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Ghostbusters Ecto-1 HDR by Boomerjinks Ghostbusters Ecto-1 HDR by Boomerjinks
This is the original 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor duplex used in the film "Ghostbusters," and is now owned by Sony.

This is not a fan-made recreation. This is not a promotional vehicle. This is not the car that was used at Universal Studios.

The Ecto-1 was left on the Columbia (later Sony) lot for 20 years, exposed to the elements it rotted away. In 2007, Mike Hargrove lobbied Sony executives to restore the vehicle for use in promoting the new Ghostbusters video game, as well as for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the franchise. The Ecto-1 was restored at Cinema Vehicle Services in Burbank, and afterwards toured the United States promoting Sony properties. It is now kept in storage with a number of other movie vehicles in Burbank, California.

Some friends and I were given the unique opportunity to spend some time with the car on December 20, 2010. We took measurements for other replica builders, identified interior parts, and took a few pictures to fulfill our childhood fantasies.
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Sniffeh Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2016
This isn't that replica made by George Barris? You know, the old man who got sued by Universal for saying he invented the BTTF Delorean? I saw a video on Youtube of him claiming he invented the Ecto-1 and he couldn't even pronounce the name right. He called it "Ecta".  I know the original Ecto-1 sat in a back lot for like 20 years and it got restored but I have no idea what happened to it afterwards.

Heres the video I mentioned…
Chapter37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo is amazing and ECTO-1 is amazing as well. I would love to do a Vector or Digital Painting of this... Would that be cool?
Boomerjinks Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Go for it! Send it to me when you're done, I'd love to see it!
Chapter37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I will finish the current Ghostbusters vector I am working on and then this is next! Thanks!
Gamer4Life1987 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Anna-McNarin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Drool, just droool.
KhaosTheory455 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE HDR!!!!!!!!!
Critical-Kenty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
The Holy Grail... it has been found :O
Jabroni312 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful technique, and one of the best shots of Ecto I've ever seen. :D
universal85 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
It almost looks like a painting than a photo.The ghostbusters car is so awesome! I wish i could in and take it for a drive,as awell as flash the lights and sound the siren.
Boomerjinks Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Check out HDR photography (just search for it), you'll probably really dig it!
riumplus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The original..... completely AWESOME. XD
Olimar666 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That cant be a photo, but thats cool! (seriousley it looks like a very realistic good drawing/painting.) I dont think that is THE actual one because in the movie the long tank on the side isnt yellow. (I could be wrong, i only checked once while watching it and it could have just been the lighting in the movie.) But overall,
Nice! :)
Boomerjinks Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
It's what is known as an HDR photo, which stands for High Dynamic Range. Basically, three pictures are taken at different exposures, then composited later to bring out the highlights of each exposure.

It is absolutely, without-a-doubt, the original screen-used car. It is not stored in a museum, but in a motion picture vehicle warehouse. The company the owns the warehouse rents out vehicles to film productions - if you're making a movie and you need New York cop cars or taxis, or Chicago ambulances or cars from the 60s and 70s, they provide those services.
Olimar666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to go there then.
Olimar666 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, well that makes sence, plus sony did make 3 ecto-1s for the movie, so you are right.
Boomerjinks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Uhhh, check your facts.

There was one Ecto-1 and one Ecto-1A.
Olimar666 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought there was three ecto-1s made for the movie, for different parts, all supposed to be one in the movie. I dont know how many ecto-1as though
Boomerjinks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
There were three cars used. One was the primered beater first seen in the beginning. The second car was built into the Ecto-1. A third Cadillac was found and was built into the Ecto-1A. It is believed that the primered car fell into private hands and was made into an Ecto-1 replica.
Olimar666 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so those are the three cars. Ok, that makes scence.
tsilvers Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
This is a photo? It almost looks like a painting.
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