Special Vehicles in GTA IV
Unique vehicles are not something new to the GTA series, and are seen a multitude of times in GTA IV. Unique vehicles are usually already presented ingame, simply painted a unique color, or rare vehicles that are only seen on once during a certain mission. They can sometimes be very hard to get, as they are either mission related or they just appear as a one-time-only.
Warning: Many unique colored vehicles will be resprayed to normal colors upon repair, you will never be able to revert back to the unique color in Pay 'n' Spray.
This list also includes special types of vehicles such as gang cars, police vehicles and so on.
- 1 Cars
- 1.1 Roman's Taxi
- 1.2 Merit
- 1.3 Laundromat
- 1.4 Cavalcade
- 1.5 Marbelle
- 1.6 Blista Compact
- 1.7 Ruiner
- 1.8 Virgo
- 1.9 Feltzer
- 1.10 Coquette
- 1.11 Infernus
- 1.12 Super GT
- 1.13 Banshee
- 1.14 Romero
- 1.15 DF8-90
- 1.16 Comet
- 1.17 Patriot
- 1.18 Cognoscenti
- 1.19 Sultan
- 1.20 PMP 600
- 1.21 Feroci
- 1.22 Vincent
- 1.23 Rebla
- 1.24 Huntley Sport
- 1.25 Lokus
- 1.26 Dukes
- 1.27 Police Stockade
- 1.28 Presidente
- 2 Bikes
- 3 Aircraft
- 4 See Also
- The Roman's Taxi is a Black Esperanto with emergency light. This may be the first special car you can get. It's easy to get, but after Roman's depot is burned down, the car is no longer available as it gets replaced by a fleet of gray Cavalcades.
- In the mission First Date you are given a lustered silver Merit. You can save it when the mission is completed.
- The Laundromat is a laundry van that only appears in two missions. The most easiest way to obtain it will the mission Hung Out to Dry. It can be found in the back of the laundromat, stealing it, however, will result in mission failure.
- It's second appearance is in the mission Meltdown, where it is used in a scripted sequence. This one can also be stolen, and if you are good at driving a van in a chase, you can complete the mission.
- A unique dark grey Cavalcade replaces the Esperanto used by Roman's Taxi service once the player has unlocked the Algonquin Safehouse. However, the same driver, Mohammed, will be driving it, and still will throw insults at Niko. However, unlike Roman's Taxi, there is no enhanced performance in this version.
- A unique black-tinted (the main color varies) Cavalcade with black rims is also available during the mission Deconstruction for Beginners. It is parked in an alley in Castle Gardens where Playboy X has left it with a supply of weapons. The player can drive this Cavalcade to a safehouse to store it, and still return to complete the mission.
- A similar black-tinted Cavalcade is the target of one of Stevie's Car Thefts; this Cavalcade has a unique green undercoat and dark green trims.
- In The Ballad of Gay Tony, Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas drive a black Cavalcade with black rims, and Armando sells the player weapons out of the trunk of this vehicle. This car is easily obtainable, as it is most often left in the street after the Drug Wars missions with Armando and Henrique.
- Brucie will sent you an E-mail, for his Exotic Exports, for a Cavalcade. This Cavalcade is unique because of its deep matte red paint-job, black-tinted windows and blacks rims.
- A Sky blue Marbelle appears in the first cutscene during the mission Clean Getaway. Later in the story, when Vladimir tries to escape from Niko, he drives the sky blue Marbelle again in the mission Uncle Vlad. When he reaches the Humboldt River, he leaves the car and makes a run for it. This is the chance to take it and keep it.
- A pure white Blista Compact can be stolen in the mission Clean Getaway. Also this is the modified variant of the Blista Compact which is normally red. To keep the car, drive it to your safehouse parking space and then commit suicide, which will result in mission failure, but the car will get stored anyway.
- Ivan Bytchkov owns a black and yellow Ruiner which can stolen during the mission Ivan The Not So Terrible. When Ivan crashes his car into a truck, he will try to escape on foot - don't go after him just yet though. First, take the car to the end of the block to the south and park it where your will eventually get to Ivan.
- A red and black Virgo appears in the mission Concrete Jungle. It can be taken and saved at your safehouse.
- Gracie Ancelotti owns a special pink Feltzer that can be acquired in the mission I'll Take Her.... By either killing the driver after the end of the mission or firing a gun across the street from Gracie's house before meeting her.
- A lustered black Coquette appears in the mission Payback. To obtain it, simply follow the goons until they stop at the building.
