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{{Infobox Equipment
 
{{Infobox Equipment
 
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| appeared=[[Ghostbusters]]<br>[[Ghostbusters II]]<br>[[Ghostbusters 88MPH Studios Comics|88MPH Studios]]<br>[[Ghost Busted (manga)]]<br>[[Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Stylized Versions)|Stylized Version]]<br>[[Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Stylized Portable Versions)|Stylized Portable Versions]]<br>[[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]<br>[[Ghostbusters: The Board Game (Cryptozoic Entertainment)|Ghostbusters: The Board Game]]
 
| appeared=[[Ghostbusters]]<br>[[Ghostbusters II]]<br>[[Ghostbusters 88MPH Studios Comics|88MPH Studios]]<br>[[Ghost Busted (manga)]]<br>[[Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Stylized Versions)|Stylized Version]]<br>[[Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Stylized Portable Versions)|Stylized Portable Versions]]<br>[[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]<br>[[Ghostbusters: The Board Game (Cryptozoic Entertainment)|Ghostbusters: The Board Game]]
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*(a little) wiring
 
*(a little) wiring
   
==New Incarnations==
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===Roof Rack===
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[[Egon Spengler|Dr. Egon Spengler]] miniaturized ghostbusting technology for mobile purposes and they were mounted on the roof rack of Ecto-1.<ref>[[Dan Aykroyd]] (2009). [[2009 Remaster of Ghostbusters]], Ecto-1: Restoring the Classic Car (2009) (Blu-Ray ts. 11:36-11:41). Columbia Pictures. ''Dan Aykroyd says: "Dr. Spengler had to miniaturize this for--for mobile purposes."''</ref>
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*Muon Scrubbers<ref>[[Dan Aykroyd]] (2009). [[2009 Remaster of Ghostbusters]], Ecto-1: Restoring the Classic Car (2009) (Blu-Ray ts. 11:17-11:20). Columbia Pictures. ''Dan Aykroyd says: "Those are Muon Scrubbers up there."''</ref>
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*Radio GPS Locator<ref>[[Dan Aykroyd]] (2009). [[2009 Remaster of Ghostbusters]], Ecto-1: Restoring the Classic Car (2009) (Blu-Ray ts. 11:26-11:35). Columbia Pictures. ''Dan Aykroyd says: "There's radio GPS Locator, there's high intensity microfoams, EMF scrubbers, it was all related to the hardware needed to go out and do what we had to do."''</ref>
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*High Intensity Microfoams
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*EMF Scrubbers
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===New Incarnations===
 
After the Ghostbusters were shut down, the Ecto-1 was used primarily for transport to and from appearances at such places as children's birthday parties. It fell into a state of disrepair, and is seen spewing smoke, and having various other mechanical problems.
 
After the Ghostbusters were shut down, the Ecto-1 was used primarily for transport to and from appearances at such places as children's birthday parties. It fell into a state of disrepair, and is seen spewing smoke, and having various other mechanical problems.
   
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==Secondary Canon History==
 
==Secondary Canon History==
 
===Animated Series===
 
===Animated Series===
The Ecto-1 was modified during much of the cartoons run, including adding weapons a blowup raft device. To read more about the changes go [[Ecto-1/Animated|here]].
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The Ecto-1 was modified during much of the first cartoon's run, These modifications included adding weapons, a blowup raft device, and more. For more about the changes go [[Ecto-1/Animated|here]].
   
 
===Ghostbusters: The Video Game Stylized Versions===
 
===Ghostbusters: The Video Game Stylized Versions===
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{{Clear}}
 
{{Clear}}
 
===IDW Comics===
 
===IDW Comics===
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In 1989, after Peter, Ray, and Egon were arrested on [[First Avenue]], nearly all the equipment on Ecto-1 was stripped and confiscated by the police. Winston drove it to their trial at the [[Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse]] and parked out front. When a third ghost, [[Mama Scoleri]], manifested, Winston searched Ecto-1 for anything he could use. He found one Trap and captured her.
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After [[Fred (IDW)|Fred's]] crew of [[Poltergeists (The Other Side)|Poltergeists]] killed Egon, Ray, and Winston, Fred stashed the bodies in Ecto-1. Fred then drove Ecto-1 off into the [[East River]]. It appears the [[Angels]] later hoisted Ecto from the river in the least.
 
After [[Fred (IDW)|Fred's]] crew of [[Poltergeists (The Other Side)|Poltergeists]] killed Egon, Ray, and Winston, Fred stashed the bodies in Ecto-1. Fred then drove Ecto-1 off into the [[East River]]. It appears the [[Angels]] later hoisted Ecto from the river in the least.
   
