- "With the kind of pedigree that just screams 'organized crime', the Buccaneer has always been the vehicle of choice for thugs with delusions of grandeur. But while the mobsters of yesterday had to settle for being classy and understated, today you have access to the kind of modification that will make you a target for racially motivated policing across the length and breadth of San Andreas. Eligible for customization at Benny's Original Motor Works."―Benny's Original Motor Works description.
- The Buccaneer is a 2-door coupé/personal luxury car in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV (where it is misspelled "Bucanneer"), Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Albany in the HD Universe.
Design[edit | edit source]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[edit | edit source]
The Buccaneer is based on a 1970-1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo (probably the 1972 model, as it does not have turning signals on the bumper). Its design resembles that of the Picador, as both cars take inspiration from vehicles built upon the Chevelle platform.
Grand Theft Auto IV[edit | edit source]
The Albany Buccaneer in Grand Theft Auto IV now resembles the 1971-1973 Buick Riviera, while it still broadly draws inspiration from the 1970-1972 Monte Carlo (but it has lost much of its fastback profile and has exaggerated proportions), but is also influenced by other vehicles. The front end looks closer to that of the 1974 Chevrolet Caprice and even more so 1974 Cadillacs because of the inclusion of a hood ornament. The vehicle shares some similarities with the 3D rendition of the Tampa, and also the GTA IV rendition of the Emperor. Oddly, despite being manufactured by Albany, the steering wheel bears a Declasse emblem.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars[edit | edit source]
The Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars rendition retains the Monte Carlo influences from GTA IV, leaning more towards the design of the GTA San Andreas rendition, although it is far shorter than both its previous renditions. Its wide headlights echo the double headlights of the GTA IV rendition.
Grand Theft Auto V[edit | edit source]
In Grand Theft Auto V, the Buccaneer's design is changed completely from GTA IV. The body style, and the front strongly represents the 1963-1965 Buick Riviera, specifically the 1965 model, as the stacked headlights were only in that model. It also appears to draw inspiration from both the first generation Pontiac Grand Prix for its headlights, 1966 Pontiac GTO for the grille unit, and the '67 Pontiac LeMans for the vinyl roof. It also shares some styling with the 60's Ford Fairlane.
Version History Gallery[edit | edit source]