======================================================================== GRAND THEFT AUTO 3 SPECIAL VEHICLE FAQ ======================================================================== Author: Johnny H. H. the 4th (Lancet Jades) Author's Homepage: http://www.evermoreforums.com/forums/index.php Version: 1.70 (completed May 30th, 2010) Sites with permission to post this FAQ: GameFAQs.com Neoseeker.com Gamesradar.com Gamershell.com Supercheats.com ======================================================== ABOUT ======================================================== This guide is to assist those players who enjoy collecting rare or unique vehicles. This guide lists all known proofed, special property, unique, and even rare vehicles (which often have to be unlocked). I'd say more, but I pretty much just summed it up. This guide is based on the original PS2 version. There are pretty much no special vehicle changes between PS2 versions. Although I am not aware of any changes in the PC and Xbox versions, be aware they might exist. Feel free to contact me about any such differences, but as I do not own an Xbox, nor can my PC handle GTA3, you will have to do the research yourself. CAUTION! This guide may inadvertently contain spoilers of story missions! While this guide's scope does not really involve spoiling anything, due to what is required of it, the potential for small spoilers, such as names or events is present. Just keep that in mind. ======================================================== TABLE OF CONTENTS ======================================================== 1: Terms in the guide 2: Garage information 3: Proofed vehicles 3.1 - BP/FP Securicar 3.2 - BP/FP/EP Cheetah 3.3 - CP Stretch 3.4 - BP/FP Trashmaster 3.5 - BP Barracks OL 3.6 - BP/FP/EP Bobcat 3.7 - BP Patriot 4: Unique vehicles 4.1 - GHOST Missing 5: Specially Colored/Featured vehicles 5.1 - Teal Kuruma 5.2 - Permanent Silver Manana with body in trunk and blood marks 5.3 - Permanent Gloss Black Stretch 5.4 - Black Rumpo 5.5 - Securicar with black trim (1st of 2) 5.6 - Securicar with black trim (2nd of 2) 5.7 - Lightless Taxi 5.8 - Graffitiless Hoods Rumpo DX 6: Unobtainable special vehicles 6.1 - Gray Banshee 6.2 - Permanent Metallic Orange Infernus 6.3 - Permanent Magenta-Red Stinger 6.4 - Permanent Red Cheetah 6.5 - Permanent Random Color Infernus 6.6 - DP Sentinel 7: Rare vehicles 7.1 - Borgnine 7.2 - BF Injection 7.3 - BP/EP Rhino 7.4 - Dull Gray FBI Car 8: Mission list 9: Breakdown by special quality 10: Frequently Asked Questions 11: Contact info 12: Credits 13: Version history 14: Boilerplate ======================================================== *1* TERMS IN THE GUIDE ======================================================== This is a listing of all the special terms used in this guide. BP - Bulletproof. Immune to all bullet damage. Bullet attacks include: the pistol, uzi, shotgun, AK-47, M-16, and sniper rifle, as well as the Predator's machine guns, and the police helicopter's fire. FP - Fireproof. Immune to all incendiary weaponry, and to catching fire. Molotovs cannot hurt this vehicle, and neither they, nor the flamethrower, can set fire to it. EP - Explosionproof. Immune to explosive damage. This includes grenades, rocket launcher, exploding vehicles, and Rhino shells, as well as exploding barrels. DP - Damageproof. Immune to physical damage. This vehicle will not suffer damage from any kind of collision. This also protects the car from suffering cosmetic damage (e.g., the doors, hood, etc being dented up). Does not protect against destruction from contact with a Rhino. CP - Comprehensiveproof. This is BP/FP/EP/DP, all in one. The only ways to damage the vehicle are flipping it over, getting hit by a Rhino, dunking it in the water, or the Destroy All Cars cheat. Clearance (garages) - How high the roof is. Necessary to consider for larger vehicles. Common Knowledge (credit) - This is one of the well-known special vehicles, and as such, it is impossible to know who to attribute its discovery to. Description - This is a description of why a uniquely colored or featured vehicle is unique. Formulated by - The person who developed the strategy for obtaining a vehicle. NOTE: Vehicles that are given to you (such as the BP Patriot) have no strategy credits listed, as it is too simple to warrant credit. In addition to this, I no longer list who created strategies when a vehicle is easy to see and is made clear to you, such as if a target in a mission drives it, meaning you must shoot them out. If anything more is needed, including mission failure, credit will be mentioned however. Jack - To jack a vehicle means to steal it. This is probably not a necessary entry, but I figured I'd add it just in case. Palette - The normal selection of colors the vehicle has. Random spawns and Pay n' Sprays draw from a car's palette for colors when generated. Cars with a special color are special because the color is not normally found in that vehicle's palette. Permanent - This vehicle's color is permanent, and whether it is a unique color (meaning, it's not a color found in the vehicle's normal palette) or not, Pay-N-Spray's will never change the color. Physical limit (garages) - How many vehicles can actually be squeezed in. Technical limit (garages) - At how many vehicles the game stops opening the door. Unique - This vehicle is only present in story missions, and as such, is not available at the end of the game. Unlocked - When a vehicle is "unlocked," it means that it acquires a set spawn point. With the exception of missions and high wanted levels, the only way to acquire this vehicle is to unlock it. The fact that it CAN be unlocked, however, is why they are listed as rare only. Unobtainable - A vehicle that, for whatever reason, cannot be obtained and/or stored with its properties. Whether it's impossible to even drive, or a garage eats its property, you simply cannot acquire and save this vehicle. ======================================================== *2* GARAGES ======================================================== Knowing your garages is essential, as they store your vehicles. Learn them, and it will serve you invaluably. The first number is the technical limit, and the number in parenthesis