Who you gonna call?
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night?
Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?
Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?
Did you know Ecto-1 from the Ghostbusters films was based on a real car?
With each Ghostbusters movie, we the audience are introduced to yet another incarnation of the Ecto-1, the world's most famous Cadillac-based hearse. Shockingly the latest version, as seen in Ghostbusters Afterlife was an original Ecto-1 that was once headed to the junkyard.
For the first two Ghostbusters films, the studio used three different 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Futura Duplex (ambulance/hearse). One portrayed the barely running car that Ray Stantz bought, one became Ecto-1 in the 1984 film, and a third was transformed into Ecto-1A in the 1989 sequel.
In the original movie, Ray pays $4800 for the Cadillac and claims it needs a ton of repairs, including suspension work and shocks, brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear end... maybe new rings, also mufflers, a little wiring.
After the much needed reconstruction, Ecto-1 is used to carry the Ghostbusters and their ghost-capturing equipment through New York City. Its features include a special pull-out rack utilizing the old ambulance's gurney in the rear containing the staff's proton packs. There are also various gadgets mounted on the top, whose function is never revealed in the movies.
Rumor has it Ecto-1 stopped running on the Brooklyn Bridge during filming for the sequel. The studio then gave it a full restoration and has displayed it at various events and locations, including the Petersen Automobile Museum, all the while leaving the Ecto-1A to rot away on the backlot.
The story cumulating is the studio restored the former Ecto-1A for Ghostbusters Afterlife plus created two new Ecto-1 cars for shooting. The two new cars featuring the ladder swapped to the driver's side and the rear passenger door converted to suicide opening for the gunner's seat. All three vehicles now feature uprated drivetrains.
Be inspired by this iconic movie vehicle every time you see this artwork in your home.
This Museum-quality art print is illustrated by artist: Brian Miller (Star Wars, The X-Files, Doctor Who) and produced on heavy matte, acid-free, archival paper. Available exclusively from Oktopolis.
- 18" x 24"
Archival Quality and Environmentally Friendly
- Archival Quality Giclée Print Process
- Industry standard for High-Quality Fine-Art prints
- Fade resistant pigments for ultimate color clarity
Vibrant Fine-Art Papers
- Heavy 10.5 mil thick fine-art paper
- Rich Color pigments with a high 94% ISO opacity rating
- Printed on acid-free, PH neutral, archival quality base
- Matte finish
Handmade in the USA
- Quality-assured with thoughtfully sourced materials
Feel like you are saving the world from spooks and spectres every time you glimpse this artwork in your home, office, or garage.
Frame shown for example only. Frame not included. Illustration 2021 Oktopolis & Speedwell.