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For the African-American gang in Grand Theft Auto IV, see Hustlers.
Not to be confused with Rustler, a fighter plane in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Don't worry, the confusion is natural. You see that running board swooping low over the front wheels, that high-set radiator grille, the holder for your cigarette holder, and you're safely back where you belong in the 1920s. But then you see the carbon steel reinforcements to the chassis, the turbo charger and the bullbar, and you're somewhere else altogether. Don't try to make sense of it. Just let it do what it needs to do.
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Hustler is a classic two-door coupe featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the The Doomsday Heist update, released on February 13th, 2018, during the Valentine's Day 2018 event. It is manufactured by Vapid in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Hustler is one of the oldest cars available in the game, based on a 1933/1934 Ford 'five' window coupe.

The Hustler is depicted with a mildly-modified bodywork (though not the extent of the Hotknife), featuring a flat front bumper, a tall grille with vertical separations and two circular headlights, as well as a narrow and long hood. The sides have bulky fender arches and black stepsides, while the doors have circular mirrors. The cabin is relatively long and features a single rectangular windshield, dual door windows with the rearmost ones always open, rear-quarter windows and a rounded rear window. The rear has a curved trunk, circular tail lights on the fenders and a bumper that is moulded with the rear end and the rear fenders.

The vehicle spawns in a variety of single colors on the body.

Grand Theft Auto Online

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The Hustler returns with a very similar design, still based on the 1933 Ford Coupe in the middle and rear design. However, the front is based on the 1932 Ford Coupe.

The vehicle does not look very different from its GTA San Andreas counterpart, only that on the front end, it has visible frames that are part of the chassis, holding a dual chrome bumper bar similar to the Roosevelt and the Roosevelt Valor. The nose does not extend further from the front axle and the grille also has a more rectangular shape, partially exposing the engine.

On the sides, the vehicle has sleeker fender arches and stepsides in a similar manner to the aforementioned vehicles, while the cabin is generally shorter in comparison to the GTA San Andreas iteration, lacking rear-view mirrors and rear-quarter windows. The doors have single windows and the rear window is more rectangular, albeit smaller than the windshield.

The rear end has a similar profile to the GTA San Andreas iteration, but has red rectangular tail lights housed within the main body i stead of on the fenders, a rear fuel tank at the bottom with a circular cap on the driver side and a similar dual chrome bumper bar. True to its real life iteration, the rear of the vehicle can be unfolded (labelled "trunk" in the Interaction Menu) to reveal a rear seat, although it is unusable and will act as a regular trunk. Interestingly, it will not fly off from driving, despite opening backwards. It will eventually close either from braking or from the jolt of shifting into the higher gears. Below the body, the car has two long chrome exhaust tips.

On the underside, the car has a similar suspension setup to vehicles like the Hotknife, the Fränken Stange and the Tornado Rat Rod, composed of small shock absorbers and articulated bars that start in the vehicle' structure and end in the axle shafts. Near the rear axle, the exhaust mufflers can be seen.

The interior is shared with the Roosevelt and its Valor variant, featuring a similar wooden dashboard and brown leather finish on the bench seats and doorcards, as well as additional wooden detailing around the windows, pull handles in place of conventional lever handles and white steering wheel. However, it uses a dial set derived from the Dominator, the Ruiner and the Dukes, with the same arrangement as the Roosevelt and its Valor variant.

Unlike the GTA San Andreas iteration, the car can be extensively modified as a hot-rod with similar features to the Hotknife from the aforementioned game. The primary color is applied on the bodywork and engine cam covers, while the secondary color is applied on the fenders, the chassis frames and the rear fuel tank. It uses a set of wheels similar to the "Dukes" muscle rims available in Los Santos Customs, wrapped in medium-profile tires.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Hustler has a decent acceleration, but excellent top speed, owing to its high-output engine. It has remarkably good handling capabilities for a vehicle of its age and weight; It corners sharply, but suffers from some oversteer at high speeds. The Hustler has a pretty good ramming ability in contrast to its size.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 99 / 160 5 Petrol RWD 1700 / 3748
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Hustler can compete with other faster Muscle cars such as the Dukes and its armored variant. Though braking is rather poor, its main factor is its excellent traction, though oversteer is still problematic of turning a corner too sharply that results in a spin-out.

Overall, the Hustler is a very worthy vehicle for Races without too much traffic congestion, but also without too many hard corners as well. However, it tends to lose traction extremely easy on dirt roads, as the lightweight vehicle tends to throw itself over, meaning spinouts and rollovers are common. The Hustler cannot suffer from crash deformation, much like motorcycles and the Panto, although it can still suffer from scratches, broken windows, broken lights, missing body panels, etc. although it is extremely resistant to these types of damage. The axle often will not bend, meaning there is little to no risk of the wheel locking from a hard collision. This, combined with the small windows, makes the Hustler a great getaway vehicle, albeit for only two people.