is the physical limit. The physical limit is assuming a small- to mid-sized car, such as the Manana or Kuruma. PORTLAND SAFEHOUSE: ~1 (1) space, medium clearance. STAUNTON ISLAND SAFEHOUSE: ~2 (4) space, high clearance. SHORESIDE VALE SAFEHOUSE: ~3 (3) space, medium clearance. ======================================================== *3* PROOFED VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles all have a special proofing, granting them immunity from one or more forms of damage. --------- 3.1 - BP/FP Securicar --------- Mission: Van Heist (Joey Leone) Difficulty: ** Required: Grenades to make it a bit easier, and mission failure Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy: Proceed with the mission until you have claimed the Securicar. Instead of driving it to the docks, however, take it to your Portland garage and park it inside. Now you must destroy the vehicle. Toss a grenade next to it, or ram it around until it catches fire and quickly park in the garage. Wait for it to explode, and the mission will fail. Quickly let the garage door close, and it will repair the Securicar. Formulated by: Kyle Sutton --------- 3.2 - BP/FP/EP Cheetah (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Turismo (El Burro) Difficulty: *** Required: Rhino tank and mission failure Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy 1: Start the mission, then head to the Portland docks and obtain a Rhino from the Emergency Vehicle crane. Head to the starting line, and start the race, but instead of racing, drive back to your Portland safehouse. Instead of entering the area, park the Rhino on the road outside of the alley, facing into the alley (so its left side faces the north side of the road). When the race clock reaches around 100, the opponent Cheetahs will come flying down the road. With the Rhino positioned properly, at least one should fly into it and swerve to the left, going straight down the alley towards your safehouse. If this fails, repeat the mission and strategy until it works. The next step is to drive into the alleyway and hit the Cheetah, destroying it. With it destroyed, begin using your tank to line it up with the garage. Once it is lined up, push forward, pushing it into the garage. With it inside, quickly back up and let the garage close! If the blackened carcass doesn't vanish, it should open to reveal a shiny new BP/FP/EP Cheetah. Formulated by: Kyle Sutton Strategy 2: An alternative strategy is to put a medium-sized pushing vehicle (maybe a Securicar) in the garage, and to park the Rhino on the street long enough to get the vehicle out and leave it in the alleyway (off to the side). Once the racer has been deflected towards your safehouse and destroyed with the Rhino, use the other vehicle to push it into the garage. This may be easier and faster than using the Rhino. Formulated by: Kyle Sutton NOTE: The mission Turismo is available at any time after completing El Burro's mission string. This means that the BP/FP/EP Cheetah is also available at any point, even after completing the game. Since when you first complete the mission, you only have one garage space, it's a good idea to wait till at least Staunton is open to acquire this car. --------- 3.3 - CP Stretch --------- Mission: Salvatore's Called a Meeting (Toni Cipriani) Difficulty: ***** (*** with cheats) Required: Tenacity and mission failure (!!!CHEATS!!! to make it much easier) Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy Preamble: Once the mission begins, head to Joey's garage. Do NOT enter the marker, though! Instead, fetch an Ambulance from the nearby hospital and park it against the blue garage door (the one without a small door in it; although either works, the small door has the mission marker, which you want to avoid). Park it length-wise, facing SW, so the back of the Ambulance is against the NE edge of that garage door. The wheels should almost entirely be on the lighter gray section of the sidewalk right in front of the garage doors. Once this is done, go to the other side of that street and get the Pony from the lot there (near some of those silver and blue shipping containers), and park it up against the Ambulance length-wise again. This is to stop the Ambulance from moving out. When this is done, go in front of the Ambulance and begin running at the gap between the engine and the garage door. This gap exists because the front of the Ambulance is not as wide as the rear. This is very imprecise, and may take a while, but keep forcing yourself towards the back of the vehicle. Eventually, you will be forced through the garage door and be inside the garage, with the stretch! Get in and reverse. You should fall through blue hell and end up safely on the road behind the building. This basic strategy is used for all three strategies to obtain this vehicle, and all strategies pick up after this point. Formulated by: Nukey_Shay -------------- Strategy 1: Drive the Stretch to the dock beneath Callahan Bridge (through the tunnel there). Park it at the end, and then run and get another Ambulance. At this point, the mission should still be going! The car won't vanish while it is still an important mission vehicle, so don't worry about using multiple vehicles. With the Ambulance, drive it to the tunnel at the NE end of Portland, and onto the south sidewalk inside the small part of the tunnel that is open. Back up against the blue wall inside, and get out. Jump on the engine of the Ambulance, and then repeatedly try jumping on top. Eventually you should glitch through the roof of the tunnel and be on top of it. Jump up to the raised "middle" section of the tunnel (it is quite obvious) then jump over the barrier in front of you and keep running along. Despite the glitchy graphics, you'll be fine as long as you run along the "road" you see in the tunnel. Run along the tunnel roof until you hit a barrier. At this point, run off the side of the tunnel and fall through blue hell. The Staunton loading screen should appear, and you'll be placed somewhere in the NE section of the island. Now, jack a car and drive to the docks along the middle E side of the island. Find a Reefer boat, jack it, and sail back to the Callahan Bridge dock. Dock the boat along the small platform (and be careful it isn't still moving, or else it will float away!), run up the steps, get in the CP Stretch to "renew" it as one of the active vehicles, and push it into the water. The mission will fail for destroying the car, and now the true difficulty may begin. The goal here is to push the car through the water to a shoreline near the ruins of Fort Staunton. The specific location is due east of where the channel of water east of Fort Staunton ends on the minimap. Looking to the east from this spot, you'll see a buoy in the water, and the El Train in Portland ending in the distance. To do this, slowly push the back of the Reefer (which is long and flat) against the passenger side of the CP Stretch. This is why you backed the Stretch to the dock: when you push it onto land, the driver's side is the first on land. This is a long, slow push. Pushing too fast risks flipping the Stretch over, which will destroy it. Beware of pushing the Stretch up against obstacles, because if it is caught on one, it will be almost impossible to correct the problem. If it starts raining or the water becomes choppy, stop moving and wait it out. If the Stretch drifts too far in the wrong direction, reposition the Reefer to push it back towards the correct position. Always ease against it; the Reefer has plenty of pushing power, and the slower you make contact, the less damage it accumulates. Having the Reefer blow up when you're almost there is disheartening, to say the least. This whole pushing process can take a long time, even up to a half an hour or more, but is largely safe, so long as you take care with damaging the Reefer, not flipping the Stretch over, and not getting it caught against an obstacle. Once you see a large rock in the river on the Staunton side, with a buoy between it and Portland, you're almost there. Carefully navigate the Stretch past the rock, and the beach is just a short ways away, past the small bridge over the water channel. When this slope is in sight (and it may look much steeper than you would expect), push the car towards it, keeping it parallel with the slope. You want to push the left side of the car (both wheels) onto it. Once this is done, disembark your boat (leave it where you can still get in, however!) and run over to the driver's side door of the Stretch. Get in, and if positioned correctly, you will be able to drive it off of the slope, very slowly and carefully. Once it is back on flat land, drove south and back onto the road (the north end of the piece of flat land you're on is too steep to risk). Drive it to the Staunton garage, store it, and SAVE! Get on a boat and return to Portland. Note that if you are planning to go for more vehicles, especially all proofed ones, you should move the Stretch to Shoreside Vale's garage before returning. It is easy to store there, just do so diagonally. The tunnel to Shoreside is still open until Staunton is unlocked, so driving there is easy, too. This will ease the load on Staunton's garage, since you'll need to store three others there for a while (BP/FP Trashmaster, BP Barracks OL, BP/FP/EP Bobcat). Formulated by: Nukey_Shay -------------- Strategy 2: Next, take it to the nearby beach, and gently drive into the water until the mission fails. This is the only way, barring cheats, to end the mission AND keep the CP property. Now, for the really difficult part. The Portland garage is too small for this. To keep this vehicle, you'll have to finish all of the Portland missions WHILE KEEPING THIS CAR FROM DESPAWNING. What follows is a surreal adventure through the unknown realms of impossibility and the depths of the human psyche. Salvatore's Called a Meeting: Before restarting this mission, park the CP Stretch in the grassy area opposite Toni's house (where the Toyz van is). Start the mission, and cross the street, get into the CP Stretch, and then run to Joey's and pick up the Stretch. It is important not to get in another vehicle, as the game keeps two in memory; one is the Stretch you're driving, the other is the CP Stretch. Getting in after starting the mission is an extra precaution, and a valid one: I once lost a CP Stretch by not doing it. Once Toni is picked up, get out of the Stretch! The enemies are after YOU, not the car. Get in the CP Stretch, destroy the enemies, then park the CP Stretch on the grass outside the wall of Salvatore's mansion's property. Go back to the mission Stretch and drive it to Salvatore's mansion to finish. Try to keep the camera pointed towards his mansion at all times, though, to increase the chances of losing the vehicle randomly. There are many times the CP Stretch will just vanish for no reason, so be prepared to retry many, many times. Chaperone: Start the mission, get in the CP Stretch just to be safe, then back in the other Stretch. Complete the mission and return to the CP Stretch afterwards. The other Stretch is required to be intact to finish, so there's no reason to switch to another vehicle during. Triads and Tribulations: This mission may be completed with the CP Stretch. Get inside, complete the mission, then park it in the grassy area outside Salvatore's wall and go get the next mission. Blow Fish: Park the CP Stretch in the grass opposite Toni's place. Start the mission, then get in and out to confirm it. Run to the mission Trashmaster, and drive towards the destination. On the way, stop and get in/out the Stretch, just to be safe. Finish the mission and run back to Toni's place to reclaim the CP Stretch. Park it in the grassy part opposite the wall to Salvatore's mansion. Cutting the Grass: Use the CP Stretch for this mission. After finishing, drive it to the same grassy patch opposite Salvatore's mansion as usual. Bomb Da Base: Act I: Go into the compound, start the mission, then return to the vehicle. Drive it to the 8 on the map, and park it outside the car dealership in Harwood, next to the Banshee that spawns inside the building. Bomb Da Base: Act II: Go to 8-Ball's and find out the requirements for the mission. Return to get in and out of the CP Stretch, then back to 8-Ball to start the mission proper. Get back into the CP Stretch and drive 8-Ball to the mission marker at the docks. Let him get out, then park the CP Stretch next to the