The original Ecto-1, built for the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters," was a 1959 Cadillac hearse that, according to Dr. Ray Stanz, only needed work done to the suspension, shocks, brakes, brake pads, brake lining, steering, transmission, rear end, engine, muffler, and wiring. Basically, it was great, but also a heap of junk.
I would ride in it, but I'm not sure how far I'd get. Not a great bargain for $11,100, inflation adjusted for today.
The new Ecto-1, which will make its debut in the new all-female version of "Ghostbusters" this summer is a 1980s Cadillac hearse, and it may make it farther than just down the block.
This weekend, ride-sharing service Lyft will be giving rides in newer Ecto-1 replicas in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Washington D.C. According to the company, the cars will be available July 1-2, and can be accessed using the app's "Ghost Mode."
Unlike special edition cereals, this movie promotion tie-in actually has the possibility for being cool because it's the freaking Ghostbusters car! Riders will also get free Hi-C juice boxes and Twinkies, which could provide enough preservatives so that you, too, may live forever, well beyond your natural death.
No, they probably won't play Ray Parker Jr. on heavy rotation, so don't ask. If you want a ride in the Ecto-1, who you gonna call up with your app? Looks like Lyft.