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By Kingpin
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#4902875
GB Wolf wrote:So what ever happened with this after all the signatures were gathered? I'm assuming someone did get in contact with Sony, finding out that the car was moved, but did anyone find out where? Or was the car scrapped? :(


The fate and location of the Ecto-1A are currently unknown it seems. If memory serves the petition ruffled a few feathers at Sony, which is why it hasn't been followed up.
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By timeware
#4902887
If Disney buys Sony's entertainment division does that mean they get the props and set's that can go with them? I believe Ghostbusters is under that ownership. I would love to see Ecto displayed on their back lot tour but the way they let the UFO from flight of the navigator bake under the hot Florida sun I'm kind of iffy about that.
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By mrmichaelt
#4902888
Kingpin wrote:The fate and location of the Ecto-1A are currently unknown it seems. If memory serves the petition ruffled a few feathers at Sony, which is why it hasn't been followed up.
At least 2 people know of one's location. Troy Benjamin and Eric Reich went to where a Ecto-1a production car was stored and took archival photos and measurements then sent the information to Ian Moores for illustration when they worked on the Ectomobile book.

Between the 40 and hour mark on Cross Rip ep. 340 last October.
http://www.ghostbustershq.net/the-ghostbusters-interdimensional-crossrip/2017/10/14/340-troy-benjaminauthor-ectomobile-owners-workshop-manual-october-16-2017
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By Kingpin
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#4902957
Unfortunately I doubt there will be a restoration of Ecto-1A any time soon, if ever.

The original plan might've been to get both cars fixed up, but if memory serves the restoration of Ecto-1 went over budget, which was what torpedoed the restoration of the 1A. And given that the 1A isn't the original car... And sadly, not as iconic (the 1A's not what people think of when they think of 'the Ghostbusters car'), and Sony currently has a car in touring condition, they probably aren't interested in paying the cash needed to repair the other car. :(
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