Those who troll around eBay are sure to find some spectacular pop culture items if one looks long enough, and has deep enough pockets.  While a working replica of Tom Servo may only set you back a couple hundred bucks, you’re going to need a lot more than $45,000 to pick up the original car used in the Ghostbusters movie.

There is not a lot that can be said about this car once you see it you know what it is. This car was owned by Universal Studios as you can see by the copy of the title. This is the real Universal car not a copy. The car runs and drives good it has new tires on it know. The car is in a car Museum right now, when it goes on tour it draws a VERY VERY LARGE crowd.

Surely in this economy, people have to be beating down the door for this car.  If you want to attract a crowd at your next convention (and make some money on the side) this may not be a bad deal.  The auction has unfortunately ended, but there is a phone number to call the seller.  Perhaps you can work out a deal.

via eBay

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  1. Gaumer
    July 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    I hate to sound like Indiana Jones

    but that belongs in a museum

  2. Mike
    July 15, 2009 at 3:53 pm — Reply

    I agree. Wonder why the Smithsonian hasn’t picked it up? I mean, they’ve got Indy’s HAT, fer crissakes…

  3. July 15, 2009 at 4:12 pm — Reply

    So this is suppoed to be the actual car? Are they sure? If you watch the special stuff on the recent Ghostbuster Blu-Ray, they show the car being restored by Hollywood Cars (I belive that was the name) and that it was getting ready for a big promotion (the video game and blueray release).

    Add the fact that it is under the Replica/Kits section of Ebay, and I would be real wary of this. The listed phone number is for a of well know car collector, and that fella has a repo-Adam West Batmobile.

    I’d just be real careful, sa’ll I’m saying. ;-)

  4. July 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    If I were the collector, I would hod on to it for at least a year until the new movie is closer to release.

  5. crood
    July 16, 2009 at 8:35 am — Reply

    It’s not uncommon for there to be more than one version of a car (or any prop), when making a movie or TV show. Heck the Dukes of Hazzard destroyed so many Dodge Chargers that they had to save money by using a model to make jumps in the last season.

    Also there’s the fact that there was more than one movie, increasing the likelihood that more than one “official” car exists.

  6. July 16, 2009 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    Dunno why this is bugging me so much, but I think I got it figured out…

    I belive this is the car from the old Universal Studio Theme Park attraction, not the original from the movie. The title saying Universal Studios Florida would seem to uphold that. I would almost bet that if you saw the full title, that the date would be within a year or so before that attraction opened up.

    The real Ecto-1 (there was only one made for the movie) was restored by Sony and is being used for the promotion. That would make this a replica, and not the original.

    The company that restored the original for Sony was Cinema Vehicles out of North Hollywood California.

    Okay, now maybe I can forget about this!

  7. July 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    One final thing…

    Universal did not have anything with the original production. It was a collaboration of Black Rhino Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation (now owned by Sony) and Delphi Productions.

    Also, Universal Studios Florida did not open until 1990. The Ghostbusters and Men In Black attractions where some of the licensed movies used for the park. The Ghostbusters Spooktacular live stage show ran from 1990 to 1996, when it was replaced by Twister…Ride or Die.

    Technically, it is the REAL UNIVERSAL STUDIOS car, but NOT the SCREEN USED Ghostbusters MOVIE car.


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