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, then tow the Locked Admiral to a garage.
Berkley's RC Van RC Stickers, Rear view lights Yes None Beefy Baron It can rarely seen in the traffic, somewhere near the Zero RC shop in San Fierro or somewhere in the desert.
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, then using a Sawn off Shotgun, shoot it 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 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 to the target's Maverick, then get a tractor/towtruck, move to the 10th level of the Emerald Isle, fuse the charges, wait to fail the mission, then tow the "White" Buffalo to the garage.
Burrito Chrome Yellow No None Mike Toreno Kill T-Bone Mendez or Mike Toreno after acquiring a Tow Truck, then tow it to the nearest garage.
Camper Khaki Brown No None Jizzy Kill the Jizzy B. hoe then take it to a garage.
Elegy No No BP, FP, EP Farewell, My Love... Push the Elegy to the water, watch the car as it sinks, then turn around, the Elegy should behind your back, fail the mission by get out of your car, then push it to the garage. (If the tractor is nearby, swap to it, then tow it to the 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 Sink it to the Glen Park water to fail the mission. (Do not lose the Firetruck otherwise the abilities will lose.) Then drive it to the garage.
Fire Truck No Heavy DP, BP, FP, EP End of the Line Unobtainable.
Forklift No No BP Robbing Uncle Sam Kill Ryder to fail the mission, then store into 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. Let the 25 second count down fail the mission then use your vehicle to hit the Pink Fortune, forcing the driver out. Now, the "fun" part is that 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) 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 Can be acquired with use of a mod garage. (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 them, then store it to the garage.
Infernus No No DP, BP, FP, EP Beat Down on B-Dup Kill Sweet to fail the mission, then store it using the tow truck to the 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 the Towtruck to the destination, then kill the target and get the dossier to complete the mission (be quick before he goes to his Maverick and lose its abilities), then tow the target's Maverick to the aircraft garage in the airstrip.
Merit No No DP, BP, FP, EP 555 We Tip Once you put the Merit to the parking area, wait for the valet to enter the car, shoot him, then re-enter the car, leave the car open to the garage (as the car is locked when you close it), make some fire, then enter the car while on fire to destroy it and to fail the mission, then close the garage to make it renew again and keeps its abilities.
Mesa Dark Green Roof No None Robbing Uncle Sam Kill Ryder to fail the mission, then store it to the 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 to the garage before dropping Sweet to the Grove Street. (Riot)
Mule No No EP Robbing Uncle Sam Pass the mission, then store it to the garage.
Newsvan Vanilla Cream No DP, BP, FP, EP Cut Throat Business Put Madd Dogg some satchel charges and leave him behind, then go to the video shoot, make some fire, then enter the Newsvan while on fire to destroy it, fuse the charges to kill Madd Dogg to fail the mission, then use the Sawn-off Shotgun, to shoot it to the garage.
Packer Light Green No None Cop Wheels Kill the driver to fail the mission, then store it to the garage.
Patriot No No BP, FP, EP Big Smoke's Cash Get the Towtruck, then follow the Patriot, not ramming it. Then when the Patriot stops, the mission fails, then tow it to the garage. (Keep the camera to the Patriot otherwise it will disappear.)
PCJ-600 No No DP, BP, FP, EP OG Loc After the cutscene where Freddy has fled, get off of the vehicle that CJ is currently on, bring OG Loc along as well, and walk towards where Freddy is, however, there is a certain distance when Freddy starts firing at CJ. When this is reached, go no further, because he will escape with the bike. After reaching this distance, 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 storage.
Perennial Black No None Big Smoke Can be aquired with the all black cars cheat, then if you find one, store it to the garage. (Mod Garage cannot paint its 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 , then simply do the mission
Pony Dark Teal Yes Off-Road Wheels, Sound System Life's a Beach Drive it to the garage, then use explosives to destroy it to fail the mission, then keep it inside the garage.
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), then keep it to the 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 to the 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 mission, then store it to the garage. (Destroy first the pursuers to make it indestructible.)
Sanchez No No DP, BP, FP, EP Wrong Side of the Tracks/Badlands After Big Smoke killed all the Vagos, drive to the Fisher's Lagoon, sink it (but not too deep otherwise you can't get it) kill Big Smoke to fail the mission, then store it to the garage. (Wrong Side of the Tracks)
Savanna No No BP, FP, EP High Stakes, Low Rider Pass or fail the mission, then push it to the nearest garage.
Securicar Caligula's Paintjob No None Breaking the Bank at Caligula's Unobtainable
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 (white-black), Ice Cold Killa (black) Drive it to the garage, then suicide to fail the mission. (Date Katie first to keep your weapons in your pocket.) (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 the garage, then destroy it using explosives to fail the mission. (Do not go to the wall going to the fortress in order not to lose the abilities.) Then keep it to the garage.

Tahoma No No BP, FP House Party Simply pass or fail the mission, then push the Locked Tahoma to the garage.
Tampa No No DP, BP, FP, EP Nines and AKs Kill Big Smoke or Emmet to fail the mission, then push it to the garage.
Tanker No No BP Tanker Commander Go to the garage that is big enough, kill Catalina to fail the mission, then store it. (Do not attach it to the trailer otherwise it is not BP.)
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.
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 the garage.)
Walton Plain White No DP, BP, FP, EP Don Peyote/Madd Dogg (plain white).

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 to the garage or complete the mission, then store it to the garage. (Madd Dogg)

ZR-350 No No

FP, Off-road wheels

Farewell, My Love...

Keep your car after the race. (Pass or Fail) (Off-road Wheels)


Same with the Elegy method. (FP)