stairs that lead to the roof of the warehouse. Get out, ascend the stairs, and take out all the people on the ship. Once everyone is dead, jump down and get in the CP Stretch. The mission end cutscene will play, and you'll be waiting inside of it afterwards. Drive to Salvatore and park in the tried and true grass patch one last time. NOTE: If you ended Bomb Da Base: Act II inside the CP Stretch, you MUST get in and out an extra time after parking it! For some reason, ending the mission inside of it removes it from the "active vehicle" list, even though you're in it still. If you don't, it WILL vanish when you start Last Requests. Last Requests: Start the mission, then get in the CP Stretch and drive to the dock beneath Callahan Bridge. Park in the grass outside of the tunnel, and go to the dock. Get in the boat and take the girls to Staunton. After the mission end cutscene plays, run back across the now-fixed bridge and claim the waiting CP Stretch. Drive to Staunton and park it in the garage. Success! Formulated by: Nukey_Shay NOTE: This strategy does NOT allow for obtaining the BP/FP Trashmaster in Blow Fish in the same file! To obtain both of these vehicles, Strategy 1 or 3 must be used. Either of them are HIGHLY recommended anyways, for being much easier. -------------- Strategy 3 (cheats): After dunking the vehicle in the above strategy, head to Callahan bridge and enter the "Great Handling" cheat (R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, Triangle) and the "Flying Cars" cheat (Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1). Drive down the right lane, and when you reach the gap, press the L3 button to jump the car. Hold Up and X and you should easily soar onto the other side of the bridge successfully. After this, drive to the Staunton safehouse, stick the car in the garage, and let it close. Go to the docks on the eastern edge of Staunton and take a boat back to Portland. Formulated by: Kyle Sutton --------- 3.4 - BP/FP Trashmaster --------- Mission: Blow Fish (Toni Cipriani) Difficulty: ***** (**** with cheats) Required: Mission failure (!!!CHEATS!!! to make it much easier) Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy Preamble: Upon starting the mission, you'll notice that there is a timer and damage meter. Instead of heading to the main roads, drive north and enter the nearby tunnel (with tramps inside that drop molotovs). Head out the other end and take a left, heading to the beach. Next is the difficult part: along the edge of the beach, slowly drive the Trashmaster into the water. Eventually a mission failed notice will be given. Back out immediately! You should have been submerged enough to fail the mission, but it is also draining your health. With the mission over and the Trashmaster still in possession, it's time for part two. Formulated by: Kyle Sutton -------------- Strategy 1: The only way you'll get to keep this without cheats is to finish Portland's missions while keeping it in memory. This plays a lot like strategy 2 for 3.3 - CP Stretch, except easier to obtain initially, and fewer missions to play to unlock Staunton. The first strategy for the CP Stretch won't work, however, because of the timer; you don't have the time to get an Ambulance, cross the tunnel via glitching, get a boat, and get back in time to prevent the Trashmaster from vanishing. Remember, you have to play all of these back- to-back with no chance to save! To get this vehicle without cheats, finish as many missions as possible before Blow Fish. This means breaking the mission order listed in the mission list! Only the missions listed here should be left before attempting this. You want to ALWAYS leave the driver's side door open whenever you leave the vehicle! Guard the door with your life, because if the door falls off, it will vastly increase the chances of losing the vehicle! You're in no rush while driving the Trashmaster, so take your time and drive carefully. Blow Fish: Park the Trashmaster in the grass opposite Toni's place. Start the mission, then get in and out to confirm it. Run to the mission Trashmaster, and drive towards the destination. On the way, stop and get in/out the one you're keeping, just to be safe. Finish the mission and run back to Toni's place to reclaim the keeper Trashmaster. Bomb Da Base: Act I: Park the Trashmaster in the grassy area opposite the wall around Salvatore's mansion. This is across the street, on the corner between the roads going down the hill. Go into the compound, start the mission, then return to the vehicle. Drive it to the 8 on the map, and park it outside the car dealership in Harwood, next to the Banshee that spawns inside the building. Bomb Da Base: Act II: Go to 8-Ball's and find out the requirements for the mission. Return to get in and out of the Trashmaster, then back to 8-Ball to start the mission proper. Get back into the Trashmaster and drive 8-Ball to the mission marker at the docks. Let him get out, then park the Trashmaster next to the stairs that lead to the roof of the warehouse. Get out, ascend the stairs, and take out all the people on the ship. Once everyone is dead, jump down and get in the Trashmaster. The mission end cutscene will play, and you'll be waiting inside of it afterwards. Drive to Salvatore and park in the tried and true grass patch one last time. NOTE: If you ended Bomb Da Base: Act II inside the Trashmaster, you MUST get in and out an extra time after parking it! For some reason, ending the mission inside of it removes it from the "active vehicle" list, even though you're in it still. If you don't, it WILL vanish when you start Last Requests. Last Requests: Start the mission, then get in the Trashmaster and drive to the dock beneath Callahan Bridge. Park in the grass outside of the tunnel, and go to the dock. Get in the boat and take the girls to Staunton. After the mission end cutscene plays, run back across the now-fixed bridge and claim the waiting Trashmaster. Drive to Staunton and park it in the garage. Success! Formulated by: Nukey_Shay -------------- Strategy 2 (cheats): Take your Trashmaster to the Callahan Bridge. Enter the "Great Handling" cheat (R1, L1, R2, L1, Left, R1, R1, Triangle), and the "Flying Cars" cheat (Right, R2, Circle, R1, L2, Down, L1, R1). Drive