September 10, 2010
Ghostbusters was everything to me when i was a kid, it was the best cartoon and movie ever made (I think anyways). When I read about the GB Cadillac up for sale at the Historics at Brooklands auction, I lost my shit. Apparently the 1959 Cadillac Ambulance “Ghostbusters” is expected to sell for between £75,000 and £85,000 only. Hit the jump to read more about the car and view more pictures.
The story was Chris Reynolds found a rusting 1959 Cadillac S&S ambulance in Maryland, USA in 1997 and spent about £65,000 to turn it into an “Ecto 1” look-alike. During the restoration, the entire roof of the 20-foot-long and 6.5-foot-wide car was replaced. Reynolds, a coachbuilder by profession, said…
“The car’s ghostly presence is in stark contrast to the real life experience of bringing it back to life – and the cost of doing so! The car was about to be scrapped when I discovered it and the restoration has been a real labour of love, and hopefully it will find a worthy home.”