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Got An Extra $149,998 Sitting Around?? Ecto 1 Can Be Yours!!

Published at: Feb. 7, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

Merrick here...
Ecto-1 is for sale! If you're like me, and had funny feelings in your pants whener you saw this thing making its way through NYC traffic, this is pretty friggin' cool. I'm gonna try to convince Harry to get this & turn it into the official AICN-mobile. Although, I'm thinking he probably won't go for it. And, if he did, the "no ghost" logo would likely be replaced by a "Harry head" (just kidding...he'd love this thing far too much to do that).
ALL THE MECHANICS WERE REBUILT WITH UPDATES INCLUDING A VINTAGE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND HEAVY DUTY ALTERNATOR. SHOW QUALITY PAINT ON A RUST FREE BODY, ALL NEW INTERIOR, BRILLIANT CHROME. ALL EMERGENCY LIGHTS WORK AND SO DESIRABLE THE SIREN WITH ITS SIGNATURE SOUND.
...says the ad at Hemmings.
One interesting sidenote: this car was also used in IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (Poitier & Steiger). I can't even imagine owning something with such rich cinematic history. No matter how hard I try to convinve myself, my Honda doesn't kick anywhere near this kind of ass. This makes wanting that video game seem kind of trivial. Thanks to Robogeek for the heads up about this!


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  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    First?

    by JackFoley

    Can it really be?

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    I just hope the game is good....

    by Phimseto

    ...or that it gets made in the first place with the actors voicing the digital roles. Ghostbusters II can't be the final word on that series.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    I.....WANT...IT.....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Damn.....

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Oh and also....

    by JackFoley

    I'm going to the bank for a loan today....chicks. will. dig-it!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    I'M BRIAN!

    by dekionplexis

    It...WILL be mine, oh yes

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I used to dream about driving the Ecto 1 to school...

    by Tommy the Cat

    And here I go blowing my last $149,998 last week...

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Only if it's well equiped...

    by Billyeveryteen

    With a couple of nuclear accelerators. I'm sooo crossing the beams.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Goddamn

    by QuinnTheEskimo

    I hate being a poor college student.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I once saw an old-style ambulance like that for sale

    by chrth

    I seriously thought about buying it...

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    You can see it in person

    by The_Boo

    It's at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo Illinois. They also have the delorean from Back to the Future, the Batmobile, the Mystery Machine and that messud car from Cat in the Hat

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Harry, buy it you bastard!

    by Doctor_Sin

    I live in Austin and would at least be able to see it on occasion as you would probably ride it to the Drafthouse. Harry - buy it for all of Austin to see!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    ifr you were auto-savvy...

    by macgruder

    you could make one for 1/3 the price. You wouldnt have the history behind the realone, but I cat justify spending this much on a car. You can buy a nice house down south for this much. Maybe Jay Leno will buy it and drive around town in it.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    BUY IT HARRY!!!!! Could you

    by Craig2574

    BUY IT HARRY!!!!! Could you imagine the next but-numb-athon (Hopefully a harry who has started to lose weight and take care of himself) drives up to the draft house with saving the day blaring in the background. Harry gets out of his car with father geek, harry and harry's fiance all wearing tie-die waving to everyone there.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    ECTO-1 gotta eat!!

    by boba_rob

    Seriously though, that is really cool. Wish I had that kind of scratch.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters Video Game

    by poopville

    I loved the crappy Commodore 64 Ghostbusters game back in '84 and like a lot of people would love to see a brand new game come out. The Zootfly rumors were cool but without having the rights, it was still nothing but rumor. Now it looks like there is some hope because Dan Ayckroyd himself has mentioned in a recent interview that he is going to be doing some motion capture for a Ghostbusters game next year... http://www.edmontonsun.com/Entertainment/Weekend/2007/02/02/3506287-sun.html

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Only $149,998?

    by googamooga

    Shoot, I'll take two!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    sorry i left my $200,000 in my other pants

    by Mike_D

    dammit.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    The guy who bought

    by David Lazarus Long

    the tricked out Delorean off Ebay two years ago will probably buy this too. I just know it won't be me. Unless I steal it... Muwahahaha!! But seriously, how freakin' sweet would it be to have the Delorean AND the Ecto-1 in the same garage? Geekgasm.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    If you were REALLY auto savvy....

    by googamooga

    You'd use the money to buy a better car, and forget about the Ecto-1. Hmmm, A TVR Sagaris goes for about $97,000, give or take a few thousand, and then you'd still have 40k left over to put down on a nice house.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone...

    by Ghostball

    etc...