- The Coquette has a unique white-and-red paint job available, similar to that of the 1984-1996 C4 Corvette featured in the television series The A-Team . This paint job, unlike most other unique paint jobs, can be sprayed onto any Coquette.
- The Coquette also has another unique paintjob. Like the one above, it can be sprayed onto any Coquette. It's a green and black paintjob, apearing black at some angles but green at other angles.
- You have to steal an Infernus for Stevie. It is a unique gold color. Like many of Stevies cars, they re-spawn after a while. It is located at Montauk Ave. Downtown, Broker, but only if you got a text message from Stevie.
- Also, after you completed the mission Buoys Ahoy, Bernie Crane will call you to collect Bryce Dawkins' special orange Infernus as a gift. Like many other cars, the Infernus comes in two different variants (with and without Spoilers).
- One uniquely colored Super GT appears in the mission Union Drive for Bernie Crane, driven by Dimitri Rascalov's henchmen. The paintjob is black with a blue sheen, a paint job not seen anywhere else in the game.
- Another uniquely colored Super GT appears in a Most Wanted mission in which you are after a drug trafficker named Darren Covey. You find him and the five friends of his whom you must kill also on the second floor of a parking garage in Purgatory, with a few cars around them. One of these cars is a Super GT whose paint job resembles a mixture of McReary Mob green and sky blue not found anywhere else in the game.
- What may be a third unique (if someone could please confirm the rarity of the paint job by using the Super GT cheat code, which is 227-555-0168, and going through all of the colors until one of the colors repeats, while checking to match sure that none of them match up exactly with this Super GT, that would be helpful) Super GT appears in one of Stevie's Car Thefts. It is in front of the 69 Exchange in Chinatown, Algonquin.
There are several unique Banshee's in GTA IV.
- A blue Banshee with grayer color than normal and a white stripe is requested by Brucie for his Exotic Exports.
- A Banshee with yellow stripe and a orange paintjob is requested by Stevie.
- In the mission Meltdown for Ray Boccino, the car chase begins with the player driving a Banshee. This Banshee has a unique grey-a-bluish-green-stripe paintjob.
- A Romero appears in the mission Undertaker. This is the only time it appears in the entire game. To obtain it, steal it when the mission is done, but you have to be fast and alert, otherwise the driver will drive away and disappear. The Romero will also appear on the street, but only if you are driving one at the time.
- A lustered black/silver DF8-90 appears in the Mission Crime and Punishment. It's in the driveway at Mikhail Faustin's house. You can save it if you want to. It comes in three variants.
- A parked DF8-90 without black-tinted roof and a light blue paint job can be found in a parking lot under the train tracks in the Hove Beach area in Broker as part of a stolen car delivery mission for Stevie. It sells for approximately $5,500 at Stevie's garage in Bohan.
- A bright yellow Comet is given to player as a racing car in the mission No. 1. After completing the mission, Brucie allows the player to keep the Comet.
- A Comet with a unique mauve paint job is requested by Stevie for one of his car thefts.
- A bright yellow Patriot can be acquired anytime after the mission Blow Your Cover for Playboy X but before his death. It will be parked in one of the RESIDENT PARKING ONLY spots outside his loft. To save it, simply drive it out of the car saving spot and drive it back in.
- Two lustered silver Patriots appear in the mission Photo Shoot.
- As part of Stevie's Car Thefts, there is a unique gold/orange Patriot with US flags on the sides.
- A Cognoscenti is wanted by Stevie. You can take and save it at a nearby safehouse and it should reappear. When Stevie calls for it, it should appear in an allyway, off Boydon Ave, Alderney City, Alderney.
- A pearl white Cognoscenti can be stolen after completing Gracie Ancelotti's random encounter. It appears in the driveway at her house in Alderney City.
- A unique blue Sultan is wanted by Stevie. You can take it and save it. A new one will respawn.
- A modified blue variant is used by Korean mob. Can usually be found in Alderney City, in Alderney.
- In the mission Museum Piece, there are three pure white PMP 600 "Sports" parked on the northern side of the museum. These PMP 600 "Sports" variant normally comes in complete black. This is the only time they appear in white in the entire game.
- In one of Brucie's e-mail-based Exotic Exports, Niko has to retrieve a vibrant maroon red PMP 600.
- A modified version used by the Triads called the JDM VIP can be acquired. They can usually be found in Chinatown.
- A secondary version used by FlyUS, which features an emergency light on the roof and the company colors. This variant can be found at the Francis International Airport, Dukes.
