The Albany Roosevelt is a classic limousine featured in the Valentine’s Day Massacre Special for GTA 5. It is based on the 1928 Cadillac 341A Town Sedan which came to be known as Al Capone’s car. The car’s name is a reference to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the US who served from 1933 to until his death in 1945. Roosevelt, according to a widely believed but disproved legend, made use of the armored limousine confiscated from Al Capone for protection after the attack on Pearl Harbor, before he could have his own armored vehicle.
Unlike the real car, the Albany Roosevelt has no suicide doors. The Newswire states that, similar to the real car, the Roosevelt is armored. The front grille sports the Albany logo and protects the radiator. Four lamps are closely installed together in front of the grille. Two are large main beams with metal mesh covers, the others are small fog lamps. In addition, two spotlights are mounted where mirrors would normally be. They are usable with the secondary headlight option. The hood has a chrome, cross-shaped trim and opens vertically to reveal a carbureted V12-engine coupled to a five speed transmission. The Roosevelt drives smoothly, but is said to ‘handle like a boat’. It is quite heavy, possibly owing to its thick armor. The Albany Roosevelt is powered by a massive V12-engine, even though the real life counterpart has a V8, the Albany Roosevelt includes a V12 engine which is capable of powering the vehicle up to relatively high speeds, although acceleration isn’t as good. With its archaic suspension, spinning out is very likely at higher speeds, and oversteer may become an issue. Lowering the suspension may help prevent this since it will reduce body roll. It is quite durable and proves capable when off-roading.
In the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions, the Albany Roosevelt is not obtainable in singleplayer from any of the character’s away from home garages. However, there is a hidden Albany Roosevelt that may spawn in the open garage of the house No. 2848, Milton Road in Vinewood Hills. It will have a random paintjob, wheels, suspension upgrade, and sometimes even the trunk at the back is missing. In the enhanced version of GTA 5, it is visible in the first person view that none of the indicator arrows appear on the Roosevelt’s dashboard until the player has got into the driver’s seat. They disappear again once the driver has exited the vehicle.
GTA 5 Car: Albany Roosevelt Detailed Info and Location
Only general customization options.
Copy of Real Life vehicle:
Cadillac 341A Town Sedan
Albany Roosevelt Location in GTA 5 and GTA Online:
- Available in all protagonists characters garages (Xbox 360, PS3).
- Has a chance of spawning at the movielot in Backlot City (PS4, Xbox One, PC).
- Has a chance of spawning in a garage next to a house in Milton Road, Vinewood Hills.(PS4, Xbox One, PC).
- The Albany Roosevelt available from Legendarymotorsport.net for $750,000 from Febuary 13, 2014 to March 2, 2014. However, saved ones were kept with the player after the event.