STAR CARS Ep 12: Ghostbusters Ectomobile Double Feature

The 80’s gave us some brilliant pop-culture films — and Ghostbusters stands as one of the all-time best.

Starring alongside Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the 1984 classic was the Ecto-1, aka The Ectomobile.  Based off a 1959 Cadillac ambulance, Ecto was an integral part in the franchise that spawned two feature films, “The Real Ghostbusters” animated series, comic books and a whole slew of videogames that are still going strong 30 years later.

Of course, you’re more likely to see a ghost than one of these still cruisin’ on the road these days.  There are only a few dozen Ecto replicas in the entire world — and only eight in America. 

Lucky for us, we found two glorious examples.  Host Athena Stamos talked with owners Sean Bishop and Bryan Fear about the incredible highs and wallet-emptying lows of owning such a complex vintage vehicle — and we also got a glimpse at rare production illustrations of alternate concepts for the car. 

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