Wrecks

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Wrecks refer to beaters (run down versions of cars that still drive with less performance), or burnt out cars found around the maps of all the games.

History

Wrecks have been featured in certain forms beginning GTA III, where scrapped cars and school buses of unknown origins are scattered in various junkyards; GTA III's scrapped vehicle are also featured in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, although such wrecks may also be sighted in a wider range of locations. The first known drivable vehicle to appear as a wrecked prop is the Walton in GTA San Andreas, where a rusting Walton is present in rural San Andreas. GTA IV would later see the vast majority of wrecks based on existing vehicles in the game.

The GTA series has not traditionally featured working cars in dilapidated form until GTA San Andreas. Earlier signs of such vehicles are primarily present in GTA III's Hoods Rumpo XL and GTA Vice City's Gang Burrito (variants of the Rumpo and Burrito, respectively). Both vehicles, which are essentially variants of commercial vehicles, feature multicolored body panels and paint jobs, as well as graffiti on their sides, but they are both superior in performance over the vehicles they are based on.

GTA San Andreas was the first game to evidently feature standard cars in run down appearances. The Clover and Tampa appear with mismatched body paneling, the Tampa itself depicting a lopsided license plates. In addition, damaged variants of the Glendale and Sadler are scattered throughout rural San Andreas, with their body panels dented and irreparable. GTA San Andreas' approach to the depiction of dilapidated vehicles was further refined in GTA IV, where up to four cars are designed with normal and dilapidated appearances.

Beaters

This section links to all articles about cars that have beater versions. These cars are old and rusted, but still drivable, besides some performance issues. In San Andreas, these are actually separate vehicles to their usual counterparts in the game's code, explaining why they cannot be repaired or modified.

Wrecks

This section links to all articles about cars that can be found burnt out or rusting in various locations.

Wrecks in GTA III Era

Image Name Description
File:Mafia Sentinel (GTA3) (wreck).png Mafia Sentinel wreck Found on the Callahan Bridge only during the Introduction.
File:Enforcer (GTA3) (wreck).png Enforcer wreck Found on the Callahan Bridge only during the Introduction.
File:Hachura-GTA3-wreck-front.jpg Idaho wreck An Idaho looking wreck, Ganton

Can also be seen several places in Little Haiti, Vice City

File:Idaho (San Andreas) (Wreck).jpg Roofless wreck A wreck seen outside Ryders house, in Ganton

Can also be seen several places in Little Haiti, Vice City

File:Reefer-GTAVC-wreck.png Reefer wreck A wreck seen under the bridge linking Prawn Island, and Downtown Vice City.
Walton-GTASA-wreck.jpg Walton wreck A wreck of the Walton seen outside Catalina's house.
File:Greenwrecks.png Green wrecks Two green wrecks seen behind Angel Pine Junkyard, Whetstone.

Can also be seen at Phil’s Place and Vice City Junkyard, Vice City.

File:Schoolbus-GTA3-wreck-front.jpg School Bus wreck Two School Bus wrecks can be seen in the sidemission Kickstart, in the Blackfield Stadium, and is used to perform stunts

Can also be seen several places in Little Haiti, Vice City

File:Hotknifewrk.png Hotknife wreck A wrecked and rusty Hotknife, seen in the Loco Low Co. garage. It is possible it is placed there to be build into a Rat Rod
File:Andromeda Wreck.jpg Andromada wreck. Numerous wrecks can be seen at Verdant Meadows.
Glendale-GTASA-beater-front.jpg Glendale A beater version of the Glendale
Sadler-GTASA-beater-front.jpg Sadler A beater version of the Sadler