======================================================================== GRAND THEFT AUTO 4 SPECIAL VEHICLE FAQ ======================================================================== Author: Johnny H. H. the 4th (Lancet Jades) Author's Homepage: http://www.evermoreforums.com/forums/index.php Version: 4.16 (completed December 29th, 2009) Sites with permission to post this FAQ: GameFAQs.com Neoseeker.com Gamesradar.com Gamershell.com Supercheats.com ======================================================== VERSION HISTORY ======================================================== Versions prior to 4.00 have been moved to section 15: Version History Log. 4.00 Completed July 7th, 2009. Made lusters their own section, which is a massive overhaul. Hopefully all renumbered vehicles have their proper number at all places in the guide... 4.01 Completed August 1st, 2009. Removed the Willard as a possibly unique car, as multiple people have mentioned it does indeed appear in traffic. 4.02 Completed September 29th, 2009. A few corrections and new strategy for the lustered Huntley Sport from robrabbitman. Also discovered the blue SuperGT in No. 1 is lustered! 4.03 Completed October 6th, 2009. Ran it through spellcheck again and revised a couple of things, such as the "About" section right below this. Also discovered a lustered car in Jacob's drug deliveries, thanks to robrabbitman. Revised the mission list, adding Jacob's deliveries, and the green roof beater Emperor's description. 4.04 Completed November 1st, 2009. Added the information on motorcycle issues in parking spots from the TLAD guide. 4.05 Completed November 3rd, 2009. Added some notes about the Annihilator, and how Police Maverick strategies don't actually work for obtaining it. 4.06 Completed November 5th, 2009. Removed the Willard from the suspect vehicle list once and for all. Also fixed a few instances of unobtainable vehicles not being listed as so in the mission list. 4.07 Completed November 8th, 2009. Excessive updates, but that's how I roll, baby. Standardized a few elements of the guide with my TLAD and TBoGT guides. 4.08 Completed November 24th, 2009. Thanks to Floris Ferwerda, I know exactly how unique vehicles like the Laundromat and Romero's Hearse work when it comes to spawning on the streets, and their entries are updated accordingly. 4.09 Completed November 28th, 2009. One final revision of the Annihilator's section, and a note about the Police Stockades in Three Leaf Clover I didn't think of before. Corrected a few other things throughout the guide as well. Alphabetized the list of terms. Added info on the Firetruck Trick, as limited in scope as it likely will be in GTA4 itself. 4.10 Completed December 1st, 2009. Revisions of a couple of things. 4.11 Completed December 8th, 2009. Edited listings of "Romero's Hearse" to the proper term of "Romero." 4.12 Completed December 17th, 2009. Edited some of the information about lusters (The DF8-90 and about white/silver lusters). Also edited the Futo entry (used to be 5.46, now 6.32). Apparently much different than we thought. Also found a similar hybrid Intruder in another drug mission. 4.13 Completed December 18th, 2009. Notes about the hybrid tuner cars. Thanks to Floris Ferwerda for pointing out that the hybrid cars only appear if you skip the cutscene! 4.14 Completed December 21st, 2009. Lustered Turismo in "Union Drive" discovered. The first (and only) randomly colored AND lustered car known! 4.15 Completed December 22nd, 2009. Lustered random color Sabre GT in If the Price is Right. 4.16 Completed December 29th, 2009. Moved pre-4.00 versions to the Version History Log at the back of the guide, to cut down on bulk in the preamble. Also added some notes about a couple of Stevie's cars. Removed some vehicles that aren't actually special, including those random lustered cars. ======================================================== 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. Yes, this is the same preamble as my other guides. Copy/paste FTW. This guide was written with the X-Box 360 version, not the PS3 version. No differences are known as of yet, however there may be some. The PC version may also have some differences in vehicles available from the 360 version. If you contact me with info or complaints, please specify which version you play. This guide is NOT a "rare car" guide. Vehicles that appear rarely, but DO appear in free roam (such as Infernus) do NOT qualify for the scope of this guide. Only cars that have some special feature such as proofing, special paintjob, special features, or can only be acquired via missions are included. 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: Safehouses and Parking Spots 3: Everything-proofed (CP) vehicles and how to create them 4: Unique vehicles 4.1 - Roman's Taxi 4.2 - Laundromat (1st of 2) 4.3 - Police Stockade (1st of 2) 4.4 - Laundromat (2nd of 2) 4.5 - Police Stockade (2nd of 2) 4.6 - Romero 5: Lustered Vehicles 5.1 - Silver Merit 5.2 - Black Ruiner w/ yellow siding 5.3 - Black/Silver DF8-90 (1st of 4) 5.4 - Black Speedo 5.5 - Black/Silver DF8-90 (2nd of 4) 5.6 - Black/Silver DF8-90 (3rd of 4) 5.7 - Black/Silver DF8-90 (4th of 4) 5.8 - Silver Oracle 5.9 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill (1st of 3) 5.10- Black Sultan 5.11- Light Blue SuperGT 5.12- Black Stallion (1st of 2) 5.13- Black Cavalcade w/ dark rims 5.14- Dark Gray Sabre GT w/ black stripe 5.15- Silver Patriots 5.16- Black Sentinel w/ black rims 5.17- Black Emperor 5.18- Black Dukes 5.19- Black Cognoscenti 5.20- Silver Banshee w/ black stripe (1st of 2) 5.21- Silver Lokus 5.22- Black Contender 5.23- Black Stallion (2nd of 2) 5.24- Dark Green Vincent (1st of 2) 5.25- "Mafia" PMP 600 (1st of 2) 5.26- "Mafia" Sentinel (1st of 2) 5.27- Dark Green Vincent (2nd of 2) 5.28- Silver Sanchez 5.29- Black Schafter w/ silver grill (2nd of 3) 5.30- Silver Sultan 5.31- "Mafia" PMP 600 (2nd of 2) 5.32- Black Coquette 5.33- White Oracle 5.34- "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill (1st of 2) 5.35- Silver Comet 5.36- Black SuperGT 5.37- Black Lokus 5.38- Black and Silver Rancher 5.39- Black Huntley Sport 5.40- Black Schafter w/ silver grill (3rd of 3) 5.41- Black Rebla 5.42- "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill (2nd of 2) 5.43- "Mafia" Sentinel (2nd of 2) 5.44- Silver Banshee w/ black stripe (2nd of 2) 6: Specially colored/featured vehicles 6.1 - Black Esperanto 6.2 - Beige Willard (1st of 2) 6.3 - Beige Willard (2nd of 2) 6.4 - Pure White Blista Compact w/ dark gray siding (1st of 2) 6.5 - Pure White Blista Compact w/ dark gray siding (2nd of 2) 6.6 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill (1st of 2) 6.7 - Rich Yellow Comet 6.8 - Yellow Patriot (1st of 3) 6.9 - Beige and Fuchsia Voodoo 6.10- Yellow Patriot (2nd of 3) 6.11- Yellow Patriot (3rd of 3) 6.12- Rich Red Hellfury 6.13- White Maverick w/ red stripes (1st of 2) 6.14- White Maverick w/ red stripes (2nd of 2) 6.15- Black "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill 6.16- White "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill 6.17- Solid Black Maverick 6.18- Green and Blue Rancher 6.19- Chrome Red Biff 6.20- Black Schafter w/ silver grill (2nd of 2) 6.21- Pink Feltzer 6.22- Orange Infernus w/ black side stripe 6.23- Solid Red Sanchez 6.24- Black and Silver Cognoscenti w/ white ribbon 6.25- Black and Silver Cognoscenti (1st of 2) 6.26- Black and Silver Cognoscenti (2nd of 2) 6.27- White Maverick w/ gold stripes 6.28- Pitch Black Huntley Sport 6.29- White Cognoscenti 6.30- Beater Emperor w/ green roof 6.31- Hybrid Tuner Intruder 6.32- Hybrid Tuner Futo 7: Unobtainable special vehicles 7.1 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill 7.2 - Lustered Black Speedo w/ flat-screens 7.3 - Flatbed w/ bomb and indicator light 7.4 - Black Banshee w/ gold stripe 7.5 - BP/FP Roman's Taxi 7.6 - White Maverick w/ black stripes 7.7 - Lowrider Patriot 7.8 - Blista Compact w/ body in back 8: Rare vehicles 8.1 - Police Maverick 8.2 - Red and Black Virgo 8.3 - Black and Gold Huntley Sport 8.4 - Deep Red PMP 600 8.5 - Deep Red Patriot 8.6 - Deep Red Presidente 8.7 - Annihilator 9: Suspected unique vehicles 9.1 - Bright Blue Primo 9.2 - Bright Red Primo 10: Brucie and Stevie cars Brucie's Exotic Exports (ALL UNIQUE): Banshee Cavalcade Feltzer Intruder NRG 900 Patriot PCJ 600 PMP 600 Sabre GT Sanchez Stevie's text message cars: Banshee (CONFIRMED) Bobcat (NOT UNIQUE) Buccaneer Cavalcade (CONFIRMED) Cognoscenti (CONFIRMED) Comet (CONFIRMED) Contender Coquette DF8-90 (CONFIRMED) Dilletante (CONFIRMED) Dukes (CONFIRMED) Faggio (NOT UNIQUE) Freeway (CONFIRMED) Huntley Sport (CONFIRMED) Infernus (CONFIRMED) Intruder (CONFIRMED) Manana Moonbeam NRG 900 Patriot (CONFIRMED) PMP 600 Rancher Rebla (CONFIRMED) Sabre GT (CONFIRMED) Sentinel (CONFIRMED) Sultan (CONFIRMED) SuperGT Turismo (CONFIRMED) Voodoo (CONFIRMED) Washington (NOT UNIQUE) 11: Mission list 12: Frequently Asked Questions 13: Contact info 14: Credits 15: Version History Log 16: Boilerplate ======================================================== *1* TERMS IN THE GUIDE ======================================================== This is a listing of all the special terms used in this guide. BP - Bulletproof. This vehicle will not take damage from bullets. Windows cannot be damaged, and shots will not count towards the car being destroyed. Unlike the previous GTAs, tires are apparently also immune to being popped by gunfire. FP - Fireproof. This vehicle will not catch fire or otherwise take damage from molotovs. Tires can still catch fire unfortunately. EP - Explosionproof. This car is immune to explosive damage, such as from grenades, rocket launchers, or exploding cars. Does not stop the car itself from exploding if somehow critically damaged. DP - Damageproof. This car cannot be damaged by bashing it around (into other cars, walls, etc.) or by melee attacks (unproven). The car will still take cosmetic damage, such as dents and scrapes (even to the point of impeding functions, such as a wheel well being destroyed). CP - Comprehensiveproof. This combines the qualities of bulletproof, fireproof, explosionproof, and damageproof. UJ - Unjackable. Now that even locked cars can be jacked by breaking the windows, UJ means that Niko will simply refuse to break the windows and get in. Even breaking the windows anyways, he still refuses to open the doors. Beater - A rustbucket. One of the rusty, falling-apart cars that occasionally spawn. Used in the first nine levels of the Little Jacob's drug delivery missions. Confirm - To "confirm" a car is to return to the parking spot where it was left BEFORE continuing with the game (most notably saving and loading). Cars parked during missions are retained, but only during that game session, as parking spots are "turned off" during missions (to prevent abuse to repair your car). Confirming it causes the game to recall the car, and as a result, store it properly next time it is removed (when you save and load, or drive away again). Failure to do this will lead to the car vanishing, even though it was in a parking spot. Description - A description of unique color/feature vehicles and WHY they are unique. Discovered by - This is not necessarily the first person to discover a vehicle, but rather the first person to report it to me. I will add the original discoverer if I'm able to determine who originally found it, however. Double-drive - Double-driving is used in some vehicle strategies. It involves driving two vehicles at once back to your safehouse. One is the special vehicle you're trying to obtain, the other is a vehicle some important person from the mission is in, and if you go too far away, you will fail. You essentially drive one car partway towards the destination (usually a parking spot), then get out and drive the other a bit farther, and repeat ad nauseum. Slow, but guaranteed to work, as long as you don't put too much distance between them. You don't risk failing the mission, but rather the vehicle you're trying for may vanish. If one vehicle is powerful enough to push the other, you can do that instead to expedite the process. Firetruck Trick - This is simpler than it may sound. The Firetruck's water stream is able to not only push small vehicle, but put out any fire that starts. This allows rapid pushing of motorcycles and other such vehicles without concern for their damage, as if they catch fire, it will put it out, restoring it back to simply heavily smoking. This is a much, much quicker and more effective strategy than it sounds. Formulated by - This is who informed me of the strategy to obtain the vehicle. Vehicles that were pointed out to be, but where I was given no strategy to obtain it often lead to me developing the strategy, although most will have the same entry for Discovered and Formulated by. NOTE: Vehicles that are given to you (such as the Rich Yellow Comet) 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. Hybrid Grill - This is a rather specialized term. Some PMP 600s in a few missions (check the vehicle list for which have it) have a special "hybrid" style grill not seen with other PMP 600s. It is called hybrid because it's a cross between the normal grill (a lot of vertical bars), and the "Mafia" PMP 600 grill (a few vertical bars with a mesh backing). The hybrid grill has a lot of vertical bars and the mesh backing. So far, the PMP 600 is the only vehicle known to have a completely different grill used only in story mission vehicles (with no pattern at that). 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. Rare - This is used in the guide as an "unlockable" vehicle. Tuner - A "tuner" car is a special modified version of the vehicle, usually adding spoilers and other modifications. These often come in only one color. They still have the same name as the base vehicle, so a tuner Sentinel is still labeled "Sentinel" in the game. A lot of tuner cars in this game are NOT "unique," but found randomly on the street (albeit rare at times), and thus will not be included in this guide unless otherwise warranted. Unique - This vehicle is unique and found in story missions only, or other limited-time availability missions, and thus can be missed altogether. Unlockable - This term in my guide denotes a vehicle that is only infinitely available either through story missions and/or by unlocking it at some point through the story, whether by completing a mission, finishing a side mission, or even a vehicle that is only available during a side mission, but is repeatedly available by doing the mission over and over at your leisure. Unobtainable - A vehicle that, for whatever reason, cannot be obtained and/or stored with its properties. NOTE: During some missions, AI drivers that you chase are given "super" stats: speed, acceleration, turning, etc, designed to ensure that you cannot catch up to them until the game deems it okay (usually involves the target reaching their destination intact). If you are in danger of catching up or passing them (or if you take a shortcut to do so), they hyper-accelerate to stay in the lead. They also tend to slow down and "wait" for you if you fall too far behind, although they never stop completely. This goes along with the fact such chases are usually scripted. ======================================================== *2* SAFEHOUSES AND PARKING SPOTS ======================================================== Places to store vehicles. When you load a game, all stored vehicles are restored to top condition and health. Even destroyed vehicles will be repaired, so long as you get the carcass of the vehicle into the spot. Even Helicopters may be saved in parking spots. Each spot can hold two vehicles maximum. Any more than two get deleted. More than two cars can be stored in a parking spot on a temporary basis, however. It will retain 3+ cars normally, however whenever you save and reload the game, you will find only two cars remaining, chosen randomly from any that were "in the space" at the time of saving. It was brought to my attention by Matt J that a viable strategy for most vehicles in missions is to park it in a parking spot, then commit suicide. This will fail the mission and the vehicle will stay. Parking spots are active from the very start of the game, even if you haven't acquired that property (or lose it, or never obtain it). 