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A Sandking in GTA Vice City.

The Sandking is a high-performance, off road truck, essentially similar to a modified Rancher without rear quarter windows. Introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the Sandking has made repeated appearances in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


The Sandking is pretty much the best all purpose ground vehicle in the Grand Theft Auto series. The Sandking made its introductory appearance in GTA Vice City and is also an unlockable vehicle if the player managed to deliver a list of wanted cars to Sunshine Autos. This would spawn one at the second level of the building, which could be maneuvered out. It appears to be based on a first generation Ford Bronco II. In GTA San Andreas the Sandking makes another appearance, sometimes having hydraulics installed already. In its third appearance in GTA Vice City Stories, the Sandking is always parked in a long row of parking space by Ocean Drive.

In all of its appearances, the Sandking is depicted with a myriad of modifications commonly associated with high performance off-road vehicles (such as the Dune and Bandito). In addition to its racing liveries, the Sandking boasts large offroad wheels, a large spoiler, and several air scoops on the hood lid and roof.

Performance and miscellaneous

The Sandking has excellent handling, due to its elevated suspension system, and super gripping tires. In GTA San Andreas, it is sometimes available with hydraulics common in lowriders. The vehicle is capable of high speeds, while staying easily controllable. Its engine sound dramatically changes. It boasts the player's sex appeal to about a 75% level, making this car a great choice for off-roading, street racing, mountain climbing, cruising, launching off ramps and picking up girls.


GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Vice City Stories