I use to really enjoy Shipping Wars, a welcome departure from the 11 storage locker shows networks usually bring to audiences. Somewhere between seasons, finding out the fakeness of their other ‘Wars’ show, and not watching their Dynasty, I didn’t continue to DVR Shipping Wars.
I didn’t originally know (they don’t tell me enough around here) on June 3, 2014 a new season of oversize shipping and bidding begins again. Which includes the above ECTO-1 replica. This ECTO-1 replica which isn’t an exact screen used version was auctioned in November 2013. For the hefty sum of $83k!
Here’s more information about this replica, straight from the auction:
Only one Ecto-1 and one Ecto-1a (part 2 car) were ever built and screen used for the filming of Ghostbusters. Sony still owns the cars and have no intention of selling them any time soon. This Ecto-1 is as close to a screen used car as you can get. It has had a “screen used” life in show business since the 1960’s, including a scene in 1967 movie “The Heat of the Night” featuring Sidney Poitier. After being retired from screen use, it was converted to an Ecto-1 and restored by a picture car company for exhibition use. We purchased this car and have displayed it in our museum for just over 10 years; and it has proven to be a crowd favorite. It has helped raise thousands of dollars for charity and generated revenue with appearance / rental fee’s. It has also come out of retirement recently and will be seen on the screen again in the near future as a feature item on A&E’s hit TV show, Shipping Wars.
Photo Source: A&E