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The Cars of L.A. Noire

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The hyperrealism in the groundbreaking 1940's police detective game L.A. Noire extends to the 95 era appropriate production and concept cars that populate the gritty game environment. Here are over 60 of the real vehicles from the game.

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Click through to see the cars that populate LA Noire's dense and detailed world. Some are criminals, some are good guys, many are just innocent bystanders. But all of them tell a story.

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A Chrysler New Yorker takes part in a crime.

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What kind of Rockstar game would this be if there wasn't a car chase? In this case a Nash 600 Business coupe chasing what looks like a 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe with an odd badge on the nose.

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No, seriously, I don't think those guys can make a game without some sort of chase with guns. I feel bad for that Tucker though- it looks like the Hudson Commodore's passengers mean business.

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Where else would you park your Cadillac Series 60?

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L.A. Noire's heroes, behind the wheel of a Cadillac Series 62 Convertible.

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In my brief time with the game a couple of days ago, I didn't drive this Delage D8-120 S. I did drive a different Delage though, and Rockstar's designers have done a great job of making the European cars feel way lighter and quicker than their heavy American counterparts. These things practically float around lumbering US steel.

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It's a Dusey (J Coupe).

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Oddly enough, unlike in the Grand Theft Auto series, these guys are on your team this time.

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Somebody really messed up the interior on this Continental. Like, a lot. That's not gonna scrub out.

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LAPD Detective work isn't always solving homicides, car chases and beautiful girls. Sometimes you get stuck tracking down a set of Packard wheels.

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'32 Ford Hot Rods were just as flammable when they were young as they are now.

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And their Chevy counterparts looked just as cool back then, too.

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The Chevy Master got a new grille for 1938. Here it is, in ones and zeroes.

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In the 1940's, hearses looked even cooler than they do today.

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Apparently, you can get behind the wheel of an American LaFrance Firetruck while you're out on the streets. I couldn't find one when I played.

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You can also drive a Buick Ambulance. Again, MIA during my playtime.

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Though this Buick Century looks cool, you should take note of the detail in the scenery here. The stuff that goes by your car windows in the game looks great, and is never the same twice. Rockstar's gone one step further than they did with "New York" in Grand Theft Auto: IV and made old school L.A. look even cooler.

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A Buick, sans roof.

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A Buick, with roof.

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You can't set a game in the 1940's without a moody film noir-style rainstorm. You also can't do it without a Cadillac.

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Hey uh, bud, you might wanna check under your right front tire there.

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I don't know if you can actually tow cars, but this Chevy 3100's all set just in case.

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Another Chevy 3100, this time in the city.

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Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive... Clearly, they didn't have this Chevy KC in mind when they wrote about Superman.

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A Chrysler Airflow, with slight rear wheel-rendering issues.

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Now we're talkin'. I found this Cisitalia 202 Coupe during my 20 minutes at the PS3 sticks, and man was it fun. It feels like it weighs about half of what the bigger American cars do, and scoots between them on Los Angeles's wide avenues with ease. And it looks like sex.

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The Cord 810 too is a hell of a lot of fun. You can pick it up near the L.A. River, and feel like The Fast & The Furious' grampa diving flat out up and down the banked concrete walls. Also, apparently, sooner or later, it gets blown up. I know you'd be sad, but it's just a bunch of ones and zeroes.

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If you had a DeSoto, would you shoot at it?

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Similarly, would you use it as a cab? I'm not gonna lie, I wish "Burst!" was a real soda. Those fruits look so happy and delicious!

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I guess it's new rule for L.A. Noir: a percentage of all cars in-game must be riddled with bullet holes. This Ford is one of the unlucky ones.

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This Ford DeLuxe appears not to be as unlucky.

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But this Ford DeLuxe is the best off of the three of them. Not only is it bullet hole-free, it's got no roof!

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The Ford Super Deluxe Convertible, otherwise known as the Ford Super Deluxe Eggplant.

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How many video games can brag about including a Frazer Manhattan? How many people playing will even realize that they're driving a Frazer Manhattan? I'll bet the answer to both questions is a very small number.

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The other half of this Hudson Super Six is on its way, I'm sure.

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The cool part about L.A. Noire is that when you do stuff like this in your Hudson Commodore, it's in the name of justice and totally ok!

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A literal paddywagon. This one was made by International.

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The International D-Series. Also known as a proto-SUV.

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So clearly trucks, like this International KB7, were big in the 1940's too.

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The two cars in the foreground here in Downtown LA are Kaiser DeLuxes, and another marque lost to the sands of time.

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This Lincoln Continental looks a lot cleaner than the one from earlier. Though shortly it might be a lot more porous.

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Zephyrs, whether they're made of ones and zeroes or sheetmetal, are awesome.

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As are Mercury 8s.

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Here's a stately Nash Ambassador, possibly transporting a mobster? Or a captain of industry? You'll have to play to find out.

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I drove one of these Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser 98s in the game, and it's as heavy as its name is long.

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Ditto I'm sure for the Olds 90 pictured here.

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A Plymouth Special DeLuxe 6.

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Here's a Studebaker Champion in civilian...

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...And police trim.

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And now, because you've stuck with us for this long, the first part of our two-part grand finale. Check out the metalwork on this Talbot Lago T26. That flange along the side and on the door is intense.

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And finally, the Tucker Torpedo. Exiting rapidly from a nasty situation.

This is just a sampling of the many vehicles available to drive in L.A. Noire. You'll have to play through it for more!

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All great looking cars indeed and the graphics are way better than Midtown Madness 2. However, I am assuming L.A Noire is as bloody and violent as Grand Theft Auto which means I am not interested.

So, I did not know that even 80-70 years ago there were advertisements like these on taxicabs.

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