up the LEFT lane and keep heading straight. Drive straight off the end of the bridge, and you should soar under the bridge. Keep pressing the gas the entire time - don't brake or slow down. This may seem suicidal, but before you hit the water, the "Staunton Island" screen should come up. When this does, keep holding the gas, but hold the Up button too. After it returns to the game, you should soar up into the air and towards the docks, landing on them. This doesn't always work, but has a better chance of success than jumping the bridge itself. Drive the Trashmaster to the Staunton safehouse and park it in the garage, then either explore Staunton, or head to the docks, grab a boat, and sail back to Portland. Formulated by: Kyle Sutton --------- 3.5 - BP Barracks OL --------- Mission: Arms Shortage (Ray Machowski) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy: Simply get in the Barracks OL in Phil's compound after the mission and drive it to your Staunton garage. --------- 3.6 - BP/FP/EP Bobcat --------- Mission: Evidence Dash (Ray Machowski) Difficulty: **** Required: Patience (the BP Barracks OL helps, too!) Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy: Go and start the mission. Once started, get any random vehicle and go after the Bobcat. Knock it once to knock some evidence off. You'll get two stars. Head to the Pay N Spray (or your Safehouse if you have police bribes unlocked) and clear the wanted level. DO NOT PICK UP THE EVIDENCE. So long as it sits there, you won't get a wanted level for ramming the Bobcat. Now, get a heavy truck (the BP Barracks OL is good, due to being immune to Cartel bullets), wait for the Bobcat to get close to the Staunton safehouse, and ram it. Try to slam it into walls and such to flip it over. Once its on its top, it will say it was a decoy truck, and a new one will spawn. It will not explode, however. Keeping it on its top, push it to your garage. Once it is inside, park the BP Barracks OL inside (if used), ot just go and finish the mission. When you return, the BP/FP/EP Bobcat will be waiting. Formulated by: Lancet Jades NOTE: If you're going for all sevel proofed vehicles (with or without cheats), the Staunton Garage will have THREE cars packed into it. Trashmaster, Barracks OL, and Bobcat. This is the other reason to use the Barracks OL to push the Bobcat - there would be two cars in the garage otherwise, making it much harder to push it inside. The garage SHOULD be stable, but keep a safety save right after the mission where you know the cars are intact, just in case. --------- 3.7 - BP Patriot --------- Mission: Marked Man (Ray Machowski) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy: Pick up the Patriot from Ray's lockup after dropping him off at the airport. The game gives this to you, so there's almost no room for failure. ======================================================== *4* UNIQUE VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles only appear during story missions, and once the game is completed, cannot be acquired without cheating. --------- 4.1 - GHOST Missing (Unobtainable) --------- Mission: Gone Fishing (Ray Machowski) Difficulty: ***** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy: This is the boat your target uses. Simply wait for him to land the boat near Portland Harbor, then shoot him. Take his boat, and bring it to the shore somewhere, then push it to a garage. This is VERY hard to do, however, and should only be attempted by using large trucks (Yankee and Coach are the best bets). Despite the following warning, if you insist on trying, beach this on the northeast end of Staunton, pick up a truck as it drives by, and begin pushing (west, then south - don't go through Colombian territory). Formulated by: Common knowledge Unobtainable: The GHOST Missing will freeze the game as soon as the garage closes on it (or as soon as you try to open it, in some versions). This means it is unobtainable. Sometimes, however, it will be deleted when the garage closes (of course, the only way to get to that point is to be dead set on garaging it anyways). ======================================================== *5* SPECIALLY COLORED/FEATURED VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles all have some special color of feature that the vehicle usually does not have. --------- 5.1 - Teal Kuruma --------- Mission: Give me Liberty! (Start of the game) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: A teal-colored Kuruma. A similar color exists in the Kuruma's normal palette, but this IS different from it. This is closer to blue, whereas that one is closer to green. Strategy: Just leave it parked in your garage. It's as simple as that. --------- 5.2 - Permanent Silver Manana with body in trunk and blood marks --------- Mission: Dead Skunk in the Trunk (Joey Leone) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Common knowledge Description: A silver Manana with a body in the trunk and blood marks around the trunk. Strategy: Pick the car up, then take it to your garage and destroy it. You'll fail the mission, and when your garage closes and opens again, you'll have a shiny new silver Manana! This car is also special as it has a body in the trunk that stays even after the mission is over, and some blood marks on the outside of the trunk. Formulated by: Common knowledge --------- 5.3 - Permanent Gloss Black Stretch --------- Mission: Chaperone (Salvatore Leone) Difficulty: ***** (*** with cheats) Required: Mission failure (!!!CHEATS!!! to make it much easier) Discovered by: Common knowledge Description: A glossy solid black Stretch that keeps it color even when Pay N' Sprayed. Strategy: See the strategies for 3.3 - CP Stretch. They will all work for this vehicle, too, although this one doesn't need to be pried out of the garage building. --------- 5.4 - Black Rumpo --------- Mission: Under Surveillance (Asuka Kasen) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Common knowledge Description: A solid black Rumpo. Strategy: Simply locate the black Rumpo, then attack it. Kill the Mafia soldiers that emerge, get in, and drive it to a garage. Not hard at all. --------- 5.5 - Securicar with black trim (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Escort