1: Roman's Apartment, Mohawk Ave., Hove Beach (Broker) -Unlocked after The Cousins Bellic, lost after Roman's Sorrow 2: Mallorie's Apartment, Joliet St., South Bohan (Bohan) -Unlocked after Roman's Sorrow 3: Roman's New Apartment, Albany Ave., Middle Park East (Algonquin) -Unlocked after Hostile Negotiation 4: Playboy X's Mansion, Xenotime St., Northwood (Algonquin) -Unlocked after The Holland Play (choose Playboy X) 5: Ray's Apartment, Mahesh Ave., Alderney City (Alderney) -Unlocked after Smackdown Some quirks parking spots have: Hove Beach: I've found a car (for me, usually a Chavos) occasionally overwrites the northern-most car parked here. There's no defense except to load a file from before it happened. Apparently, in Ivan the Not So Terrible, if you approach the Taxi Depot from the north, and not south, one of the cars that is spawned during the scripted chase sequence is a Chavos, and due to how things may work out, it may end up displacing vehicles in the parking spot. South Bohan: If an obstacle is placed correctly on the road near the parking spot, cars driving down the road often swerve directly into the spot, displacing any vehicles there. This can get so bad that you cannot leave without losing a car, because anytime you re-park the cars, another will knock them out before you can leave. Beware! Middle Park East: If you take a taxi to either the safehouse's icon, or to a waypoint set to the icon, it will park in the middle of the parking spot, displacing your existing cars. This is especially bad if you trip skip. All parking spots: Due to the increase emphasis on motorcycles, I've noticed that every time you load a save, it spawns any motorcycles you have a bit farther towards the street than before. This means that eventually, it will spawn it in the street itself, off of the actual parking spot, causing you to lose it unless readjusted before this happens. This happens mostly with the Clubhouse's parking spot, as you use that building so often. Beware. Update: It was reported to me by someone (I forget who) that this is due to the motorcycle's position being recalculated every time they appear. When the motorcycle leans over after you dismount, this pushes its "center" towards whichever direction it leans. When it reappears, it then spawns a bit farther in that direction, and after a few cycles, appears in the street, outside of the parking spot's zone. This does not seem to happen if it leans towards the sidewalk - it simply spawns at the curb and never leans further. ======================================================== *3* EVERYTHING-PROOFED (CP) VEHICLES AND HOW TO CREATE THEM ======================================================== Credit goes to noisyassassin, GTA_Loco, and people in this topic: http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/genmessage.php?board=933037&topic=43464167 COMPREHENSIVEPROOF VEHICLES Dating with any of the girlfriends. In the previous series of GTA, this type of comprehensive armoring would only be assigned to a single or a few of the vehicles involved in a given main story mission. GTA4 however introduces a different twist on this, in that you can actually unlimitedly “manufacture” or create this type of armoring on practically any type of vehicle that you desire to be CP. The trick itself of unlimitedly creating some armoring on a vehicle isn’t new at all given that in San Andreas and Vice City Stories you can basically do the same. However, in those series you can bestow on a vehicle only one or a couple of rather insignificant armoring, namely Explosionproof in VCS and EP/FP in San Andreas, whereas in GTA4 you can create the best type of armoring that you can have. You don’t even have to do any main story missions to perform this, as what it would involve only is to date any of your girlfriends whenever any or all of them is/are available already. This rather unimportant activity in the game and one that was largely ignored in SA now has a crucial role in providing you with comprehensiveproof vehicles that can be of valuable use useful for you. Your first opportunity to date a girlfriend will be with Michelle, right after the mission “First Date”. Eventually, when you have logged online, you will be able to meet Carmen, Alex, and Kiki also. Much later on as you unlock the characters of the McReary brothers, Kate, another girlfriend will also appear. STRATEGY Prior to dating your girlfriend, you must have a pistol, submachinegun, or grenades. The trick here is to scare your girlfriend while she’s with you in the car that will lead her to abandon your date. This is what will make the vehicle you’re using to become CP. For whatever reasons, this armoring will be acquired by the vehicle after your girlfriend has dumped you. Except for Michelle, you don’t need to have a successful date first with the others before you can make the trick work. So to make a CP vehicle then, you must call on any of your available girlfriend and arrange for a date. Or if anyone of them calls you, go out with her. Now choose any type of vehicle that you’d like to make CP and drive over to your girlfriend’s place. Once she’s onboard already and you’re supposedly on your way to a place, just fire a single shot to scare her. After the cut scene where it shows your girlfriend abandoning you, the vehicle you’re driving will become CP. Just save it in your parking spot afterwards. This is the only way found so far to make a vehicle CP. If you scare your girlfriend in any other ways, your vehicle will remain normal. Try to space out your failed dates also, so as not to have any difficulty in inviting her to go out again should you wish to CP more vehicles. However, there may be times when this trick wouldn’t work with certain types of vehicles. It may be a case of glitch or the armoring can’t simply be bestowed on those vehicles. Take note however that Michelle will be gone for good after you’ve completed the mission “Snow Storm." Additionally, Kate will be unavailable after the final mission, regardless of whether you choose Deal or Revenge. The only ones that can be dated again are the internet ones Carmen, Alex, and Kiki. Related to this, there's actually one more way to scare a girlfriend and that is either to bump her moderately with whatever vehicle you're using, or in the case of the Annihilator, shoot at her before she gets onboard but without killing her. Hitting her with a few rounds will scare her too, freeze your movement and allow her to get onboard your vehicle. After the cutscene transpires, your vehicle will be CPed. NOTE 1: If you attempt to do Police side-missions with a CP'd vehicle, it will remove its proofings. You can always re-apply them afterwards, but just be aware that you can't use them during the mission. NOTE 2: These vehicles seem prone to vanishing from parking spots while saving them. Be aware you may need to attempt it multiple times to acquire all properties, or to successfully save the properties. NOTE 3: Going on a date in a CP car removes the property, so be careful when using the car. ======================================================== *4* UNIQUE VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles only appear during story missions, and once the game is completed, cannot be acquired without cheating. --------- 4.1 - Roman's Taxi --------- Missions: The Cousins Bellic, It's Your Call, Bleed Out, Easy Fare, Jamaican Heat, Roman's Sorrow Difficulty: * Required: Some mission failure or high Roman like stat (60%+) Discovered by: Common knowledge (Swift helped with identifying it as unique) Strategy: Just keep the one you can summon using Roman's friendship perk, although several of the listed missions leave you with a free one upon completion. You also use this during Roman's taxi missions. NOTE: It is missable because after Hostile Negotiation, a Cavalcade will come for you instead of a Roman's Taxi when you call for a taxi, and you can no longer complete Roman's Taxi missions after a certain point, and even then, once you complete 10 taxi missions, they become unavailable anyways. --------- 4.2 - Laundromat (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Hung Out to Dry (Vlad Glebov) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Common knowledge Strategy: This is the van driven by the Laundromat owner. Instead of going to the front of the building, go around back and get inside. When Niko breaks the window to get in, you'll fail the mission for scaring the dry cleaner. Just drive it to a parking spot. There is no way to obtain this one without mission failure, so just go for the other one. NOTE: This vehicle can appear randomly on the streets, but ONLY if you are driving one yourself, or much less likely, if one was recently in the game's memory (such as after a mission featuring it). It is thus still unique, as unless you obtain it in or after a mission where it is used, you won't see one elsewhere. --------- 4.3 - Police Stockade (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Three Leaf Clover (Patrick McReary) Difficulty: Impossible (without cheats) Required: Mission failure, a heavy vehicle, and huge cojones Discovered by: Helped by Metzger0528 Strategy 1: Two of these barricade the streets after you escape the bank. The problem is they are UJ entirely. Even if you fail the mission, they will be UJ. The only alternative is to push them to a parking spot afterwards. The problem? You keep that 5-star wanted level after failing the mission, so you'd have to push it with 5 stars. It's technically doable (hence why it's in this section), but don't count on succeeding. Just grab the next one available. The major kicker is, you can't escape the 5-star level first, otherwise the trucks will vanish when you return to push it back. Formulated by: Lancet Jades Strategy 2: Fail the mission near these, then use the "remove wanted level" cheat (267-555-0100). Get a good pushing vehicle and begin a slow push towards the Middle Park East parking spot. The cheat may require use a few more times during the push, so keep that in mind. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 4.4 - Laundromat (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Meltdown (Ray Boccino) Difficulty: ** or * Required: Nothing (mission failure unless you're fast) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Strategy 1: During the chase, the traffic that appears is scripted (like in all chases). When you reach Hematite St., there will be a line of cars waiting for the light (ignored, of course, by your targets). In this lineup is a Laundromat truck. If you keep up with the target's car, just get out of your vehicle, jack the Laundromat, and finish the mission with it instead (see 5.21 - Lustered Silver Banshee w/ black stripe for tips on how to make sure you keep the Laundromat post-mission.) Formulated by: Lancet Jades Strategy 2: Basically the same as one, except drive the Laundromat right to a parking spot, failing the mission. Much easier to pull off. NOTE: This vehicle can appear randomly on the streets, but ONLY if you are driving one yourself, or much less likely, if one was recently in the game's memory (such as after a mission featuring it). It is thus still unique, as unless you obtain it in or after a mission where it is used, you won't see one elsewhere. --------- 4.5 - Police Stockade (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Tunnel of Death (Derrick McReary) Difficulty: ***** or ** Required: Heavy pushing vehicle or mission failure Discovered by: Chris Allen Strategy 1: While the Stockade is now UJ, you can push it back with a hefty vehicle. The Presidente you move to obviously won't do, so jack something else. A Patriot is ideal, so double-drive one to the switch site if necessary. Once there, make the switch. Now comes the hard, long road (literally and figuratively). You must double-drive the Patriot and Presidente all the way to your Alderney parking spot, using the Patriot to push the Stockade. This is incredibly tedious. Try backing into the Stockade to push it, as this causes less damage to the engine, allowing it to last longer. You can't afford to risk a star to jack a new Patriot en route. Make sure not to ever travel too far from either truck, or else it will vanish. If you get a wanted level, call Kiki to clear it, and wait one in-game day (~48 minutes of real time) for her to recharge. When you reach the big intersection, you can make a choice. East will be easier, but you must push the Stockade up a hill. This will take almost twice as long, but is the safe route. The alternative is north. Push it to the overpass over the road your safehouse is on. To the east, there should be a staircase down, and beside that, an alley with a dirt mound at the end. Push the Stockade off the mound, making sure to aim it to the north and not south, and let it fall. Assuming it lands on its wheels (this isn't guaranteed), drive down too (having parked the Presidente near that staircase, where it'll stay for now), and begin pushing again. When there's a break in the building to the north, push it through, and you're there! Well, almost. A little positioning should get it into the space. Ditch the Patriot and run up to the Presidente and proceed to finish the mission. If dome right, the Stockade should be waiting there after the mission. Congratulations on obtaining the hardest vehicle to get without getting a mission failure! Strategy 2: Once in the Police Stockade and cleared of your wanted level, drive to a parking spot and blow it up using a grenade (a rocket may blow it off the spot). You can also shoot the engine until it explodes (this is the safest option). Quickly run inside and save the game, and it should still be there. Parking spots tend to eat destroyed cars, so time is of the essence. Formulated by: Lancet Jades and Matt J Strategy 3: As the mission takes off in the Booth Tunnel, Packie gets out of the Biff opposite you and runs behind a patrol car parked behind the Stockade. Just run up to him before you kill off all of the guards, and shoot him until he dies. You will fail the mission and get the "Packie is Dead" message, but the truck will stay in place and you'll probably only have a 1-star wanted level. You can then just drive the truck to a nearby parking spot. Formulated by: Metzger0528 --------- 4.6 - Romero --------- Mission: Undertaker (Francis McReary) Difficulty: *** Required: Nothing / Mission failure Discovered by: Neo Strategy 1: This vehicle first appears at the start of the mission as the Hearse parked outside the church. It is UJ at this point though. You can either go after it and jack it after finishing the mission, or if you don't want to bother and don't mind failing, drive it to a parking spot when you get to drive it, and then shoot Packie. Formulated by: Neo Strategy 2: If you choose to try and wrest it from the driver post-mission, shoot at the vehicle. There's a good chance the driver will get scared and abandon the vehicle, leaving you free to take it (the other cars seem to be UJ after the mission, at least before they're spooked). Watch out for cops when getting it, though. Formulated by: Neo Strategy 3: Simply run after the Romero after the mission. If you killed Francis, it will turn left, heading to a dead end where it u-turns. Block it with another car (taken from the cemetery parking lot), and jack it. If you killed Derrick, the Romero will be right next to you after the cutscene. Just quickly run up to it and jack it. Formulated by: Lancet Jades NOTE: This vehicle can appear randomly on the streets, but ONLY if you are driving one yourself, or much less likely, if one was recently in the game's memory (such as after a mission featuring it). It is thus still unique, as unless you obtain it in or after a mission where it is used, you won't see one elsewhere. ======================================================== *5* LUSTERED VEHICLES ======================================================== Lustered vehicles are vehicles with a "luster" to them. A luster is a secondary color that can only be seen well in certain light. The vehicles with lusters are predominantly black, but some are silver, and