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 player in Fallout 2. It can support the entire party of the Chosen One, from Marcus to Skynet. That particular Highwayman could be found in the The Den. Its missing part, the fuel cell controller, could be found in Gecko.
The battery can be charged with either microfusion cells 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, select the Highwayman, use the "bag" icon from your drop-down menu and choose the respective energy cells. The Highwayman has also a trunk where you can store your items, 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.
- Three upgrades in the Chop Shop in New Reno which include speed, trunk space and a final speed enhancement.
- T-Ray's grav plates after completion of the game. Obtainable by having your car stolen after you blow up the Oil Rig, without having it stolen prior to this.
- Leaving your Highwayman on the open map after a random encounter will make you lose your car, and there is no way of getting it back other than reloading a previous save.
- If you enter a cave after a random encounter, leaving the cave by any other exit than the one you entered will result in your car being gone forever.
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.
- There is a weapon in Fallout 3 known as 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 Highwayman's design appears to be heavily influenced (as in being nearly identical) by the real life Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, produced 1953–1966.
- In towns (e.g. New Reno) trunk can be separated from the car and is located in different section of town. [verified]