Tampa

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The Tampa parked in Los Santos

The Tampa is a two-door compact featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and seen only in one cutscene in The Lost and Damned.

GTA San Andreas

The Tampa is one of the gang cars used by the Da Nang Boys, a gang based in San Fierro. It has no rims, and multiple paint colors on different panels of the car, indicating it was put together with spare parts from a junkyard. It resembles a 1965-1969 Chevrolet Corvair, except it isn't rear-engined and it has a grille. It also appears to be over-scaled and in comparison to some under-scaled cars, as it looks much larger than an old compact.

Locations

Modifications

In TransFender:

  • Color
  • Hood Scoop (two varieties)
  • Hood Vents (two varieties)
  • Exhaust (three varieties)
  • Spoiler (three varieties)
  • Side Skirt
  • Nitro (three varieties)
  • Wheels (ten varieties)
  • Bass Boost
  • Hydraulics

Trivia

  • In the mission Nines and AKs, the player goes to do some target practice, and has to eventually shoot at a Tampa's gas tank using a pistol, making it explode, and passing the mission. It has a unique numberplate reading "FELTCH".
  • Even though the car can be upgraded to an excellent state at a mod shop, it will always have crooked license plates.
  • During the mission Yay Ka-Boom-Boom, the player has to destroy the Loco Syndicate's cocaine factory in Doherty with a rigged Tampa. The rigged Tampa has a unique numberplate reading "TIMEBOMB". Another modded Tampa is used in the mission Puncture Wounds. The Tampa is modded with stinger traps to burst the tires of the vehicle needed in the mission. Although, if the Tampa is saved in a garage, it will not have the ability to drop stingers.
  • The default radio station in GTA San Andreas is K-JAH Radio West.

The Lost and Damned

In The Lost and Damned, the Tampa appears in the opening cutscene in front of the Pay N' Spray. It is also featured in the BradyGames Strategy Guide for the episode. There was speculation by fans that the vehicle was available to drive outside of the cutscene, and the claims were backed up by lines in the game code which specify the handling and animations of the car. However, an email sent by Rockstar indicated that the car was not actually drivable in the game. [1]

The front of the Tampa resembles late '60s to mid '70s Chrysler A-platform compact cars such as the Plymouth Valiant; the roof and long sides of the car are reminiscent of the '68-72 Chevrolet Nova. The stripe across the back is similar to the bumblebee stripes on Dodge vehicles.

Gallery

References

  1. GTAForums.com -> Has anyone seen a tampa