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Not to be confused with Lost Slamvan, a variant of the Slamvan also named "Slamvan" pre-GTA Online.

"The Slamvan is your ride straight back to a time when your shrink prescribed LSD, your President was a bigot, most people were bigots, and pickup trucks were actually pretty cool. Sure, some things have changed since the 50s, but with the brutal mod options we offer on this rig you can show everyone that utility vehicles ain't all about utility... or racist bumper stickers and gun racks."
Benny's Original Motor Works description.

The Slamvan is a vehicle available in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and later added to Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Festive Surprise update.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In GTA San Andreas the Slamvan resembles a heavily customized second generation Chevrolet GMC C/K with the front styling of a Dodge Sidewinder. Naturally, it is a two door and can only seat two people. Sometimes the Slamvan will spawn with a custom chain steering wheel, different from the one of the other cars.

In the beta version, Slamvans had a different wheel design and had a different paint job not seen in the final version.

Grand Theft Auto V

"Favorite 50's pickup of San Andreas Lowriders and Liberty City bikers. Smooth lines, chrome details, and shiny paintwork have made the Vapid Slamvan the toy of choice for idiots who won't grow up everywhere."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Vapid Slamvan resembles a Rat Rodded 1953–1956 Ford F-Series panel van. It appears to have the windshield and door tops from a 1980's Ford F-Series. The vehicle appears as a 2-door pickup with a wooden rear bed and heavily wide rear arches.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

In GTA San Andreas, the Slamvan is quite nimble and comfortable to drive due to its supercharged V8 and upgraded suspension, it possesses good acceleration and average top speed, its brakes are also strong, being capable of quickly stopping from top speed to zero, its dowsides however, is the arguably poor durability and stability, despite its low height, it can still rollover easily.

Grand Theft Auto V

In GTA V, the Slamvan has a customized V8 with 4 double-barrel carburetors, which sounds similar to the Duke O'Death, The Liberator, and Marshall. In game stat-bars and testing has shown it has the same performance as the Rat-Loader and its clean variant, the Rat-Truck. Thus, it has average acceleration and top speed, matched with very poor brakes and traction. The Lost Slamvan features similar engine as the pick-up variant but has an improved acceleration. Traction is also enhanced as well as braking strengthened.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)

(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a n/a


RWD (Website)

5 (Website)

1200 / 2645 (Website)

(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

9.5 Seconds 85 / 136

FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double Barrel Carburettors (In-game model)



Mass cannot be observed.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Combinations of ways the Slamvan can be modified at Loco Low Co. in GTA San Andreas.

The Slamvan can only be modified at Loco Low Co. As such, the Slamvan is capable of participating in the Lowrider Challenge.

Type Upgrades Cost
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $ 500
Paintjob 2 $ 500
Paintjob 3 $ 500
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Exhausts Chromer Exhaust $ 3340
Slamin Exhaust $ 3250
Front Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2040
Front bullbars Chromer Bullbar $ 2130
Slamin Bullbar $ 2050
Rear bullbars Chromer Bullbar $ 1610
Slamin Bullbar $ 1540
Side Skirts Chrome Trim $ 780
Wheelcovers $ 940
Wheels Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Trance $ 1350
Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Respray - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Slamvan Custom

This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
Main article: Slamvan Custom

A heavily-modified version of Slamvan, the Slamvan Custom, was added in Grand Theft Auto Online, as part of the Lowriders: Custom Classics update.

Lost Slamvan

Main article: Lost Slamvan

The Lost and Angels of Death use improvised van-variants of the Slamvan that feature rear bed covers converted into a van. The vans were originally named simply "Slamvan" in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, however they return to Grand Theft Auto Online named "Lost Slamvan".


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The Slamvan plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

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