 
While traversing Janine's memories, [[Roger Baugh]] and Egon stumbled on Janine's interview with Peter in the Firehouse, circa 1984. Behind her was the Ecto-1, before Ray finished upgrading it. After the [[Tiamat]] incident, the Ecto was changed back to the original Ecto-1 version. Peter and Winston drove [[Michelangelo]], [[Raphael]] and [[Leonardo]] to [[Chinatown]] in Ecto-1 after descriptions of an entity on a rampage matched that of [[Chi-You]]. Michelangelo was happy to man the siren. During the final battle against [[Chi-You]] in the Firehouse, Ecto-1's hood was dented by [[Thralls of Chi-You|his thralls]].
 
While traversing Janine's memories, [[Roger Baugh]] and Egon stumbled on Janine's interview with Peter in the Firehouse, circa 1984. Behind her was the Ecto-1, before Ray finished upgrading it. After the [[Tiamat]] incident, the Ecto was changed back to the original Ecto-1 version. Peter and Winston drove [[Michelangelo]], [[Raphael]] and [[Leonardo]] to [[Chinatown]] in Ecto-1 after descriptions of an entity on a rampage matched that of [[Chi-You]]. Michelangelo was happy to man the siren. During the final battle against [[Chi-You]] in the Firehouse, Ecto-1's hood was dented by [[Thralls of Chi-You|his thralls]].
   
Ecto-1 buckled under weight of [[Proteus]] as the god stood atop it, anticipating the capture of [[The Real Ghostbusters|Ghostbusters]] he had sought out. Janine drove the Ecto-1 and took Peter, Ray, and Winston to the [[Teterboro Airport]] where they took a private jet to Italy for their first case under contract with [[Erland Vinter]].
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Ecto-1 buckled under weight of [[Proteus]] as the god stood atop it, anticipating the capture of [[The Real Ghostbusters|Ghostbusters]] he had sought out. Janine drove the Ecto-1 and took Peter, Ray, and Winston to the [[Teterboro Airport]] where they took a private jet to Italy for their first case under contract with [[Erland Vinter]]. On a Friday, at 3 pm, weeks from Halloween, Winston tried to perform some maintenance on Ecto-1 in the garage bay while [[Ron Alexander]] went on and on about his grievances against Egon and Ray.
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During a full moon, the Ghostbusters chased a [[Prospect Park Ghost|ghost]] all over Brooklyn. It attacked Ecto-1 outside [[Prospect Park]]. The Ghostbusters exited Ecto-1 with their gear and climbed out of the sinkhole. Ray sighed at Ecto-1's predicament. Egon wiped his glasses and told Ray it wasn't a loss since they could have it hoisted and make improvements. Peter reminded everyone they had a ghost to blast first. They went into the park in search of it. [[Ectotron|Ectronymous Diamatron]] happened to see the Ecto-1 and had the [[Sky Spy]] scan it to add it as his vehicle form. He believed he would blend in perfectly then attempted to track down the Cybertronian signal he was tasked with investigating. The Ghostbusters returned and were perplexed with the presence of two Ecto-1 cars. Ray checked and confirmed it was still in the sinkhole. Ectronymous transformed into his robot form and revealed himself to the Ghostbusters after they trapped [[Starscream]]. Ecto-1 was stored in the [[Warehouse]] in the meantime.
   
 
===Ghostbusters: The Board Game===
 
===Ghostbusters: The Board Game===
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*$4800 was a rather large sum at the time for a used vehicle in such disrepair - but is comparable to about $10,686.44 in 2012 dollars <ref>[http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=4%2C800.00&year1=1984&year2=2012 CPI Inflation Calculator]</ref>
 
*$4800 was a rather large sum at the time for a used vehicle in such disrepair - but is comparable to about $10,686.44 in 2012 dollars <ref>[http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=4%2C800.00&year1=1984&year2=2012 CPI Inflation Calculator]</ref>
 
*A second Cadillac was bought in case of any maintenance problems during filming but only the primary was fully converted. The secondary was used solely for early "premodification" scenes. <ref>Shay, Don (November 1985). ''Making Ghostbusters'', p. 66. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. ''Paragraph reads: "Although a second backup vehicle was procured as a hedge against maintenance problems, only the primary ambulance was fully converted. In the end, the backup was used solely for early 'premodification' scenes."''</ref>
 