a select few are other colors. The best light for viewing lusters is different depending on the base color. Black is best between 11am and 3pm, while white/silver lusters are best seen in twilight (dawn or dusk). Direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm often drowns out white/silver cars' lusters entirely. Generally, the lighter the base color, the closer to twilight it should be viewed at. There are six known luster colors at this time: red, blue, green, yellow, purple, and orange. Of these, orange, purple, and red are the most visible, although luster visibility depends on time of day, base car color (usually black), and the vehicle itself (lusters on Sultans are easier to see than on Dukes, for example). It is not known yet whether all vehicles that can be lustered can have all known colors. Orange is especially unknown, as it often looks like either red or yellow, depending on the vehicle. Some lustered vehicles seem to also be found in traffic, including vehicles that cannot be found lustered in missions. So far, the only colors seen in traffic are green and purple, but blue and possibly red may also be. Despite this, I have yet to physically match up a luster vehicle found in traffic directly aside one from a mission, so there may be differences anyways I can't see at the moment. All in all, it seems like even if some lustered vehicles are found in traffic, the selection is very small, and few if any may actually be the same as ones from missions. Besides that information, there is little unifying theory behind lusters, such as what colors the vehicle can be (silver and dark green threw a wrench in that), what vehicle have what colors, and so on. Beyond the basic mechanics of how lusters work, it's likely a case-by-case basis, hence the following Luster Table, listing what colors known vehicles have (mission-based ONLY). --------- 5.1 - Lustered Silver Merit --------- Mission: First Date (Roman Bellic) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Unknown Description: This is a silver Merit with a luster to it. Strategy: This is Michelle's car, the one you drive during the mission. Just keep it intact and park it after finishing the mission. --------- 5.2 - Lustered Black Ruiner w/ yellow siding --------- Mission: Ivan the Not So Terrible (Vlad Glebov) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Anderson Description: A black Ruiner with yellow siding and a luster. Strategy: Ivan the Terrible drives this during the chase. Keeping it is simple. Get in BEFORE chasing him through the structure, then after the mission is over, return to it and drive to a parking spot. Getting in first is important, as otherwise it usually vanishes by the time the mission is over. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.3 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (1st of 4) --------- Mission: Crime and Punishment (Mikhail Faustin) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A silver DF8-90 with a black roof. The entire vehicle is lustered, however it is most visible on the roof. Strategy: This is parked in Faustin's driveway, in front of the always- spawning Turismo. Just drive it to a parking spot if you want it (although to make this mission easier, you may wish to defer it to one of the other missions). Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.4 - Lustered Black Speedo --------- Mission: Crime and Punishment (Mikhail Faustin) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A fully black Speedo with a luster. The business who's logo is on the side is randomized, as always. Strategy: There are three of these, and they are the mission targets. Any of them may be lustered, but the true target (with the flatscreens) is unobtainable without failing. Find one of the others, pull it over, take it to your Hove parking spot, then go north to the police station and get another police car. You can spot the true target because you may see the flatscreens in the back, and it has two people in the cabin (driver and passenger/guard). Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.5 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (2nd of 4) --------- Mission: Do You Have Protection? (Mikhail Faustin) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A silver DF8-90 with a black roof. The entire vehicle is lustered, however it is most visible on the roof. Strategy: This is parked in Faustin's driveway, in front of the always- spawning Turismo. Just drive it to a parking spot if you want it. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.6 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (3rd of 4) --------- Mission: No Love Lost (Mikhail Faustin) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A silver DF8-90 with a black roof. The entire vehicle is lustered, however it is most visible on the roof. Strategy: This is parked in Faustin's driveway, in front of the always- spawning Turismo. Just drive it to a parking spot if you want it. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.7 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (4th of 4) --------- Mission: Rigged to Blow (Mikhail Faustin) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A silver DF8-90 with a black roof. The entire vehicle is lustered, however it is most visible on the roof. Strategy: This is parked in Faustin's driveway, in front of the always- spawning Turismo. Just drive it to a parking spot if you want it. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.8 - Lustered Silver Oracle --------- Mission: Easy As Can Be (Brucie Kibbutz) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a silver Oracle with a luster to it. Strategy: This is the Oracle Brucie has dispatched you to collect for him. The only way to get this is to fail the mission. Just leave it in a parking spot, then drive far enough away for the mission to fail. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.9 - Lustered Black Schafter w/ silver grill (1st of 3) --------- Mission: Easy As Can Be (Brucie Kibbutz) Difficulty: *** Required: Nothing (Mission failure for drastically easier task) Discovered by: Lancet Jades (help from GTA_Loco) Description: This is a normal black Schafter with black rims, except that it has a silver grill as opposed to the normal black grill. It also has a luster. Strategy 1: Follow the mission as normal up until you get in the Rivas' car. When the Schafter appears in the alley after the cutscene, kill the driver and claim the car. Carefully drive the car along with Rivas' car back to your Hove Beach parking spot, park the Schafter, and finish the mission. Alternatively, you can push the Schafter with the Oracle (or vice versa). Just be careful, as in this game, you seem to get a star after pushing one vehicle with another too much (reckless driving or something). Long pushes where you maintain contact seem to be okay, but try to avoid having to re-hit the car you're pushing too much. A mix of these two strategies seems to work the best. Formulated by: Lancet Jades Strategy 2: Same as strategy 1, except just fail the mission by driving the Schafter back to Hove Beach. When you go far enough away from the Oracle you're supposed to take to Brucie, the mission will fail. Formulated by: GTA_Loco and Lancet Jades --------- 5.10 - Lustered Black Sultan --------- Mission: Easy As Can Be (Brucie Kibbutz) Difficulty: *** Required: Nothing (Mission failure for drastically easier task) Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: This is a black Sultan with a luster. Both varieties (hood scoop and no scoop) are available. Strategies: See 5.9 - Lustered Black Schafter w/ silver grill's strategies. Sometimes a normal black Sultan (or two) appear, so you may have to restart the mission several times to find the color(s) you desire. Unlike the Schafter, two Sultans come after you after you leave the alley. One is parked outside the nearby exit, and the other drives in quickly after you leave. --------- 5.11 - Lustered Light Blue SuperGT --------- Mission: No. 1 (Brucie Kibbutz) Difficulty: **** Required: Mission failure Discovered by: GTA_Loco and robrabbitman (lustered) Description: This is a light blue colored Super GT. Normally only darker blues are available for it. On top of that, it can also be lustered. Strategy 1: You must fail the race to be able to obtain this car. Winning it would delete all your competitors, so you won’t be able to find this anymore afterwards. Complete the mission up to where you begin the race, but don't enter the marker. Find another vehicle (preferably a big one, such as an SUV), and park it near your Comet. Shoot Brucie, killing him and failing the mission. Next, get into the vehicle you fetched, and drive at the Super GT, trying to flip it over. Once flipped, the driver will flee. Proceed to flip it back onto its wheels, and then push it to the Hove Beach safehouse using the heavy vehicle you got. Be careful not to attract a wanted level during the push, or the police will make life difficult. Make sure you fail the mission by killing Brucie, otherwise he will drive you back to his house after failing. And if you don't force the other driver from his car, or kill him (after Brucie), the car will vanish even if you reach the parking spot. Not to mention he may try and drive away. To help avoid a wanted level for shooting Brucie, get one star before shooting him, then do so. When the mission ends, your star will be lost, the shots that killed him counting towards the level beforehand. Formulated by: GTA_Loco Strategy 2: Instead of an SUV, you could dial 911 and call a Firetruck, which has much better pushing power. Proper use of pushing could prevent a wanted level entirely during the push back to Hove. Formulated by: Floris Ferwerda --------- 5.12 - Lustered Black Stallion (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Escuela of the Streets (Manny Escuela) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Common knowledge Description: This Stallion is black with a luster. Lusters seem particularly easy to see on this car. Strategy: Attack the car to fail, then quickly get in. You should have it after the mission failure cutscene plays. Keeping it after the mission is impossible, as it will always vanish, even if it is in a parking spot, so failure is the only option. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.13 - Lustered Black Cavalcade w/ dark rims --------- Mission: Deconstruction for Beginners (Playboy X) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: -Morbid- Description: This is a black Cavalcade with a luster to it. Its rims are black, unlike the usual silver or gold for Cavalcades, making it even more unique. Strategy 1: This vehicle is the one Playboy X has the weapons stocked in. After getting in and retrieving the weapons, get back in and drive it to a parking spot, then proceed with the mission. Formulated by: -Morbid- Strategy 2: There is another of these dark-rimmed Cavalcades parked inside the actual construction site. One of the guards falls on top of it when/if you snipe him at the start. After clearing the area, but before finishing the mission, drive it to a safehouse. It's probably easier to just get Playboy X's Cavalcade though. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.14 - Lustered Dark Gray Sabre GT w/ black stripe --------- Mission: Photo Shoot (Playboy X) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: This car is a dark gray color with a black stripe, similar to the gray/black Banshee. Strategy: This is parked around the basketball court where the target is located. Take the one you want to a parking spot, then continue the mission and complete it. --------- 5.15 - Lustered Silver Patriot --------- Mission: Photo Shoot (Playboy X) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Anderson Description: These Patriots are the usual silver color for lustered vehicles. One of them has the U.S. Flag emblem on the side, the other doesn't. Choose whichever you'd like. Strategy: These are parked around the basketball court where the target is located. Take the one you want to a parking spot, then continue the mission and complete it. Both can be taken, if desired, along with the Sabre GT. --------- 5.16 - Lustered Black Sentinel w/ black rims --------- Mission: Wrong is Right (U.L. Paper) Difficulty: *** Required: Nothing Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: This car is a black Sentinel with black rims. Normal lustered Sentinels have silver rims. Strategy: This is the car Oleg uses during the chase. The same tactics apply as other vehicles used by the chase, namely shoot them through the window whenever you get the chance, so the mission is over, and you can retrieve the car afterwards (hopefully not too damaged to even make it to a parking spot). The higher difficulty on this is because Oleg puts up a better (and faster) chase than most, making claiming the vehicle without destroying it a bit harder. Formulated by: GTA_Loco --------- 5.17 - Lustered Black Emperor --------- Mission: Dust Off (U.L. Paper) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades and Anderson (for reminding me) Description: A black Emperor with a luster. This is a normal version, not the "beater" version. Strategy: This car awaits you after finishing the mission in the airport. Presumably the guys who collect the helicopter drove it. Look alongside a nearby building for it. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.18 - Lustered Black Dukes --------- Mission: Lure (Francis McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades and GTA_Loco Description: This is a black Dukes with a luster to it. The extra features that Dukes have (air intake on hood, or just a raised section) are still randomized. Strategy: This car is on the street below the apartment of the guy you have to execute. Once you reach the building, get in the Dukes, then get right back out to "mark" it as your current car (otherwise it'll vanish after you finish the mission). Then simply descend to the bottom of the building after killing the guy, and drive it to a parking spot. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.19 - Lustered Black Cognoscenti --------- Mission: Actions Speak Louder Than Words (Gerald McReary) Difficulty: *** Required: Mission failure and a pushing vehicle Discovered by: Anderson Description: A black Cognoscenti with a luster. Simple as that. Strategy: This is the car driven by the Ancelotti goons during the mission. To obtain it means to fail the mission, since it is destroyed by the end without fail. Unfortunately, it is also UJ during the mission. Actually getting it requires damaging the car at the start, so the mission is failed, then using another vehicle to push it to a parking spot (preferably in Middle Park East). Formulated by: Anderson --------- 5.20 - Lustered Silver Banshee w/ black stripe (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Meltdown (Ray Boccino) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Brendan Mills / Jesse Giramma / Anderson (luster) Description: This is a Banshee with a gray color and a black center stripe. This comes in both hard top and convertible varieties (randomly chosen). Lusters on this car tend to be very difficult to see, even moreso than lusters normally are. Best light seems to be around noon on a sunny day. Strategy: Niko automatically jacks this vehicle after the cutscene at the first destination. Simply drive it to a parking spot when you are supposed to meet Ray at the bridge - no mission failure necessary. Just make sure to reach that point with it intact. Formulated by: Brendan Mills / Jesse Giramma --------- 5.21 - Lustered Silver Lokus --------- Mission: Meltdown (Ray Boccino) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Anderson Description: A silver Lokus with a luster. As it stands, this is the ONLY lustered car available in both black and silver. The luster on this car is especially hard to see, as it is extremely faint. I would recommend going for red, as green and blue (and possibly yellow) are all but impossible to discern. Strategy: Luca's crew drives this in the chase. Wait for them to reach the park, then get into it (it will be badly damaged) to mark it as "yours." Get back out, finish the battle with Luca and his goons, then get back in after retrieving the diamonds and proceed to finish the mission, then park it. When you actually enter the mission marker though, GET OUT of the Lokus to do so! Vehicles tend to vanish after the final cutscene otherwise. