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L.A. Noire vehicle achievement guide

There's a lot of cars to collect in L.A. Noire if you want the Auto Fanatic Achivement/Trophy, 95 to be exact. Ironically, the Hidden Vehciles are actually the easiest ones to get since they're marked on your map. Tracking down every regular vehicle is the real challenge, especially since pretty much all of them are big chrome plated boats with massive grills and whitewall tires. Fortunately we've tracked down all of them and taken video so you'll know exactly what you're looking for.

Note that for a vehicle to count as being driven, all you have to do is get into the drivers seat then exit the car. Also note that having your partner drive a vehicle for you will not count towards the Achievement/Trophy so make sure you’re behind the wheel. Also remember that the game tends to default to certain vehicles when cutscenes happen and will quickly despawn vehicles if too many are on the screen at once, so don’t get too attached to any one ride.

 

Normal Vehicles

Normal vehicles can be found everywhere around the city, and as a police officer you can commandeer any of them. While the random spawning makes tracking down specific vehicles challenging, a little logic goes a long way; fire trucks will be found at fire stations and fires, ambulances at hospitals, and large trucks and panel vans will typically be found around construction sites and factories.

Cars have been organized according to what part of the map they most commonly appear in. The fastest way to hunt for cars is to sweep large parking lots for vehicles, drive far enough away so that the game will reset the cars and sweep again. Stopping pedestrian cars is bothersome as it takes a while to flag the vehicle down and boot the driver out. Also you’ll kind of feel like a jerk every time you do it. Some special non-hidden vehicles that are found only in specific areas will have special notations beside them indicating where to get them.

Tip: When hunting for specific models, memorize the placement of its license plate. The yellow plates are highly visible which makes it easier for you to eyeball cars from a distance and determine if they're what you're looking for.

 

Central

Buick Ambulance
Chevrolet Fleetmaster 2DR
Ford Ambulance
Ford Custom
Heil Colecto-Pak
International D Series
 

Downtown & Central

Buick Super Coupe
Buick Eight Coupe
Chevrolet Civillian Van
Chevrolet Pickup 2
Chevrolet Styleline
Chrysler Airflow
Desoto Custom Suburban
Desoto Custom Suburban Taxi
Ford V8 Sedan
Frazer Manhattan
GMC Pickup
Hudson Super Six
Nash Super 600
Nash Deluxe Army 600
Oldsmobile Hydramatic 88
Packard Clipper Eight
Pontiac Sedan Six
Willys Overland

East Downtown

Chevrolet Sedan
International D Series Sedan
International KB5
International KB8
International KB6
Plymouth P5
Plymouth Sedan
Mercury Custom

Downtown & Hollywood

Chrysler Town & Country

Hollywood

Buick Custom
Cadillac Series 75 Limousine
Cadillac V16 Convertible
Chevrolet Fleetmaster Convertible
Chrysler Town and Country
Cord Hardtop
Ford Convertible
International KB5
International KB8 (Polar Bear Ice Truck)
Lincoln Continental Convertible
Nash LaFayette Convertible
Oldsmobile Sedan

Westlake

Buick Business Coupe
Cadillac Series 61
Chevrolet Pickup
Chevrolet Van
DeSoto 2 DR Custom
Ford 2 DR
Ford Business Coupe
Ford Deluxe Convertible
Lasalle V8 Sedan
Lincoln Zephyr Touring
Studebaker Commander
Pontiac Torpedo Six
Cadillac Lasalle Series 50

Wilshire

American LaFrance Fire Truck
Buick Eight Convertible
Buick 2 DR Sedanette
Cadillac Series 61 Touring Sedan
Chevrolet Tow Truck
Dodge Fuel Truck
Ford Tudor Convertible
International Metro KB1M
Lincoln Continental Coupe
Lincoln Model K Convertible Roadster
Oldsmobile S98 Convertible
Packard Clipper Six
Packard Custom
Plymouth Special Deluxe Six