Service (Donald Love) Difficulty: ***** Required: Heavy vehicle (preferably Rhino) and mission failure Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A Securicar with black-colored trim instead of the usual chrome color. Strategy: Blow it up en route to the destination, and push it to a garage (preferably Staunton). This is difficult, but can be made easier with a Rhino. Formulated by: Lancet Jades NOTE: This vehicle is also obtainable in the next mission, Decoy. Save yourself grief and just get it from the next mission, where you can simply drive away with it, no hassle. --------- 5.6 - Securicar with black trim (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Decoy (Donald Love) Difficulty: * Required: Heavy vehicle (preferably Rhino) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A Securicar with black-colored trim instead of the usual chrome color. Strategy: Simply drive it to a garage after passing this mission. Doesn't get easier than that, does it? --------- 5.7 - Lightless Taxi --------- Mission: None Difficulty: ***** Required: Patience Discovered by: Common knowledge Description: A normal Taxi, except without the "TAXI" light on the roof. Strategy: Taxis rarely spawn without lights. The best way to get one without its lights is to save at the Shoreside Vale safehouse, then load the game, open your garage (which should be packed), then run out to the intersection. Hopefully, a taxi may spawn without a light. If none do, then repeat the procedure. It may take a while. Formulated by: Common knowledge --------- 5.8 – Graffitiless Hoods Rumpo DX --------- Mission: None Difficulty: ***** Required: Patience Discovered by: Common knowledge Description: A normal Hoods Rumpo DX, but without the graffiti on the side. Strategy: See 5.11 - Lightless Taxi. Formulated by: Common knowledge ======================================================== *6* UNOBTAINABLE SPECIAL VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles are unobtainable for whatever reason is listed. This does NOT mean you can't actually drive (or get in) them, but they cannot be stored. Difficulty, required, and strategy will still be listed for those that you can actually drive (and perhaps even use), but there will always be some reason why you can't keep them. --------- 6.1 - Gray Banshee --------- Mission: Give Me Liberty! (Start of the game) Discovered by: TomAndSam Strategy: This is the car in the cutscene at the start of the game, driven by Catalina's getaway driver. It is gray with a black stripe. Unobtainable: It exists only in the cutscene at the start of the game. --------- 6.2 - Permanent Metallic Orange Infernus --------- Mission: Grand Theft Auto (Kenji Kasen) Discovered by: GTA_Loco Strategy: Once you start the mission, go to this car and drive it back to your garage. Wait for the time to run out, then check out your shiny new Infernus! Unobtainable: Garages eat its powers. --------- 6.3 - Permanent Magenta-Red Stinger --------- Mission: Grand Theft Auto (Kenji Kasen) Discovered by: GTA_Loco Strategy: Once you start the mission, go to this car and drive it back to your garage. Wait for the time to run out, then check out your shiny new Stinger! Unobtainable: Garages eat its powers. --------- 6.4 - Permanent Red Cheetah --------- Mission: Grand Theft Auto (Kenji Kasen) Discovered by: GTA_Loco Strategy: Once you start the mission, go to this car and drive it back to your garage. Wait for the time to run out, then check out your shiny new Cheetah! Unobtainable: Garages eat its powers. --------- 6.5 - Permanent Random Color Infernus --------- Mission: Rigged to Blow (D-Ice) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Strategy: The Infernus you must rescue in the mission is permanently colored whatever color it is at the start of the mission (it draws from the normal Infernus palette). Unobtainable: Whether you complete the mission and drive it to your garage, or blow it up in your garage, it loses its permanent attribute. --------- 6.6 - DP Sentinel --------- Mission: Bait (Asuka Kasen) Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy: Start the mission, get to Shoreside, and find one of the three death squads. Instead of leading them to the Yakuza trap, get out of your car and kill the Cartel members who emerge. Take the car, and you have a DP Sentinel. Beware though, the Cartel members are very heavily armed, including two with the machine guns. Once they get out, run far away and snipe them, or their M60s will shred you in a second. Literally. Formulated by: Common knowledge Unobtainable: Garages eat the car's powers. ======================================================== *7* RARE VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles aren't anything inherently special, but are nonetheless unique for various reasons, often requiring completion of a mission or side mission to unlock. These can all be obtained without a problem at the end of the game. --------- 7.1 - Borgnine --------- Unlocked: Complete 100 Taxi fares. Found: Parked next to the Borgnine Taxi depot in Harwood. It looks like a normal Cabbie-style taxi, except it's blood red in color. --------- 7.2 - BF Injection --------- Unlocked: Complete Sayonara Salvatore (Asuka Kasen). Found: Parked in the central Hepburn Heights parking area, just a short ways south of the phone El Burro's missions are triggered at. --------- 7.3 - BP/EP Rhino --------- Unlocked (1): 6-star wanted levels. Found (1): Jack one when the army shows up during a 6-star wanted level. Unlocked (2): 100% completion. Found (2): This Rhino is available at Phil's compound in the north end of Staunton. Unlocked (3): Complete the Emergency Vehicle I/E Crane. Found (3): Request a Rhino from the Emergency Vehicle I/E Crane. --------- 7.4 - Dull Gray FBI Car --------- Unlocked: Complete the Emergency Vehicle I/E Crane. Found: Request an FBI Car from the Emergency Vehicle I/E Crane. It is dull gray, as opposed to the glossy black of the 5-star FBI Cars. ======================================================== *8* MISSION LIST ======================================================== A list of all missions in the game, along with what vehicles are available in those missions. This list is the order used to sort the vehicles. 