Special Vehicles in GTA San Andreas

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This is a list of special vehicles throughout the Grand Theft Auto series. Special Vehicles are a type of vehicle that has unique qualities in contrast to standard ones. Such of these are unique/permanent colors and proofing against bullets, explosions, fire, or collisions. Also take note that the accuracy of the page history may not be correct.

Unique trait Code Description
Bullet-proof BP The vehicle receives no damage from direct hits from bullets.
Fire-proof FP The vehicle receives no damage from any flames or fires except when the vehicle is already burning from other forms of damage.
Explosion-proof EP The vehicle receives no damage from any explosions inflicted upon the vehicle.
Damage-proof DP The vehicle receives no damage from collisions or any form of physical damage (i.e. melee weapons).
Pop-proof PP The vehicle's tires cannot be popped by any means. This property cannot be saved in a garage.
Permanent color PC The vehicle's paint job cannot be changed in a spray shop when it could otherwise. This property cannot be saved in a garage.
Heavy H The vehicle's mass is greater than it should be normally. The car will feel "heavier" and will lose less momentum when colliding into dynamic objects. However, heavy cars are more susceptible to damage and will only take two or three hits before starting smoking or even exploding. This property cannot be saved in a garage.
Unique paint job Name of color The vehicle's paint job is unique and cannot be obtained through spray shops, mod shops, or permanent parking spots. However, the unique paintjob can be painted over and lost if the player enters a spray shop with the vehicle.
Unique handling UH The vehicle's handling is altered to let the player be able to cut corners and turn more quickly than normal. This property cannot be saved in a garage.
Rare R The model of the vehicle appears only a few times during missions in the game (i.e. the Spand Express).
Unobtainable U The vehicle cannot be accessed or driven by the player outside the mission. Obtaining and saving the vehicle is near impossible without resorting to modifications (i.e. Andromada), except if obtained using cheats (i.e. Turismo Cheetahs).
Destroying a proofed vehicle

Proofed vehicles are not indestructible. There are many of ways to wreck a BP/FP/EP/DP vehicle, including:

  • Flipping the car up-side down.
  • Getting hit by a tank (except in GTA San Andreas)
  • Sinking the car in the water.
  • Using the Blow-up all cars cheat.
  • Getting in the vehicle while the player is on fire.
  • Using a car bomb to detonate the vehicle.
  • Taking the car to the crusher and crush the vehicle.
  • Taking it to a girlfriends' house and have coffee with her/them then the car will lose its special property and simply become normal again.


