Ecto-1 is still a Caddilac in 2016
In a world where your childhood was filled with Proton Packs, PKE meters and paranormal hunting cartoons on Saturday mornings, the internet has left you quite a present. Of course we are talking about the official trailer for the “Ghostbusters” movie reboot that is available, and can be viewed below. The movie itself can be seen in theatres on July 15. If you’re wondering why an automotive dealership is excited about a new movie, it’s because the Ghostbusters’ main means of transportation is Ecot-1. Before we saw the trailer this morning we were wondering, what kind of car is Ecot-1 in the new Ghostbusters movie?
For the original movie in 1984, Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) famously pulled on to the screen in a smoking heap that was a 1959 Cadillac Ambulance. When questioned by Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Stantz remarked that despite only paying $4,800 (or about $15,300 today) everyone could relax because it only needed a little work. And by a little work he meant, “…some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission and rear-end.” A steal by any stretch of the imagination, to be sure.
Ecto-1 in the new movie
For the rebooted movie, the Ghostbusters will be driving around in an early 80s model of Cadillac Fleetwood hearse. Further investigation would probably reveal that it’s a 1984 model, the year the original movie was released. Both vehicles share a gleaming white paiovie was released. Both vehicles share a gleaming white paint scheme with red accents. If you pay close attention in the trailer, avid Ghostbusters fans will be able to see distinct similarities.
Over the summer, the Don Wheaton Custom Cruise Friday series dealt with a couple of rare Cadillac models from the late 1970s. The first was a 1976 Cadillac Mirage and the other a 1976 Cadillac Castilian Fleetwood Estate Wagon. You can click on the photos of each car to read its story from the Custom Cruise Friday series.
If you would like to learn more about the new and very exciting Cadillac inventory available as well as what is on the way, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.