*A second Cadillac was bought in case of any maintenance problems during filming but only the primary was fully converted. The secondary was used solely for early "premodification" scenes. <ref>Shay, Don (November 1985). ''Making Ghostbusters'', p. 66. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. ''Paragraph reads: "Although a second backup vehicle was procured as a hedge against maintenance problems, only the primary ambulance was fully converted. In the end, the backup was used solely for early 'premodification' scenes."''</ref>
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*Sound designer Richard Beggs incorporated a modified leopard snarl played backwards in the siren sound.<ref>Wallace, Daniel (2015). ''Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History'', p. 42. Insight Editions, San Rafael CA USA, ISBN 9781608875108. ''Richard Beggs says: "It was a leopard snarl that I had done a number of things to. I looped it, cut it in quarter-inch tape, and played it backward. Usually I am very loath to play things backward, because they have a very telltale characteristic and I think it's sort of a cop out. I played it backward and it did that err-reearr-err-reearr- the exact opposite of an animal going arghh. It lost some of its organic sound and it became this 'mechanical animal' claxon."''</ref>
 
*Ecto-1 was promoting the 1984 film shortly after it was released in theaters. It drove around New York City with one of the Ghostbusters driving it in costume. Ecto-1 caused many accidents because other drivers lost control when they spotted the now-famous car. {{Cn}}
 
*Ecto-1 was promoting the 1984 film shortly after it was released in theaters. It drove around New York City with one of the Ghostbusters driving it in costume. Ecto-1 caused many accidents because other drivers lost control when they spotted the now-famous car. {{Cn}}
 
*In a deleted scene of the first movie, there was encounter between a policeman and the Ecto-1. It was the only scene in the final shooting script that suggested the vehicle had some extranormal powers carried over from Aykroyd's initial draft. It was removed because it slowed down the montage. <ref>Shay, Don (November 1985). ''Making Ghostbusters'', p. 95 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. ''Paragraph reads: "Though the ticketing sequence was shot and cut into the film, it was ultimately removed because it slowed down the breakneck pace of the montage."''</ref>
 
*In a deleted scene of the first movie, there was encounter between a policeman and the Ecto-1. It was the only scene in the final shooting script that suggested the vehicle had some extranormal powers carried over from Aykroyd's initial draft. It was removed because it slowed down the montage. <ref>Shay, Don (November 1985). ''Making Ghostbusters'', p. 95 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. ''Paragraph reads: "Though the ticketing sequence was shot and cut into the film, it was ultimately removed because it slowed down the breakneck pace of the montage."''</ref>
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*On page 18, panel 4, of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 1|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #1]], on the brown cork board, are Stephen Dane's isometric sketches of the pack rack and Ecto-1.
 
*On page 18, panel 4, of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 1|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #1]], on the brown cork board, are Stephen Dane's isometric sketches of the pack rack and Ecto-1.
 
*On page 18 of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 2|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #2]], in panel 3, on the upper right of the chalkboard, partially blocked by Egon's head is Stephen Dane's detailed final sketch of Ecto-1 from the first movie.
 
*On page 18 of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 2|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #2]], in panel 3, on the upper right of the chalkboard, partially blocked by Egon's head is Stephen Dane's detailed final sketch of Ecto-1 from the first movie.
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*Ecto-1 appears on the regular cover of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 9|Ghostbusters International #9]].
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*Ecto-1 makes a cameo on Credits Page of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 1|Ghostbusters 101 #1]].
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*On the Subscription Cover of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 5|Ghostbusters 101 #5]], on the right bottom is Lady Slimer and Slimer from Answer The Call in Ecto-1 from the first movie. The license plate is Bustin' in place of Cruisin' in the American Graffiti poster.
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*[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip|Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip]] features Ecto-1 with various exterior and interior shots and advertisements.
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*On page 11 of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Annual 2018|Ghostbusters Annual 2018]], in panel 3, the Stay Puft packet on the dash is [[Alma The Real Ghostbusters candy and sweet food products line|Alma]]'s The Real Ghostbusters: Soft Mallow Pieces from the UK.
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*Ecto-1 appears on Cover A and RI of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Crossing Over 8|Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #8]].
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*Ecto-1 appears on Cover RE of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters|35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters]].
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*On Cover B of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Year One 1|Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1]], there is an Elwood Motors keychain. It is a nod to Blues Brothers and was seen on page 2 of the Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover in the car ad.
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*Ecto-1 appears on Cover RI of Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 2|Ghostbusters International #2]]
 
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 2|Ghostbusters International #2]]
 
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 6|Ghostbusters International #6]]
 
