Not to be confused with Lost Slamvan, a variant of the Slamvan also named "Slamvan" pre-GTA Online.
"Favorite 50's pickup of San Andreas Lowriders and Liberty City bikers. Smooth lines, chrome details, and shiny paintwork have made the Vapid Slamvan the toy of choice for idiots who won't grow up everywhere."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Slamvan is a pickup truck featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Festive Surprise update. It is manufactured by Vapid in the HD Universe.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Slamvan resembles a heavily customized second generation Chevrolet GMC C/K with a chopped roof and custom suspension, while the front of the vehicle is similar to the Dodge Sidewinder (with the exception of the headlights).

The Slamvan is depicted as a custom 2-door pickup truck with dual circular headlights, a small cabin, a black bed cover and rectangular tail lights. Sometimes the Slamvan will spawn with a custom chain steering wheel. The vehicle only spawns in a variety of single colors.

In the beta version, the Slamvan had a different wheel design and paint job not seen in the final version.

Grand Theft Auto V

"The quintessential 50's flatbed."
Arena War description.

The Slamvan resembles a Rat Rodded 1953–1956 Ford F-Series Pickup with some cues from the Chevrolet Advance Design. It appears that the top half of the cab is from a 67-72 Ford F Series.

The Slamvan is depicted as a classic pickup truck sharing the same front design as its van equivalent (reintroduced under a different name), but featuring an truck bed and rear-facing split window. The truck bed looks similar to the Bobcat from Grand Theft Auto IV, but has side border extensions, wooden floor and a tailgate with "VAPID" embossed on it. The rear bumper and tail lights were derived from the Towtruck (another vehicle that shares many similarities in terms of design), albeit cleaner in appearance. The interior uses "Bobcat" textures and dials.

The primary color of the car is applied on the main body, while the secondary color is applied on the hood, upper part of the cabin and the upper borders of the bed. It shares the same wheel design as the Towtruck, being a derivative of the "Classic Rod" wheels also available in Los Santos Customs.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Slamvan is quite nimble and comfortable to drive due to its supercharged V8 and upgraded suspension. It possesses good acceleration and average top speed. Its brakes are also strong, being capable of quickly stopping from top speed to zero; its downsides however, is the arguably poor durability and stability, and despite its low height, it can still rollover easily.

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 1950 / 4299
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Slamvan has a customized V8 with 4 double-barrel carburetors, which sounds similar to the Duke O'Death, The Liberator, and Marshall. In-game stat bars and testing has shown it has the same performance as the Rat-Loader and its clean variant, the Rat-Truck. Thus, it has average acceleration and top speed, matched with very poor brakes and traction.

GTA V 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 1200 / 2645 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 135 / 217 4 N/A RWD 1200 / 2646 N/A
9.5 Seconds 85 / 136 5 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: San Andreas

Combinations of ways the Slamvan can be modified at Loco Low Co. in GTA San Andreas.

The Slamvan can only be modified at Loco Low Co. As such, the Slamvan is capable of participating in the Lowrider Challenge.

Type Upgrades Cost
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $ 500
Paintjob 2 $ 500
Paintjob 3 $ 500
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Exhausts Chromer Exhaust $ 3340
Slamin Exhaust $ 3250
Front Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2040
Front bullbars Chromer Bullbar $ 2130
Slamin Bullbar $ 2050
Rear bullbars Chromer Bullbar $ 1610
Slamin Bullbar $ 1540
Side Skirts Chrome Trim $ 780
Wheelcovers $ 940
Wheels Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Trance $ 1350
Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Upgrade: Arena WarA Apocalypse Slamvan N/A $1,321,875
Future Shock Slamvan N/A $1,321,875
Nightmare Slamvan N/A $1,321,875
Upgrade: Benny's Original Motor WorksB Slamvan Custom N/A $415,000
Armor No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Suspension Stock Suspension $100 $200
Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000
A Only available at the Arena Workshop (enhanced version).
B Only available at Benny's Original Motor Works (enhanced version).

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V


Slamvan Custom

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Slamvan Custom in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

A heavily-modified version of the Slamvan, named the Slamvan Custom, was added in Grand Theft Auto Online, as part of the Lowriders: Custom Classics update.

Lost Slamvan

HD Universe
The Lost Slamvan in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Lost and Angels of Death use improvised van-variants of the Slamvan that feature rear bed covers converted into a van. The vans were originally named simply "Slamvan" in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. However, they return to Grand Theft Auto Online renamed to "Lost Slamvan".


Grand Theft Auto Online
The Slamtruck in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

A car hauler version of the Slamvan, named the Slamtruck, was added in Grand Theft Auto Online, as part of the Cayo Perico Heist update.

Arena Slamvan

Grand Theft Auto Online
The Apocalypse Slamvan in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
The Future Shock Slamvan in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)
The Nightmare Slamvan in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Slamvan can be converted into a custom "Arena" variant, which is basically a dragster version of the vehicle with a stripped down rear and a big-block engine behind the cabin. It is available in three different versions: Apocalypse, Future Shock and Nightmare.

Prominence Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Exports and Imports - The Slamvan is one of the 30 vehicles wanted for the side-mission. Placed on the second list.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $49,500.
  • Can be requested by the Road Captain of a Motorcycle Club for club use in free mode for $1,000. This vehicle is black and comes with bullet-proof tires and a bullet-resistant windshield.
  • Available from Benny's Original Motor Works for $49,500 (enhanced version only).
  • Available from Arena War for $49,500 or for $37,125 (trade price as a Sponsorship Tier reward in the Arena War Career, only in the enhanced version).



  • The Slamvan plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

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