It is never seen being driven in the streets — it is only available once the player completes 100 taxi fares, whereupon it can be found outside Mean Street Taxis in Trenton, Portland Island. Once the player is driving the Bickle '76, it will respawn at Mean Street Taxis again. It is the only "unique" taxi not based on a Cabbie.
The Bickle '76 is visually distinguishable by its red paint job, its supercharger, and its solid grille (as opposed to the standard 'egg-crate' grille seen on regular Taxis), and the pair of fuzzy dice hanging from its rear view mirror. Occasionally, this vehicle will spawn without a taxi sign on the roof, resulting in a much sportier look. However when the player starts the Taxi Driver (with no taxi sign), the roof will glow, which is possibly a bug or a glitch.
The taxi's name is taken from the lead character Travis Bickle, portrayed by Robert De Niro, in the 1976 Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver. The car's spawn point outside Mean Street Taxis is a further reference to De Niro and Scorsese, as the two starred in and directed, respectively, the 1973 film Mean Streets.
- There is a glitch in the PlayStation 2 version in which the Bickle may not immediately begin spawning after completing the side mission. It may be necessary to let a few days pass in the game before it begins showing up.
- This is the second car in the series to feature a pair of fuzzy dice hanging on the mirror, first the Yardie Lobo and the third being the Peyote.