Question: What Kind Of Car Did The Ghostbusters Drive??

The 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance limo that was transformed by Universal Studios into the Ecto-1 Ghostbusters car is now being auctioned off on eBay.

Is the Ghostbusters car a hearse?

The original was a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance/hearse. This new Ghostbusters vehicle appears to be a modified hearse as well.

Where is the Ghostbusters car now?

Thirty years later, ECTO-1 remains in great shape and it is on display through March 14 in the Hollywood Gallery of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The vehicle that would become ECTO is a 1959 Cadillac modified by the Miller-Meteor Co. into an end-loader ambulance/hearse combination.

What was the license number on the Ghostbusters car?

The New York ECTO-1 License Plate is produced as seen on the ’59 Cadillac Hearse in the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. This plate has only two holes at the bottom, just as it was in the movie.

Was the Ecto 1 a hearse?

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.

Who built Ecto 1?

The vehicle designer was poorly credited in the film.

Stephen Dane was tapped by director Ivan Reitman to design and oversee the development of Ecto-1 from scratch. He also designed the Proton Pack, Particle Thrower, Trap, Giga meter, Slime Scooper and Slime Blower—all within two weeks of the start of shooting.

What kind of car is a hearse?

Coachbuilders modify Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Opel, Ford, Vauxhall Motors and Volvo products to hearses. Some second-hand Rolls-Royce cars have traditionally been used as hearses though the high cost of newer models is generally considered prohibitive.

What year is the Ghostbusters hearse?

1959

Do you need a special license to drive a hearse?

To become a hearse driver, you should hold a high school diploma or GED and a regular driver’s license. As of 2014, no state was issuing a license that is specific to hearse drivers.

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