GhostBusters' Ectomobile Sold on eBay

Remember the 1984 science-fiction comedy film written by co-stars Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, about three eccentric New York City parapsychologists turned ghost exterminators? Well, if you remember this, you certainly remember their Ectomobile, also known as Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters' main means of transportation.

The original Ectomobile used by Universal Studios during filming the movie was recently sold on eBay for $45,100, Elite Choice reported. Though we cannot help wondering who is the vehicle’s new owner, bold enough to take it out for a spin, the bidder’s identity was not yet revealed.

The car was originally a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor limo-style car, transformed by Dan Akroyd’s character into the perfect mean of transportation for the team’s ghost-capturing equipment and transporting the three Ghostbusters through New York City.

The Ectomobile has a distinctive siren wail, and features a special pull-out rack in the rear containing the staff's proton packs, which facilitates a quick retrieval without the complication of having to reach into the vehicle's rear. There are also various gadgets mounted on the top, whose function is never revealed in the movie.

The white car is painted with the trademark red and white no-ghosts-allowed GhostBusters logo, though the shooting script for the movie described the Ectomobile as being black, with purple and white strobe lights that gave the vehicle a "purple aura".

However, the Ectomobile is never named on-screen, and the only time the word is used was in the song "Cleaning Up The Town" from the film's soundtrack. The vehicle also had a miniature replica mass-produced as a children’s toy, which sold more than 1 million units worldwide.
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