***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 6|Ghostbusters International #6]]
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 11|Ghostbusters International #11]]
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**[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Annual 2017|Ghostbusters Annual 2017]]
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***Where Winston Was
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***Ghostbusters 101 Prelude
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**Ghostbusters 101
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 5|Issue #5]]
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 6|Issue #6]]
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**Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2-1|Issue #1]]
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**[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Annual 2018|Ghostbusters Annual 2018]]
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**Ghostbusters Crossing Over
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Crossing Over 1|Issue #1]]
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**[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: IDW 20/20|Ghostbusters IDW 20/20]]
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***IDW 20/20 (Dimension 50-S version only)
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**[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters|35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters]]
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**Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 1|Issue #1]]
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 2|Issue #2]]
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****Alluded to by Ray Stantz on page 2.<ref>[[Ray Stantz]] (2019). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 2| Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #2]]" (2019) (Comic p.2). ''Ray Stantz says: "Are we sure it's not a ghost that's animating the vehicle?"''</ref>
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****Alluded to by Ray Stantz on page 20.<ref>[[Ray Stantz]] (2019). [[Ghostbusters IDW Publishing Comics|IDW Comics]]- "[[IDW Publishing Comics- Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 2| Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #2]]" (2019) (Comic p.20). ''Ray Stantz says: "Our car is... well, you saw."''</ref>
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 4|Issue #4]]
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**Ghostbusters Year One
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***[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Year One 1|Issue #1]]
 
**"[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: Times Scare!|Times Scare!]]"
 
**"[[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: Times Scare!|Times Scare!]]"
 
**[[IDW Publishing Comics- The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters|The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters]]
 
**[[IDW Publishing Comics- The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters|The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters]]
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Ecto1IDWTMNTGB04.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 4|TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4]]
 
Ecto1IDWTMNTGB04.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 4|TMNT/Ghostbusters Issue #4]]
 
EgonSpenglerIDW29.jpg|Non-Canon Reference in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 1|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #1]]
 
EgonSpenglerIDW29.jpg|Non-Canon Reference in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 1|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #1]]
Ecto1IDWGetReal01.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 3|Get Real Issue #3]]
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Ecto1IDWGetReal02.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 3|Get Real Issue #3]]
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Ecto1IDWGetReal01.jpg|As seen in Get Real Issue #3
 
ProteusGetReal29.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 4|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #4]]
 
ProteusGetReal29.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Get Real 4|Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #4]]
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Ecto1IDWV3Issue9RegularCover.jpg|As seen on the [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 9|Ghostbusters International #9]] regular cover
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Ecto1IDWOngoing02.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters International 11|Ghostbusters International #11]]
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Ecto1IDWAnnual2017-1.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Annual 2017|Ghostbusters Annual 2017]] "Where Winston Was"
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Ecto1IDWAnnual2017-2.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters Annual 2017 "Where Winston Was"
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Ecto1IDWAnnual2017-3.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters Annual 2017 "Ghostbusters 101 Prelude"
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Ecto1IDWAnnual2017-4.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters Annual 2017 "Ghostbusters 101 Prelude"
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Ecto1GB101Issue1Credits.jpg|As seen on Credits Page of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 1|Ghostbusters 101 #1]]
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LadySlimerIDW101Issue5SubscriptionCover.jpg|As seen on Subscription Cover of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 5|Ghostbusters 101 #5]]
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Ecto1IDW101Issue5.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters 101 #5
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GhostbustersInterdimensionalCrossRipIDWHardcover01.jpg|Front Cover of [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip| Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip]]
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GhostbustersInterdimensionalCrossRipIDWHardcover02.jpg|Combined pages 0 to 1 of Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover (Credit: [[User:Spookcentral|Paul Rudoff]])
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GhostbustersInterdimensionalCrossRipIDWHardcover03.jpg|Page 2 of old Cadillac ad from Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover
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GhostbustersInterdimensionalCrossRipIDWHardcover04.jpg|Page 3 of rear interior from Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover
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Ecto1CrossRipHC01.jpg|As seen on page 383 of Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover
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GhostbustersInterdimensionalCrossRipIDWHardcover07.jpg|Page 384 of Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover (Credit: Paul Rudoff)
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GhostbustersInterdimensionalCrossRipIDWHardcover08.jpg|Back Cover of Ghostbusters: Interdimensional Cross-Rip hardcover
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Ecto1IDW101Issue6-1.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters 101 6|Ghostbusters 101 #6]]
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Ecto1IDW101Issue6-2.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters 101 #6
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Ecto1IDWTMNTGBVol2IssueOne1.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters 2-1|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1]]
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Ecto1IDWTMNTGBVol2IssueOne2.jpg|As seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1
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Ecto1IDWTMNTGBVol2IssueOne3.jpg|As seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1
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Ecto1IDWTMNTGBVol2IssueOne4.jpg|As seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1
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Ecto1IDWTMNTGBVol2IssueOne5.jpg|As seen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Ghostbusters Volume 2 Issue #1
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Ecto1IDWAnnual2018-1.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Annual 2018|Ghostbusters Annual 2018]]
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Ecto1IDWAnnual2018-2.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters Annual 2018
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Ecto1IDWAnnual2018-3.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters Annual 2018
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Ecto1IDWCrossingOver01.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Crossing Over 1|Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #1]]
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Ecto1IDWCrossingOverIssue8CoverA.jpg|As seen on [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Crossing Over 8|Ghostbusters Crossing Over Issue #8]] Cover A
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Ecto1IDWTFGB01.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron 4|Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #4]]
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Ecto1IDWTFGB02.jpg|As seen in Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #4
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Ecto1IDWYearOne01.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters Year One 1|Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1]]
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Ecto1IDWYearOne02.jpg|As seen in Ghostbusters Year One Issue #1
 