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.22 - Lustered Black Contender --------- Mission: Smackdown (Derrick McReary) Difficulty: *** Required: Nothing Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: A black contender with a flat back (both smooth and rough versions) and a luster. Strategy: The target, Bucky, drives this truck. Follow him to his house, then take out all the targets. After cleaning up, get in the truck and lose your wanted level to pass the mission, then drive to a parking spot at your leisure. --------- 5.23 - Lustered Black Stallion (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Smackdown (Derrick McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This Stallion is black with a luster. Lusters seem particularly easy to see on this car. This can either have a hard top, or be a convertible. Strategy: This car is parked in the driveway of the house the target stops at. After he gets out, take out him and the guy outside the house, then get in and drive to a parking spot. It seems to vanish if you wait to take out all targets, so get it done before then. --------- 5.24 - Lustered Dark Green Vincent (1st of 2) --------- Mission: She's a Keeper (Gerald McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a dark green colored Vincent with dark rims. The luster on this vehicle seems to rarely appear, so consider that when trying for one. Strategy: This is the vehicle you drive Gracie to the new safehouse in. Go park it at a parking spot, then fail the mission somehow (shoot at the car until it catches fire, or bash it up). Once it catches fire, you'll get the mission fail notice. Quickly go and save the game, then reload. The Vincent should be sitting in your parking spot intact. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.25 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 (1st of 2) --------- Mission: She's a Keeper (Gerald McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: These PMP 600s have a spoiler like other Mafia PMP 600s, as well as a luster. Note that the default black color of these cars (like most lustered vehicles) is a different black from the normal gloss black color of actual "Mafia" PMP 600s. Thus, if you are collecting all variations of this lustered vehicle, collecting a non-lustered version may be a good idea. Strategy: Two of these cars chase you in the mission (of the four cars that give chase). Kill the drivers and gunners of all four cars (sometimes more cars show up though), and then drive the Vincent towards the destination until Niko says "we're keeping her." Now you may return and claim this vehicle off of the street and drive it to a safehouse, not failing the mission for going too far from the Vincent with Gracie. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.26 - Lustered "Mafia" Sentinel (1st of 2) --------- Mission: She's a Keeper (Gerald McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Matt J Description: This is a black tuner Sentinel - with a spoiler and other body kit enhancements used by the Mafia, except that it has a luster. Strategy: Two of these cars chase you in the mission (of the four cars that give chase). Kill the drivers and gunners of all four cars (sometimes more cars show up though), and then drive the Vincent towards the destination until Niko says "we're keeping her." Now you may return and claim this vehicle off of the street and drive it to a safehouse, not failing the mission for going too far from the Vincent with Gracie. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.27 - Lustered Dark Green Vincent (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Diamond's are a Girl's Best Friends (Gerald McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a dark green colored Vincent with dark rims. The luster on this vehicle seems to rarely appear, so consider that when trying for one. Strategy: Again, this is the vehicle you drive in, this time to the exchange. After finishing up the mission, run back to where it was parked and claim it. You may need to get in before following Packie and park it closer to where the missions ends to ensure it's not deleted, though. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.28 - Lustered Silver Sanchez --------- Mission: Truck Hustle (Phil Bell) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a silver Sanchez with a luster. Like the Hellfury, the luster is extremely strong, completely obscuring any trace of silver unless it is generated without a luster. Strategy: This motorcycle is provided for you at the end of the mission, waiting nearby at the abandoned mansion. Just take it to a parking spot, no muss, no fuss. --------- 5.29 - Lustered Black Schafter w/ silver grill (2nd of 3) --------- Mission: Pegorino's Pride (Jimmy Pegorino) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Swift, confirmed by GTA_Loco Description: This is a normal black Schafter with black rims, except that it has a silver grill as opposed to the normal black grill. It also has a luster. Strategy: You drive this car during the mission. To obtain this vehicle, however, you must fail, as it vanishes with Pegorino at the end even if you leave it at a parking spot. Just fail the mission by shooting Pegorino, and take it to a parking spot. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.30 - Lustered Silver Sultan --------- Mission: Pegorino's Pride (Jimmy Pegorino) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a silver Sultan with a luster. The luster is faint, like in most silver cars. Strategy: The enemy mafia goon drives this car during the chase near the end of the mission. After slaying the enemies and retrieving the money at the end, get back in Pegorino's Schafter for a second, then get out and get into the Sultan (Pegorino will follow, but only if you get in the Schafter first). Drive to the mission finish point, and then to a parking spot afterwards. As with the Schafter, get Pegorino out of the car before finishing the mission, otherwise it may disappear anyways. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.31 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Payback (Jimmy Pegorino) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Anderson Description: These PMP 600s have a spoiler like other Mafia PMP 600s, as well as a luster. Note that the default black color of these cars (like most lustered vehicles) is a different black from the normal gloss black color of actual "Mafia" PMP 600s. Thus, if you are collecting all variations of this lustered vehicle, collecting a non-lustered version may be a good idea. Strategy: This car is provided for you at the start of the mission, waiting in Pegorino's driveway. Just drive it to a parking spot, then finish the mission. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.32 - Lustered Black Coquette --------- Mission: Payback (Jimmy Pegorino) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a black Coquette with a luster to it. Strategy: This car is driven by the goons you have to follow. Simply follow the mission until you arrive at the building where the exchange is occurring, then take out everyone and jack the car afterwards. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.33 - Lustered White Oracle --------- Mission: ...Pest Control (Jimmy Pegorino) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Pepe Description: A cream white Oracle with a luster to it. Strategy: This is one of the two cars you follow in this mission. Simply shoot the driver out, or collect it after the ambush at the gas station (although the direct approach is faster) and drive it to a parking spot. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.34 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill --------- Mission: ...Pest Control (Jimmy Pegorino) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Anderson Description: These are unique for various reasons. First, they have a spoiler like other Mafia PMP 600s, as well as a luster. Aside from that, they also have a hybrid grill. Note that the default black color of these cars (like most lustered vehicles) is a different black from the normal gloss black color of actual "Mafia" PMP 600s. Thus, if you are collecting all variations of this lustered vehicle, collecting a non-lustered version may be a good idea. Strategy: This is one of the two cars you follow in this mission. Simply shoot the driver out, or collect it after the ambush at the gas station (although the direct approach is faster) and drive it to a parking spot. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.35 - Lustered Silver Comet --------- Mission: Hating the Haters (Bernie Crane) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Dmitry Lebedev, also found/confirmed by ShadowDemon99 Description: This looks like a normal gray Comet at first, but it actually has a luster. Strategy: This car is found parked right down the street from Bernie's place when starting this mission. Just drive it to a parking spot and go on with the mission. Formulated by: Dmitry Lebedev --------- 5.36 - Lustered Black SuperGT --------- Mission: Union Drive (Bernie Crane) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a black SuperGT with a luster. Strategy: This car is driven by the blackmailers through the chase. Since the chase is scripted, simply follow the mission until they get out of the car, then kill them. Get back in the car Bernie is in, then get back out (so he follows you) and get in the SuperGT. Finish the mission and drive it to a parking spot. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.37 - Lustered Black Lokus --------- Mission: Entourage (Gambetti) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: GTA_Loco and Anderson (Luster) Description: This is a black Lokus with a luster. Strategy: Just finish the mission using one of the cars, then drive it to a parking spot afterwards. --------- 5.38 - Lustered Black and Silver Rancher --------- Mission: If the Price is Right (Roman Bellic - Deal) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing (Mission failure if you want to follow Revenge) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This Rancher is black, with a silver stripe along the side. It is always the pickup variety, but does not always have boxes in the back. It also has a luster. Strategy 1: Pick this to chase the truck in, and drive it to a parking spot after the mission is over. Strategy 2: If you want to get this vehicle, but don't want to commit to the Deal story path, fail the mission after reaching the Rancher. Either let the truck get away, kill Phil, or something else. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.39 - Lustered Black Huntley Sport --------- Mission: A Revenger's Tragedy or Out of Commission (Roman Bellic) Difficulty: **** (** with Mission failure) Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades (lots of people noticed it, but for wrong reasons) Description: This Huntley Sport is black with a luster to it. The trim around the sides is randomly colored too. Strategy 1: Once the chase is over, get in another vehicle and push this to a parking spot. You will probably have to kill everyone at the initial site to safely do this. After finishing the mission, you MUST go to the parking spot and check it (since the game doesn't save vehicles during missions), otherwise it WILL vanish if you save and reload the game. Formulated by: Common knowledge Strategy 2: If you're willing to fail the mission, instead of starting the chase, shoot Jacob until you fail the mission while he's sitting in the car at the start, then push the Huntley Sport to your Alderney parking spot from its default location. This is a much shorter distance than from the compound at the end. Formulated by: robrabbitman --------- 5.40 - Lustered Black Schafter w/ silver grill (3rd of 3) --------- Mission: A Revenger's Tragedy (Roman Bellic - Deal) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a normal black Schafter with black rims, except that it has a silver grill as opposed to the normal black grill. It also has a luster. For what it's worth, these are the ONLY lustered Schafters I've been able to find with a blue luster (though they mostly have yellow). Strategy: A few of these are in the compound you assault after the chase. Drive one to a parking spot, then resume the mission. Just be careful not to destroy it during the firefight. After finishing the mission, you MUST go to the parking spot and check it (since the game doesn't save vehicles during missions), otherwise it WILL vanish if you save and reload the game. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.41 - Lustered Black Rebla --------- Mission: A Revenger's Tragedy (Roman Bellic - Deal) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a normal black Rebla with a luster to it (very often yellow). Strategy: A few of these are in the compound you assault after the chase. Drive one to a parking spot, then resume the mission. Just be careful not to destroy it during the firefight. After finishing the mission, you MUST go to the parking spot and check it (since the game doesn't save vehicles during missions), otherwise it WILL vanish if you save and reload the game. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.42 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Out of Commission (Roman Bellic - Revenge) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades and Swift Description: These are unique for various reasons. First, they have a spoiler like other Mafia PMP 600s, as well as a luster. Aside from that, they also have a hybrid grill. Note that the default black color of these cars (like most lustered vehicles) is a different black from the normal gloss black color of actual "Mafia" PMP 600s. Thus, if you are collecting all variations of this lustered vehicle, collecting a non-lustered version may be a good idea. Strategy: A few of these are in the compound you assault after the chase. Drive one to a parking spot, then resume the mission. Just be careful not to destroy it during the firefight. After finishing the mission, you MUST go to the parking spot and check it (since the game doesn't save vehicles during missions), otherwise it WILL vanish if you save and reload the game. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.43 - Lustered "Mafia" Sentinel (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Out of Commission (Roman Bellic - Revenge) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Swift Description: This is a black tuner Sentinel - with a spoiler and other body kit enhancements like the Mafia uses, except that it has a luster. Strategy: A few of these are in the compound you assault after the chase. Drive one to a parking spot, then resume the mission. Just be careful not to destroy it during the firefight. After finishing the mission, you MUST go to the parking spot and check it (since the game doesn't save vehicles during missions), otherwise it WILL vanish if you save and reload the game. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 5.44 - Lustered Silver Banshee w/ black stripe (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Hossan random encounter Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: fik Description: This is a Banshee with a gray color and a black center stripe. This comes in both hard top and convertible varieties (randomly chosen). Lusters on this car tend to be very difficult to see, even moreso than lusters normally are. Best light seems to be around noon on a sunny day. Strategy: This is the car driven by the target in this mission. Shoot him dead in the car, or drive him from it by bashing it, then pick up the money, claim the car, and finish the mission, taking it to a parking spot afterwards. --------- LUSTER TABLE --------- This is a list of all known lusters of all known lustered vehicles. It is very possibly that many, if not all of these vehicles are available in more colors. These are simply all that have been observed. Banshee - Red, Blue, Green, Yellow Cavalcade - Red, Blue, Green, Yellow Cognoscenti - Blue, Green, Yellow Comet - Red, Blue, Green Contender - Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple Coquette - Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow DF8-90 - Red, Blue, Green, Yellow Dukes - Red, Blue, Yellow Emperor - Red, Blue, Yellow Huntley Sport - Blue, Green, Yellow Lokus - Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow Merit - Red, Green, Blue Oracle - Red, Green, Blue, Yellow Patriot - Red, Green, Blue, Yellow PMP 600 - Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow Rancher - Red, Blue Rebla - Red, Blue, Yellow Ruiner - Red, Blue, Yellow Sabre GT - Red, Green, Blue, Yellow Schafter - Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow Sentinel - Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange Speedo - Red, Green, Blue, Yellow Stallion - Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow Sultan - Red, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow SuperGT - Red, Green, Yellow Vincent - Red, Blue, Green ======================================================== *6* SPECIALLY COLORED/FEATURED VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles all have some special color of feature that the vehicle usually does not have. --------- 6.1 - Black Esperanto --------- Mission: Free Roam Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: An Esperanto with a flat black paintjob not otherwise available. Strategy: Found inside Roman's cab depot, either with or without a driver. Just jack it and drive it to a parking spot. However, your last chance to get this vehicle is before picking up Roman in the mission Roman's Sorrow, as the depot is burned down afterwards. --------- 6.2 - Beige Willard (1st of 2) --------- Mission: It's Your Call (Roman Bellic) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is just a Willard with a beige paintjob. Strategy: This is the car the Albanian loan sharks drive, and is UJ. Smash the window or otherwise attack the loan sharks to fail the mission, then simply drive it back to your apartment's parking space, as it loses UJ after the mission has been failed. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.3 - Beige Willard (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Bleed Out (Roman Bellic) Difficulty: ** or * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is just a Willard with a beige paintjob. Strategy 1: Again, the Albanians use this car. Dardan drives off in this, but once killed you can claim the vehicle yourself. You'll have to drive it and Roman's Taxi back and forth from wherever you claim it to your safehouse if you want to pass the mission, however. It is UJ before the chase, so you can't jack it then. Strategy 2: If you don't care about mission failure, just fail the mission at the beginning by killing Roman and drive it back easily. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.4 - Pure White Blista Compact w/ dark gray siding (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Clean Getaway (Vlad Glebov) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Justin Blalock Description: This Blista Compact is a pure white color, compared to the "normal" variation of this color, which is actually light silver. The siding is also a dark gray instead of the usual black. Strategy: This is the target car. The only way to keep it is to fail, so after claiming the car, damage it (just enough) to fail the mission once in a parking spot. Alternatively, blow it up by throwing a grenade out the window of another car at high speed (vehicles that fail the mission if destroyed are usually retained in this way, but others aren't). Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.5 - Pure White Blista Compact w/ dark gray siding (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Ivan the Not So Terrible (Vlad Glebov) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Justin Blalock Description: This Blista Compact is a pure white color, compared to the "normal" variation of this color, which is actually light silver. The siding is also a dark gray instead of the usual black. Strategy: Vlad provides this car for you at the very beginning of the mission. Just drive it the across the street into your parking spot before heading out. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.6 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill (1st of 2) --------- Mission: The Master and the Molotov (Mikhail Faustin) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades w/ help from Coyote Description: This is a normal black Schafter with black rims, except that it has a silver grill as opposed to the normal black grill. Strategy: This is Mikhail's car. Drive it from the club back to a parking spot, then return and finish the mission. --------- 6.7 - Rich Yellow Comet --------- Mission: No. 1 (Brucie Kibbutz) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: The yellow of this Comet is much richer and brighter than a Comet's normal yellow color. Strategy: This car is used in the street race. It is the same car as the DP Comet, so obtaining it is the same: simply keep it after the mission. --------- 6.8 - Yellow Patriot (1st of 3) --------- Mission: Blow Your Cover (Elizabeta Torres) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A Patriot that is colored yellow. It does not have an American flag design on the side, and no other features (such as roof lights). Strategy: This vehicle is provided for you parked outside as soon as the mission begins. Simply park it in a parking spot and proceed with the mission as you please. --------- 6.9 - Beige and Fuchsia Voodoo --------- Mission: Have a Heart (Elizabeta Torres) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Jesse Giramma and confirmed by GTA_Loco Description: This is a normal Voodoo with a beige-colored body, and a fuchsia strip along the side. The fuchsia color is special for this car - no other Voodoos have it. Strategy: Knock the car around enough that the trunk is open, then drive on uneven roads, over mounds, or off a jump. The bodies will fly out and you will pass the mission (although without getting the reward money). Formulated by: GTA_Loco --------- 6.10- Yellow Patriot (2nd of 3) --------- Mission: Deconstruction for Beginners (Playboy X) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A Patriot that is colored yellow. It does not have an American flag design on the side, and no other features (such as roof lights). Strategy: This vehicle is provided for you parked outside as soon as the mission begins. It is even parked in Playboy X's parking spot, so just leave it and it'll stay there. NOTE: It will ONLY appear if the west half of the parking spot is clear. --------- 6.11 - Yellow Patriot (3rd of 3) --------- Mission: Photo Shoot (Playboy X) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A Patriot that is colored yellow. It does not have an American flag design on the side, and no other features (such as roof lights). Strategy: This vehicle is provided for you parked outside as soon as the mission begins. It is even parked in Playboy X's parking spot, so just leave it and it'll stay there. NOTE: It will ONLY appear if the west half of the parking spot is clear. --------- 6.12 - Rich Red Hellfury --------- Mission: Ruff Rider Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Several people, but finally confirmed Description: An on-again-off-again entry, this Hellfury is red. While others are also red, the "normal" red is a metallic red, while this is a plain, glossy red, with no metallic aspect to it. VERY similar to the normal red, thus making it very difficult to spot, even in direct comparison. Strategy: Jayvon rides this bike during the chase. Simply ram him off using a car/truck, or shoot him off while on the bike provided at the start of the chase. Pick up the money, then get on the bike and drive to meet Dwayne at the Cluckin' Bell, finishing the mission, then take it to a parking spot. --------- 6.13 - White Maverick w/ red stripes (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Dust Off (U.L. Paper) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A white Maverick with red bottom stripes. A simple design, but unique nonetheless. Strategy: The only way you're keeping this from this mission is by failing, as finishing means it will be flown away by U.L. Paper's goons. Steal the helicopter and park it in a parking spot, then drive far enough away to fail the mission. Though this is unnecessary, as you can get this for free in the following mission. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.14 - White Maverick w/ red stripes (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Paper Trail (U.L. Paper) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A white Maverick with red bottom stripes. A simple design, but unique nonetheless. Strategy: Niko flies this during the mission. After finishing, just fly it to a parking spot. No more effort necessary. --------- 6.15 - Black "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill --------- Mission: Museum Piece (Ray Boccino) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Swift (black) and Anderson (white) Description: This is a normal looking Mafia PMP 600 (gloss black coloring, and a small spoiler on the rear), except that it has a hybrid grill. The description of the hybrid grill can be found in the list of terms in an earlier section. Strategy 1: These cars are parked outside of the Museum in various places. When you exit the building, shoot the guards near them and jack one, using it to escape the area and pass the mission, then park it at a safehouse. There are a total of four around the museum. Formulated by: Swift Strategy 2: Instead of waiting until the end, jack a car at the start and park it, then complete the mission. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.16 - White "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill --------- Mission: Museum Piece (Ray Boccino) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Swift (black) and Anderson (white) Description: This is the same as the Black "Mafia" PMP 600 with hybrid grill, except that it is gloss white instead of black. This makes it an all-around better prize. Strategy 1: These cars are parked outside of the Museum in various places, most of which are to the sides and behind the museum. They're harder to get to when escaping the building, but you should still be able to run to one and jack it. There are a total of four around the museum. Formulated by: Swift Strategy 2: Instead of waiting until the end, jack a car at the start and park it, then complete the mission. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.17 - Solid Black Maverick --------- Mission: Babysitting (Derrick McReary) Difficulty: ***** Required: !!!CHEATS!!! (and Mission Failure) Discovered by: Pepe Description: This Maverick is solid black, instead of having the usual white lines on the base. The word MAVERICK is still present. Strategy: The mission orders you to shoot this helicopter down to protect the boat. Instead of following orders, jump ship and swim south to a platform with stairs up to the street on Charge Island. Input the Annihilator spawn cheat (359-555-0100) and get in. Now for the hard part. Using the Annihilator, flip Derrick's boat over (so it capsizes) to fail the mission. You MUST flip it over; failing in any other way, such as destroying Kim's boat or killing Derrick will spawn you back in Alderney. Once the mission is over, the enemy Maverick begins flying southwest towards Grand Easton Terminal in Algonquin. Once there, or anytime it is over enough land (preferably streets) to be safe, use your heli to knock it out of the air. Assuming it doesn't explode on impact, it will be crippled (no blades and/or tail). Now the long hard desert. Find a decent vehicle to push with (consider dialing 911 for an Ambulance or Firetruck) and begin pushing it towards your Algonquin parking spot (Roman's penthouse). Formulated by: Pepe and Lancet Jades --------- 6.18 - Green and Blue Rancher --------- Mission: Babysitting (Derrick McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This Rancher is a pickup variety. The top section is green, with the middle being blue, and the bottom panels black. Additionally, Pat's research has turned up the fact this Rancher has both extra lights and a grill guard. Other ranchers will either have one or the other, but not both at once. Strategy: This truck can be seen in the ending cutscene of the mission. After you're deposited at the top of the stairs after it's over, go back down, and you'll find this truck waiting for you on the docks. NOTE: Also according to Pat's research, this vehicle vanishes at the end of the mission in the PS3 version, making this vehicle unobtainable in it. --------- 6.19 - Chrome Red Biff --------- Mission: Tunnel of Death (Derrick McReary) Difficulty: * Required: Mission failure (Strategy 2 may not require failure) Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: A solid red Biff, basically. It can come in all the various forms of the Biff. Packie drives this in the mission at the start. Strategy 1: When you blockade the police convoy, kill all the police, and when instructed to drive the police van, get in the red Biff instead and just drive away from the scene. This will fail the mission for leaving Packie behind, and despite failing, your wanted level will be cleared. Do not fail the mission in any other way! If you do this, your wanted level will remain, making your job much harder. You will also keep your wanted level if you don't kill all the police in the tunnel during the fight. Just drive to a parking spot and leave the truck. Formulated by: GTA_Loco Strategy 2: Once in the Police Stockade, do a U-Turn near your own truck and exit the tunnel in the other direction. If lucky, you can lose your level by the end. Then turn around again and return to the site of the shootout. The Biff may be there still. If it is, drive it alternating with the Stockade until you reach your Alderney parking spot. Park the Biff, and finish the mission. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.20 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: Undertaker (Francis McReary) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a normal black Schafter with black rims, except that it has a silver grill as opposed to the normal black grill. Strategy 1: The first group of Albanians show up in this car (it's present at the start of the shootout). After dispatching all waves of Albanians (including the unmarked car that attacks once you get in the Hearse), alternate driving this car and the Hearse to a parking spot. Park this car, then drive the Hearse to the cemetery. Formulated by: Lancet Jades Strategy 2: Simply drive this Schafter to a parking spot right away. You'll fail the mission for abandoning Packie (or killing him, if you choose to do that instead), and then restart the mission to finish it, leaving this at a parking spot. --------- 6.21 - Pink Feltzer --------- Mission: ...I'll Take Her (Gerald McReary) Difficulty: *** Required: Discovered by: guitarmasterpwn Description: A bright pink Feltzer. It is always a convertible, not covered. Strategy 1: You drive this car during the mission. While you can always fail the mission by shooting the girl and drive it to a parking spot, you can also shoot the guy after the mission and claim the car yourself that way. Formulated by: guitarmasterpwn Strategy 2: Alternatively simply fail the mission somehow, such as shooting the girl. Much easier than the above strategy, but (obviously) requires mission failure. