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Dismissed as 'over the top' for the 90s pro wrestling circuit, the Albany Lurcher was a car ahead of its time. Since then American society has moved on, and this forgotten gem has been taken to heart as the centerpiece of choice for funeral orgies across the nation. Don't take chances when it comes to your legacy: accessorize your demise, and turn your death into a statement that nobody wants to hear.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Albany Lurcher is a four-door hearse featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Halloween Surprise update.


Grand Theft Auto Online

The Lurcher is essentially a hearse built upon the chassis of a Buccaneer, with the hearse compartment similar to that of the 1967 Cadillac Funeral Coach at the rear.

The car retains most of the features from the standard model, being the split grille, stacked headlights, fenders, and the chrome details at the bottom and around the windows, while the rest of the car assumes the same soft top, rear compartment doors with curtain textures on it, and the ornaments derived from the Romero Hearse. The rear lights and outer edges appear to be similar to the ones on the Emperor.

The car uniquely features a partially open coffin in the rear compartment, containing what appears to be a mannequin wearing a damaged black suit and a Pale Frank mask, and is looking out of the coffin with its right arm extended, pointing out of the vehicle's rear window to other drivers and general onlookers behind it. Its appearance is similar to that of Boris Karloff's portrayal of Frankenstein's monster from the 1931 film Frankenstein.

The vehicle is only painted with a single color for the bodywork and the interior stitching. Again, the stock wheels are similar to the "Dukes" rims available in Los Santos Customs, with the wheel color receiving a darker tone.

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Grand Theft Auto Online

The Lurcher is remarkably different than the Buccaneer stock model. Acceleration is sub-par for the class because of the large increase in mass, yet a higher top speed as a result of this. The Lurcher handles differently, thanks to the large addition to the rear of the car body, the car is very back-heavy and feels almost chuckable around corners. Keeping the car from spinning out is harder than most other Muscle cars, even before the Lowriders Update. Crash deformation is acceptable.

Like the stock model, the Lurcher sports a decently powerful V8 under the hood, a 5-speed gearbox and a RWD layout. It also shares the same low-revving engine sound.

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 91 / 146 5 N/A RWD 1800 / 3968 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 146 / 235 5 N/A RWD 1814 / 4000 N/A
N/A N/A 5 FR SOHC V8 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost Image
Armor None $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
Custom Chin Spoiler $4,600
Rear Bumpers Stock Rear Bumper $2,200
Wheelie Bar $4,600
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
Chrome Tip Exhaust $750
Straight Pipe Exhaust $1,800
Side Exit Exhaust $3,000
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Grilles Stock Grille $200
Custom Grille $750
Hoods Stock Hood $1,600
Cowl Induction Hood $3,000
Vented Hood $5,000
Single Intake Bug Catcher $8,000
Triple Intake Bug Catcher $9,600
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Interior Main article: Benny's Original Motor Works/Interior -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights -
Livery None $11,400
Hangman's Grave $37,000
The Ripper $40,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker Too Hot
Full Coverage Too Hot
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle Too Hot
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

  • Can be bought from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $650,000, but only during the annual Halloween event. However, players that have purchased it can buy another one at any time of the year thereafter.



  • This vehicle is based on a real custom hearse called the "Kargoyle", designed by George Barris. It can also be further modified to resemble its real life counterpart.
  • The Lurcher's name is likely a reference to the character Lurch from the television sitcom (and film series) The Addams Family, in which Lurch was the family's imposing, deep-voiced butler.
    • The other vehicle added in the Halloween Surprise, the Fränken Stange, is a reference to The Munsters, another sitcom with a similar premise to The Addams Family that is often seen as a direct competitor.
    • In the international Chinese release, the Lurcher is called the 闹鬼灵车/鬧鬼靈車 or Haunted Hearse.
  • The Lurcher's variable-tone, organ-like horn (which is unique to this vehicle) will play a tune resembling the theme song from The Addams Family, minus the finger snapping accompaniment, if used repeatedly in quick succession.
  • The Lurcher is one of four cars in GTA Online with vertical headlights, the others being the Peyote, Glendale and the Buccaneer. The Lurcher and the Buccaneer are the only muscle cars with this feature.
  • The default radio stations of the Lurcher are Radio Mirror Park, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, and Los Santos Rock Radio.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Lurcher does not have reversing lights.
  • This vehicle is not listed in the Content Creator, and unless the player owns a Lurcher, this vehicle will not be listed in races.
  • The zombie hanging out of the coffin in the trunk has eyes that illuminate in dark areas. This can be more easily seen at night, when they are at their brightest. Its right hand can also shake with the car's movements.
  • The Lurcher and Fränken Stange were originally purchasable in Grand Theft Auto V but that decision was changed before release and the vehicles ended up being Online exclusive.[1]
  • On 16 November 2015, the final day of the Halloween Surprise update's content being available, the Lurcher's price was increased to $666,666. This is a reference to 666, the number associated with Satan in the Bible's new testament.


  1. Website script for Grand Theft Auto Online on Rockstar Games.
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             this.vehicles = {SSSA_EXCLUSIVE:[this.vehicles.BTYPE2,this.vehicles.LURCHER,this.vehicles.RLOADER2,this.vehicles.SLAMVAN,this.vehicles.MASSACRO2,this.vehicles.JESTER2,this.vehicles.DUKES,this.vehicles.BLISTA2,this.vehicles.STALLION,this.vehicles.BLADE,this.vehicles.BIFTA,this.vehicles.PARADISE,this.vehicles.KALAHARI,this.vehicles.KALAHARI_TOPLESS,this.vehicles.INNOVATION],SSSA_2DOOR:[this.vehicles.SCHWARZE,this.vehicles.ZION,this.vehicles.GAUNTLET,this.vehicles.VIGERO,this.vehicles.ISSI2],SSSA_SPORTS:[this.vehicles.INFERNUS,this.vehicles.SURANO,this.vehicles.VACCA,this.vehicles.NINEF,this.vehicles.COMET2,this.vehicles.BANSHEE,this.vehicles.FELTZER],SSSA_OFFROAD:[this.vehicles.BFINJECT,this.vehicles.SANDKING],SSSA_4DOOR:[this.vehicles.FUGITIVE,this.vehicles.DILETTAN],SSSA_LUXURY:[this.vehicles.SUPERD,this.vehicles.EXEMPLAR,this.vehicles.BALLER2,this.vehicles.CAVCADE,this.vehicles.ROCOTO,this.vehicles.FELON,this.vehicles.ORACLE],SSSA_MOTORBIKES:[this.vehicles.BATI,this.vehicles.AKUMA,this.vehicles.RUFFIAN,this.vehicles.VADER,this.vehicles.BLAZER,this.vehicles.PCJ,this.vehicles.SANCHEZ,this.vehicles.FAGGIO]};

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