Keymaster for a Day in Ghostbuster’s Latest Ride

by Sam Jemielity

Sure, you’ll get a lot of gawkers if you roll through town in one of the season’s trendy new cars. But it’s doubtful you’ll turn more heads than driving along in the Ecto-1, the marquee car in the new Ghostbusters movie.

While the Ecto-1 in the original 1984 movie was a ’59 Cadillac ambulance, the new movie ride is a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood wagon with a Eureka hearse body. With its 135-horsepower V8, you won’t win any races in the new Ecto-1, but it’s best to drive slowly and allow passers-by to stare anyway.

The Carfection crew got their hands on the latest Ecto-1 for a spin through the streets of London, not exactly the most accommodating to a big body American car. But despite the tight byways, the car emerged intact, its tiny ghost hood ornament in pristine condition for the upcoming film premiere.

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