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'59 Cadillac Superior Ecto-1 5 by Boomerjinks '59 Cadillac Superior Ecto-1 5 by Boomerjinks
While visiting the screen-used Ecto in storage in Southern California, I met up with Bryan Fear and Eric Eseke, who have built their very own Ectomobile replica using a 1959 Cadillac Superior duplex. Not ones to leave it in their garage, they take the car out regularly for events and conventions. They've even used it as a limo of Ernie Hudson, star of the original 'Ghostbusters' film!

While hanging out with these fellows, we managed to find some really neat locations to do some night time photography, something that has never been done with an accurate Ecto replica.

Pouring rain gave us wonderfully reflective road surfaces, and we found an incredible pier in which to shoot the car. It was a really productive day!
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TheMegaDick Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i want that car more than i want my computer.
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Wilyum101 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Sweet ! Beautiful craftsmanship !
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jeremymhughes86 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
here we go boys. time for me to piss someone off. while the car is fairly accurate it's wrong in several ways. first the lights on the grill are aircraft strobes they don't turn on and stay on....they strobe. the spotlight on the driver's side is suppose to have a blue lens. now while these are minor there is one major deficiency, the car itself. the Ecto-1 is not a 1959 Cadillac Superior, it's a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Combination car. while from the front they look the same you can tell the difference if viewed from the side or rear. other than that, it's still pretty sweet and good work.
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The-Dullahan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Also, fun fact, you used the term "Combination" which is arguably an industry term as at that time, no Hearse made by Miller-Meteor across their entire lineup (of four models) in 1959 WASN'T designed to be used as a Hearse or Ambulance, and therefore could realistically be called a "combination". However it can be clearly stated in a justifiable sense that the car used in the film never did any "combination" duty and was used in it's service exclusively as a Hearse, complete with vinyl top and landau bars. During it's lengthy service in Blakeslee, PA, the car was never once used for anything other than funeral service.

That being said, of course this is a Superior, Anyone could tell the difference. Besides, Superiors always looked nicer. A large part of the reason they cost more.
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Boomerjinks Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
1) No one said it was exactly like the original car. Anywhere. The photo file name is "Ecto Superior," and it's in album titled "Ghostbusters Superior."

2) The front strobes DO flash. Why are you thinking that they stay steady-on?
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jeremymhughes86 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
because they appear it in the pic. and if they just happened to be snapped when they were both on, they alternated. anyway, my thinking in "superior" was a superior replica, not a different car entirely. doesn't matter though, stop crying. i still gave the car props.
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Boomerjinks Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
The picture is a long exposure shot. The lens was open for probably about 8-10 seconds. Alternating lights would appear to both be on simultaneously in a long exposure picture.
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Meteorix007 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Yeahh !!! sooo coool !
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OsricWuscfrea Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice shot :)
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Kveldsvanger Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Yeah Ghostbusters :D
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