Vehicle Unique Color Unique Handling Special Abilities Mission Notes/How To Aquire The Vehicles Guide
Admiral No No DP, BP, FP, EP Los Sepulcros Save a Tow Truck in the Ganton Garage, get in, leave sweet behind, kill one of the ballas to fail the mission, then tow the Locked Admiral to a garage.
Berkley's RC Van RC Stickers, Rear view lights Yes None Beefy Baron It can rarely be seen in the traffic. However you might find it somewhere near the Zero RC shop in San Fierro or somewhere in the desert (commonly near the Hunter Quarry).
BF Injection Black, Red No None Cut Throat Business Kill Madd Dogg then take the car to a garage.
BF-400 No No DP, FP, EP Just Business Use the 'Blow Up All Cars Cheat' before Big Smoke gets on the bike during the cutscene, then using a Sawn off Shotgun, shoot the wreckage to a Garage.
Blade No No FP High Stakes, Low Rider Same with the Savanna Method.
Bobcat Black No None Stowaway Simply park it in a garage. Be careful; if the plane takes off while you are entering the vehicle, the game will freeze.
Boxville No No DP, BP, FP, EP T-Bone Mendez Use the blow up all cars Cheat, then push it to a garage.
Bravura No No DP, BP, FP, EP The Green Sabre Unobtainable.
Buffalo No No DP, BP, FP, EP Misappropriation/High Noon Put some satchel charges on the target's Maverick, then get a Tractor or Towtruck, then move to the 10th level of the Emerald Isle's multi-storey parking lot, detonate the charges, wait to fail the mission, then tow the White Buffalo to the garage.
Burrito Chrome Yellow No None Mike Toreno Do the mission normally up until you rescue Mike, then when you need to blow up a van. Bring a Tow Truck and either kill Mike or T-Bone to fail the mission. Allowing you to tow the Burrito to the nearest garage.
Camper Khaki Brown No None Jizzy When you reach the point where you have to save Jizzy's ho. Save her and then take the Camper. You can now either kill her to fail the mission, or take it to a garage and then finish the mission (you won't fail for leaving the 'Pimpmobile').
Elegy No No BP, FP, EP Farewell, My Love... Push the Elegy into the water, watch the car as it sinks, then turn around, the Elegy should behind you, fail the mission by getting out of your car, then push it a garage. (If a tractor is nearby then use it to tow the Elegy to a garage.)
FCR-900 Red Spokes No DP, BP, FP, EP T-Bone Mendez (DP, BP, FP, EP)/Toreno's Last Flight (conventional model) Store it after the mission in the garage. (Toreno's Last Flight)
Feltzer No No DP, BP, FP, EP End of the Line During the chase with the Firetruck, drive the car into the pond in Glen Park (be careful not to comepletely sink it) to fail the mission. Then you can drive it to a garage. NOTE: Losing the Firetruck in the chase will result in the car losing its abilities!
Fire Truck No Heavy DP, BP, FP, EP End of the Line Unobtainable.
Forklift No No BP Robbing Uncle Sam Kill Ryder once you arrive at the base to fail the mission, then store it in a garage.
Fortune No No BP, FP, EP Wu Zi Mu Start the mission, as soon as the race begins, swing to the right and force the Pink Fortune into a shed. There's only one way into this shed. Block the entrance with your car then exit. Count Down finish to fail the mission then use your vehicle to hit the Pink Fortune, forcing the driver out. Now, you'll need to push this vehicle to a garage. You can push it to either the safe-house in Dillimore or the safe-house in Palimino Creek.
Glendale No No DP, BP, FP, EP Los Desperados Kill Cesar or his gang members to fail the mission, then tow the car using a Towtruck or Tractor to the garage.
Greenwood No No DP, BP, FP, EP Drive-Thru (FP)/House Party (BP, FP)/End of the Line (DP, BP, FP, EP) Take the car to the bomb shop in El Corona, near Unity Station. Arm the bomb using the bomb shop, then skip the two cutscenes when you go near the fortress (if you don't skip the cutscenes the bomb will not work), wait for it to blow, then use the Sawn-off Shotgun, to shoot it to the garage. (End of the Line)
Huntley Black Heavy No Jizzy Just after the cutscene at the hotel (Where the ho gets into the limo). Head in front of the convoy and shoot the driver of the Huntley, causing him to fall out and leave the door open. You can now store it in a garage. (You can also just use a normal Huntley and take it to a tuning garage to paint it black.) (Not Heavy)
HPV-1000 No No DP, BP, FP, EP Small Town Bank/Quarry Mission 7 Kill Catalina after the cutscene when two police bikers appear in front of you outside the bank, then store it in a garage.
Infernus No No DP, BP, FP, EP Beat Down on B-Dup Kill Sweet to fail the mission once you reach the point where you need to kill B-Dup's guards outside his house, then use a Tow Truck to tow it to a garage.
Leviathan No No Magnet Up, Up and Away Unobtainable.
Majestic No No FP High Stakes, Low Rider Same with the Savanna method.
Maverick No No DP, BP, FP, EP Toreno's Last Flight/Misappropriation Bring a Towtruck to the location, then kill the target and get the dossier (be quick before he gets in the Maverick and lose its abilities), then tow the target's Maverick to the aircraft garage in the airstrip. (Misappropriation)
Merit No No DP, BP, FP, EP 555 We Tip Once you return the Merit after taking it to the garage to plant the drugs, wait for the valet to enter the car, shoot him, then re-enter the car, make sure to keep the doors open until you get it to a garage (as the car is locked), make some fire (Destorying nearby cars is a good way), then enter the car while you're on fire to destroy it and fail the mission, then close the garage to make it new again and keep its abilities.
Mesa Dark Green Roof No None Robbing Uncle Sam Kill Ryder to fail the mission, then store it in a garage.
Mothership Hippie Paintjob No DP, BP, FP, EP Are You Going to San Fierro? (DP, BP, FP, EP)/Black Project (DP, BP, FP, EP)/Riot Store it in a garage before dropping Sweet off in Grove Street. (Riot)
Mule No No EP Robbing Uncle Sam Pass the mission, then store it in a garage.
Newsvan Vanilla Cream No DP, BP, FP, EP Cut Throat Business Plant Satchel Charges on Madd Dogg and then leave him behind, then go to the video shoot, make some fire, then enter the Newsvan while on fire to destroy it so it keeps its abilities, detonate the charges to kill Madd Dogg to fail the mission, then use the Sawn-off Shotgun or push the wreckage to a garage. The nearest is the Santa Maria Beach garage.
Packer Light Green No None Cop Wheels Kill the driver to fail the mission, then store it in a garage.
Patriot No No BP, FP, EP Big Smoke's Cash Get a Towtruck, then follow the Patriot but don't ram it. Then when the Patriot arrives at Pier 69, the mission will fail. Tow it to the garage (Keep the camera on the Patriot otherwise it will disappear.) (Must be done before Ya-Ka-Boom-Boom)
PCJ-600 No No DP, BP, FP, EP OG Loc After the cutscene where Freddy flees, get off of the PCJ that CJ is currently on, bring OG Loc along as well, and walk towards where Freddy is. When you can just about see him, don't go any further as he will begin to move and escape, now kill OG Loc to fail the mission. Freddy will disappear, and leave the bike behind. After this, go take the bike and save it in a garage.
Perennial Black No None Big Smoke Unobtainable (Big Smoke). However you can aquire one with the 'all black cars' cheat, then if you find one, store it in a garage. (Mod Garage cannot paint a normal one's roof.)
Picador Crates in Back No None Catalyst Unobtainable.
Pizza Boy Green No None Ice Cold Killa Destroy Jizzy's Broadway before entering the club. Then he will escape on the Pizza Boy instead, simply knock him off of it and kill him to pass the mission. And then take it to a garage.
Pony Dark Teal Yes Off-Road Wheels, Sound System Life's a Beach Drive it to a garage, then use explosives to destroy it to fail the mission, then store it inside the garage. You may also find the version with the sound system in the back in regular Pony's.
Pony Light Blue No None Toreno's Last Flight Keep it after the mission (If you use it to chase the Maverick) or destroy the Maverick using the Heat-Seeking Rocket Launcher (If you have one, you can get one from the airport), then keep it in a garage.
Rancher No No DP, FP, EP Lure Unobtainable
Remington No No FP High Stakes, Low Rider Same with the Savanna method.
Rumpo No No DP, FP Outrider Kill the driver to fail the mission, then store it in a garage.
Sabre No No DP, BP, FP, EP The Green Sabre/Tanker Commander/Wu Zi Mu (FP) The vehicles will replenish health once damaged to the point of smoke display.
Sadler No No DP, BP, FP, EP Tanker Commander/Are You Going to San Fierro? (EP) Pass the mission, then go to the gas station near the trucking depot, then store it in a garage. (First destroy the pursuers to make it indestructible.)
Sanchez No No DP, BP, FP, EP Wrong Side of the Tracks/Badlands After Big Smoke has killed all of the Vagos, drive to Fisher's Lagoon, put it into the water (but not too deep otherwise you can't get it) then kill Big Smoke to fail the mission. Then store it in a garage. (Wrong Side of the Tracks)
Savanna No No BP, FP, EP High Stakes, Low Rider As you come onto the pier where you finish the race, make sure your opponents are behind you. After passing the mission they should then reach the finish line and then drive off. At this point, ram one of them and then push the car to the nearest garage. (Can be done to all vehicles involved in the race.)
Securicar Caligula's Paintjob No None Breaking the Bank at Caligula's Unobtainable (Cutscence only).
Sentinel No No DP, BP, FP, EP The Green Sabre (DP, BP, FP, EP)/Saint Mark's Bistro(DP, BP, FP, EP)/Intensive Care (DP) /Mountain Cloud Boys (mission)(DP, BP, FP, EP)