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Had i won the $77 million mega millions jackpot

    by BLWiseass

    tha was drawn last night, this would be mine. I would also love to buy and modify an old deloreon. ANYBODY can have an Aston martin or a Ferrari.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    I've only got $149,888.72 left to save!!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Wait! I found a quarter. Woohoo! Gettin' closer every day!! <br> Seriously, this would be the ultimate contest fodder. Whoever is the poorest TBer gets it! </br>

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    GHOST RIDER will have NO PRESS SCREENINGS!!!

    by LaudnerGomez

    Why isn't that being reported here? Now there's a story.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Alright, who's soul do I have to sell...

    by Datascream

    ..to get this miracle wagon!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Its not real

    by Steve_Dooku

    This is just a Barris built replica.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I want it!

    by eric haislar

    I REALLY DO!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Didn't they buy this thing for $4,800.....

    by eric haislar

    in the movie?

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Won't they need this car for the Ghostbusters reboot?

    by Pound Sand

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    LaudnerGomez

    by Forestal

    Because AICN only posts about things no one cares about.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Real?

    by JuntMonkey

    How can this possibly be real for "only" $150,000? Wouldn't the real deal go for hundreds of thousands more than that?

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Rudy!!!!

    by Bill Brasky

    www.joinrudy2008.com Name Contact: Rudy and the Republican Nomination New York, Feb 2 - To: Team Rudy From: Brent Seaborn, Strategy Director Date: February 2, 2007 Re: Rudy and the Republican Nomination Over the last month or two there has been a good deal of public opinion polling on the 2008 Republican primary race. I thought it would be helpful to take a step back and take a closer look at how voters – particularly Republican primary voters – feel about Rudy Giuliani and why we think we are well-positioned heading in to the primary season. Americans Have a Highly Favorable Opinion of Mayor Giuliani Entering the 2008 primary season, Rudy Giuliani is uniquely positioned among potential Republican candidates because of his extremely high favorability ratings. Recent public opinion polling shows Mayor Giuliani with 61% approval among adults across the country – according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll (Jan. 16-19, 2007). The well respected, bipartisan Battleground Poll (Jan 8-11, 2007) shows the Mayor with 65% favorability among likely voters. More importantly, Mayor Giuliani shows an 81% favorable rating among Republicans and only 10% with an unfavorable opinion. According to the Battleground poll, Mayor Giuliani also has surprisingly high favorability ratings beyond the base: 70% of independents are favorable, 70% of 35-44 year olds, 74% of married women, 73% of households married with children, 52% of minority voters The Mayor also enjoys strong approval among white evangelical Christians (76%) and self-described conservative Republicans (82%). In an even more recent poll, Gallup (Jan. 25-28, 2007) finds Mayor Giuliani also leads among Republicans on 7 of 10 key issues including terrorism, the economy, healthcare and fighting crime. He also leads on 11 of 15 key candidate attributes – including “better understands the problems faced by ordinary Americans”, “would manage government more effectively” and what I believe to be the single most important factor – “is the stronger leader.” In sum, while we fully expect these polls to tighten in the months and weeks to come, Republican voters genuinely know and like Rudy Giuliani. The Mayor Performs Well in Opinion Polls The Mayor’s exceptionally strong approval ratings also translate in to an advantage on Republican primary ballot tests. In 11 of 13 ballot tests in respected national public opinion polls [Fox News, Newsweek, Time Gallup, CNN, NBC/Wall Street Journal, ABC/Washington Post] since last November, Mayor Giuliani has a lead – in fact, his lead is on average, more than 5-points over the next closest candidate. And his ballot strength began to trend upward after the 2006 midterm elections. Mayor Giuliani Leads in Key 2008 Primary States Mayor Giuliani also leads in a series of other states that will likely prove critical in the 2008 Republican primary: State Mayor Giuliani Closest Competitor Source California 33% 19% (Gingrich) ARG - Jan. 11-17 Florida 30% 16% (Gingrich) ARG - Jan. 4-9 Illinois 33% 24% (McCain) ARG - Jan. 11-14 Michigan 34% 24% (McCain) ARG - Jan. 4-7 Nevada 31% 25% (McCain) ARG - Dec. 19-23, ‘06 New Jersey 39% 21% (McCain) Quinnipiac – Jan. 16-22 North Carolina 34% 26% (McCain) ARG - Jan. 11-15 Ohio 30% 22% (McCain) Quinnipiac - Jan. 23-28 Pennsylvania 35% 25% (McCain) ARG Jan. 4-8 Texas 28% 26% (McCain) Baselice Jan. 17-21 Conclusion Recent polling continues to suggest Mayor Giuliani is very well positioned within the party – particularly when compared to other potential Republican candidates – to win the nomination. Mayor Giuliani’s favorable public opinion stems not only from his extraordinary leadership in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and in the uncertainty that followed, but also from a remarkably strong record of accomplishments in fighting crime and turning around New York City’s economy in the 1990’s. Americans are anxious for fresh Republican leadership on a range of issues. Our voters are drawn to the leadership strength of a candidate during an election. Therefore, as we move forward with exploring a run for President and as we continue to share the Mayor’s story of strong leadership and Reagan-like optimism and vision, we hope to see continued growth in our foundation of support.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Ecto 1 is really...