1: Give me Liberty! (Start of the game) 5.1 - Teal Kuruma 6.1 - Unobtainable Gray Banshee 2: Luigi's Girls (Luigi Goterelli) 3: Don't Spank Ma Bitch Up (Luigi Goterelli) 4: Drive Misty for Me (Luigi Goterelli) 5: Pump-Action Pimp (Luigi Goterelli) 6: The Fuzz Ball (Luigi Goterelli) 7: Mike Lips Last Lunch (Joey Leone) 8: Farewell 'Chunky' Lee Chong (Joey Leone) 9: Van Heist (Joey Leone) 3.1 - BP/FP Securicar 10: Cipriani's Chauffeur (Joey Leone) 11: Dead Skunk in the Trunk (Joey Leone) 5.2 - Permanent Silver Manana with body in trunk 12: The Getaway (Joey Leone) 13: Turismo (El Burro) 3.2 - BP/FP/EP Cheetah 14: The Crook (Marty Chonks) 15: The Thieves (Marty Chonks) 16: The Wife (Marty Chonks) 17: Her Lover (Marty Chonks) 18: I Scream, You Scream (El Burro) 19: Trial by Fire (El Burro) 20: Big 'N' Veiny (El Burro) 21: Taking out the Laundry (Toni Cipriani) 22: The Pick-Up (Toni Cipriani) 23: Salvatore's Called a Meeting (Toni Cipriani) 3.3 - CP Stretch 24: Chaperone (Salvatore Leone) 5.3 - Permanent Gloss Black Stretch 25: Triads and Tribulations (Toni Cipriani) 26: Blow Fish (Toni Cipriani) 3.4 - BP/FP Trashmaster 27: Cutting the Grass (Salvatore Leone) 28: Bomb Da Base: Act I (Salvatore Leone) 29: Bomb Da Base: Act II (8-Ball) 30: Last Requests (Salvatore Leone) 31: Sayonara Salvatore (Asuka Kasen) 32: Under Surveillance (Asuka Kasen) 5.4 - Black Rumpo 33: Paparazzi Purge (Asuka Kasen) 34: Payday for Ray (Asuka Kasen) 35: Two-Faced Tanner (Asuka Kasen) 36: Kanbu Bust-Out (Kenji Kasen) 37: Grand Theft Auto (Kenji Kasen) 6.2 - Unobtainable Permanent Metallic Orange Infernus 6.3 - Unobtainable Permanent Magenta-Red Stinger 6.4 - Unobtainable Permanent Red Cheetah 38: Deal Steal (Kenji Kasen) 39: Shima (Kenji Kasen) 40: Smack Down (Kenji Kasen) 41: Bling-Bling Scramble (King Courtney) 42: Uzi Rider (King Courtney) 43: Gangcar Round-Up (King Courtney) 44: Kingdom Come (King Courtney) 45: Silence the Sneak (Ray Machowski) 46: Arms Shortage (Ray Machowski) 3.5 - BP Barracks OL 47: Evidence Dash (Ray Machowski) 3.6 - BP/FP/EP Bobcat 48: Gone Fishing (Ray Machowski) 4.1 - GHOST Missing (Unobtainable) 49: Plaster Blaster (Ray Machowski) 50: Liberator (Donald Love) 51: Waka-Gashira Wipeout! (Donald Love) 52: A Drop in the Ocean (Donald Love) 53: Marked Man (Ray Machowski) 3.7 - BP Patriot after mission 54: Uzi Money (D-Ice) 55: Toyminator (D-Ice) 56: Rigged to Blow (D-Ice) 6.5 - Unobtainable Permanent Random Color Infernus 57: Bullion Run (D-Ice) 58: Rumble (D-Ice) 59: Grand Theft Aero (Donald Love) 60: Escort Service (Donald Love) 5.5 - Securicar with black trim (1st of 2) 61: Decoy (Donald Love) 5.6 - Securicar with black trim (2nd of 2) 62: Love's Disappearance (Donald Love) 63: Bait (Asuka Kasen) 6.6 - Unobtainable DP Sentinel 64: Espresso-2-Go! (Asuka Kasen) 65: S.A.M. (Asuka Kasen) 66: The Exchange (Catalina) ======================================================== *9* BREAKDOWN BY SPECIAL QUALITY ======================================================== This section gives a breakdown of all special vehicles by what quality they have. Vehicles with multiple properties are listed in each section they belong in. Inspired by GTA_Loco's similar section in his guides. Unique vehicles: 4.1 - GHOST Missing (UNOBTAINABLE - Gone Fishing) CP - Comprehensiveproof: 3.3 - Stretch (Salvatore's Called a Meeting) BP/FP/EP - Bullet/Fire/Explosionproof: 3.2 - Cheetah (Turismo) 3.6 - Bobcat (Evidence Dash) BP/FP - Bullet/Fireproof: 3.1 - Securicar (Van Heist) 3.4 - Trashmaster (Blow Fish) BP - Bulletproof: 3.5 - Barracks OL (Arms Shortage) 3.7 - Patriot (Marked Man) DP - Damageproof: 6.6 - Sentinel (UNOBTAINABLE - Bait) Permanent color: 3.3 - Stretch (Gloss Black - Salvatore's Called a Meeting) 5.2 - Manana (Silver - Dead Skunk in the Trunk) 5.3 - Stretch (Gloss Black - Chaperone) 6.2 - Infernus (UNOBTAINABLE - Metallic Orange - Grand Theft Auto) 6.3 - Stinger (UNOBTAINABLE - Magenta-Red - Grand Theft Auto) 6.4 - Cheetah (UNOBTAINABLE - Red - Grand Theft Auto) 6.5 - Infernus (UNOBTAINABLE - Random - Rigged to Blow) Unique color: 3.3 - Stretch (Gloss Black - Salvatore's Called a Meeting) 5.1 - Kuruma (Teal - Give me Liberty!) 5.2 - Manana (Silver - Dead Skunk in the Trunk) 5.3 - Stretch (Gloss Black - Chaperone) 5.4 - Rumpo (Black - Under Surveillance) 6.1 - Banshee (UNOBTAINABLE - Gray - Give Me Liberty!) Unique features: 5.2 - Manana (Body in trunk - Dead Skunk in the Trunk) 5.5 - Securicar (Black trim - Escort Service) 5.6 - Securicar (Black trim - Decoy) 5.7 - Taxi (Lightless - Free roam) 5.8 - Hoods Rumpo DX (Graffitiless - Free roam) Unlockable / Rare: 7.1 - Borgnine (complete 100 total Taxi fares) 7.2 - BF Injection (after Sayonara Salvatore) 7.3 - BP/FP Rhino (from 6 star wanted level OR Emergency Vehicle I/E Crane) 7.4 - Dull Gray FBI Car (from Emergency Vehicle I/E Crane) ======================================================== *10* FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ======================================================== Q: My car disappeared from the garage! A: Garages ARE known to eat vehicles. The safest way to avoid this is to save frequently over multiple slots, and regularly check garages. Q: You missed [insert special vehicle]! A: Email me, and let me know. You will receive full credit for it. Q: [Insert special vehicle] doesn't possess a property you said it did! A: Most likely, you did not follow the precise strategy. If you did, and it does not retain its property, contact me and say so, although I personally check each and every vehicle. Q: One of the vehicles you listed is one I discovered first, and here's proof! Thief! A: I attribute vehicles I knew about before writing this to "common knowledge." If you discovered a vehicle, and/or developed a strategy, and you have proof of it (a link to an old forum post somewhere, or possibly an FAQ that credits you), tell me, and I'll give you full credit. Although I wish I could give the proper credit for most vehicles, the need for a consolidated special vehicle guide for VC takes priority over tracking down each and every person beforehand. ======================================================== *11* CONTACT INFORMATION ======================================================== If