Like other similar hotrods like the Fränken Stange and the Tornado Rat Rod, the Hustler is powered by a big-block V8 with Double-Barrel Carburetors by default. The engine also features fully-animated pulleys and timing belt, which moves faster as the engine revvs up, a common sight on many detailed V8 engines. Its engine sound appears to be similar, if not identical, to the one used in cars like the Rapid GT and the Massacro. However, it is notably higher revving and high-pitched.

GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1000 / 2205 45
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 5 FMR SOHC Big-Block V8 w/ 4 Double-Barrel Carburetors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Hustler can only be modified in a TransFender garage.

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Price Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Bumpers Front Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $2,200
Front Bumper Delete $4,600
Rusty Front Bumper $7,400
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Rear Bumper Delete $4,600
Rusty Rear Bumper $7,400
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Short Upswept Pipes $750
Low Upswept Pipes $1,800
Stinger Exhaust $3,000
Side Exit Exhaust $9,550
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Rusty Grille $750
Salty Grille $1,340
Remove Grille $1,650
Nose Delete $3,000
Chrome Mesh Grille $3,200
Black Mesh Grille $3,650
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Remove Hood $3,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $5,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $8,000
High Rise Ram Pipes $9,600
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Basic Pinstripe $18,240
Yellow Flames $19,380
Purple Flames $20,520
Rapid Vapid

Sponsors: Atomic, Car Tune Network, Chepalle, Coolhand Lube, Device, Fixup, Globe Oil, Grand Banks Steel Foundry, Haynes Auto Body Shop, HJ Silos Galileo Park, Larry's Lean Pork, Los Santos Customs, Lubri-Nation, Morris & Sons, Power Metal, Rimm Paint, RON, Stoner Cement Works and Terroil.

Hustle Time

Sponsors: Same as above.

Just Some Patina $23,370
Barn Find $23,939
Custom Racer $24,510
Rusty Dragger $25,080
Salty Rod $25,650
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker
Full Coverage
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Roofs Stock Roof $200
Sunshade $700
Skirts Stock Skirts $2,500
Remove Side Panels $5,500
Remove Panels & Fenders $8,000
Suspension Stock Suspension $200
Lowered Suspension $1,000
Street Suspension $2,000
Sport Suspension $3,400
Competition Suspension $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
Windows None $500
Light Smoke $1,500
Dark Smoke $3,500
Limo $5,000

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Grand Theft Auto Online


Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Jizzy - When being asked to kill the pimp in Hashbury, and getting close to Hashbury Safehouse, the player can see a Hustler owned by the pimp and he will use it to flee. If the player kills him very quickly, then they can take it to a garage (if the player bought the safehouse they can save it there) otherwise the player must execute him in a drive-by.

Notable Owners

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Being a flashy and modified classic car, the Hustler is more commonly available in Las Venturas, mainly at The Strip, Old Venturas Strip and around The Camel's Toe.
  • Sometimes can be found in the Emerald Isle multi-storey car park, at any level.
  • Another Hustler, constantly painted green in line with the Grove Street Families' colors, is owned by Denise Robinson with the license plate reading 'HOMEGIRL', a reference to her life in the ghetto. It is constantly parked in front of her house in Ganton, Los Santos at times when Denise is available for dating (usually in the evening). Until the player reaches a 50% dating level with her, the car will remain locked.
  • There is a glitch in the game that causes Denise's Hustler to respawn in its parking place if the player uses the Hustler on a date with Denise, so there will be two Hustlers when "coffee" time happens; afterwards, one can continue driving the original Hustler. Otherwise, the player can only access Denise's Hustler during the hours that she's home.
    • The Hustler that Denise owns can be unlocked before 50% dating level by towing (using a Tow Truck or a Tractor) or pushing it from her home into CJ's garage. When the garage reopens, the Hustler will be unlocked.
  • An alternate way to obtain the Hustler is by entering the All Beater Cars cheat, and Hustlers will appear on the street in large quantities throughout San Andreas.
  • Can be obtained during the second part of mission "Jizzy".

Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The default radio station in the Hustler is K-DST.
  • Despite the fact that the Hustler was used by a pimp in "Jizzy", pimping missions cannot be done with the Hustler.
  • Although it does not appear to have a visible fuel cap, it will explode if the back license plate gets shot, as this was the same area the fuel cap was on Ford cars up until the 1950s.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Hustler does not have reverse lights.
  • With the correct rear bumper, the player can remove the licence plate, making it illegal on the road.
  • The default radio station for the Hustler is East Los FM.


Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Sometimes, the side fenders will not be restored back when switching through the Exhaust options, even when switching back to the stock exhaust. It seems to happen with the "Side Pipe Exhaust" selected and going back to the other options. This can be fixed by going to the Skirt options, installing a custom option, and then placing the stock skirts back.
  • Incorrect backfire effects will occur when the "Low Upswept Pipes" option is applied, making it have only 4 pipes work as they should, rather than 8.

See Also


  1. Seen on the "Classic American Cars" poster inside the Auto Shop if the "Route 68" style is applied.