The iconic Ghostbusters 1959 Cadillac "Ecto-1" is ready for a Hollywood comeback

The most popular hearse in the film industry is coming back

This is the legendary 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor, dubbed the "Ecto-1", that starred in the original 1984 fantasy comedy film 'Ghostbusters'. Thanks to the movie's huge commercial success and cultural impact, the Cadillac "Ecto-1" became one of the most recognizable Hollywood cars and it is set to return to the big screen in the upcoming sequel 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife'.

The 1959 Miller-Meteor was a "combination coach", or car, which is basically a vehicle that can be used both as a hearse or an ambulance. It was utilized in the first film but it was replaced with a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham hearse in the 2016 reboot of the original film. The movie enjoyed mild commercial success and received mixed reviews but Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to use the actual original vehicle, not a modern replacement or a different Cadillac, for the upcoming movie because they see the potential of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

This isn't a spin-off or a reboot or anything like. The upcoming Ghostbusters film is going to be the fourth movie of the franchise but it the actual sequel to Ghostbusters II (1989) and therefore the third instalment in the storyline. Sony has recently released the film's trailer and the good news is, the car is included in several scenes.

Thanks to its significant impact on popular culture, the success of Ghostbusters essentially created a billion-dollar franchise and brand and today, 35 years later, there are still so many dedicated fans – and plenty of collectibles and merch that you can buy today.

The film was directed by Jason Reitman, the son of the first film's director Ivan Reitman, and it is scheduled for release on July 10, 2020. It stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard, along with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver, reprising their roles as Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Raymond Stantz and Dana Barrett respectively.

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Comments (7)

  • If this is a follow on from Ghostbusters II than shouldn’t the Cadillac in this new film be the updated ECTO 1A?

      1 year ago
  • Nothing new out of Hollywood then. Not one new idea. Just keep hammering out the same shit over and over again. Then remake it and start all over again

      1 year ago
  • It was an ambulance not a hearse in the original movie. That’s why it’s white and red and the packs r mounted on a modified stretcher in the back when they pull them out.

      1 year ago
    • so I triple-checked and as it turns out, the 1959 Miller-Meteor is a "combination coach", a type of vehicle that can be used both as a hearse or an ambulance

        1 year ago
    • Very true. The 400 ‘59 Miller-Meteor Hearse/Ambulance Cadillac’s used the same chassis and Coach work but Eco-1 was an ambulance. That’s why the paint, lights, siren, etc... There were two purchased for the original film. The reboot used...

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