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"Okay, we're gonna keep this short... I'm already late for the DA. First up, Phelps, Bekowsky - we've got a report of a brand new Packard abandoned in an empty lot off Second Street between Olive and Grand. PR is one Oswald Jacobs, says the vehicle was dumped in his backyard. There's a patrolman on site. Get down there and see what you can turn up. Any questions? Good. Get going."
Gordon Leary
The Consul’s Car is a Traffic case in L.A. Noire. When first released, it was exclusive to the PS3 and North-American versions of L.A. Noire. European gamers could buy the case for £3.99. However, in The Complete Edition of the game for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, this case is now a normal mission and must be done to continue the story.

Description

Phelps and Stefan Bekowsky are called up to investigate the theft of a diplomatic vehicle belonging to Juan Francisco Valdez, the Consul General of Argentina in Los Angeles.

Persons of Interest

Objectives

  • Investigate Jacob's Backyard
  • Interview Oswald Jacobs
  • Trace Address for 'Dewey Brothers'
  • Interview Juan Valdez
  • Locate Gabriel Del Gado
  • Investigate Del Gado's Residence
  • Attend Santa Fe Avenue Street Race

Walkthrough


When you arrive at the crime scene, you'll speak with two police officers before you can go searching for clues.


Stencil Found
Theconsulscar regslip
Beneath the steering wheel.
Description Abandoned vehicle registered to Argentinean Consulate.
Clue White Clues Registration slip
Theconsulscar missing flag
By the front left wheel.
Description Diplomatic flag removed from abandoned Packard.
Clue White Clues Missing Argentinean flag
Theconsulscar missing plates
The front of the vehicle.
Description License plates PR706 removed from abandoned diplomatic vehicle.
Clue White Clues Missing license plates
Theconsulscar missing tires
By the front right wheel.
Description Front right wheel removed from abandoned vehicle.
Clue White Clues Missing wheel
Theconsulscar stolen wrench
In front of the vehicle, to the left by the evidence D marker.
Description 3/4" wrench, marked 'Dewey Bros', found near abandoned vehicle.
Clue White Clues Dewey Bros wrench
Objective White Objectives Trace Address for 'Dewey Brothers'
Location Locations Dewey Bros (?)


Once you have examined all the evidence, go question a fellow by the name of Oswald Jacobs. You can find him sitting on his front porch, at his cyan colored house.


Interview Oswald Jacobs:

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Witness report Truth POI Mexican suspect, Clue Old Ford
Hispanic suspects Doubt
Possible suspect vehicle Truth
Vehicle stripped of parts Doubt


After the conversation, examine his front porch for another clue.


Stencil Found
Theconsulscar notebook
On the bench on Oswald Jacobs front porch.
Description Monogrammed notebook listing male liaisons, phone number for William Dewey.
Clue White Clues Valdez's notebook
POI White P.O.I.'s Juan Francisco Valdez
William Dewey


When you have examined the notebook, your partner will suggest that you find a gamewell. Fortunately, there's one near the exit of the backyard. After your call, go back to Central to speak to Juan Francisco Valdez.


Central Police Station

Speak with the watch commander once you arrive at the station. After the conversation, go to Interview Room 2 to speak with Juan Francisco Valdez.


Interview Juan Francisco Valdez:

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Packard purchase history Doubt Clue Alleged bribery
Theft of consular vehicle Doubt POI Gabriel (Updated)
Association with 'Gabriel' Lie Valdez's notebook


After this, go speak with the watch commander again before you take off for the Dewey Bros Dealership.


Dewey's Car Sales

After sitting through a sales pitch, you can follow the owner to the garage. At the garage, there is a big wall mount for tools. The idea here is to match the tools that are missing on the wall to the tools that are on the table.

Stencil Found
Theconsulscar stolen wrench updated
After placing the tools on the wall.
Description 3/4" wrench missing from Dewey Bros garage.
Clue White Clues Stolen wrench (Updated)
POI White P.O.I.'s Gabriel Del Gado (Updated)
Objective White Objectives Locate Gabriel Del Gado
  • Be sure to examine the license plates, to the left on the same wall as the tools.

Now go back outside to speak to the owner.


Interview William Dewey:

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Association with Valdez Lie Alleged bribery or Valdez's notebook
Whereabouts of Del Gado Doubt Location Del Gado's Residence, Objective Investigate Del Gado's Residence
Wrench used in auto theft Doubt


If you conduct the interview in a way which doesn't give you Del Gado's address, you will need to get it from R&I.

Del Gado's Residence

Before you go up the stairs, be sure to examine the letters on the floor of the entryway to get his apartment number. Go there and you will be greeted by a woman named Anna Rodriguez and then you'll be able to take a look around.


