Agreed. That one is probably the stunt car while they had one in better condition for the ‘hero’ car. It’s not like 1959 Miller Meteor’s are all over the place, after all. Why not use one you(Sony) already have in the fleet?Makes me wonder how much of the rust is real... Its really smart of sony those cars are very rare so it makes since to repair and modify 1a and as a bonus it will have a more authentic patina.Working on the basis that Ecto-1A's chassis and bodywork are now one of the two Wrecto-1s (likely the one featuring 1A's fender by elimination), I believe all the visible rust is cosmetic. Ecto-1A's paintwork was in such a sorry state when her restoration was abandoned (chunks pulled off with the decal removal, and from the various scrapes, dents and bangs she'd had over the years):
I'm certain they scrubbed her down to the base metal, pounded the panels back into shape, primed her up and gave her a new white-and-red coat, which they subsequently aged and dirtied.
I’m glad they put LS engines in them, parts are plentiful. Plus they make great power and torque in a small, light package.