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L.A. Noire vehicle achievement guide

Hidden Vehicles

Hidden vehicles are rare cars that do not appear normally, you’ll need to go hunt them down if you’re looking for 100% completion. They can be found in the blue Angel City Security garages scattered around the city and are marked on your map. Once you’ve collected one it will be marked on your map so you can keep track of the ones you’ve found. Note that not all the Hidden vehicles will be available until you’ve reached Rank 15. A few of these cars can be found in specific missions instead of their garage, but they'll still appear on the map in its appropriate garage after you've driven it.

 

1936 Cadillac Town Car

Location: Hollywood, The Alaco Station Garage on the corner of Bronson and Fountian Ave.

Fun Fact: The highest trim level of the Series 75 Cadillac, a base level Town Car cost $5,245. An enormous sum given that the average person in 1936 made around $1,700 a year.

 

1946 Chrysler Woody

Location: In a residential area in a alley west of 7th and Vermont Ave.

Fun Fact: “Woody” is a general term for vehicles that featured wood siding or significant wood construction. This Chrysler is actually a Town & Country station wagon with wood construction.

 

1939 Cisitalia 202 Coupe

Location: At the Alaco Station on the Corner of Vermont an Melrose Ave.

Fun Fact: Cisitalia was an Italian company that primarily built competition Grand Prix race cars. The 202 was designed by the legendary Italian firm Pininfarina and it’s radical style was seen as a major influence for post war vehicle design. New York’s Museum of Modern Art has one in their permanent collection.

 

1936 Cord 810 Softtop

Location: A Garage in an old two-story building on Mateo St.

Fun Fact: The Cord 810 is one of the most striking American cars ever built, especially the supercharged 812 version. It was also the first American production car to feature front wheel drive, an extremely unusual feature for the time.

 

1948 Davis Deluxe

Location: Between Hollywood and Wilshire, then between Wilton Place and Western Ave.

Fun Fact: More accurately known as the Davis Divan, this three wheeled oddity never saw production and only 13 were ever built. Despite huge buzz and pre-orders, the fast talking creator Glen Gordon “Gary” Davis had underfunded and overhyped the project serving 2 years for fraud. The Davis was (allegedly) capable of 35 to 50 MPG, an impressive figure in the 40s.

 

1937 Delage D8 120

Location:  In the L-Shaped alley between Beacon and Union Ave.

Fun Fact: Founded in 1905, Delage was a French company that made ultra luxury vehicles and racecars. After huge successes in Grand Prix racing in the 20s and a number of classic designs, the company was done in by the Great Depression and acquired by the Delahaye.

 

1937 Delage D8-120 S Poutout Aero-Co

Location: In Hollywood near Normandie Ave. and Lemongrove Ave.

Fun Fact: Produced after the acquisition by Delahaye, the Poutout Aero was a radical, streamlined masterpiece, its teardrop wheel wells and Batmobile-like tapered rear end offset by its long smooth hood. Notice how the rear brake light and licence plate are smoothly combined into a heart shape.

 

1947 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet

Location: Near Franklin Ave. and Vine St. in Hollywood.

Fun Fact: While the version in the game is more of a luxury model, the 135MS was an extremely successful racecar from a company with a prestigious racing pedigree. Delahaye’s most interesting win was at the 1937 Monte Carlo Rally against an extremely well funded Mercedes team that was, at the time, backed by the German Nazi party. France’s win over the Nazis was made even sweeter by the fact that the winning driver, Rene Dreyfus, was Jewish.

 

1934 Duesenberg J Walker Coupe

Location: A Garage behind the Building on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and El Centro Ave.

Fun Fact: Founded by Fred and August Duesenberg, the Duesenberg brand was famous for its world class, record breaking vehicles, all of which were engineered and designed by the brothers and assembled by hand. After being purchased by the Auburn Automobile company, the Model J arrived, one of the fastest, most luxurious and most expensive, vehicles of the time. The term “It’s a Duesy” originates from this car.

 

1932 Ford H Boy 

Location: Inside a Alaco Station in Wilshire, on the corner of Beverly Blvd. and Kingsly Dr.

Fun Fact: The H Boy, or more accurately “Highboy/Hiboy”, is a heavily modified 1932 Ford Model B coupe. The bodywork has been stripped down to the bare minimum to reduce weight and the V-8 engine modified for additional power. This car is the origin of the term “Deuce Coupe”.

 

1938 Phantom Corsair

Location: Near 3rd and Alameda on the west bank of the L.A. River.

Fun Fact: The Phantom Corsair was a concept vehicle designed by Rust Heinz, a member of the Heinz ketchup family. Built on a Cord 810 chassis, the Corsair was incredibly advanced for its time, both technologically and from a design standpoint. It has room for 6 people inside and cost $24,000, an enormous sum in 1938, to build.

 

1936 Stout Scarab

Location: Near Whittlier Blvd on the Eastern side of the L.A River

Fun Fact: The world’s first production minivan, the Stout Scarab was an incredibly forward thinking vehicle that was both aerodynamic and featured ingenious engineering that maximized interior space and ride quality. Intended as something of a mini limousine, the interior was richly appointed with wood, chrome leather and even tables for its passengers. Its Art Deco design cues have made it a icon of the period. Of the 9 built, 5 Scarabs are know to have survived.

 

1948 Talbot GS26

Location: Near 6th street and Lucas Ave in the Central District

Fun Fact: Talbot-Lago, much like Delahaye and Delange, was a high end French car manufacturer that primarily focused on race cars and ultra expensive road going versions of their race cars. More accurately identified as a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport (GS), this car featured an incredibly powerful 190 Horsepower engine that was almost identical to the one in the company’s competition race car.

 

1948 Tucker Torpedo

Location: In a brick garage between two buildings in Wilshire, on the corner of Oakwood and Western Ave.

Fun Fact: Designed and conceived by Preston Tucker, the Torpedo was an incredibly advanced vehicle that was to feature disc brakes, an aluminum block engine and fuel injection, all concepts decades ahead of their time. The film "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" was based on the story of this vehicle.

 

1938 Voisin C7

Location: Located in Alaco station in Hollywood. You will be able to locate this area on the corner of where La Brea and Sunset Blvd meet. You will also be able to find this car in the Hall of Records parking area when you are investigating "The Quarter Moon Murders".

Fun Fact: More accurately a 1938 Avions Voisin C30 (C7 production ended in 1927), the C30 was another distinct vehicle featuring advanced engineering and purposeful low, aerodynamic design. A 1936 Voisin was featured in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull".

 

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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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