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Who You Gonna Call? Superfan Creates Replica Ghostbusters Car

Who You Gonna Call? Superfan Creates Replica Ghostbusters Car


LOREN: This is nerd bucket list. When you build an Ecto-1 you take it to Manhattan! COMM: Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters is one of the most iconic vehicles in cinema history. KEVIN: You guys seen any ghosts? COMM: And today Loren Baldwin is taking his exact replica of the car to Hook & Ladder
8 in New York. The fire station that featured in the movie. WOMAN: When they said they were coming to the firehouse first thing in the morning I
was like “What time?! I’ll be there”. LOREN: This is an exact replica of the Ecto-1 from the movie Ghostbusters. I’ve owned it
for about six and a half years now. It is a 1959 Miller-Meteor Futura Duplex. LOREN: I actually had been searching for eight years to find the car and I had given up.
I was like, I’m never gonna find this car, then six months later I find it on accident
looking for another car. I immediately called the owners and was like, here’s the money
right now, take it! It was originally just a bare body. It had been disassembled by the
previous owner and it was going through a restoration. COMM: The car cost him $2,500 and the conversion process was a true labour of love. LOREN: It took two years to collect all the parts and six months to put it all together.
It’s like a jigsaw puzzle without instructions. COMM: Loren spent around $20,000 on the conversion. But estimates the actual cost would have been
over a hundred thousand dollars if he hadn’t managed to persuade local fabricating shops
to make him some parts in return for a promotion when he shows the car in public. MATTHEW: The role that I played in the building process was mainly doing some of the body
work, we did a lot of the prep work just in his barn. MATTHEW: Loren’s passion for the Ecto-1 came basically from the movie. Having the toys
growing up he just took it one step further than everyone else and said I’m gonna make
the big boy toys. COMM: But he was determined to create a perfect replica. LOREN: The first time we ever met in person was in Los Angeles with the original car.
He was taking down serial numbers, he was taking down the sizes of the gizmos on the inside.
His attention to detail is astonishing. LOREN: The unique features of the car are the lights and sirens – they all work. I have the
exact siren that you hear in the movie. LOREN: Because it’s 21ft long it’s really difficult to see where you are, so that’s why I added this five panel mirror up here. And I’ve got a mirror here, mirror here and a mirror there also and I still have blind spots. LOREN: It doesn’t go more than sixty-five miles an hour. I’ve got it up to seventy but
it’s not very aerodynamic. COMM: Loren’s Ecto-1 inspires some avid fans, especially outside the original movie location. WOMAN: I’ve been chasing her on and off for about two years but lighting never really
stuck until now. WOMAN: I’m not worthy! I am so not… MATT: Everyone reverts back to being a five, six, seven year old kid and they can’t wipe
the smile off their face. LOREN: It’s actually pretty humorous in the fact that nobody ever sees a car like this
before so just in general people wig out, they’re like “Oh my God the coolest thing ever!” MAN: Yo, get a picture of us. WOMAN: No way. MAN: Andrew only watched it literally, probably about a month or so ago. So it’s good to come down
and see this. It’s a shame it’s not here all the time. You don’t expect to see something
like this when you’re walking around the streets of New York, so this is something that will
live in the kid’s memories and mine for quite some time. COMM: And given the amount of time and money Loren spent on the car thankfully it’s
as popular with his wife as it is with the New York public. CODY: We’ve got a lot of cars and this one is definitely the pride and joy and he’s put
a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this baby. And he does good work with it too, he
takes it around to charity events and tries to help raise money and y’know he does really
good stuff with this car.

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100 thoughts on “Who You Gonna Call? Superfan Creates Replica Ghostbusters Car

  1. 1:30 "Estimates the actual cost would have been over a hundred thousand dollars…" Speaking as a fellow 1959 Caddy Ectomobile owner… Yes, yes it did.

  2. I'd be blasting the Ghostbusters theme from the movie while I'm riding around NYC. Hell I'd recreate the cartoon intro. 😂 Love this 😎

  3. Congratulations I Love the vehicle. You sure do make us feel like little kids again. I was 8 when Gohstbusters 1 movie was out.

  4. I can imagine when a Police Officer pulls over the driver the Ecto-1 and asks the driver: Do you know why I pulled you over? Driver of the Ecto-1: You have a ghost problem!

  5. I’ve got a 66 Cadillac hearse with a 429 and it can haul way over 100 mph. I love it the town I live in does not tho but f’em lol

  6. The famous firehouse in the east village come and see it and visit the firefighters let them know that you won't forget 343 and their fallen brothers ladder 8 we love you FDNY we will always remember 343

  7. I would straight up have a heart attack everytime I pulled that beautiful car out of the garage… I couldn't enjoy it for fear that something would happen to it out on the streets.

  8. You know, when you do a car as a labor of love, all the money in the world doesn't matter cause when you drive it, and you get a thumbs up, when you go to car shows, and people pose by it, and tell you stories, it really means something to you, I've probably got 25,000 into my Grand Prix, that's probably worth 15,000 but it's my car, and I didn't do it for resale, I did it for nostalgia and fun

  9. Wowwwwwwww 😱👻❤
    LOVE Ghostbursters
    Car/Movies
    MICHAEL 🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰🇩🇰

  10. His wife did not look convinced at the end lol more like she was repeating a script. Excellent car, dead jealous.

  11. About 15 years ago there was a '59 Caddy ambulance rotting away in a junkyard in Gary, IN…and the owner of the yard crushed it.

  12. Wow. It was meant to be. He gave up looking for it because he spent so long looking and thought it was impossible to find and acquire. And he was looking for another car, and it pretty much just finds HIM. What an amazing love story. wipes away tear

  13. If they didn't give that lady a ride in her that's messed up.

    P.S. I saw Ecto-1 and Ecto-1A at the Philly custom car show sometime in the early 90's.

  14. Машина Оxотников за Привиденями класс восозданая как фильме.

  15. Также Я изучаю привидения Боготыря Гиганта Свеолода в Волотове это привидение 8 Класса.

  16. I don't care what anybody says, the cool factor of the ecto-1 surpasses any other movie car I have ever seen hands down

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