Ecto1TimesScare.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: Times Scare!|Times Scare!]]
 
Ecto1TimesScare.jpg|As seen in [[IDW Publishing Comics- Ghostbusters: Times Scare!|Times Scare!]]
 
Ecto1ConspiracySubCover.jpg|As seen on [[IDW Publishing Comics- The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters|The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters]] Sub Cover
 
Ecto1ConspiracySubCover.jpg|As seen on [[IDW Publishing Comics- The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters|The X-Files: Conspiracy: Ghostbusters]] Sub Cover
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Ecto1Production01.jpg|John Daveikis' design concept
 
Ecto1Production01.jpg|John Daveikis' design concept
 
Ecto1Production02.jpg|Steve Dane's schematics
 
Ecto1Production02.jpg|Steve Dane's schematics
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GetSlimedEcto101.jpg|During production of first movie, as seen in "Get Slimed" interview (credit: [[User:Spookcentral]])
 
ghostbusters_1984_image_017.jpg|During production of final scene in first movie
 
ghostbusters_1984_image_017.jpg|During production of final scene in first movie
 
ghostbusters_1984_image_018.jpg|During production of first movie
 
ghostbusters_1984_image_018.jpg|During production of first movie
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[[Category:Ghost Busted Manga Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Ghost Busted Manga Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:GB:TVG Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:GB:TVG Vehicles]]
[[Category:Ghostbusters 88MPH Vehicles]]
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[[Category:88 Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:IDW Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:IDW Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:GB:TBG Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:GB:TBG Vehicles]]

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The Ecto-1 was the vehicle that the Ghostbusters used to travel throughout New York City busting ghosts and other entities.

History

The vehicle used for the Ecto-1 was a 1959 Cadillac professional chassis, built by the Miller-Meteor company. The ambulance/hearse combination was the end loader variety. Dr. Ray Stantz found the vehicle shortly after he mortgaged his mother's house to buy the Firehouse. Because of his mechanical skills, he was able to repair the vehicle, which he acquired for $4,800.[1]

After repairs were completed, the vehicle had quite a unique character. It became a well-recognized symbol for the Ghostbusters franchise. The vehicle had enough room in it to store Proton Packs for all of the crew, along with Ecto Goggles, P.K.E. Meters, and a slew of Traps.

Repairs

After purchasing the vehicle in used condition, Ray had to make repairs on the following parts of the car:[2][3]

  • Suspension work
  • Shocks
  • Brakes
  • Brake pads
  • Lining
  • Steering box
  • Transmission
  • Rear end
  • New rings
  • Mufflers
  • (a little) wiring

Roof Rack

Dr. Egon Spengler miniaturized ghostbusting technology for mobile purposes and they were mounted on the roof rack of Ecto-1.[4]

  • Muon Scrubbers[5]
  • Radio GPS Locator[6]
  • High Intensity Microfoams
  • EMF Scrubbers

New Incarnations

After the Ghostbusters were shut down, the Ecto-1 was used primarily for transport to and from appearances at such places as children's birthday parties. It fell into a state of disrepair, and is seen spewing smoke, and having various other mechanical problems.

Following the Ghostbusters' return to business after capturing the Scoleri Brothers, the Ecto-1 got an overhaul and was renamed Ecto-1a.

A further updated version of the Ecto-1 appears in during the Thanksgiving 1991 weekend, Ecto-1b. This version is similar to the Ecto-1a, but adds a Super Slammer Muon Trap on the roof which enables it to capture smaller ghosts much more quickly than the portable versions, as well as adding the possibility of capturing much larger ghosts.

Secondary Canon History

Animated Series

The Ecto-1 was modified during much of the first cartoon's run, These modifications included adding weapons, a blowup raft device, and more. For more about the changes go here.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Stylized Versions

The Ecto-1 makes only brief appearances in the Stylized Version. It should be noted that the Stylized Version game uses the old name Ecto-1 and not the Ecto-1b like in the Realistic Versions.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Stylized Portable Version

The Ecto-1 is drive-able in Stylized Portable Version. Like the standard Stylized Version, it is referred to as the Ecto-1 and not the Ecto-1b.