you wish to contact me, just email me: lancet jades at g mail dot com (remove the spaces, obviously, and replace the at with the proper sign) Alternatively, IM me at: AIM: Lancet Jades YIM: lancetjades (not on often) MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org (rarely on) I never check my @hotmail.com address, so don't send mail to it. I don't mind being contacted about this game, so don't hesitate if you have a question or comment. But if you're gonna flame me, it won't work (I'll just have a good laugh and ignore you). I also don't check my yahoo email address, so don't bother sending any mail there either. I'm a perfectionist, so if you have anything to contribute or correct, please do so. You'll receive full credit (credit goes to the screenname you talk to me from, so if you want another name, you have to specify it). Even if you're pointing out a spelling or grammatical mistake, please do so, no matter how small. Note however, I live in the U.S., and as such, spelling it "color" instead of "colour" is NOT a mistake. If you wish to use this guide on your site, aside from asking my permission, I require you in question to automatically fetch any updates I make from GameFAQs.com yourselves. I only update to GameFAQs.com and if I discover other sites carrying my guides have out-of-date versions, I will ask that it be removed. ======================================================== *12* CREDITS ======================================================== Common Knowledge ~Findings labeled "common knowledge" are labeled so because they have been so widely known and distributed that it is impossible for me to obtain the true source that found it (I know for a fact that I have read the info on numerous sites, and little of it came from gamefaqs). I do not take or deserve any credit for these vehicles, as I am NOT the person who discovered them, nor the strategies (though I have improved/elaborated on/fixed some of them). If you are the person who found a vehicle and/or developed a strategy for obtaining it, email me with a link to a source that credits you for finding it (such as another FAQ), and I will gladly give you credit. Again, I neither accept nor deserve any credit for this information, and I apologize if you are the finder of a vehicle, or author of a strategy, to whom I have not given credit. GTA_Loco ~For giving me the inspiration to write this guide, and pointing out that the silver Manana retains it color when sprayed. Also for bringing the Grand Theft Auto mission cars to my attention, even if his initial observation was incorrect (had he not, I likely wouldn't have discovered their permanent attribute, nor how to preserve it). Also, for the idea for the Breakdown by Special Quality section. Nukey_Shay ~Discovering cheatless strategies for both the CP Stretch and BP/FP Trashmaster!! A true and dedicated pro. Kyle Sutton ~For giving me permission to use excerpts from his Bulletproof Vehicles FAQ for the proofed vehicles in my guide, saving me immeasurable amounts of time. His guide can be found here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/file/466217/18849 TomAndSam ~For informing me of the gray Banshee in the opening cutscene. Xombie_Slaya ~For telling me the mission that unlocks the BF Injection. ======================================================== *13* VERSION HISTORY ======================================================== 1.00 Completed December 2nd, 2006. Initial version. 1.01 Completed December 4th, 2006. Minor changes, a couple notes added. 1.10 Completed December 4th, 2006. More changes, added some vehicles. 1.20 Completed December 16th, 2006. Added the Lightless Taxi, Graffitiless Hoods Rumpo DX, and some credit info. 1.21 Completed December 27th, 2006. More minor changes. 1.25 Completed February 26th, 2007. Listed the "Grand Theft Auto" mission cars as unobtainable. 1.26 Completed August 7th, 2007. More minor changes. 1.30 Completed September 13th, 2007. Added “Special quality breakdown” section. Some more changes. 1.31 Completed September 16th. 2007. Added a note about GHOST Missing, and added to the About section. 1.40 Completed September 27th, 2007. Added numbering to the Mission Breakdown list. 1.41 Completed April 29th, 2008. Added Gray Banshee to Unobtainable vehicles. 1.42 Completed May 6th, 2008. More minor changes. 1.43 Completed May 7th, 2008. Adding info on sites requesting this guide and what is necessary, along with a spoiler warning. 1.44 Completed May 25th, 2008. Minor addition to contact info. 1.45 Completed August 18th, 2008. Minor revisions. 1.46 Completed August 21st, 2008. Another minor change for more readability. 1.47 Completed March 2nd, 2009. Removed some sites' permission to host this guide. 1.48 Completed May 14th, 2009. Altered the mission list some. 1.49 Completed May 15th, 2009. Confirmed the GHOST Missing as unobtainable (unfortunately). 1.60 Completed April 15th, 2010. Fixed up a few things based on conventions from later Special Vehicle Guides. Also paraphrased a couple of the proofed vehicle strategies to cut down on some size. More complex ones are left alone. Also spellchecked the guide (it needed it). Also moved the version history to the back. 1.61 Completed April 26th, 2010. Added the Rhino to rare vehicles. How'd I miss it? Also removed multiple entries for the CP Stretch, since the handling of vehicles in multiple categories is established. 1.70 Completed May 30th, 2010. Nukey_Shay discovered cheatless strategies for both the CP Stretch and BP/FP Trashmaster! MAJOR thanks to him for these bold and daring strategies!!! Also fixed some problems with the Breakdown by Special Quality list. Also revised the BP/FP/EP Bobcat's strategy. ======================================================== *14* BOILERPLATE ======================================================== This document Copyright 2006-2010 John Hoffnagle IV. Do not reproduce this document for any purpose besides personal use without asking me first. I'm not stingy; if you ask, you'll most likely get permission to host it. Otherwise, it's a violation of copyright, and I WILL pursue legal action, especially if you sell it for money. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. None of which are me.