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.22 - Orange Infernus w/ black side stripe --------- Mission: AFTER Buoys Ahoy (Bernie Crane) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Swift (both colors), Jesse Giramma (mission) Description: This Infernus comes with a bright orange color and a black stripe along the side, both being unique for this vehicle. Strategy: This car is given to you by Bernie after finishing his mission strand. Just drive it to a parking spot. NOTE: This is given to you AFTER the mission. Bernie will call you and let you know where to pick it up. It will be there until you actually go and collect it, so it may be safe to just store it where it appears instead of picking it up and parking it somewhere. --------- 6.23 - Solid Red Sanchez --------- Mission: If the Price is Right (Roman Bellic - Deal) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing (Mission failure if you want to follow Revenge) Discovered by: Swift, confirmed by GTA_Loco Description: This is a solid red Sanchez found at the end of the mission, used for chasing the truck. This solid red color can't be found on other Sanchezes, as it even covers the usually silver gas tank. Strategy 1: Pick this to chase the truck in, and drive it to a parking spot after the mission is over. Strategy 2: If you want to get this vehicle, but don't want to commit to the Deal story path, fail the mission after reaching the Sanchez. Either let the truck get away, kill Phil, or something else. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.24 - Black and Silver Cognoscenti w/ white ribbon --------- Mission: Mr. and Mrs. Bellic (Roman Bellic - Deal) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Pepe Description: A Cognoscenti with a silver and black body, and two white ribbons draped over the front. Strategy: This is Roman's car, sitting outside the church. To obtain it without failing, simply drive up to the wedding carefully so as to not trigger the cutscene, then use your car to push this away from the church. Once it is safely away (near the intersection south of the church), drive it to a parking spot, then return and resume the wedding. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.25 - Black and Silver Cognoscenti (1st of 2) --------- Mission: Mr. and Mrs. Bellic (Roman Bellic - Revenge) Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades and Swift Description: A Cognoscenti with a silver and black body. Strategy: This is Roman's car, sitting outside the church. To obtain it without failing, simply drive up to the wedding carefully so as to not trigger the cutscene, then use your car to push this away from the church. Once it is safely away (near the intersection south of the church), drive it to a parking spot, then return and resume the wedding. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.26 - Black and Silver Cognoscenti (2nd of 2) --------- Mission: A Revenger's Tragedy or Out of Commission (Roman Bellic) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades and Swift Description: A Cognoscenti with a silver and black body. Strategy: This is the car you drive during the chase. To keep it, get back in after the chase is over and drive it to a parking spot. You must do this immediately as it will disappear if you wait too long, although you can take out a few of the closer guys first if you would prefer. Just make getting it to a parking spot your first priority. Formulated by: Lancet Jades --------- 6.27 - White Maverick w/ gold stripes --------- Mission: A Revenger's Tragedy (Roman Bellic - Deal) Difficulty: ** Required: Mission failure Discovered by: Pepe Description: This Maverick is white with gold stripes adorning it. One of the better looking helicopters. Strategy 1: This is the helicopter Dimitri uses during the chase near the end of the mission. After everyone crash lands on Happiness Island, run over to it, kill the Russian nearby, and get in. After failing for losing Dimitri, call someone on your cell phone to jump-start the engine, and fly to a parking spot. This starts out critically damaged (but still barely functional), so be extra careful to not clip ANYTHING when flying to a parking spot (preferably Bohan). Just plot it down ASAP, and leave the area, then return and adjust it's placement now that it is repaired. Formulated by: Lancet Jades Strategy 2: Get in, and enter the health cheat. This fully repairs it, reducing the risk of losing it when taking it to a parking spot. Formulated by: Pepe --------- 6.28 - Pitch Black Huntley Sport --------- Mission: Taken Out (Assassination Contract) Difficulty: ** Required: Nothing Discovered by: Anderson Description: A pitch black Huntley Sport. This has anything and everything black, and shows blacker in broad daylight, whereas the "normal" black Huntley Sport appears somewhat brown normally (compared to this one, at least). Strategy: After you attack the Stretch limo that contains your target, two of these Huntleys show up with extra goons. Finish off the target, take out the goons, then drive one to a parking spot after the mission. --------- 6.29 - White Cognoscenti --------- Mission: Gracie Ancelotti random encounter Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Spectre95 Description: A pure white Cognoscenti. A solid white is unavailable elsewhere, including pay n' sprays. Strategy: This car is parked in the parking lot of Gracie's house (where she appears in the encounter). After taking out her guards, just drive it back to a parking spot. --------- 6.30 - Beater Emperor w/ green roof --------- Mission: Little Jacob's Job - Drug Delivery Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: GTA_Loco Description: This is a typical beater Emperor car, except that it has a light green roof, an oddity for this car. Strategy: A random beater car is provided at the start of every level of Jacob's drug delivery missions, holding the package you must deliver. This is one of the possible cars that can be chosen. After completing the mission, drive this car to a parking spot. Any mission except the final one can use this car. --------- 6.31 - Hybrid Tuner Intruder --------- Mission: Little Jacob's delivery - Cerveza Heights Car Stack Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This Intruder is a hybrid of the tuner Intruder and a normal one. The only tuner upgrade it carries is an extended front bumper, lacking the small spoiler. It also comes in a random color, although usually in grayscale. Strategy: This car is parked nearby once the shooting starts. After killing all of the ambushers, thus passing the mission, simply take it to a parking spot. Be careful though, as two of them use this car for cover, and it could be damaged in the battle. NOTE: You must SKIP the cutscene after reaching the package drop point. If the cutscene plays and resolves itself, the Futo will instead be a normal one, rather than the hybrid tuner variety. --------- 6.32 - Hybrid Tuner Futo --------- Mission: Little Jacob's delivery - Meadow Hills Difficulty: * Required: Nothing Discovered by: robrabbitman (special features), Lancet Jades (worked out exactly what is special) Description: This Futo is a hybrid of the Albanian's gang car Futo and the normal Futo. It has the black carbon fiber hood, body kit, hood scoop, and red driver's seat of the tuner Futo, but lacks a spoiler. Also unlike the tuner Futo, it seems to have a variety of available colors: usually silver, but I've also seen light blue, red, orange, and dark gray. This is a truly unique vehicle. Strategy: This car is parked nearby once the shooting starts. After killing all of the ambushers, thus passing the mission, simply take it to a parking spot. Be careful though, as two of them use this car for cover, and it could be damaged in the battle. NOTE: You must SKIP the cutscene after reaching the package drop point. If the cutscene plays and resolves itself, the Futo will instead be a normal one, rather than the hybrid tuner variety. ======================================================== *7* UNOBTAINABLE SPECIAL VEHICLES ======================================================== These vehicles are unobtainable for whatever reason is listed. This can include any vehicle type from the previous three sections, but as they cannot be acquired permanently, there is no need to put them in those sections. --------- 7.1 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill --------- Mission: The Cousins Bellic (Roman Bellic) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a normal black Schafter with black rims, except that it has a silver grill as opposed to the normal black grill. Unobtainable: It exists only in the opening cutscene of the game, being inspected on the ship, and finally being loaded off as Niko disembarks. One pan of the camera late in the cutscene shows that the grill is silver, the same one as used by Russians throughout the story. --------- 7.2 - Lustered Black Speedo w/ flat-screens --------- Mission: Crime and Punishment (Mikhail Faustin) Discovered by: Swift Description: This is a lustered black Speedo with flat-screen TVs in the back. This is the van you must obtain for Faustin. Unobtainable: If you fail the mission and park it in a parking spot, the TVs disappear, and it reverts to a normal Speedo. --------- 7.3 - Flatbed w/ bomb and indicator light --------- Mission: Rigged to Blow (Mikhail Faustin) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This Flatbed is a maroon color and very dirty (neither is unique though). It also has a bomb in it, making it very easy to destroy, and has an indicator light on the back that flashes green and red. Faster flashes mean it is closer to detonating. Unobtainable: It is destroyed at the end of the mission, and even if you destroy it beforehand on a parking spot (unlike normally, it works for this particular vehicle), save and reload, the truck will still be there, but the bomb will be gone. --------- 7.4 - Black Banshee w/ gold stripe --------- Mission: Search and Delete Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A black Banshee with a gold stripe. Unobtainable: It exists only in the cutscene. --------- 7.5 - BP/FP Roman's Taxi --------- Mission: Roman's Sorrow (Roman Bellic) Discovered by: GTA_Loco and Jesse Giramma Description: This is a normal Roman's Taxi, except that it is BP and FP, but NOT EP or DP. Unobtainable: It loses its properties if the mission is failed, or if you proceed with the mission. --------- 7.6 - White Maverick w/ black stripes --------- Mission: Paper Trail (U.L. Paper) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: A white Maverick with black bottom stripes. A simple design, but unique nonetheless. Unobtainable: This is the helicopter the target flies in. There is no way to either get inside the helicopter, or to get it on the ground without failing the mission and having it vanish, or destroying it. --------- 7.7 - Lowrider Patriot --------- Mission: Dead End (Assassination Contract) Discovered by: Rick Description: This Patriot lacks the suspension system that elevates the body from the ground, causing it to hug the ground with the entire vehicle. Unobtainable: It loses the lowrider trait when the occupants exit. --------- 7.8 - Blista Compact w/ body in back --------- Mission: Jeff random encounter #2 Discovered by: Ross Description: This Blista Compact has a body in the back seat. Otherwise normal. Unobtainable: The body disappears if the mission is failed. ======================================================== *8* 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 at the end of the game without any problem. --------- 8.1 - Police Maverick --------- Unlocked: Not unlocked, just very difficult to get. Found: Shows up as chopper support at 3-4 stars (5-6 has Annihilators appear). Getting it can be difficult. Strategy 1: First you need to have achieved a high percentage with Kiki to unlock her ability to remove your wanted levels. Next, steal an Annihilator attack chopper from somewhere in the city (see 7.5 - Annihilator for info on where and how it can be obtained). Now create mayhem until you have 3 stars. Don't reach 4 stars or Kiki can't remove the level. Once the police helicopters appear, use your own and smash it up. Ram it into buildings and other things to try and clip its blades. Be careful when it crashes, as the SWAT members inside may survive the fall to continue fighting. Once you've successfully grounded the police chopper, call Kiki and remove your wanted level. Proceed to push the downed helicopter into a parking spot, and then save. You'll now own the heli! Formulated by: GTA_Loco Strategy 2: Climb onto the rooftop of the Libertonian Museum via the scaffolding round the back of the building. Once on the top, shoot at the police and get a wanted level. When the chopper comes, position yourself near the edge of the roof so the chopper hovers low over rooftop. When it is low enough, snipe the pilot and if done right it will crash, spin a little but remain there. Kill the NOOSE and take the chopper! Much easier than forcing it to crash, and does much less damage with a higher rate of success. Formulated by: Pepe Strategy 3: Sniping the pilot of the helicopter causes it to fall to the ground. This will often result in the chopper being available to jack without much trouble, as it often won't knock the tail or blades off. Formulated by: spnosrs Description: A police version of the normal Maverick. White and blue paintjob, and no radio. --------- 8.2 - Red and Black Virgo --------- Unlocked: When Little Jacob's perk becomes available. Found: Call Little Jacob and ask for him to deliver some guns. He'll show up in this car. It's UJ, so shoot Jacob (it shouldn't hurt your Like or Respect stats with him), push it to a parking spot using another car, and save. Description: A red Virgo with a black bottom. Normally, either the only have a black stripe, or a brown bottom. Missions the car may also be found in: Concrete Jungle, Russian Revolution, Mr. and Mrs. Bellic --------- 8.3 - Black and Gold Huntley Sport --------- Unlocked: When Brucie becomes available as a friend AND Algonquin is unlocked. Found: Call Brucie and go on the boating activity. You use this en route to the boat. Description: A Huntley Sport with a black top and gold bottom. --------- 8.4 - Deep Red PMP 600 --------- Unlocked: When you acquire Dwayne's "Backup" ability. Found: Call Dwayne for backup. They show up in either this vehicle, or a similar Patriot or Presidente. The one they choose is random. Description: This is a deep red PMP 600. It is darker than the red PMP 600 found in traffic, but not as dark as the crimson PMP 600 from Brucie's exotic exports. --------- 8.5 - Deep Red Patriot --------- Unlocked: When you acquire Dwayne's "Backup" ability. Found: Call Dwayne for backup. They show up in either this vehicle, or a similar PMP 600 or Presidente. The one they choose is random. Description: A deep red Patriot. This color is unlike any you'll find in traffic. It has no American flag emblem on the side, and no special roof adornments. --------- 8.6 - Deep Red Presidente --------- Unlocked: When you acquire Dwayne's "Backup" ability. Found: Call Dwayne for backup. They show up in either this vehicle, or a similar PMP 600 or Patriot. The one they choose is random. Description: A deep red-colored Presidente, unlike ones found in traffic. It also has black rims instead of silver (although black isn't uncommon for Presidentes). --------- 8.7 - Annihilator --------- Unlocked 1: Shoot all 200 "flying rats" Found 1: On the helipad at the very top of the MeTV building in Star Junction (the really tall building with a helipad at the top - a pigeon was on this building). Unlocked 2: Achieve "Story Complete" (beat the game) Found 2: Spawns on helipads at the north end of the airport (helipads are ground level). Also spawns on some police station helipads throughout Algonquin. Description: A large black attack helicopter, equipped with an automatic gun which, unfortunately, lacks any automatic aim. Missions the helicopter may also be found in: The Revenger's Tragedy, Out of Commission NOTE: See 7.2 - Police Maverick's strategies. These do NOT work! For some reason, Annihilators are resistant to parking spots - pushing one with snapped blades/tail will disappear after saving and will never repair. On top of that, sniping the pilot at 5-6 stars will result in it spinning out of control, even if it lands flat on the ground, making it impossible to jack. ======================================================== *9* SUSPECTED UNIQUE VEHICLES ======================================================== These are vehicles that I, or others, suspect for being unique in some way. Researching and confirming the uniqueness of vehicles is a very difficult and tedious task, so any GTA players