If you were a child of the 1980s, it’s a pretty good bet that you know and love the classic Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 vehicle.
Based on a 1959 Cadillac professional chassis built by the Miller-Meteor company, the Ecto-1 is quite possibly the most iconic movie vehicles in existence. I would say it’s second only to say, KITT from Knight Rider, which was a garbage show anyway. The trouble, is that the Ecto-1 had fallen into disrepair over the years from hard use. Parades, birthday parties, museum showings, and more, all wore the vehicle down to a shadow of its former glory. That is… until some game developers decided to step in and set things right.
Resurrecting the Classic Ghostbusters Car
There’s something I want to tell you before we continue here. You see, I’m afraid I haven’t been perfectly honest about something: I don’t actually give two shits about most cars. I rarely drive, I favor public transportation, and I’m the last person on the Unfinished Man team to get excited about a vehicle, however… the Ecto-1 played a big role in my childhood play sessions, and this little mini-documentary about the Ecto-1 restoration is actually very interesting.
Play time is roughly 15 minutes, and I promise, you’re going to learn , and probably didn’t care about either.
I’ll say one thing for car enthusiasts, out of all enthusiasts, I would say they’re some of the most… enthusiastic. When I see people dumping countless hours and their hard earned money into projects like this , well… color me impressed.
Granted, the people who cleaned up the Ghostbusters car were probably paid a pile of money to do the work, but still… it’s impressive. I promise, I’ll always strive to put that much effort into my articles here at Unfinished Man. Little known fact: I actually write everything while wearing a 3-piece suit… totally not while sitting in my underwear while glancing longingly out the window.
(Photos by , ThePSOne)