tampa. back up, then ram the tampa and hopefully, it will flip over when rammed against the east wall and explode. If not, line up and try again. When it's destroyed, kill smoke or emmet to fail the mission, then use the truck to push it back to the garage.|
|Tanker||No||No||BP||Tanker Commander||Go to the garage that is big enough, kill Catalina to fail the mission, then store it. (Do not attach it to the trailer otherwise it is not BP.)|
|Tanker Trailer||No||No||AP||Tanker Commander||Get a truck then drive to the gas station, DO NOT ENTER THE MARKER: Kill Catalina to fail the mission, then store it.|
|Voodoo||No||No||BP, FP||House Party||
Destory in the mission, then kill Sweet seeing the wreck to fail the mission and put to a garage.
OR: Shoot it back to the garage with sawn off, destroy it, then run sweet over quickly with another car.
|Vortex||Plain White, White and Black||No||AP||Cut Throat Business||Same with the Newsvan Method. (Except that you can drive it to the garage, skip the part where you destroy it.)|
|Walton||Plain White||No||AP||Don Peyote/Madd Dogg (plain white).||
Unobtainable. (Don Peyote)
FP, Off-road wheels
|Farewell, My Love...||
Keep your car after the race. (Pass or Fail) (Off-road wheels)
|Any Vehicle||No||No||BP, EP, FP||
Anytime (BP/EP)/Gray Imports (FP/EP)
While not in a vehicle enter the car invinsibility cheat. Enter the vehicle and then enter the cheat again to deactivate it. Then drive it into any gradge. Exit the vehicle and let the garage save it. Only the BP/EP properties will be obtained. (Anytime)