This is a list of Special Vehicles in GTA III. Special vehicles are a type of vehicle that has unique qualities in contrast to standard ones. Such of these are unique/permanent colors and proofing against bullets, explosions, fire, or collisions.
|All-proof||AP||The vehicles receives no damage from anything. (BP/FP/EP/DP)|
|Bullet-proof||BP||The vehicle receives no damage from direct hits from bullets.|
|Fire-proof||FP||The vehicle receives no damage from any flames or fires except when the vehicle is already burning from other forms of damage.|
|Explosion-proof||EP||The vehicle receives no damage from any explosions inflicted upon the vehicle.|
|Damage-proof||DP||The vehicle receives no damage from collisions or any form of
|Tip-proof||TP||The vehicle will not go in flames when it's tipped over. This property is available in any 3D-era GTA, but can only be saved in a garage in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories.|
|Permanent Color||PC||The vehicle's paintjob cannot be changed in a spray shop when it could otherwise.|
|Heavy||H||The vehicle's mass is greater than it should normally, meaning the vehicle will lose less momentum when colliding into dynamic objects. The downside to this is that collisions will damage the vehicle more than it would normally and it reflects the same amount of your hit.|
|Water-Proof||WP||The vehicle will not sink in the water where it will just blast through, falling into Blue Hell.|
|Double Damage||DD||The vehicle will take two times more damage than ordinary vehicle.|
|Rare||R||The model of the vehicle appears only a few times during missions in the game.|
|Unobtainable||U||Cannot be obtained legitimately.|
- Destroying a proofed vehicle
Proofed vehicles are not indestructible. There are many of ways to wreck a BP/FP/EP/DP vehicle, including:
- Flipping the car up-side down. (Won't work on tip-proof vehicles).
- Getting hit by a tank.
- Sinking the car in the water. (Won't work on water-proof vehicles.)
- Using the Blow-up all cars cheat.
- Getting in the vehicle while the player is on fire.
- Using a car bomb to detonate the vehicle.
- Taking the car to the Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard to crush the vehicle.
(for unique colors and vehicles)
|Any Vehicle eligible for Crusher||Ghost (After the procedure),
DP (after taking it to the Safehouse Garage)
|Taxi Driver, use Taxi Driver glitch (seen here), and take the passenger in front seat and go to the Crusher with the driver door being blocked. Hold the sub-mission button while getting out of the car and getting back in, making the passenger jacked while the crane get the car, once you gain control of the car, the crane will drop it automatically and the car has Ghost properties (can move through walls, cars, entering blue hell, etc.), the car will become DP when taking it to the safehouse's garage. (PC version only, Similar technique used in LCS version of the glitch.)|
|Banshee||Gray color, U||Introduction|
|Barracks OL||BP||Arms Shortage|
|Bobcat||BP, FP, EP||Evidence Dash|
|Cheetah||Red, PC(U)||Grand Theft Auto|
|Cheetah||BP, FP, EP||Turismo|
|Chopper (Police)||FP, DP, U||None, available via three or more star wanted level|
|Corpse||R||Dead Skunk In The Trunk Blow it up in a garage, then let the garage restore the wreck.|
|Dodo||U||A Drop In The Ocean|
S.A.M. or you can find one in the sky in certain areas such as Harwood
|Escape||R, U||The Exchange|
|Esperanto||BP, DP (loses its properties after storing in garage, but glass still won't break; put into garage once more the glass will break. Xbox version only.)||Two-Faced Tanner|
|FBI Car (FBI Kuruma)||Black if you steal one from the FBI following you, Grey if you steal it from a roadblock||None, available in 5 stars|
|Ghost||Black color (PC and Xbox versions), R||Gone Fishing|
|Ghost Missing||R (PS2 version)||Gone Fishing|
|Infernus||Red, PC(U)||Grand Theft Auto|
|Infernus||Random color, PC(U)||Rigged to Blow|
|Kuruma||Teal||Give Me Liberty|
|Mafia Sentinel||DP, U||Sayonara Salvatore|
|Rumpo||Black color||Under Surveillance|
|Securicar||BP, FP||Van Heist Blow it up in a garage, then let the garage restore it|
|Securicar||Black trims, EP||Escort Service|
Decoy (Black trims)
|Stinger||Red, PC(U)||Grand Theft Auto|
|Stretch||Black, AP, PC||Salvatore's Called A Meeting|
|Trashmaster||BP, FP and is armed with a Bomb||Blow Fish|