who want to help with the guide, look here and do the mentioned research on the vehicles, then email the findings (if any) to me. If extensively researched, even finding nothing is worth reporting (checking one 100 times is a likely indication it is, in fact, NOT unique). Credit to LordJanemba for this idea! --------- 9.1 - Bright Blue Primo --------- Mission: Undertaker (Francis McReary) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a normal-looking blue Primo, except the blue color is different from normal ones, having a more whitish tint to it. Suspicion: This seemed like a different shade of blue to me when compared to other Primos. More checking is necessary, to confirm. --------- 9.2 - Bright Red Primo --------- Mission: Undertaker (Francis McReary) Discovered by: Lancet Jades Description: This is a normal-looking red Primo, except the red color is different from normal ones, having a more whitish tint to it. Suspicion: This seemed like a different shade of red to me when compared to other Primos. More checking is necessary, to confirm. ======================================================== *10* BRUCIE AND STEVIE CARS ======================================================== These are the vehicles that you acquire for Brucie's and Stevie's missions, where you are either emailed or texted a specific car to find. Both sets of vehicles are listed alphabetically, as they are randomized every playthrough. The randomization occurs when the side mission is unlocked, so if for some reason, you don't like the order of vehicles you were dealt, simply load a save from before the first export email or car theft text is delivered, and meet the criteria again. The order will be rerolled. NOTE: All of Brucie's vehicles are confirmed unique! Strategy (Brucie): Instead of delivering the car to the lockup, park it in a parking spot. Get in a different car, and drive a distance away from it. You'll fail because the car was "lost." Drive back and you'll find it sitting there still. Strategy (Stevie): Just drive the car to a parking spot, then return to the spot and collect another. Easier cars couldn't exist. BRUCIE'S 'EXOTIC EXPORTS' CARS (requested via email) --------- Banshee ~This Banshee is blue-colored with a white stripe. It can be either a convertible or a hard top. The blue color of this car is much grayer (close to periwinkle) than the normal blue colors found on Banshees in traffic. --------- Cavalcade ~This Cavalcade sports a solid, bright red coloring, along with black rims like in Deconstruction for Beginners. --------- Feltzer ~A cream-colored Feltzer. Like most features on Brucie's exports, whether it is a hard top or convertible is random. The cream color of this car is slightly off from other varieties of this color for Feltzer. Another iffy one, but still unique. --------- Intruder ~This Intruder is a rich gray color, with a very dark gray stripe along the bottom of the sides. There's no normally available gray color that matches this gray. Like the Feltzer, this is rather iffy. --------- NRG 900 ~This NRG 900 is a mixture of a solid red, with a large black segment along the middle. This is unique in that the red coloring is much brighter than the normal darker red used on red NRG 900s. --------- Patriot ~This is a gray Patriot, although the gray has a bluish tint to it not found on random Patriots in traffic, or from the PnS. Features seem random, including the flag emblem on the side. Very iffy as to its uniqueness, but the bluish tint to the gray is what does it. --------- PCJ 600 ~This PCJ 600 is a mixture of gray and black. Very similar to the normal gray/black PCJ 600, except the normal one has gray lining around the engine block, and a gray line on the tires, while this one doesn't. --------- PMP 600 ~A normal PMP 600 with a deep crimson color. It has a normal grill, not the Mafia or hybrid version. The color of this car is much darker than either the red PMP 600 found in traffic, or Dwayne's deep red PMP 600. --------- Sabre GT ~A red Sabre GT with a big white stripe in the middle and no hood scoop. It resembles the Sabre Turbo from Vice City. The red coloring is brighter than other similarly-colored Sabre GTs. It can have either a flat hood, or a pentagon-shaped section raised. It never has air intakes that I've seen. --------- Sanchez ~A red Sanchez with a red fuel tank, instead of silver like usual. It also has a red light guard instead of a gray one. Lastly, the shocks on the front wheel are red, not gray, like the usual one. --------- STEVIE'S TEXT MESSAGE VEHICLES (requested via text message) --------- Banshee (CONFIRMED) ~An orange Banshee with a yellow stripe. Whether it is a hard top or convertible is random. --------- Bobcat (NOT UNIQUE) ~A brown/bronze colored Bobcat with some boxes in the back of the truck. NOT a unique vehicle! --------- Buccaneer ~A black Buccaneer with a red luster to it. Red seems to be the only color this one is found in. --------- Cavalcade (CONFIRMED) ~This Cavalcade is a dark forest green, with black rims like a lot of the other unique Cavalcades. --------- Cognoscenti (CONFIRMED) ~A Cognoscenti with a blue body and a gray top section. --------- Comet (CONFIRMED) ~This is a plum-colored Comet. NOTE: I have heard that some people instead find a bronze Comet (also unique). The conditions for this to happen are unknown, as is confirmation of its existence. --------- Contender ~This is a flat black Contender with a flat panel back. Whether a smooth or rough panel is random. --------- Coquette ~A silver-colored Coquette. --------- DF8-90 (CONFIRMED) ~This DF8-90 is a deep blue color. --------- Dilletante (CONFIRMED) ~A Dilletante with a gold paintjob, similar to the Turismo listed here. --------- Dukes (CONFIRMED) ~This Dukes is a bright, rich orange. Whether it has an air scoop on the hood or not is random. --------- Faggio (NOT UNIQUE) ~This Faggio has a dark green paintjob. --------- Freeway ~This Freeway is bronze-colored. Whether it has the saddlebags on the back is random. --------- Huntley Sport (CONFIRMED) ~A Huntley Sport with a black body, and a silver-gray colored top. --------- Infernus (CONFIRMED) ~A solid-gold colored Infernus. Unlike Bernie's Infernus, it has no black stripe. --------- Intruder (CONFIRMED) ~This Intruder is a deep blue color, much like the later-mentioned Sultan. This is the normal version, not the mafia's Intruder (which has a spoiler). --------- Manana ~A black-bodied Manana with a white roof section. --------- Moonbeam ~This Moonbeam has a bright purple paintjob, making it stand out rather well. --------- NRG 900 ~An NRG 900 with a black and silver body. --------- Patriot (CONFIRMED) ~This Patriot is yellow, much like Playboy X's Patriot. The difference is it has an American flag decal on the side, whereas Playboy X's has none. --------- PMP 600 ~A silver PMP 600 with a bit of a a light bluish tint to it. --------- Rancher ~A pick-up style Rancher, with a maroon top and bottom, and a big gray strip along the side. --------- Rebla (CONFIRMED) ~This Rebla is a golden brown color. --------- Sabre GT (CONFIRMED) ~A green Sabre GT with a black stripe. It seems to have an orange luster to it, and can have a flat hood or air inlet, but not the pentagon-shaped adornment. --------- Sentinel (CONFIRMED) ~A gray-blue colored Sentinel with black rims. --------- Sultan (CONFIRMED) ~This Sultan is a deep, rich blue color, much like the tuner version, except it is the normal one. The color is very similar, if not the same, as the previously listed Intruder. --------- SuperGT ~A plain, flat black SuperGT. NOTE: I have heard that some people instead find a silver SuperGT (maybe unique). The conditions for this to happen are unknown, as is confirmation of its existence. --------- Turismo (CONFIRMED) ~This Turismo is gold-colored like the previously mentioned Dilletante. --------- Voodoo (CONMFIRMED) ~A solid green Voodoo. --------- Washington (NOT UNIQUE) ~A plain black Washington. --------- ======================================================== *11* 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. Random characters can be met in any order, so long as the prerequisites are met. Assassin missions are given randomly. Their lists are simply to sort out the order of their vehicles. STORY MISSIONS: 1: The Cousins Bellic (Roman Bellic) 6.1 - Black Esperanto (first chance) 7.1 - Unobtainable Black Schafter w/ silver grill 2: It's Your Call (Roman Bellic) 6.2 - Beige Willard (1st of 2) 3: Three's a Crowd (Roman Bellic) 4: Bleed Out (Roman Bellic) 6.3 - Beige Willard (2nd of 2) 5: First Date (Michelle) 5.1 - Lustered Silver Merit 6: Easy Fare (Roman Bellic) 7: Jamaican Heat (Roman Bellic) 8: Concrete Jungle (Little Jacob) 9: Bull in a China Shop (Vlad Glebov) 10: Hung Out to Dry (Vlad Glebov) 4.2 - Laundromat (1st of 2) 11: Clean Getaway (Vlad Glebov) 6.4 - Pure White Blista Compact w/ dark gray siding (1st of 2) 12: Ivan the Not So Terrible (Vlad Glebov) 6.5 - Pure White Blista Compact w/ dark gray siding (2nd of 2) 5.2 - Lustered Black Ruiner w/ yellow siding 13: Uncle Vlad (Roman Bellic) 14: Crime and Punishment (Mikhail Faustin) 5.3 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (1st of 4) 5.4 - Lustered Black Speedo 7.2 - Unobtainable Lustered Black Speedo w/ flat-screens 15: Do You Have Protection? (Mikhail Faustin) 5.5 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (2nd of 4) 16: Shadow (Little Jacob) 17: Final Destination (Mikhail Faustin) 18: No Love Lost (Mikhail Faustin) 5.6 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (3rd of 4) 19: Logging On (Roman Bellic) 20: Rigged to Blow (Mikhail Faustin) 5.7 - Lustered Black/Silver DF8-90 (4th of 4) 7.3 - Unobtainable Flatbed w/ bomb and indicator light 21: Search and Delete (Brucie Kibbutz) 7.4 - Unobtainable Black Banshee w/ gold stripe 22: Easy As Can Be (Brucie Kibbutz) 5.8 - Lustered Silver Oracle 5.9 - Lustered Black Schafter w/ silver grill (1st of 3) 5.10 - Lustered Black Sultan 23: The Master and the Molotov (Mikhail Faustin) 6.6 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill (1st of 2) 24: Russian Revolution (Mikhail Faustin) Last chance for 5.1 - Black Esperanto 25: Roman's Sorrow (Roman Bellic) 7.5 - Unobtainable BP/FP Roman's Taxi 26: Out of the Closet... (Brucie Kibbutz) 27: ...Out of the Closet (Brucie Kibbutz) 28: No. 1 (Brucie Kibbutz) 6.7 - Rich Yellow Comet 5.11 - Light Blue Super GT 29: Escuela of the Streets (Manny Escuela) 5.12 - Lustered Black Stallion (1st of 2) 30: Street Sweeper (Manny Escuela) 31: Luck of the Irish (Elizabeta Torres) 32: Blow Your Cover (Elizabeta Torres) 6.8 - Yellow Patriot (1st of 3) 33: The Puerto Rican Connection (Manny Escuela) 34: The Snow Storm (Elizabeta Torres) 35: Have a Heart (Elizabeta Torres) 6.9 - Beige and Fuchsia Voodoo 36: Deconstruction for Beginners (Playboy X) 6.10 - Yellow Patriot (2nd of 3) 5.13 - Lustered Black Cavalcade w/ dark rims 37: Photo Shoot (Playboy X) 6.11 - Yellow Patriot (3rd of 3) 5.14 - Lustered Dark Gray Sabre GT w/ black stripe 5.15 - Lustered Silver Patriot 38: Ruff Rider (Dwayne Forge) 6.12 - Rich Red Hellfury 39: Undress to Kill (Dwayne Forge) 40: Hostile Negotiation (Roman Bellic) Last chance for 4.1 - Roman's Taxi 41: The Holland Play... (Playboy X) 42: ...The Holland Play (Playboy X) 43: Wrong is Right (U.L. Paper) 5.16 - Lustered Black Sentinel 44: Portrait of a Killer (U.L. Paper) 45: Dust Off (U.L. Paper) 6.13 - White Maverick w/ red stripes (1st of 2) 5.17 - Lustered Black Emperor 46: Paper Trail (U.L. Paper) 6.14 - White Maverick w/ red stripes (2nd of 2) 7.6 - Unobtainable White Maverick w/ black stripes 47: Call and Collect (Francis McReary) 48: Final Interview... (Francis McReary) 49: ...Final Interview (Francis McReary) 50: Holland Nights (Francis McReary) 51: Lure (Francis McReary) 5.18 - Lustered Black Dukes 52: Harboring a Grudge (Patrick McReary) 53: Waste Not Want Knots (Patrick McReary) 54: Three Leaf Clover (Patrick McReary) 4.3 - Police Stockade (1st of 2) 55: Actions Speak Louder Than Words (Gerald McReary) 5.19 - Lustered Black Cognoscenti 56: I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle (Gerald McReary) 57: A Long Way To Fall (Ray Boccino) 58: Taking in the Trash (Ray Boccino) 59: Meltdown (Ray Boccino) 4.4 - Laundromat (2nd of 2) 5.20 - Lustered Silver Banshee w/ black stripe (1st of 2) 5.21 - Lustered Silver Lokus 60: Museum Piece (Ray Boccino) 5.22 - Lustered Silver Hellfury 6.15 - Black "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill 6.16 - White "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill 61: No Way on the Subway (Ray Boccino) 62: Late Checkout (Ray Boccino) 63: Weekend at Florian's (Roman Bellic) 64: Smackdown (Derrick McReary) 5.23 - Lustered Black Contender 5.24 - Lustered Black Stallion (2nd of 2) 65: Babysitting (Derrick McReary) 6.17 - Solid Black Maverick 6.18 - Green and Blue Rancher 66: Tunnel of Death (Derrick McReary) 4.5 - Police Stockade (2nd of 2) 6.19 - Chrome Red Biff 67: Blood Brothers (Francis McReary) 68: Undertaker (Francis McReary) 4.6 - Romero 6.20 - Black Schafter w/ silver grill (2nd of 2) 69: I'll Take Her... (Gerald McReary) 70: ...I'll Take Her (Gerald McReary) 6.21 - Pink Feltzer 71: She's a Keeper (Gerald McReary) 5.25 - Lustered Dark Green Vincent (1st of 2) 5.26 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 (1st of 2) 5.27 - Lustered "Mafia" Sentinel (1st of 2) 72: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friends (Gerald McReary) 5.28 - Lustered Dark Green Vincent (2nd of 2) 73: Truck Hustle (Phil Bell) 5.29 - Lustered Silver Sanchez 74: Pegorino's Pride (Jimmy Pegorino) 5.30 - Lustered Black Schafter w/ silver grill (2nd of 3) 5.31 - Lustered Silver Sultan 75: Payback (Jimmy Pegorino) 5.32 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 (2nd of 2) 5.33 - Lustered Black Coquette 76: Catch the Wave (Phil Bell) 77: Trespass (Phil Bell) 78: To Live and Die In Alderney (Phil Bell) 79: Flatline (Jimmy Pegorino) 80: Pest Control... (Jimmy Pegorino) 81: ...Pest Control (Jimmy Pegorino) 5.34 - Lustered White Oracle 5.35 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill (1st of 2) 82: Hating the Haters (Bernie Crane) 5.36 - Lustered Silver Comet 83: Union Drive (Bernie Crane) 5.37 - Lustered Turismo 5.38 - Lustered Black SuperGT 84: Buoys Ahoy (Bernie Crane) 6.22 - Orange Infernus w/ black side stripe 85: Entourage (Gambetti) 5.39 - Lustered Black Lokus 86: Dining Out (Gambetti) 87: Liquidize the Assets (Gambetti) 88: That Special Someone (Roman Bellic) 89: One Last Thing... (Jimmy Pegorino) 90a: If the Price is Right (Roman Bellic - Deal) 5.40 - Lustered Sabre GT 5.41 - Lustered Black and Silver Rancher 6.23 - Solid Red Sanchez 90b: A Dish Served Cold (Roman Bellic - Revenge) 91a: Mr. and Mrs. Bellic (Roman Bellic - Deal) 6.24 - Black and Silver Cognoscenti w/ white ribbon 91b: Mr. and Mrs. Bellic (Roman Bellic - Revenge) 6.25 - Black and Silver Cognoscenti (1st of 2) 92: In Mourning (Roman Bellic) 93a: A Revenger's Tragedy (Roman Bellic - Deal) 5.42 - Lustered Black Huntley Sport 5.43 - Lustered Black Schafter w/ silver grill (3rd of 3) 5.44 - Lustered Black Rebla 6.26 - Black and Silver Cognoscenti (2nd of 2) 6.27 - White Maverick w/ gold stripes 93b: Out of Commission (Roman Bellic - Revenge) 5.42 - Lustered Black Huntley Sport 5.45 - Lustered "Mafia" PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill (2nd of 2) 5.46 - Lustered "Mafia" Sentinel (2nd of 2) 6.26 - Black and Silver Cognoscenti (2nd of 2) 94: Story Complete ASSASSINATION CONTRACTS: A1: Bailing Out For Good A2: Hook, Line, and Sinker A3: Industrial Action A4: R.U.B. Down A5: Taken Out 6.28 - Pitch Black Huntley Sport A6: Derelict Target A7: Migration Control A8: Dead End 7.7 - Unobtainable Lowrider Patriot A9: Water Hazard RANDOM ENCOUNTERS: R1: Brian 1 R2: Brian 2 R3: Brian 3 R4: Badman R5: Ilyena Faustin R6: Mel R7: Hossan 5.47 - Lustered Silver Banshee w/ black stripe (2nd of 2) R8: Sara 1 R9: Sara 2 R10: Pathos 1 R11: Pathos 2 R12: Jeff 1 R13: Jeff 2 7.8 - Unobtainable Blista Compact w/ body in back R14: Jeff 3 R15: Cherise R16: Marnie 1 R17: Marnie 2 R18: Eddie Low 1 R19: Eddie Low 2 R20: Ivan R21: Clarence R22: Gracie Ancelotti 6.29 - White Cognoscenti JACOB'S DRUG DELIVERIES: 6.30 - Beater Emperor w/ green