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Mere days after Kingpin set me straight about the Ecto-1a recently added to The Historical Auto Museum in Roscoe, IL. (article below – the short of it
is that it’s a John Barris replica, not a movie original vehicle), Ziggy sent in some pics he took of the car when he saw it in its old home in Florida.
You can see how the car, while a sweet restoration of a Superior Hearse (not a Miller Meteor – still, I’d drive it around town with pride), isn’t
very careful in the details (which may have been be design, in order to skirt hassles with the studio). Amoung other things, the logo is someone’s handmade version,
the ad lettering reads “Call Me”, I’m mostly certain the phone number is wrong and the roof rack is a little underwhelming (the museum said the lightboards had
been removed at some point – I doubt they were ever on this car). Still, the car is signed by John Barris (of the world-famous Barris family of
custom cars) and someone attempted to make a 3D sign board, a first movie cousin to the one seen in the second movie. Neat! Click the little pictures to
see the bigger pictures. Thanks Ziggy! PC loves gettin’
pics!

credit | Ziggy Spence