    by Dr Gregory House

    ...the family truckster, tricked out, yo!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Imagine driving that...

    by Freefinger

    ... in morning traffic, sirens out loud! Be the best geek you can be! And then the look on people's faces when you drive by them looking all serious! MOUAHAHAH!!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE'S YELLOW VW BUS!!!

    by Err

    I would rather by the painting of Lord Vigo

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    AICN-Mobile

    by ye olde shiza

    With Harry's preferences of films, I would expect to see the Hummer from "The Rock" before seeing a real piece of cinematic history in the hands of AICN. Sorry, Merrick, to delete the hope. <br><br> And hopefully, Michael Bay will stay as far away as possible from the animated Ghostbusters flick.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    NOT ECTO-1

    by harrycarayhere

    This is not the Ecto-1, people. Ecto-1 is sitting on Sony's backlot collecting lots of rust. I'll direct you to pictures if you don't believe me. This is an over-priced, NOT EVEN FILM ACCURATE, let alone film used, REPLICA of the ecto-1. If the guy is trying to pass it off as the real car he is lying.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    I'll jump into it too.

    by Gilkuliehe

    BUY THIS FUCKING CAR, HARRY!!!!! The only car that's cooler than this is the car in that COOLEST FUCKING CAR IN THE WORLD: THE MOVIE. But since that hasn't been made yet, this one takes the number 1 spot. Go get it you big fat geek. I'll even click those Amazon links to help get the dough.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    HARRCARRY IS RIGHT... THIS IS NOT THE ECHO-1

    by moto

    I've worked at Sony in development for nearly five years and any employee/guest can see the real Ecto-1 on the Sony backlot in the transportation department area (and sometimes next to the Capra building). It's often next to the Charlie's Angels race car. I have seen it on a regular basis. NOW, There were possibly two or three ectos for production... I have Sony contacts checking on that right now. Will get back to you.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    If we all pitch in $5 Harry can get it. . .

    by ZeroCorpse

    But he'd have to promise to give each one of us a ride to work in it, some time.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    If we all pitch in $5 or so...

    by Lance Mark Dexter St. John III

    ...question is, whose garage does it sit in? Little known fact: the guns on the top shoot mancheadle.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I'm inclined to believe HarryCarry

    by Fecal Debris

    There was a guy in Rocky River, Ohio who at last check owned the Ecto-1, or a good facsimile thereof. I know cuz I saw it in person there. My point is, this car (the one for sale) is probably another replica--one of many. I have no reason to doubt that the authentic car used in the films is "collecting rust" on a backlot.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Pound Sand: Not enough flames

    by David Lazarus Long

    the new ghostbusters car is a pink Ferrari.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    There can be only.... lots...

    by Sulis

    There is definitely one in the Haynes Motor Museum in England (I've seen it). Is it just possible that they had more than one version of the car, in case one crashed, etc.? I think so. Save yer money.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    I have pics of the REAL Ecto-1 - see links

    by MaxThrust

    I saw the condition of the REAL Ecto-1 on the Columbia back lot not too long ago! And it was a total wreck and getting seriously rusted out! This has to be some kind of replica blow job that some people are hoping will kindle interest in a new Ghostbusters project.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Sorry - links are here!

    by MaxThrust

    http://tinyurl.com/26zhk9 http://tinyurl.com/32odl9 http://tinyurl.com/2hk8k5 http://tinyurl.com/3aua9a http://tinyurl.com/3ay4d9 http://tinyurl.com/ytk976 So yeah... something smells fishy!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    MaxThrust - where are the links?

    by SkeletonParty

    post the links.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Merrick's funny feelings in his pants

    by Doctor_Sin

    Now that this is exposed as a whack job (like so much else this site reports - do you guys believe in fact-checking?!?!?), will those funny pant-feelings be alleviated in a more traditional sense? Like Mori slapping a vacuum cleaner hose on Merrick's nutsack?

