- January 19th, 2023, 8:23 pm#4977400
So I’m trying to gather pictures or any info about what the screen used Ecto-1 during the 90s and early 00s pre restoration? I know the Ecto-1a was at Universal Studios Florida but what about the Ecto-1??
Both Ectomobiles were on the verge of being sent to the crusher when Keith Hargrove suggested that both cars be restored for the premiere of the upcoming release of the Ghostbusters video game. The first attempt at a restoration of the Ecto-1 included painting most of the chrome silver, new paint on certain roof rack pieces and a freshening up of the graphics. The car was moved to the back lot to around 2005 for inclusion on a tour. After about 2 years, the Ecto-1 and 1A then moved to Cinema Vehicle Services where true restorations began.I'm not sure the exact date that all the pre-restoration backlot photos were taken, I assume somewhere between 2000-2007:
Jack_Downs85 wrote: ↑January 20th, 2023, 6:57 pm I can’t believe they were going to be crushed!! That’s unbelievable! If that would’ve happened how would they get another one to build for afterlife or whatever. The cars themselves are rare. What a shame. Cinema vehicle services “refurbished” the ecto 1 poorly so it’s a bad situation all together. I wish they would’ve been restored by the fans like the Delorean. Thanks for the info!!!It's sad that studios really don't care about props. Especially to insanely popular movies. To them it was used for it's intended purpose and then can get hauled to the scrap heap.
Kingpin wrote: ↑January 21st, 2023, 1:20 am...at least this way the car gets to have a second life...You could say it got to have an Afterlife.
prodestrian wrote: ↑January 21st, 2023, 2:02 am You could say it got to have an Afterlife.I was tempted to say that, but I opted not to... Too easy.
Jack_Downs85 wrote: ↑January 21st, 2023, 11:38 am Lmfao!!! So is the Ecto 1a confirmed for the Ghostbusters 4??Not yet.
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