The ’80s 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 of the franchise that spawned two feature films, “The Real Ghostbusters” animated series, comic books and a whole slew of video games that are still going strong 30 years later.
Of course, youre 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.
CraveOnline’s Star Cars 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 they also got a glimpse at rare production illustrations of alternate concepts for the car.