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Video from youtube on the real Ecto 1....

    by davidpeter1000

    Movie's Greatest Cars...which I'm assuming is a British tv show... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7GETxwb3g4

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:44 p.m. CST

    "I'll take Astrosluts for $100, Alex."

    by Uncapie

    DAILY DOUBLE!!!!!! "Astronaut Nowak has this in common with Gilligan from Gilligan's Island." "What is...Far Out Space Nuts."

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Maxthrust

    by David Lazarus Long

    You silly person, posting a link to a geocities site on AICN. I think we just brought down the whole goddamn server. ;) Goooooooo talkbackers!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON THE PINK FERRARI = NIPPLES ON STAY-PUFT MAN

    by Pound Sand

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Non-Geocities links are here!

    by MaxThrust

    Yeah, sorry guys... bandwidth-free links are here: 1. --> http://www.hidebehind.com/C75C46C7 2. --> http://www.hidebehind.com/AB197A98 3. --> http://www.hidebehind.com/82A6A521 4. --> http://www.hidebehind.com/F45FD230 5. --> http://www.hidebehind.com/95451538

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    You just put an image in my head

    by David Lazarus Long

    of a giant half-naked Harry made of marshmallows. I'll be sending you my therapy bill.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Non-Geocities links are here!

    by MaxThrust

    Yeah, sorry guys... bandwidth-free links are here: --> http://www.hidebehind.com/C75C 46C7 --> http://www.hidebehind.com/AB19 7A98 --> http://www.hidebehind.com/82A6 A521 --> http://www.hidebehind.com/F45F D230 --> http://www.hidebehind.com/9545 1538

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    This just in!

    by MaxThrust

    Ecto-1 is the sexiest tom boy bean pole on the planet! You may now return to your regularly scheduled hating. Thank you.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Who you gonna call? REPOSSESSERS!!!

    by Err

    There's something strange in the neighborhood...who they gonna call? REPOSSESSERS! When you can't pay for the car and the owner's pissed....who they gonna call? REPOSSESSERS! BA-NA-DA-NA-DA DA DA DA...BA-NA-DA-NA-DA DA DA DA...I ain't 'fraid of no Repos

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST

    See that rusted-out Ecto-1?

    by Doctor_Sin

    That's how much Hollywood cares about any of you or your childhood memories. Think on that the next time you want to lambast George Lucas or Michael Bay for disrespecting your old kiddy property.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters II isn't the end of the story!

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    If you'll recall, there WAS a cartoon show in the 80s and early 90s. A lot of it is some bad ass stuff, and it was written by J Michael Strazynsky for anyone that cars.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    WHAT THE FUCK

    by Ray Gamma

    IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SEEM TO POST A WORKING LINK ON THIS PAGE? AICN, SORT IT OUT PLEASE SO THAT PEOPLE CAN AT LEAST POST A CLEAR LINE OF WORKING URLS, IN THE NAME OF GOD.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    i'd love to know

    by Ray Gamma

    what else is rusting away in that lot besides the ecto-1

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    I don't have a driver's licence...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...but I want it so bad. *drool*

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Don't forget

    by David Lazarus Long

    the EXTREEEEEEME Ghostbusters

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    From Wiki

    by David Lazarus Long

    Three cars have played the vehicle in the movies, the third 1959 Miller-Meteor was purchased after the second died during shooting of Ghostbusters II. The black Miller-Meteor seen at the beginning of the first movie was leased and used only for that scene and never converted. Later this car was purchased by the studio and completely converted to a full Ecto-1 for touring. It now resides in a car museum in Volo, Illinois, and is for sale. Both (the other?) Ectomobiles are currently sitting in a Sony pictures studios backlot in a rapidly deteriorating condition, the Ecto 1a having served as an attraction at the Universal studios "Spooktackular" stage show.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by MaxThrust