Mission/Police Vehicles

Buick Super Police
Cadillac Series 62 Convertible
Chevrolet Coroner's Van
Chevrolet Fleetmaster Police
Ford Police Special
Hudson Commodore
International Police Wagon
Nash Super 600
Studebaker Commander Police

Hidden Vehicles

Cadillac Town Car
Chrysler Woody
Cisitalia 202 Coupe
1936 Cord 810 Softtop
Davis Deluxe
Delage D8 120
Delage D8-120 Poutout Aero-Co
Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet
Dusenberg Walker Coupe
Ford H Boy
Phantom Corsair
Stout Scarab
Talbot GS26
Tucker Torpedo
Voisin C7

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23 comments

  • DragonusDarque - June 23, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    Sorry, but this guide is totally useless. All it does is show the showroom view of the cars. Where is the actual guide? How is this a guide to getting all the achievements when it doesn't show where the cars can be found?
  • kissfan81 - June 5, 2011 5:05 a.m.

    These are great guides! Thank you! I'm having trouble finding a couple of the CUSTOM cars as well as locating the Westlake area. Any ideas?
  • zer0hvk - May 30, 2011 5:22 p.m.

    This guide is amazing, thanks a lot for the hard work Mr. Grimm.
  • MyNameIsMyName - May 30, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    Can comfortably say I will not be getting this achievement, although I did get the 40 car one
  • Austin_SJ - May 29, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    Got the Hudson Super 6 after a long and arduous search. I now have 100% game completion which is the first time I've done such a thing in a long while.
  • robertchen - May 29, 2011 7:33 a.m.

    L.A. Noire is awesome! I just found a blog that's giving out the DLC for all the extra cases! I just got my Slip Of The Tongue Case DLC, but I don't know if there's anymore DLC codes left. If you want to check it out, here's the site: http://freelanoiredlc.com.nu
  • spawny0908 - May 28, 2011 5:29 p.m.

    @435 I FOUND IT!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
  • spawny0908 - May 28, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    REALLY?!?! Ok I'll do that!
  • SillyPigeon - May 28, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    THANK YOU Grimm! I'm on 81 at the moment. This guide will really help me track down the last 14. Thought it would be ages until someone put up a guide for it GamesRadarFTW!
  • PevMaster - May 28, 2011 2:19 p.m.

    Just had Subway...oh yeah that hits the spot.
  • 435 - May 28, 2011 12:32 p.m.

    @spawny0908: Check behind the Maldonado Residence during "The Silk Stocking Murder".
  • philipshaw - May 28, 2011 10:31 a.m.

    Thanks for this, finished the story last night but going to go back to get the trophies because I love the world so much
  • Mexicutioner - May 28, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    Oh wow sweet guide! I'm trying to get this freaking achievement at the moment. So many cars.....
  • spawny0908 - May 28, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    I CAN'T FIND A MERCURY CUSTOM!!!!! IT'S THE ONLY ONE I NEED! HELP!!!
  • legory - May 28, 2011 5:09 a.m.

    Oh god. Oh goood. This list of cars. (I love cars.) This definitely is gonna be my first buy with my paycheck.
  • InsertWittyNameHere - May 28, 2011 3:38 a.m.

    I just bloody found them all, TODAY. Would have loved this guide!!!
  • batman5273 - May 28, 2011 3:14 a.m.

    Between this guide, The 5 Star Case guide, and Film reels/Landmarks guide, there is no excuses for people not to 1000/platinum trophy this game.
  • GhostbustTyler - May 28, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    Oh lord, I hate this trophy so much. So very very much. Thank you so much for this guide Grim. It makes this easier to reference if I've driven a car or not.
  • GamesRadarMichaelGrimm - May 28, 2011 2:54 a.m.

    YES. CLICKS!
  • McSpermie - May 28, 2011 2:53 a.m.

    Thank you guys so much, I greatly appreciate the guide.

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