The vehicles will replenish health once damaged to the point of smoke display.


The one in Saint Mark's Bistro is unobtainable.

Stallion No No FP Wu Zi Mu Same with the Fortune Method.
Stretch White, Black, Black None None Jizzy (Black bottom & heavy), Ice Cold Killa (Fully black, only bottom is unique) When you reach the part of the mission where you need to kill the priest and his guards, get in front of the convoy and shoot the limo driver's head. He will fall out of the limo and leave the door open, allowing you to take the limo. Kill the rest of your targets and then take the limo to the garage. (Remember the vehicle is locked so don't let the doors close when you get out, it's also heavy so be careful of crashing into other vehicles as the limo will get wrecked quickly.) Then you can get back into the Broadway and complete the mission. (Jizzy)

Do the mission until you have to chase and kill Jizzy. Take one of the limo's parked and use it to chase down and kill Jizzy. Then after passing the mission, take it to a garage. (Ice Cold Killa)

Sultan No No FP Farewell, My Love... Same with the Elegy method.
SWAT Tank Blue No BP, FP End of the Line

Drive it to a garage, then destroy it using explosives to fail the mission. Do not go close to Smoke's palace otherwise it will lose its abilities.) Then store it in a garage and kill yourself, failing the mission. Check the garage before saving to see if the tank is in there.

Tahoma No No BP, FP House Party Simply pass or fail the mission, then push the Locked Tahoma to the garage in Grove Street.
Tampa No No DP, BP, FP, EP Nines and AKs Kill Big Smoke or Emmet to fail the mission, then push it to a garage.
Tanker No No BP Tanker Commander Go to a garage that is big enough, kill Catalina to fail the mission, then store it. (Do not attach the trailer otherwise it will lose its BP ability.)
Tanker Trailer No No DP, BP, FP, EP Tanker Commander Unobtainable.
Voodoo No No BP, FP House Party Simply pass or fail the mission, then push the locked Voodoo to the garage nearby.
Vortex Plain White, White and Black No DP, BP, FP, EP Cut Throat Business Same with the Newsvan Method. (Except that you can drive it to a garage.)
Walton Plain White No DP, BP, FP, EP Don Peyote/Madd Dogg (The DP, BP, FP & EP Version).

Shoot the drivers through the windshield then store the vehicle in a garage. (Don Peyote)


Let Madd Dogg jump to fail the mission, then store it in a garage or complete the mission, then store it in a garage. (Madd Dogg)

ZR-350 No No

FP, Off-road wheels

Farewell, My Love...

Keep your car after the race. (Pass or Fail)


Same with the Elegy method. (FP)