Upgrades are offered to research in Egon's Lab in the Firehouse.

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Engine Tuning Blueprint

Engine Tuning

  • Ability: Increases the Ecto-1's maximum speed.
  • Research Cost: money cost: $750, slime cost: 38
    • Research Duration: 4 days
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Body Reinforcement Blueprint

Body Reinforcement

  • Ability: Reduces collision damage to the Ecto-1 by 10%.
  • Research Cost: money cost: $1000, slime cost: 375
    • Research Duration: 4 days
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Proton Acceleration Cannon Blueprint

Proton Acceleration Cannon

  • Ability: Increases the Ecto-1's proton cannon effectiveness by 20%.
  • Research Cost: money cost: $1250, slime cost: 300
    • Research Duration: 4 days
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Engine Turbocharge Blueprint

Engine Turbocharge

  • Ability: Increases the Ecto-1's maximum speed even more.
  • Research Cost: money cost: $2000, slime cost: 150
    • Research Duration: 8 days
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Alloy Shell Blueprint

Alloy Shell

  • Ability: Reduces collision damage to the Ecto-1 by another 15%.
  • Research Cost: money cost: $1500, slime cost: 750
    • Research Duration: 4 days
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Megawatt Proton Cannon Blueprint

Megawatt Proton Cannon

  • Ability: Increases the Ecto-1's proton cannon effectiveness by another 20%.
  • Research Cost: money cost: $2000, slime cost: 600
    • Research Duration: 4 days

IDW Comics

In 1989, after Peter, Ray, and Egon were arrested on First Avenue, nearly all the equipment on Ecto-1 was stripped and confiscated by the police. Winston drove it to their trial at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse and parked out front. When a third ghost, Mama Scoleri, manifested, Winston searched Ecto-1 for anything he could use. He found one Trap and captured her.

After Fred's crew of Poltergeists killed Egon, Ray, and Winston, Fred stashed the bodies in Ecto-1. Fred then drove Ecto-1 off into the East River. It appears the Angels later hoisted Ecto from the river in the least.

While traversing Janine's memories, Roger Baugh and Egon stumbled on Janine's interview with Peter in the Firehouse, circa 1984. Behind her was the Ecto-1, before Ray finished upgrading it. After the Tiamat incident, the Ecto was changed back to the original Ecto-1 version. Peter and Winston drove Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo to Chinatown in Ecto-1 after descriptions of an entity on a rampage matched that of Chi-You. Michelangelo was happy to man the siren. During the final battle against Chi-You in the Firehouse, Ecto-1's hood was dented by his thralls.

Ecto-1 buckled under weight of Proteus as the god stood atop it, anticipating the capture of Ghostbusters he had sought out. Janine drove the Ecto-1 and took Peter, Ray, and Winston to the Teterboro Airport where they took a private jet to Italy for their first case under contract with Erland Vinter. On a Friday, at 3 pm, weeks from Halloween, Winston tried to perform some maintenance on Ecto-1 in the garage bay while Ron Alexander went on and on about his grievances against Egon and Ray.

During a full moon, the Ghostbusters chased a ghost all over Brooklyn. It attacked Ecto-1 outside Prospect Park. The Ghostbusters exited Ecto-1 with their gear and climbed out of the sinkhole. Ray sighed at Ecto-1's predicament. Egon wiped his glasses and told Ray it wasn't a loss since they could have it hoisted and make improvements. Peter reminded everyone they had a ghost to blast first. They went into the park in search of it. Ectronymous Diamatron happened to see the Ecto-1 and had the Sky Spy scan it to add it as his vehicle form. He believed he would blend in perfectly then attempted to track down the Cybertronian signal he was tasked with investigating. The Ghostbusters returned and were perplexed with the presence of two Ecto-1 cars. Ray checked and confirmed it was still in the sinkhole. Ectronymous transformed into his robot form and revealed himself to the Ghostbusters after they trapped Starscream. Ecto-1 was stored in the Warehouse in the meantime.

Ghostbusters: The Board Game

During a paranormal incursion incited by Idulnas, the Ecto-1 was outfitted with a Dimensionometer to banish captured spirits directly to the Spirit World.