    Dude... just use common sense and take out the space. How hard is that? As opposed to going nuclear and diving head first into the shallow end of the pool? It has nothing to do with what I was doing 'cuz I copied links without spaces, and they magically appeared when I posted them here.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Another Ecto-1 Sighting

    by Sherman_Lives

    Perhaps Sony's decided to do something about the "deteriorating condition" of at least one of their Ectos (Ectoi?). Driving on Ocean Park (West of Bundy) in Santa Monica there's this auto body shop that had a crappy-condition Ecto for the longest time. Then the other day I noticed it was in showroom shape again! (I'll post pics if so requested) I wonder if Sony's prepping these things for something special...but the one in Illinois is likely a replica. Probably won't even drive.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    The spaces

    by David Lazarus Long

    have been popping up in every talkback by everyone. Pressing the 'backspace' key while the blinking vertical line is directly in front of the space can resolve that problem. And according to Wiki (which, as we all know, is never EVER wrong) the Ill. car is the one for sale. So if it didn't drive before, it should now. What I want is a working Ecto-2. Flying ghost catching motorcycle = way cooler than flames on Ghostrider. I don't know what that means either.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Crayotic

    by MaxThrust

    Hmmm... the links seem to work for the people who can do the simple math of spaced link - space = working link. Or maybe I have to rewrite the links for the Geico cavemen amongst us here? http://www.hidebehind.com/C75C46C7 and http://www.hidebehind.com/AB197A98 and http://www.hidebehind.com/82A6A521 and http://www.hidebehind.com/F45FD230 and http://www.hidebehind.com/95451538

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck it...

    by MaxThrust

    Seriously. Harry, get your web monkeys on this and let people post complete links.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Nicey-nice

    by Doctor_Sin

    http://www.hidebehind.com/C75C46C7 <p> http://www.hidebehind.com/AB197A98 <p> http://www.hidebehind.com/82A6A521 <p> http://www.hidebehind.com/F45FD230 <p> http://www.hidebehind.com/95451538

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    It's a FAKE Replica Car; not the real one!!!

    by martydmc12

    This is not a Ghostbusters screen-used Ecto-1. A lot of cars that come from "The George Barris Collection" are replicas that he builds, yet Barris continues to try passing off his replicas as the real deal. He tried the same thing with the Back to the Future DeLorean a few years back, but it wasn't until producer Bob Gale shut him up about it. (Watch here: http://www.bttf.com/video/barris.mov) DON'T TRUST ANY CARS THAT COME FROM GEORGE BARRIS THAT CLAIM TO BE THE REAL DEAL!!!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    So easy a caveman could do it

    by Doctor_Sin

    I dread another GB film, because it would be all "GB3: Busted AGAIN!" and co-star Snoop-Dogg or whatever (also doing the theme, "Who Ya Gonna Call: Them Digits on the Cell (2007 Style)?" Bill Murray would do a walk-on, phone in a performance, beg to be taken seriously, collect his check and leave the set. Dan Akroyd would crow about his O'Hare UFO footage, and Rick Moranis would channel The Great White North. Meanwhile, guest star Jessica Simpson gets drunk and blows the director.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    MaxThrust

    by Ray Gamma

    Me Caveman. You light fire with um stick real good.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I sincerely hope

    by Ray Gamma

    That we don't have to suffer a 'noughties theme tune re-appraisal along the lines of Jay-Z or Snoop. Ray Parker Jr would be turning in his grave. If he wasn't still alive.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    CONFIRMED FROM SONY TRANSPO... FAKE

    by moto

    Hey, update. Had a contact at Sony check this out. It is NOT the real Ecto-1. So this ad is 100% BS. But Sony Transpo said "hey, this one looks a hell of a lot better than the REAL Ecto". lol. Anyway, maybe three years back, the Ecto 1 (real one at sony) was given a slight makeover and then put back onto the backlot. This was right before the latest Ghostbusters DVD release if memory serves. Not sure if it was related to that or if Sony just wanted to have a look better for guests. Despite the makeover, it still looks a bit beat up... but cool as hell. I'd maybe pay half the price that ad is offering... if that. It does LOOK good, but it is NOT the legit Ecto.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Harry, you should buy that!

    by jrbarker

    Come on,that's chump change for you!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT IT'S NOW 2007!

    by LittleDudes

    YOU GUYS SEE THAT? UP IN THE CORNER! HOLY CRAP I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Sherman_Lives...

    by Uncapie

    I know exactly where that car is too. I was there when they unloaded it and it was is sad shape. It came from New Jersey from a collector. My guess its a replica too. Anyone that lives in the L.A. area, you and drive by and see it at the Cadillac repair shop.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    wait, you're going to convince Harry??!

    by quadrupletree

    He's got that much cash??

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST

    When you all alone...

    by Dr Lisa Cuddy

    And you need a car loan...

