"Everyone can relax, I found the car."
A Miller Meteor 1959 Cadillac ambulance painted white with red fins has two blue light bars; one at the front, one at the rear. There are six blue spotlights, two in front of the windshield and two by each light bar, there is also a red spotlight mounted to the forward light bar. There is a yellow plastic pipe placed between the two light bars on each side of the vehicle and two boxes of equipment within the space taken by the lighting and pipes. The rear equipment box contains a mounted T.V. antenna (Proton Cannon in deleted scene in movie.). The forward equipment box contains a row of spotlights. The car also contains amphibious ability, rocket boosters, a hydraulic bumper, an "Ecto-Scope", CB radio, Car Phone, and extra fold-down seating. The ECTO-1 also has an installed alarm in case of Containment Breaches. (Halloween 2 1/2, Cry Uncle, The Two Faces Of Slimer, Sticky Business, Big Trouble With Little Slimer, Janine's Day Off, Killerwatt, Victor the Happy Ghost,)
A/N The Ambulance designation only covers the NOW Comic series and The Real Ghostbusters cartoon.
Has been driven by: Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Janine Melnitz, and even Slimer.
This 1959 Cadillac Meteor is of identical vintage as the famous ECTO-1, and was purchased in late 1988 to replace the original, which had finally expired just before the team's return to business. It featured more decorations and advertising, but was essentially equipped the same as it's predecessor. Originally registered as "ECTO-1A", after New Years 1989 the original ECTO-1's registration expired and the newer one became the ECTO-1. Presumably this is the same vehicle still in use in the late 90's by the Extreme Ghostbusters.
F/N There are some fans who maintain the ECTO-1A is the original ECTO-1, just modified. It was referred to as "ECTO-2" in the GB II script.
C/N Special thanks to Fritz for this enlightening conjecture on the identity crisis surrounding the Ectomobiles.
"Have you gotten around to those flying lessons?"
A two-person gyrocopter, but has been known to carry more. ECTO-2 used to have a windshield but it was shattered and never replaced. By the time it was used against Mee-Krah, it was in its second incarnation, having been self-destructed in a fight against the ghost Turloq. (The Revenge Of Murray The Mantis, Ghosts ėR' Us)
Has been piloted by: Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler and Janine Melnitz.
Has been ridden by: Dr. Ray Stantz and Dr. Egon Spengler.
This is a small Gyrowing Aircraft designed and built by Dr. Egon Spengler. It can hold it's pilot and at least four passengers. It's equipped with a proton canon, but its real jewel is the built-in Transdimensional Drive, an evolution of Egon's' earlier Dimensional Gateway technologies. The drive is hideously expensive to build and operate, however. In emergencies, it's equipped with large parachutes to assist in safe landings.
Egon was the main pilot, but Venkman did fly it on one occasion (And nearly got eaten by a dinosaur in the process.).
First Appearance: RGB #7
C/N Thanks for the info on the ECTO-1A and ECTO-4 Fritz!
C/N I consider this, and the episode it appeared in, part of the low point in writing quality. It is also what I believe to be one of the low points in animation, explaining why the episode appeared to be badly animated.