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.
(for unique colors and vehicles)
|Any Vehicle eligible for Crusher||Ghost (After the procedure),
DP (after taking it to the Safehouse Garage)
|Taxi Driver, use Taxi Driver glitch (seen here), and take the passenger in front seat and go to the Crusher with the driver door being blocked. Hold the sub-mission button while getting out of the car and getting back in, making the passenger jacked while the crane get the car, once you gain control of the car, the crane will drop it automatically and the car has Ghost properties (can move through walls, cars, entering blue hell, etc.), the car will become DP when taking it to the safehouse's garage. (PC version only, Similar technique used in LCS version of the glitch.)|
|Banshee||Gray color, U||Introduction|
|Barracks OL||BP||Arms Shortage|
|Bobcat||BP, FP, EP||Evidence Dash|
|Cheetah||Red color, PC(U)||Grand Theft Auto|
|Cheetah||BP, FP, EP||Turismo|
|Chopper (Police)||FP, DP, U||None, available via three or more star wanted level|
|Corpse||R||Dead Skunk In The Trunk|
|Dodo||U||A Drop In The Ocean|
S.A.M. or you can find one in the sky in certain areas such as Harwood
|Escape||R, U||The Exchange|
|Esperanto||BP, DP (loses its properties after storing in garage, but glass still won't break; put into garage once more the glass will break. Xbox version only.)||Two-Faced Tanner|
|Fbi Car (FBI Kuruma)||Dull gray color||None, available via respraying|
|Ghost||Black color (PC and Xbox versions), R||Gone Fishing|
|Ghost Missing||R (PS2 version)||Gone Fishing|
|Helicopter||BP, FP, DP, EP, U||None, available via Francis International Airport, Kenji's Casino and roof of Police HQ|
|Infernus||Metallic orange color, PC(U)||Grand Theft Auto|
|Infernus||Random color, PC(U)||Rigged to Blow|
|Kuruma||Teal||Give Me Liberty|
|Mafia Sentinel||DP, U||Sayonara Salvatore|
|Rumpo||Black color||Under Surveillance|
|Securicar||BP, FP||Van Heist|
|Securicar||Black trims, EP||Escort Service|
Decoy (Black trims)
|Stinger||Magenta-red color, PC(U)||Grand Theft Auto|
|Stretch||Gloss black color, AP, PC||Salvatore's Called A Meeting|
|Stretch||Gloss black color, PC||Chaperone|
|Trashmaster||BP, FP||Blow Fish|