The Albany Buccaneer is a two-door muscle car featured in GTA 5. The Buccaneer’s design resembles the classic Buick Riviera. The front of the car strongly represents the 1963-1965 Buick Riviera, specifically the 65 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 GTO for the grille unit, and the ’67 Pontiac LeMans for the vinyl roof. The rear of the car is reminiscent of a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS with its similar square, concave-folded tail lights and inner reverse lights with a black matte strip running along the back of the trunk connecting the two.
The Albany Buccaneer, despite being based on a heavy luxury coupe, has the highest speed of all the muscle cars, with it achieving about 198 mph. This is not a very big advantage however, as muscle cars such as the Bravado Gauntlet and Vapid Blade only go 3 or 4 mph slower. Braking is acceptable, but nothing too spectacular or noteworthy. Having a decently powerful V8 under the hood, acceleration is average, achieving 60 mph in the 5 second range. GTA 5’s Buccaneer sports ‘440 GT’ badges, suggesting that the engine has a displacement of 440 cubic inches or 7.2 litres. The Albany Buccaneer is able to go through most corners without spinning out, and oversteer is quite minimal, which is surprising for a vehicle of its size and weight. Overrall the Albany Buccaneer is a solid muscle car, where despite having the highest speed in its class, has statistics that are common with the category.
The Albany Buccaneer is one of three cars in GTA 5 with vertical headlights, the others being the Vapid Peyote and the Benefactor Glendale and the Buccaneer is one of only three vehicles that offers Wheelie Bars as a custom option. (The other two are the Declasse Sabre Turbo and the Declasse Vigero.). The gang variant of the Albany Buccaneer in GTA Online nets the players $9,875 in Los Santos Customs upon selling it.
GTA 5 Car: Albany Buccaneer Detailed Info and Location
Market: Los Santos Customs
Bumpers, Hood, Grille, Roof, Turbo
Copy of Real Life vehicle:
1965 Buick Riviera
Albany Buccaneer Location in GTA 5:
- Very common in Grove Street and Davis.
- A special purple and gold Buccaneer is driven by the Ballas and can be found driving and parked in Grove Street.
- A special yellow and black Buccaneer is driven by the Vagos and can be found driving and parked in Rancho.
- A special green and black Buccaneer is driven by The Families and can be found driving and parked in Chamberlain Hills.
- Spawns frequently when being requested by Simeon Yetarian for his Import/Export Garage.
- Vagos variant spawns frequently in the parking lots of Limited LTD Service and Herr Kutz Barber in Davis.
- In GTA Online, Albany Buccaneer sells for $2,800 in Los Santos Customs.