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The Vapid Lost Slamvan (formerly named Slamvan) is a compact low-rider van appearing in The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony and, as part of the Heists Update, Grand Theft Auto Online.


Episodes from Liberty City

The Slamvan resembles a Rat Rodded 1953–1956 Ford F-Series panel van. It appears to have the windshield and door tops from a 1980's Ford F-Series.

The vehicle is depicted as a classic van featuring a chrome bumper with overriders, and a chrome dual-split grille. Circular lamps can be seen on the outer edges, having small extensions above them. The hood protrudes from the rest of the front and features a detail on the center. The sides have bulky fenders, driver-side exhaust and small side steps, while the cabin area makes use of handles, classic rear-view mirrors and window trim finished in chrome. A large rear compartment with an elevated roof can be seen, along with a sunshade with chrome details on it. The rear of the car uses a set of doors with chrome handles and window trim, while the section below these use circular tail lights, although like most other vehicles in the game, the Slamvan has no reversing lights, nor does it have licence plates. A chrome bumper can be seen at the bottom.

In The Lost and Damned, the Slamvan is the gang car of The Lost MC and therefore, it bears the Lost's insignia and tribal-like markings around. The vehicle usually appears in an all-black body color with red wheels, though it can be repainted in a Pay 'n' Spray to at least three other colors, with the primary one on the lower half and the secondary color on the hood, cabin and rear compartment. It shares the same wheel design as the Towtruck, with plain rims and white-wall tires.

Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto Online, the Lost Slamvan assumes the same design as the EFLC iteration, but has linear tail lights and a plate holder with a license plate is attached to the passenger side of the rear bumper.

Again, the vehicle is the gang car of The Lost MC, but has additional liveries:

  • The first one bears white tribal-like markings on the front end, roof sunshade, rear box and rear end doors. The doors have eagle markings with the "LOST" name below it, along with a red variation of the gang's name on the rear box.
  • The second one bears the Lost insignia on the doors, with red gang tags on the rear box.
  • The third one features the same markings and emblems as the previous rendition.

The Lost Slamvan is only available in a black body with red wheels, although it retains the same color distribution as before. Its wheel design is also the same, being a derivative of the "Classic Rod" muscle wheels, though the white-wall tires are absent.

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Episodes from Liberty City

The Slamvan's performance is below average, being attributed largely to its poor acceleration, although the van can achieve average speeds. The van's rear wheel torque makes it prone to fishtailing, but it is capable of relatively good cornering and braking, presumably because of its light weight. In TBOGT, the van occasionally backfires when shifting gears.

The engine model is rather fancy compared to other similar engine models, bearing chrome finishing on the carburetors, red lining and polished camshaft covers. Its engine sound is high-revving and noisy, being a higher-pitched variation of the Towtruck's sound (likely the result of a customized engine).

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 78 / 125 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double Barrel Carburettors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Lost Slamvan performs rather similar to the Slamvan, having average top speed, matched with very poor brakes and traction. However, it seems to have improved acceleration. It is also slightly heavier due to the compartment on the rear.

The Lost Slamvan has a customized V8 with 4 double-barrel carburetors, which sounds similar to the Duke O'Death, The Liberator, and Marshall.

GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 84 / 135 4 N/A RWD 1300 / 2866 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 4 FR SOHC V8 w/ 4 Double Barrel Carburettors (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost
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
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
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
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
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

Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

The Lost and Damned

  • Sometimes in a gang war, the Angels of Death will cruise around in one. These Lost Slamvans often have unique paintjobs such as blue and white and black and orange.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • Lost Slamvans may appear in certain Clubhouse missions.


  • Lost Slamvans appear in some Bunker resupply missions involving the Lost.

Smuggler's Run

After Hours

The Diamond Casino & Resort

  • Lost Slamvans may appear in the Casino mission "Loose Cheng", either parked at the abandoned hotel, bringing reinforcements after rescuing Tao Cheng and pursuing/blocking the crew on the way back to the casino.
  • Two or three Lost Slamvans may appear in the Casino Work job "Lost in Transit".

Los Santos Tuners


The Lost and Damned

  • Can be spawned via a cheat code (826-555-0100).
  • Can be obtained by calling Terry Thorpe and then pushing his Slamvan to a car save.

Grand Theft Auto Online

To obtain a Slamvan, one needs to spin the Lucky Wheel in The Diamond Casino & Resort. If it lands on a Mystery Reward, there's a ~14.3% chance it will reward the player with something from the vehicle category, and a ~0.72% chance of it being a Slamvan. The overall probability of winning the car is equal to ~0.005%, or about 1 in 20,000, which makes it the rarest vehicle in the game.

  • The vehicle appears in the Series A - Bikers and briefly appears in Series A Funding, however, it is unobtainable. The pickup variant can also be spotted during these missions.
  • Lost Slamvans may appear in Free Roam during business-related missions involving the Lost (Bunker resupply, Special Cargo, etc.). These can be usually taken even after the mission has ended, but cannot be stored/insured.
  • It can be obtained by setting the Respawn vehicle to "Lost Slamvan" while making a GTA Capture in the Content Creator.
  • Can be stolen in Planning Work: Lab Locations to be used to infiltrate the Lost MC Clubhouse undetected.
  • A Lost Slamvan spawns during a Security Contract: Recover Valuables mission outside Tequi-la-la.



  • The Slamvan plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • Prior to GTA Online, the Lost Slamvan was known simply as "Slamvan", which created confusion when another, pickup version of the Slamvan returned to GTA V as part of the Festive Surprise update, named "Slamvan". When the EFLC variant of the Slamvan returned to GTA Online named "Lost Slamvan", this settled the EFLC's Slamvan's name as "Lost Slamvan", distinguishing the two vans from each other.

Episodes from Liberty City

  • The police in The Lost and Damned sometimes refer to the Slamvan as a "pickup", despite it being a van. This may possibly indicate that the vehicle was a pickup truck in the Beta.
  • The Slamvan does not have badges, but police chatter will refer it as a "Vapid Slamvan".
  • The hood of the Slamvan will not break off, even when destroyed. This also applies to its variant, the Tow Truck.
  • In The Lost and Damned the Slamvan uses a unique horn not shared with other vehicles, while in The Ballad of Gay Tony, it uses a loud horn found on sports cars like the Comet, the Oracle and the Cavalcade FXT. **Additionally, there is an unused, higher pitched horn sound of the Slamvan left in TLAD's sounds.dat15.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Inside Los Santos Customs, it is labeled as "Lost Slamvan" rather than "Vapid Lost Slamvan".
  • There is a roof option for the Slamvan Custom called "Sunshade", which adds a roof sunshade identical to that of the Lost Slamvan (without the livery markings on it).
  • In the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of this game, the Lost Slamvan has a simplified dashboard. Perhaps the simplified interior is due to the fact that the car is not made to be used freely, and to save space they did not put it as detailed.


Grand Theft Auto Online

  • By braking and accelerating at the same time in a fully upgraded Lost Slamvan, it will travel at speeds faster than 140 miles per hour.[1]

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