- A unique coloured dark green Vincent LX2007 appears in the mission She's a Keeper.
- A brown coloured Rebla is requested by Stevie.
- Huntley Sports with a yellow, black and green paint job, custom grille with removed badging and side-mounted exhaust pipes are driven by the Jamaican Posse; like other gang-specific variants, all these modified vehicles are still called "Huntley Sport" when entered. These can be found around Beechwood City, Schottler and Willis, and one is given as a gift in the last of Little Jacob's drug delivery missions.
- This variant can also be obtained through gang wars in The Lost and Damned, as Gang Wars located in Dukes and Broker are often against members of the Jamaican Posse, who, as mentioned above, drive this vehicle.
- A black Huntley, painted with a thin red stripe down the sides, can rarely be found driving around Liberty City. It is one of a range of paint jobs available on default Huntley Sport's.
- After doing a boating trip with Brucie, an iridescent olive and beige Huntley will be parked at the docks where you get out of the boat.
- A Custom Grey and Black Huntley is one of Stevie's car thefts, parked outside a police station at Bohan. It will NOT spawn again once delivered.
- Three black Lokus appears in the mission Entourage.
- In the mission Lure for Francis McReary, a red iridescent Dukes, that can not be seen on the streets, can be found outside the target's apartment in Denver Avenue, East Holland, Algonquin.
- A dark metallic orange Dukes is wanted by Stevie. This Dukes can be taken to a nearby safehouse and another should appear. When Stevie calls for it,it should appear on Vauxite Street, across from Modo, East Holland, Algonquin
This is a special variant of Brute Stockade 8000. It only appears in two missions. Its first appearence is in the Mission Three Leaf Clover, hovewer, it is not recommended to try and take it in this as it requires a lot patience and and a truck. The doors is also locked. The best to acquired it is during the mission Tunnel of Death as the player is required to steal it. After dealing with the NOOSE and police forces take it and drive it to your nearest safehouse. After that you have parked it in the parking space, drive very far away until the mission has failed, the truck will be standing fine in the parking space. Another way to obtain the Police Stockade in the mission Tunnel of Death is by pushing it back to your nearest safehouse, a good vehicle for pushing it is the phantom located in Normandy just before you go to the secluded area. After that, push BOTH cars until you reach the safehouse, make sure their ALWAYS close to each other or the stockade will vanish. Avoid police attention at all cost because it will be pretty hard to ditch them because the stockade will vanish if you go far away. When you reach the safehouse just continue with the mission and and go back to your safehouse, it should be there with you not having a mission failure.
A modified Presidente is used by the Korean mob. It has spoiler and permanent black color. They appear in Alderney and near the safehouse.
- In the mission Ruff Rider, there is a rich red Hellfury that can be obtained after you kill the enemy, Jayvon Simson. Normal Hellfurys have a metallic red, but this one is a glossy red with no metallic added to it. After you kill Jayvon, the mission is completed, so you can take and park it at your safehouse.
- A green and black Faggio is wanted by Stevie. This Faggio can be taken to a nearby safehouse and another should appear. When Stevie calls for it, it should appear across the street from Dragon Heart Plaza, Diamond Street, Chinatown, Algonquin.
- In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the GTA IV version is present as well as a more classical version reminiscent of the original Faggio. This may be unique as its only location is parked in a fenced-in parking lot on Topaz Street between Exceter and Denver Avenues, Northern Middle Park.
- A brown Freeway is wanted by Stevie. This Freeway can be taken to a safehouse and another Freeway should appear. When Stevie calls for it, it should appear in front of the Willis Wash and Lube, Saratoga Ave in Willis, Dukes.
- A light and dark grey NRG 900 can be stolen for Stevie. This NRG 900 can be taken to a safehouse and stored and another one will appear. When Stevie calls for it, it will appear on Bismarck Ave, Lancaster, Algonquin
There are three unique variants of the Maverick:
- One in the missions Dust Off and Paper Trail. In Dust Off, this requires a mission failure to obtain the chopper. It's recommended to save it in Paper Trail, because you can fly it to your safehouse after you beat the mission.
- Another one appears in Babysitting. It is solid black with no white stripes on the top of the body. You need to capsize Derrick's boat, and after it starts flying away, ram it into a building, and then push it to your safehouse after it hits the ground.
Note: There can't be anyone in the chopper after it crashes. Otherwise, it won't save.
- Another one appears in A Revenger's Tragedy ("Deal" ending), where Dimitri flies it. After you crash on Happiness Island, steal the chopper and fly it to your safehouse.