Can we stop about the Ecto1A? Lol
Heres why Ecto1 is in the movie and not 1A...its more iconic and recognizable. I highly doubt it has anything to do with some secret continuity
LOL! Absolutely. I am pretty sure that is the true reason the classic look was chosen for the Wrecto. It doesn’t really matter if anyone stirs the pot or not. Many of us are going to keep bringing the 1A up especially if we really enjoyed Ghostbusters 2. Now am going to bring this up one more time. We all know that in reality Ecto 1 and Ecto 1A were 2 different cars. According to the Ecto 1 Manual that was released by Insignt Editions the Ecto 1 and Ecto 1A are supposed to be the same vehicle. They even go into detail about the parts they replaced to convert the Ecto 1 to the Ecto 1A. Now even though the Wrecto looks a lot more like the classic Ecto, there are still the little details that show that the car had been reworked. Case in point the suicide doors, gunner seat, and the ladder mounted on the opposite side.
I am in agreement that I don’t think the story needs to be interrupted just to explain where the Ecto 1A is. I look at it this way. For me all the cars are one and the same just reworked. I am throwing the 2009 game in the mix again. I know there are many that don’t consider it cannon, but this is how I personally see it.
Ghostbusters: The car is converted from black run down hearse/ambulance into the original Ecto 1.
Ghostbusters 2: The car was converted from run down Ecto 1 into Ecto 1A.
Ghostbusters The Video Game: Some time between New Year’s Day 1990 to Thanksgiving 1991 the car was converted from Ecto 1A to Ecto 1B.
Ghostbusters Afterlife: Sometime after Thanksgiving 1991 the car was reworked again this time back to Ecto 1 with the addition of suicide doors and gunner seat. Then the Ghostbusters stopped being a company the car was put in a barn and Now it is run down again. This is of course assuming that the car was reworked one last time and not reworked several times between 1991 to Now. It isn’t too hard to except that the car had a few face lifts during the Ghostbusters Glory days.
Please forgive my really long explanation I promise this is the last time I will bring that up.
It is fun to discuss these things, I think it just shows just how much people care about these movies. I think that is a good thing.