Stencil Found
Theconsulscar missing flag updated
On the table to the left, in the living room.
Description Argentinean flag, identical to remaining flag on stolen Packard.
Clue White Clues Stolen Argentinean flag (Updated)
Theconsulscar breakfast
On the kitchen table.
Description Breakfast table set for two in Gabriel Del Gado's apartment.
Clue White Clues Breakfast plates
Theconsulscar missing tires
In the shed in the backyard.
Description Stolen wheels, found in Gabriel Del Gado's shed.
Clue White Clues Stolen wheels (Updated)
Theconsulscar missing plates updated
In the shed in the backyard.
Description Diplomatic license plates, found in Gabriel Del Gado's shed.
Clue White Clues Stolen plates: PR 706 (Updated)
  • Examine the picture of Gabriel with his car, on the cabinet to the left on your way to the kitchen.

Now, go up to Anna and start asking questions.


Interview Anna Rodriguez:

Question Response Evidence Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Motive for auto theft Truth
Last contact with Gabriel Lie Breakfast plates or Stolen Argentinian flag
Diplomatic plates recovered Doubt Location Illegal Street Race, Objective Attend Santa Fe Avenue Street Race


Now, go to the illegal street races and get ready to participate in a street race. Look for the red Ford that you saw in the picture at the Del Gado residence, and, after chasing him through the Los Angeles River, you will be able to apprehend him. Do not shoot him even though you are able to, just point your gun at him and keep close. Leary will turn up and praise Bekowsky and Phelps.

If Del Gado is shot dead, Leary will instead deliver the following reprimand, directed at Phelps:

"Let me get this straight. In all the time you spent in the army, in basic training, in officer school, at the Police Academy, at no point during that time did anyone teach you how to control a fucking automobile? You destroyed God knows how many vehicles, you terrorized citizens throughout East Downtown and we haven't got a goddamn thing to show for it! You are on street duties until such time as I see fit to assign you another case. Now get the hell out of my sight."

Case Briefing

"Another abandoned vehicle call. A Packard this time, brand new, left in an empty lot off Second Street between Olive and Grand. Mister Oswald Jacobs, a local resident, claims that he saw the car dumped. In my experience these neighborhood-watch types are often more of a hindrance than a help, but Bekowsky and I will need to work the scene and take his statement regardless."

Case Notes

  • "Argentinean Consul General Juan Valdez gets his Packard back, almost in one piece."
  • "If you want your case to make it to trial, try not to leave the suspect on a slab."

Quotes

Cole Phelps: "Gabriel wasn't at work. Where can we find him?"
Anna Rodriguez: "He said he would never go back. Gabriel is out driving around in his car."
Cole Phelps: "If you don't tell me where he is right now, Anna, I'll put an APB out on him and ask them to shoot on sight."
Anna Rodriguez: "Please, please, don't kill him! I can't tell you anymore."


Trivia

  • The Consul's Car is the only DLC case not to add Achievements/Trophies.
  • The Consul's Car cannot be purchased on Xbox Live as it is not available, therefore it can only be playable in the complete edition.
  • Cole and Stefan will talk about this case in "A Marriage Made in Heaven". (Xbox 360, PC, PS3)
  • Cole and Stefan will talk about Adrian Black in the beginning of this case.
  • No matter what vehicle you drive to the start line of the race, in the cutscene before the race and in the subsquent pursuit, your car will automatically be Stefan's Buick Super.
  • In the illegal race, damage to your car will not count in the Case report. However, damage to the city or to people will count. (confirmed in PC version)
  • While you're chasing Gabriel through the waterway, you can see several wrecked cars rusting in the water. These cars were most likely police cars or detective cars that got wrecked while chasing Gabriel through the way, as Anna says that a lot of police cars got wrecked trying to follow Gabriel there.
  • If you stay in the police station after being briefed by Captain Leary, he can be seen walking into and sitting down in Captain James Donnelly's office, rather then his own. Strangely, Cpt. Donnelly also occupies Cpt. Leary's office, seen in Homicide cases.
  • If you shoot and kill Del Gado, you'll only get three stars and Gordon Leary will scold you for not keeping him alive.
  • Floyd Rose can be seen in the briefing room, but not during the cutscene.
  • In the end Captain Leary congratulates detectives for exposing Consul General Juan Valdez being a "kiddie rapist", even if you skipped his interrogation.

Video

LA Noire - Walkthrough - Bonus Mission 5 - The Consul's Car (5 Star)29:37

LA Noire - Walkthrough - Bonus Mission 5 - The Consul's Car (5 Star)

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