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Warning: This article refers to Missable Content in Grand Theft Auto III.

This mission can be permanently missed in a save file after completing the mission Waka-Gashira Wipeout!, which means that the player should complete Grand Theft Auto (mission) before that mission if they want to achieve 100% completion and unlock all achievements/trophies.

It is impossible to over-estimate the importance of etiquette in this line of work. To my eternal shame, a man once did me a favor and I have never had the opportunity to repay his kindness. The man's weakness is motor cars and he has requested that we acquire him certain models for his collection.
Kenji Kasen

Grand Theft Auto is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III, given by Yakuza co-leader Kenji Kasen to protagonist Claude from the Yakuza-owned Kenji's Casino in the Torrington district of Staunton Island, Liberty City.


Claude drops by Kenji's Casino looking for more work. Apparently, Kenji owes a debt to a man who once did a favor for him, and who has a great likeness for sports cars. Kenji then tasks Claude to collect three cars in Staunton and take them to a garage near the multistory car park and the Pay 'n' Spray in Newport. In addition, the cars must be delivered in perfect or near-perfect condition, or the player will be directed to the nearest Pay 'n' Spray to repair the car.

Upon delivering all three cars, the player completes the mission.

Vehicle type and locations

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Remember the cars have to be in mint condition to be accepted by the garage
  • Get out of the vehicle and walk outside


The reward for this mission is $25,000. The mission Deal Steal is unlocked.


Video Walkthroughs



  • This mission is aptly named after the Grand Theft Auto series, as well as after the criminal act in which the series is named after and based upon. Coincidentally, this mission's task is exactly what the term "Grand Theft Auto" actually means.
  • The cars all have a unique cherry red paint job.
  • This mission is similar to The Wheelman in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, where Huang steals the same number of cars.
  • In the beta version, the player was additionally meant to deliver a Banshee and Landstalker, evidenced by the game code.
  • Conveniently, the garage is located next to a Pay 'n' Spray, meaning that little time is lost if the car becomes damaged and the player must repair the car.