New Ghostbusters Ecto 1 Has Been Revealed
Currently being made “Ghostbusters” remake by director Paul Feig is already not without people starting to rant:. This time it’s an entire female cast of a new generation of Ghostbusters. Instead of the men in the original movie Peter Venkman and crew, the new film stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. But today Feig has just revealed, via his Twitter account, something very important: new Ecto-1. It’s a newer Cadillac hearse for sure, but not quite the 1959 original.
The vehicle used for the Ecto-1 was a 1959 Cadillac professional chassis, built by the Miller-Meteor company. The ambulance/hearse combination was the end loader variety. Dr. Ray Stantz found the vehicle shortly after he mortgaged his mother’s house to buy the Firehouse. Because of his mechanical skills, he was able to repair the vehicle, which he acquired for $4,800.
After repairs were completed, the vehicle had quite a unique character. It became a well-recognized symbol for the Ghostbusters franchise. The vehicle had enough room in it to store Proton Packs for all of the crew, along with Ecto Goggles’, P.K.E. Meters, and a slew of Traps.