Behind the Scenes

  • Ecto-1 and Ecto-1a are Miller-Meteor Futura Ambulance/Hearse Combination mounted on a 1959 Cadillac Fleetwood Professional Chassis.
  • Stephen Dane, credited as a Hardware Consultant,[7] was the fabricator of the original Ectomobile. [8]
  • On October 5, 1983, Dane started working on Ecto-1. He visited the primary ambulance in the backlot at The Burbank Studios. He took reference photos and measurements then went home. Dane drew up isometrics of Ecto-1 and its roof rack and various views and elevations of the exterior and interior. Dane spent the longest amount of time in his gig working on the Ecto-1 design.
    • After Reitman approved Dane's design, studio painters and prop makers at The Burbank Studios Mill went to work on paint and detailing. Dane oversaw construction and directed them on building the car based off his designs. After about two weeks, the paint job and details were blocked out. The prop makers also repaired the ambulance to driving condition, cleaned the interior, and installed equipment.
    • By the time it shipped on October 19, the ambulance was about half-done. Dane bought parts for the roof rack. Once it was done, it was shipped to New York where it was attached to Ecto-1. The finished Ecto-1 wasn't an exact duplicate of Dane's designs. Dane originally drew the Proton Packs to lay sideways on Ecto-1's gurney but the prop makes changed that so the packs were upright at a slight angle. Some parts on the roof rack changed position from the design. They were on top of each other or faced in a different direction. After one to two days of finishing touches, Ecto-1 was ready for filming. [9]
  • In previous drafts of the first movie, Ecto-1 was originally to be a 1975 Cadillac ambulance bought for only $600 but by the time the final script was written, the price had escalated to $1400 for an even older 1959 model. During filming, inflation increased the cost to $4800.[10]
  • Dan Aykroyd's original Ecto-1 was an all-black, rather sinister-looking machine with flashing white and purple strobe lights that gave it a strange, ultraviolet aura. While going through the script, the cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs first pointed out the black design would be a problem since part of the movie would be shot at night. [11] [12]
  • Dan Aykroyd's original Ecto-1 had some extranormal powers, such as the ability to dematerialize. [13] One use of it would be to elude police pursuit. [14]
  • $4800 was a rather large sum at the time for a used vehicle in such disrepair - but is comparable to about $10,686.44 in 2012 dollars [15]
  • A second Cadillac was bought in case of any maintenance problems during filming but only the primary was fully converted. The secondary was used solely for early "premodification" scenes. [16]
  • Sound designer Richard Beggs incorporated a modified leopard snarl played backwards in the siren sound.[17]
  • Ecto-1 was promoting the 1984 film shortly after it was released in theaters. It drove around New York City with one of the Ghostbusters driving it in costume. Ecto-1 caused many accidents because other drivers lost control when they spotted the now-famous car. [citation needed]
  • In a deleted scene of the first movie, there was encounter between a policeman and the Ecto-1. It was the only scene in the final shooting script that suggested the vehicle had some extranormal powers carried over from Aykroyd's initial draft. It was removed because it slowed down the montage. [18]
  • After shooting moved to Los Angeles, the second unit continued doing a couple of shots in New York with Ecto-1 and it broke down. [19] Ivan Reitman also felt it was asking too much from the audience. [20]
  • In Ghostbusters II, Ecto-1 was backfiring and spewing smoke. This was not done by special effects as the Cadillac truly was in a poor state of repair. It finally "died" on the Brooklyn Bridge. The NYPD fined the filmmakers because the Brooklyn Bridge does not have breakdown lanes and Ecto-1 was blocking traffic.
  • Before Ghostbusters: The Video Game was released, the original (and now rusty and literally falling apart) Ecto-1 was restored to promote the game. Dan Aykroyd was shocked at the high quality of the restoration.
  • There had been 3 Miller-Meteor Ambulances to portray the 2 vehicles, the pre-Ecto-1 which was never transformed, Ecto-1 which was originally a gold ambulance and Ecto-1a.

