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"Franklin and Lamar repossess two convertibles for an Armenian car dealer, Simeon."

Franklin and Lamar is the first mission in Grand Theft Auto V, given to protagonist Franklin Clinton by car dealer Simeon Yetarian.


Nine years after the events of the Prologue, Michael De Santa is having a conversation with his therapist, Dr. Isiah Friedlander. Michael grows increasingly disgruntled at the fact that he is going through a midlife crisis, beginning to release a small amount of stress by shouting at Friedlander that the dream life he desires is disjointed, thus ending their brief session for the day.

Michael heads outside and rests his mind on a bench. This brings him into an encounter with Lamar Davis and Franklin Clinton, who he reluctantly leads into their repossession location. The story then focuses on Franklin as he anxiously questions Lamar's motives for proceeding with the repossession, as he doesn't see it as legitimate work. They arrive to their location and after Franklin decides which vehicle he would like to acquire, he accompanies Lamar on a joyride throughout different parts of Los Santos.

Franklin and Lamar end their cruise at the Union Depository parking lot. As the men exchange repartee's with each other, they hear the LSPD sirens, which causes them to flee in different directions to lose the unwanted attention. Once the heat is dealt with, Franklin meets Lamar at the back of the Premium Deluxe Motorsport dealership, where they witness their boss and owner of the establishment, Simeon Yetarian, berating a young man, Jimmy De Santa, for making racial comments about him (the actual reason for this being that he is trying to scam him into buying a BeeJay XL, something that Lamar himself points out to Franklin).

Both Lamar and Franklin exit the the dealership and head to the latter's house, where Lamar makes fun of Franklin after he's been denied access to Franklin's home. The mission concludes as Franklin walks around the house, which also leads to a small introduction of his aunt, Denise Clinton.

Mission objectives

  • Follow Lamar.
  • Lose the Cops.
  • Take the car back to the dealership.
  • Go to Franklin's house.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Not a Scratch - Deliver the repossessed car with minimal damage.

Try to avoid crashing. Use your special ability to avoid collisions.

  • Focused Driver - Use Franklin's special ability for 7 seconds.

With the other objectives, this one should come naturally.

  • Winner - Win the race against Lamar.

Before you enter the Union Depository, there will be two tunnels, Lamar goes down the right. Go down the left and use your special ability to overtake him.

  • We Come in Peace - Avoid hitting any aliens in the movie studio

Use your special ability to navigate the studio.


Lifeinvader Posts

  • Darryl Knox - "Am I dreaming or did I just see you and Lamar tearing up the Del Perro Freeway on some sick wheels?"

Bleeter Posts

  • @nobbly_head - "just saw 2 crazzzzy hoods racing boosted cars on del perro freeway sweet ass convertibles too!!"


  • Small snippets of the early version of this mission were shown in the second GTA V Trailer.
  • This mission has Jimmy De Santa's first appearance in the story, right at the ending of the mission, when the cars are delivered.
  • Despite starting the mission as Michael, if you pause the mission before walking down the alley as Franklin, it will show that you are playing as him.
  • This mission, as well as a few other missions within GTA V, follows the trait that many Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas missions did when introducing new, important characters, by naming the mission after them. This may be a coincidence, since both of the games take place in San Andreas.
  • The Mission is similar to the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas mission Test Drive, in which CJ and Cesar stole two cars for a car dealership and got chased by the cops.
  • If Franklin gets in a fight while Lamar is riding in the Buffalo, Lamar will not assist Franklin.
  • This is the second mission to be started immediantly after the first mission, the first being Luigi's Girls in GTA III.
  • The music heard in the radio in the moment you begin racing with Lamar is always Appetite For Destruction by NWA.  



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