roof J1: East Island City Tunnel J2: Steinway J3: Meadows Park Festival Towers J4: Schottler J5: Cerveza Heights Car Stack 6.31 - Hybrid Tuner Intruder J6: Meadow Hills 6.32 - Hybrid Tuner Futo J7: Beechwood City J8: Meadows Park (House) J9: Outlook Park J10: Willis OTHER SIDE MISSIONS: EX1: Roman's Taxi Service 4.1 - Roman's Taxi (one possibility) EX2: Most Wanted missions ======================================================== *12* FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ======================================================== Q: You missed [insert vehicle]! A: Email me, and let me know. You will receive full credit for it. Q: [Insert 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: [Insert vehicle] isn't special, but you still have it listed here! A: Send me the info on where it can be found at any time (especially the end of the game), and I'll adjust or remove it from this guide accordingly. Q: One of the vehicles you listed is one I discovered first, and here's proof! Thief! A: If you have proof you discovered a vehicle first, show it to me and if I determine you really did discover it first, credit will be given. Q: You missed the DP Yellow Comet in Brucie's "No. 1" mission! A: The car is not damage-proof. It has a rear engine, so bashing around the front of the car doesn't damage it as easily as front-engine vehicles. Q: There's this car, the Sultan RS, that's special! A: NO IT ISN'T. It is not special because it's available infinitely. PLEASE stop IMing/emailing me about this. It constitutes about 75% of the total emails/IMs I get about this game. Q: I lost Bernie's Infernus! Where do I get another? A: I'm not really sure. I don't know of anywhere it spawns, and such information is outside the scope of this guide. Maybe try starting a race with Brucie while in a sports car already (Banshee, Comet, Turismo, etc) and then hope an Infernus shows up at the starting line? Then jack it and keep it for yourself. ======================================================== *13* CONTACT INFORMATION ======================================================= My screenname is LancetJades on GameFAQs. Feel free to IM me on AIM as well. If I don't respond, I'm not ignoring you, I just tend to wander away from my computer at times. From now on, when submitting vehicles you feel are special (or aren't), please make sure you've done a side-by-side comparison. Investigate more than just seeing a similarly colored vehicle on the streets a while later and thinking "oh wait, it wasn't special." A lot of them have much more subtle differences than an overtly special color. 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: psionicsword@hotmail.com (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. ======================================================== *14* CREDITS ======================================================== Aaron M. ~Info on Brucie's Huntley Sport. Anderson ~LOTS of info on a lot of new vehicles! White Mafia PMP 600 w/ hybrid grill, lusters on the gray Banshee in Meltdown, and more. Also, his tips led to me discovering even more vehicles that otherwise would've evaded my notice. Also the luster Patriots in Photo Shoot. Also for the lustered Cognoscenti in Actions Speak Louder Than Words, and the silver Lokus in Meltdown. blueblur444 ~Additional confirmation that the Willard appears in normal traffic, albeit rarely. Brendan Mills ~Info on the PCJ 600 in "I Need Your Clothes[etc]" even though it was proven not to be special, as well as the gray/black Banshee in Meltdown. Carlo Revelli ~Brought to my attention that the black/red Zombie in "No Love Lost" was not actually CP/UJ (confirmed by others). Chris Allen ~Info on the NOOSE Cruiser and how it appears. Chris Fuentes ~Info on why the Chavos sometimes appears in the Hove parking spot. Coyote ~Helping me with the Black Schafter w/ silver grill. Dan Malick ~Info on the Lost's Zombies in No Way on the Subway. Dmitry Lebedev ~Info on Lost Zombies as well as other special colored vehicles, and help with finding out if they are truly unique or not. Also first discovered the pink luster gray Comet in Hating the Haters. fik ~Letting me know that the silver Banshee in Hossan's random encounter is lustered. fiis ~For the Firetruck Trick, which may prove useful for a vehicle or two in this game. Floris Ferwerda ~Info that the bright green Infernus wasn't special, and a new strategy for the light blue Super GT. Also info on CP vehicles and being ruined by dates. Also helped a lot with whether special vehicles like the Laundromat will spawn randomly, or if they need to be present first (they do). GTA_Loco ~For giving me the inspiration to write this guide and others. Devoted a lot of time to helping me with this guide past v1.50. Discovered and confirmed a fair number of vehicles. Helped confirm the exact procedures to CP vehicles using the girlfriend method pioneered by noisyassassin. guitarmasterpwn ~Info on the Pink Feltzer as well as a strategy for obtaining it without failing the mission Jared Scorringe ~First informed me the Laundromat may not be unique (eventually confirmed by Swift). Jesse Giramma ~For info in the black and red Zombie in No Love Lost, and some tips on other possible special vehicles, including the Rich Red Hellfire. Clarified the gray/black Banshee's existence for me. Also info on the mission that yields the Gold or Orange Infernus w/ black side stripe. Jordan ~Extra info on Gracie's white Cognoscenti. Justin Blalock ~Info on the Blista Compact in Vlad's missions actually being unique. kahaleo ~For telling me what mission unlocks Roman's Algonquin apartment. Ket Halpak ~Informing me my initial strategy for the Police Stockade in Tunnel of Death did not work. LordJanemba ~Giving me the idea for turning Unconfirmed Vehicles into the Suspected Vehicle section. Maddog93T ~Info on the deep red vehicles Dwayne sends his backup in. Matt J ~Help with refining strategies for the Police Stockade in Tunnel of Death. Also for an all purpose vehicle obtaining strategy. Also notified me of the lustered Sentinels in ...I'll Take Her. Metzger0528 ~Info on the White Enforcers (aka Stockades) in Three Leaf Clover (and a later mission). Also helped with a strategy for the Stockade in Tunnel of Death. Also suggested listing parking spot quirks. -Morbid- ~Info in the black wheels Cavalcade. Neo ~Informing me of Romero in Undertaker. nirvanaforever83 ~Info on the White Enforcer and the NOOSE Cruiser in Three Leaf Clover. noisyassassin ~Discovered and researched the CP vehicle strategy using girlfriends! Pat ~Apparently discovered that the Rancher in Babysitting has both attachments, which is unique for Ranchers, and that it vanishes at the end of the PS3 version, making it unobtainable on that system. Pepe ~A new strategy for the police maverick, and info on the white luster Oracle in ...Pest Control. Rick ~Info on the Lowrider Patriot in Dead End. robrabbitman ~Pointed out an error, and gave a new Huntley Sport strategy. Also for discovering the blue SuperGT in No. 1 is lustered! Also led me to a lustered car in Jacob's drug missions! Ronald Jansen ~Sent me a way to obtain the Police Mavericks the cops use at 3-4 stars. Ross ~Info on the Blista Compact w/ a body in the trunk (Jeff encounter 2). ShadowDemon99 ~Discovered and confirmed the pink luster gray Comet independent of Dmitry's findings. Spectre95 ~Discovered the pure white Cognoscenti in Gracie's random encounter. spnosrs ~Informed me of sniping the pilot of a heli to easily obtain it. Swift ~Info on Bernie's Infernus and how it's special. Also helped me with testing a LOT of special colored vehicles. Pointed out for sure that the Laundromat isn't unique (although it turned out to be anyways). Also suggested adding the "Description" field to vehicle write-ups. The one who discovered the PMP 600's hybrid grill! tak10 ~Notified me of the possibility of a blue luster on Coquettes and green lusters on the Schafter. thekosmicfool ~Simultaneous Firetruck Trick credit with fiis. Woody Barnes ~Informing me that Roman's Taxi is used when doing Taxi missions for him. Yvl ~Info on the silver Blista Compact in Clean Getaway, even though it turned out not to be special (although it was found by someone else much later to actually be). And the many people who have emailed and IMed me about this game and its vehicles. While you may not have had any actual vehicles to suggest, or they turned out not to be special, I appreciate all of the emails/IMs. ======================================================== *15* VERSION HISTORY LOG ======================================================== Versions prior to 1.00 have been omitted. 1.00 Completed May 29th, 2008. FINALLY FINISHED THE GAME. Removed a couple vehicles, looked into MOST vehicles in the two possible final missions. Still no obtainable proofed vehicles. 1.05 Completed May 31st, 2008. Thanks to people like Swift and Dmitry for helping me with confirming a lot of the special color vehicles. Poor Lost Zombie ain't so special no more. Added descriptions to unique color/feature vehicles. Laundromat is also confirmed not special. 2.00 Completed June 20th, 2008. Thanks to GTA_Loco, been discovering a LOT more new vehicles (and confirming older ones). Thanks man, you're a terrific help! Added a section reserved for Brucie's and Stevie's cars, because they're all (seemingly) unique, and all available under extremely similar conditions. Added a link to the GameFAQs topic about how to CP your vehicles! Decided to remove the unobtainable CP vehicles from the guide, as with the method to make them yourself, they're useless entries (like UJs were). 2.10 Completed June 25th, 2008. Some changes and additions. Jacob's red/black Virgo is only rare, and found the first official unobtainable that isn't CP. 2.50 Completed July 5th, 2008. Finished Brucie's vehicle entries, and refined and searched many more vehicles. Most work done by GTA_Loco on discovery of new vehicles. Theory for luster vehicles occurring. It seems that those vehicles that will have lusters have some or all of: green, red, blue, purple. This goes for both normally available ones (the black lustered Stallion) as well as mission-unique ones. Some have only appeared as one color, but I hope to discover its universal, thus making their documentation much easier. 2.80 Completed July 14th, 2008. More info on special vehicles, some tuner cars (the extended bumper Intruder) debunked, and more insight on lusters. More random encounter vehicles listed, and added its own subsection in the mission list. More info on CPing vehicles as well. 2.90 Completed August 15th, 2008. More info again. New strategy for the Police Stockade in Tunnel of Death. Cherry Red Hellfury is back, but Plain Red now! Still Ruff Ryder. Changed some things and dropped a few vehicles that weren't special. 3.00 Completed August 21st, 2008. Finally completed Stevie's car selection!!! Thanks to Anderson, found a load more lustered vehicles circa Ray Boccino's missions, as well as Gerry's hostage missions. A lot of other additions and removals (such as the chrome red Sanchez). Added the dark green Vincents from the hostage string, as well as a green/blue Rancher in Babysitting. 3.10 Completed August 22nd, 2008. Changes some stuff in the mission order. 3.20 Completed August 29th, 2008. More changes and additions. Discovered a lot more lusters for various vehicles. Various breakthroughs with luster properties. Laundromat is back as a unique vehicle...for now. Certain breakthroughs that explain the seemingly random Algonquin sightings have thrown it's actual rarity into question again. A lot of Brucie's vehicles ARE unique, but just seem normal, due to subtle differences. 3.30 Completed September 2nd, 2008. More changes, finished analyzing Brucie's listing. 3.35 Completed September 26th, 2008. Info on vehicles in No. 1. 3.40 Completed November 6th, 2008. More changes and additions. More insight on lusters and their true natures (hopefully). Green/purple almost definitely the ones available free roam. U.L. Paper's red/white Maverick added, along with a few other vehicles, along with some changes. 3.45 Completed November 21st, 2008. More changes, completely rewrote luster section better explain the current state of the theory. Finally ran it through a spellchecker. No idea why I didn't earlier. Found out the luster Schafter in Pegorino's Pride doesn't require mission failure to keep. Relented and included the black-rimmed Cavalcade in Deconstruction for Beginners as lustered. 3.50 Completed December 8th, 2008. Added the lustered Huntley Sport in Out of Commission. Added an extra mission section to the mission list (as insignificant as it is). Maroon Flatbed NOT unique. 3.55 Completed December 23rd, 2008. Re-added Flatbed in Rigged to Blow as an unobtainable. Listed Brucie's Banshee in unobtainables. Some other addition or change I forgot to add here and now I forget entirely. Also, Dark Gray Sabre GT is lustered. 3.60 Completed January 12th, 2009. More lusters for Sabre GT. New police maverick strategy. Refurbished Unconfirmed vehicles section thanks to LordJanemba. 3.65 Completed February 2nd, 2009. Added the black and silver Cognoscenti to the list. 3.66 Completed February 17th, 2009. Revised 4.5 - Police Stockade's first strategy. Added double-drive to the list of terms. Anderson pointed out lustered Patriots in Photo Shoot. The Banshee in Hossan's mission is lustered. Finally confirmed the lustered Cognoscenti in Gerald's first mission. Silver lustered Lokus in Meltdown. First lustered motorcycle! The Hellfury in Museum Piece. 3.67 Completed February 18th, 2009. Fixed a few errors from the previous version. Added credit for a few vehicles. Discovered the "chrome red" Sanchezes in some missions are actually lustered, all thanks to the Hellfury displaying that to me. Discovered the silver lustered Sultan in Pegorino's Pride! 3.68 Completed February 19th, 2009. Fixed some vehicle strategies that didn't work quite right. Found a black and silver Rancher in If the Price is Right. Better explanation of the strategy for the Sanchez in the same mission, and investigation into Sanchezes in that mission, Truck Hustle, and Out of Commission. Confirmed the white ribbon Cognoscenti in Deal version of Mr. and Mrs. Bellic. Researched vehicles in Deal's endgame mission. 3.69 Completed February 20th, 2009. More info on lustered Rebla. Info on Dimitri's white and gold Maverick in the Deal final mission. Checked more into Ivan's Ruiner in the early mission, and it is lustered. Revised some aspects of the luster section. The guide is essentially finished for now, as I've checked and examined everything possible that I know of. Still accepting tips and hints of other special vehicles though! 3.70 Completed February 23rd, 2009. Some minor corrections, and altered some vehicle's attributions. 3.71 Completed March 2nd, 2009. Removed some sites' permission to host this guide. 3.72 Completed March 4th, 2009. Spellchecked the guide one last time, and found a couple of mistakes that had thus far eluded me. Let's hope this log for the update doesn't have errors itself! 3.73 Completed March 6th, 2009. A few additional corrections and changes. 3.74 Completed April 20th, 2009. Added a white lustered Oracle in ...Pest Control and some other minor notes. 3.75 Completed April 22nd, 2009. Added the solid black Maverick in Babysitting and a note about the Willard (read!!!). 3.76 Completed April 24th, 2009. Fixed some info on the lustered Huntley Sport in the final mission. 3.77 Completed May 8th, 2009. Added a luster for the Schafter to the list. Accidentally discovered the black Speedos in Crime and Punishment are lustered. 3.78 Completed May 11th, 2009. Added some more luster info, as well as another lustered car (the DF8-90 in Faustin's missions - 4 total). 3.79 Completed May 12th, 2009. Some more luster info. 3.80 Completed May 26th, 2009. More vehicles. 3.81 Completed June 8th, 2009. Added the lustered Emperor. 3.82 Completed June 29th, 2009. Added info about parking spot quirks. ======================================================== *16* BOILERPLATE ======================================================== This document Copyright 2008-2009 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.