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References

  1. Ray Stantz (2005). Ghostbusters (1984) (DVD ts. 20:46). Columbia Pictures. Ray says: "Only 4800."
  2. Ray Stantz (2005). Ghostbusters (1984) (DVD ts. 20:36-45). Columbia Pictures. Ray says: "Everybody can relax, I found the car. Needs some suspension work and shocks... and brakes, brake pads, linings, steering box, transmission, rear end."
  3. Ray Stantz (2005). Ghostbusters (1984) (DVD ts. 20:46-20:49). Columbia Pictures. Ray says: "Only 4800. Maybe new rings, also mufflers, a little wiring."
  4. Dan Aykroyd (2009). 2009 Remaster of Ghostbusters, Ecto-1: Restoring the Classic Car (2009) (Blu-Ray ts. 11:36-11:41). Columbia Pictures. Dan Aykroyd says: "Dr. Spengler had to miniaturize this for--for mobile purposes."
  5. Dan Aykroyd (2009). 2009 Remaster of Ghostbusters, Ecto-1: Restoring the Classic Car (2009) (Blu-Ray ts. 11:17-11:20). Columbia Pictures. Dan Aykroyd says: "Those are Muon Scrubbers up there."
  6. Dan Aykroyd (2009). 2009 Remaster of Ghostbusters, Ecto-1: Restoring the Classic Car (2009) (Blu-Ray ts. 11:26-11:35). Columbia Pictures. Dan Aykroyd says: "There's radio GPS Locator, there's high intensity microfoams, EMF scrubbers, it was all related to the hardware needed to go out and do what we had to do."
  7. Ghostbusters Credits
  8. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 66. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Working with a basic 1959 Cadillac ambulance, hardware consultant Steven Dane designed and modified the final vehicle."
  9. "Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series (Episode 70) – The GHOSTBUSTERS Ecto-1 Car and Designer Stephen Dane" 9/18/14
  10. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 50 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "In all previous drafts -- including Aykroyd's -- the basic vehicle from which the 'Ectomobile' would evolve was specified to be a 1975 Cadillac ambulance, secured for a bargain basement price of only $600. By the time the final script was written, the price had escalated to $1400 -- for an even older 1959 model. During filming, inflation struck once more, and the pricetag was upped to $4800."
  11. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 67 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Dan Aykroyd's original Ectomobile was an all-black rather sinister-looking machine with flashing white and purple strobe lights that gave it a strange, ultraviolet aura. Though kept essentially intact through all the drafts, the vehicle concept -- suggesting a hearse rather more than an ambulance -- was clearly more in keeping with the darker tone of Aykroyd's first draft than with the lighter ones that followed it. It was cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, however, who first pointed out a serious problem with it."
  12. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 67 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Joe Medjuck recounts: "The Ectomobile would have been nothing more than a couple of headlights driving through the streets. So, keeping that in mind, we decided we'd better go with a white ambulance trimmed in red."
  13. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 67 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Harold Ramis recounts: "Dan's script was set in the near future and there was much more fantasy in it. In that script, the Ectomobile was able to dematerialize. When we anchored the script more in reality and set the time in the present, that concept had to go. Besides, it's funnier so see them in an old ambulance that barely runs."
  14. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 95 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Harold Ramis recounts: "The encounter between the policeman and the Ectomobile is the only scene in the final shooting script which suggested that the vehicle itself had some extranormal powers -- a carryover from Dan Aykroyd's initial draft in which the Ectomobile was equipped with an advanced dematerializing capability that allowed its operators, functioning somewhat outside the law, to readily elude police pursuit."
  15. CPI Inflation Calculator
  16. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 66. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Although a second backup vehicle was procured as a hedge against maintenance problems, only the primary ambulance was fully converted. In the end, the backup was used solely for early 'premodification' scenes."
  17. Wallace, Daniel (2015). Ghostbusters The Ultimate Visual History, p. 42. Insight Editions, San Rafael CA USA, ISBN 9781608875108. Richard Beggs says: "It was a leopard snarl that I had done a number of things to. I looped it, cut it in quarter-inch tape, and played it backward. Usually I am very loath to play things backward, because they have a very telltale characteristic and I think it's sort of a cop out. I played it backward and it did that err-reearr-err-reearr- the exact opposite of an animal going arghh. It lost some of its organic sound and it became this 'mechanical animal' claxon."
  18. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 95 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Paragraph reads: "Though the ticketing sequence was shot and cut into the film, it was ultimately removed because it slowed down the breakneck pace of the montage."
  19. Beyond the Marquee Joe Medjuck Interview 9/15/14
  20. Shay, Don (November 1985). Making Ghostbusters, p. 95 annotation. New York Zoetrope, New York NY USA, ISBN 0918432685. Ivan Reitman says: "There was no reason for the Ectomobile to have magical powers. It had been done with the Bluesmobile in The Blues Brothers -- where the car did somersaults and things like that -- and I didn't think it was particularly successful. I don't like movies that have no rules -- where anything is possible. We were already asking the audience to believe that there was a piece of equipment that could trap a ghost. Asking them to accept an Ectomobile with supernatural powers was just too much."
  21. Ghostbusters: The Board Game Update 3 2/11/15
  22. Peter Venkman (2016). IDW Comics- "Ghostbusters International #1" (2016) (Comic p.10). Peter Venkman says: "I can get you a brochure from the car."
  23. Ray Stantz (2019). IDW Comics- " Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #2" (2019) (Comic p.2). Ray Stantz says: "Are we sure it's not a ghost that's animating the vehicle?"
  24. Ray Stantz (2019). IDW Comics- " Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #2" (2019) (Comic p.20). Ray Stantz says: "Our car is... well, you saw."

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