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The Consul's Car
Consul's Car
Desk Traffic
Crime Scene Jacob's Backyard
Clues 17
Persons of Interest 5
Questions 13
Locations Jacob's Backyard
Dewey's Car Sales
Central Police Station
Del Gado's Residence
Illegal Street Race
Date January 25, 1947
Previous case Next case
The Driver's Seat A Marriage Made in Heaven
"Okay, we're gonna keep this short... I'm already late for the DA."
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.


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 InterestEdit


  • 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


Evidence marker

Notice: This walkthrough points to various evidence markers. As they aren't always consistent, the ones listed here might not be the same in your game.

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

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

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:Edit

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 Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Theconsulscar notebook On the bench on Oswald Jacobs front porch.
Clue CluesPOI P.O.I's
Valdez's notebookJuan Francisco Valdez
William Dewey
Monogrammed notebook listing male liaisons, phone number for 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 StationEdit

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:Edit

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 SalesEdit

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 Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Theconsulscar stolen wrench updated After placing the tools on the wall.
Clue CluesPOI P.O.I'sObjective Objectives
Stolen wrench (Updated)Gabriel Del Gado (Updated)Locate Gabriel Del Gado
3/4" wrench missing from Dewey Bros garage.
  • 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:Edit

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

Del Gado's ResidenceEdit

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 Clue/Location/P.O.I/Lead/Objective
Theconsulscar missing flag updated On the table to the left, in the living room.
Clue Clues
Stolen Argentinean flag (Updated)
Argentinean flag, identical to remaining flag on stolen Packard.
Theconsulscar breakfast On the kitchen table.
Clue Clues
Breakfast plates
Breakfast table set for two in Gabriel Del Gado's apartment.
Theconsulscar missing tires In the shed in the backyard.
Clue Clues
Stolen wheels (Updated)
Stolen wheels, found in Gabriel Del Gado's shed.
Theconsulscar missing plates updated In the shed in the backyard.
Clue Clues
Stolen plates: PR 706 (Updated)
Diplomatic license plates, found in Gabriel Del Gado's shed.
  • 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:Edit

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.

Case NotesEdit

Argentine Consul General Juan Valdez gets his Packard back, almost in one piece.


  • 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 or someone similiar looking to him 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.


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

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