Nothing can stop a Highwayman.”— Highwayman's slogan
An American icon, the Chryslus Motors Highwayman was once renowned for its high performance and durability. "Nothing can stop a Highwayman" was a phrase familiar to most drivers. The motto still holds true today.
Towns in the post-apocalyptic world don't allow motor vehicles on their streets, citing something about aged fuel cells exploding. The Highwayman has to be parked on the outskirts of town.
The Highwayman uses an electric motor that can be charged with either microfusion cells or small energy cells. It has a sizable trunk, a fuel cell controller and spacious interior able to accommodate at least seven people, even the tallest of people (including at least one super mutant, robobrain and deathclaw in the same group).
The Highwayman is the only working vehicle usable by the Chosen One in Fallout 2. It supports a large group, from Marcus to Skynet. That particular Highwayman can be found in the Den. Its missing part, the fuel cell controller, could be found in Gecko.
The battery can be charged with either microfusion or small energy cells. A full pack of SEC (40) charges it up 20%, a full pack of MFC (50) charges it up 50%. To refuel the car, hover the "interaction" cursor over the Highwayman, use the "bag" icon from the drop-down menu and choose the respective energy cells. The Highwayman has also a trunk where items can be stored, with a sizable 22-cubic feet capacity.
It can be upgraded throughout the game with several items:
- Fuel cell regulator from Klamath (found after going to the end of the Rat Caves in Trapper Town), doubles mileage. Installed by Smitty.
- Blower in NCR, improves speed. Installed by Ratch.
- In the Chop Shop in New Reno, T-Ray can install a speed and trunk space upgrade and a speed and fuel saving enhancement called the grav plates after completion of the game. Obtainable by having the car stolen after blowing up the Enclave Oil Rig, without having it stolen prior.
- Leaving the Highwayman on the open map after a random encounter will make the car disappear forever, meaning it cannot be found again.
- Entering a cave after a random encounter, and leaving the cave by any other exit than the one first entered will also result in the car vanishing forever.
- In the Bridge Keeper special encounter, the Highwayman ends up all the way on the other side of the bridge.
- The Highwayman can be stolen if left in New Reno. It can then be retrieved by visiting the Chop Shop, which is where the Highwayman ends up.
- The trunk upgrade also upgrades the speed.
Behind the scenesEdit
- It was mentioned in the Fallout Bible that the Highwayman was originally going to have two large fuel tanks in the back. This refers to Max Rokitansky's V8 Interceptor in Mad Max 2, which is also equipped with two large fuel tanks.
- There is a weapon in Fallout 3 known as the Highwayman's Friend. This weapon is a reference to this vehicle as the weapon is a unique tire iron.
- A wrecked Highwayman can be found in Fallout: New Vegas, with references to the same one the Chosen One drove.
- The car features the late 1950's iconic tailfin era automobile design. Fans tried to track it back to a specific model, without success, and concluded that it must be a generic representation of the style.
- In towns (e.g. New Reno), the trunk can be separated from the Highwayman and is located in different sections of town. [verified]
- Getting the fuel cell regulator before getting the quest can cause it to disappear.[verification needed]