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    If the money goes into the budget for GB3...

    by gotta eat

    ...no.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    A dream of mine since I was a kid

    by WolfmanNards

    I have had a few life goals since I was a kid which I still wish to achieve. 2 of those are owning the 1989 batmobile, and the ecto1. And it'll fuckin' happen. You'll see, you fucks.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Man, Those REAL Ecto-1 Pics....

    by hadez

    I almost cried after seeing that car in that condition. DAMN YOU, SONY!!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    ganymede2010, that would be streams

    by ewokstew

    not beams, my friend.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    The Batmobile is not in Illinois

    by RKDN Del Sol

    It is in the corporate lobby of Chik-Fil-A in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Where's KITT?

    by Doctor_Sin

    Harry, buy these classic autos!

  • Feb. 7, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    I WILL buy a DeLorean and a Bricklin one day...

    by beamish13

    The Bricklin was a cool 1970's gull-wing sportscar from Canada, and one also appeared in the movie "Demon Seed". I see one every blue moon in Santa Monica. The upside of getting a DeLorean is that they have Volvo engines, and can easily be serviced.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    I could be wrong but my

    by CylonGod

    I could be wrong but my understanding was always that there were two cars -- The First was the Primered beater that "Ray" finds and pulls up with The Second was the fully painted and loaded Ecto -1 Car Obviously because of filming they didn't stop and paint the car -they had the two separate cars. Then when the 2nd movie began they took the First car and made it the Ecto-1A with the Caution Stripping and the big tank on the back -- all the additions While the Second Car was just made to look dirty and rundown for the Opening sequence of Ghostbusters 2 I can say that there was a time recently when the Ecto-1A was at Universal Orlando .. it was THE car . Its since been hidden away somewhere and there are rumors of it being sold - as far as the Ecto-1 Its self I have no idea where it wound up - i know Universal has a fairly accurate replica they used to use in the shows - but that doesn't drive around the park anymore either. I dont know the history of this car - but just looking at it I didn't think this was one of the screen used cars.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    I find...

    by Grrrr....

    ...it really sad that they can let a icon like the Ecto-1 get into such a state (from the pic's). If they didn't care enough to protect it like it should be protected why not sell it to a fan??? Why do they let these cars fall into disrepair????? Frack, I will buy it and repair it to it's former glory. I will definitely be the only one in South Africa to drive around in a Ecto-1! Sweeeeeet!!!

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    I'll put a flux capacitor on Ecto-1

    by Fecal Debris

    And let BSB and the others keep using the replign. I'll time travel and kick ass with the best sounding siren ever.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    "This is the perfect get laid mobile!!"

    by Billyeveryteen

    If you want to fuck dorks.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Zootfly...

    by lynxpro

    I wish Sony would have made them a deal to port what they were working on to be a PS3 exclusive. Unfortunately, it appears that Sony licensed the game rights already to Vivendi Universal's gaming division (stupid!). What a lack of foresight...just imagine what it would be like if the Zootfly game debuted on the PS3 (and PSP) at the same time the original Ghostbusters movies appeared on Blu-ray. As for the CGI based Ghostbusters sequel...they better hire JMS to write it. His work was great on the cartoon in his pre-Babylon5 days.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    "If you want to fuck dorks."

    by Doctor_Sin

    Ever been to a Sci-Fi or Comic Con? See them big-boobied, tattooed, multi-color hair, pierced chicks with voluptuous, child-bearing hips? The amazons with the Betty Page haircuts and anime t-shirts?<p>Them and Goth Girls will give it up for a Ghostbuster.<p>They will be slimed in that ride.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with SONY...

    by ScreamingPenis

    ...and they said that the Ecto 1 will have completely oxidized back into the earth by about the same time you're watching Night of the Museum 3 next year.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    *has seizure due to stupidness of this*

    by performingmonkey

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Harry buying Ecto-1???

    by RhesusmonkeyDave

    It's gonna some suspension work and shocks. Brakes, brake pads, lining.... ahhh I can't believe no one cracked this joke yet... I had to reregister just for this one hurrah. Sigh... well what do <i>YOU</i> do at work???

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    does it have a 8-track player??

    by theonecalledshoe

    I know someone who has a 8-track of the ghostbusters theme. Boggles the mind how he obtained that of all things.

  • Feb. 8, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    say merrick..do you and harry...

    by theonecalledshoe

    know danny aykroyd at all?? I have a ghostbuster training manual from circa '86-87 that would be nice to have autographed. Any knowledge where the guy could be at??