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After a breif phone call I found that this 1959 Eureka Cadillac Ambulance resembling vehical was actually a hearse at one point (it does look odd doesnt it?), didnt do a half bad job slicing out the rear windows area above the red fins for window replacements. And for a custom fit plexi glass was used. very innovative.
http://www.costumecostumecostume.com/ECTO.htm
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Back, I was wondering how you came to be such a big fan of Cadillac professional cars. Were you into them before aquiring your '59, or did you get the car first and then become immersed in the hobby? The pastor of my church is big-time into the proffesional car hobby, although lately he has sold a couple of his nicer ones and aquired regular passenger cars in their place. He currently has his '60 combination coach on ebay. Its a real beauty!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2445523105&category=6152
 

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Back, I was wondering how you came to be such a big fan of Cadillac professional cars. Were you into them before aquiring your '59, or did you get the car first and then become immersed in the hobby? The pastor of my church is big-time into the proffesional car hobby, although lately he has sold a couple of his nicer ones and aquired regular passenger cars in their place. He currently has his '60 combination coach on ebay. Its a real beauty!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2445523105&category=6152
I saw that blue one on there last night. Looks nice!:)
 

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Actually up until early 2001 i owned a 1968 Cadillac S&S Ambulance. then sold to a local collector to pay off some debts (plus it was impossible to find parking for it). I was always fascinated with the 59's ...every model ambulance and hearse. the sheer size and history behind them. i have taken only one 59 hearse for a 3 block drive, and it was smooth! So a a huge Ghostbusters fan as a child it clicked that the films used 1959 miller-meteor Cadillac Ambulances in them. thus giving a exellent area of photo shots for visual research on the vehical. soon i was researching the ECTO-1 and ECTO-1A. for the paint colours, inteior pieces, roof light bars and other "Ghost detecting" equipment. with this i opened up my site, ECTO-135, dedicated to the Ghostbusters movie cars. soon after it opened it was mentioned in modelers resource magazine when the polar lights ECTO-1 model kit was released. at the same time i have kept in touch with all ECTO-1 & ECTO-1A replica owners throughout the US. Assisting them in construction of the vehicals as well. I also was able to swing valueable info on machineing pieces off of 72 chevy pickups to repair elderly cadillacs since the wheel base and underlay was nearing the same. Im no Real Guru on the 59 hearse & ambulance lines. I just know a little more than most. and by the way, its hard to tell but is that gumball light on top of that old 60 ambulance a replica? if not its worth quite the US dollar! But yea, ive mentioned it before if i Ever got my hand on a 59 ambulance or hearse model id restore her to cherry cond. then I'll find another 59 ambulance to make a Ghostbusters ECTO-1 replica. gotta love that car. the fellow who owns the Ghostbusters ECTO-1 replica origianlly mentioned in this topic is Joseph. the son of a gun was actually lucky enough to physically go over the Real ECTO cars on the sony studios lot. pictures are here:
http://www.gbprops.com/props_index.php/402
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...and by the way, its hard to tell but is that gumball light on top of that old 60 ambulance a replica? if not its worth quite the US dollar! ...
As far as I know it is... for that matter, I think even the air in the tires is original.:)
 

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Well from past experience if the gumball light on the roof is Original, barely faded and Still operational its worth almost as much as the car itself! though you might like to know. :)
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