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Edit : double post. Whoops. Sorry.
So what ever happened with this after all the signatures were gathered? I'm assuming someone did get in contact with Sony, finding out that the car was moved, but did anyone find out where? Or was the car scrapped?The fate and location of the Ecto-1A are currently unknown it seems. If memory serves the petition ruffled a few feathers at Sony, which is why it hasn't been followed up.
The fate and location of the Ecto-1A are currently unknown it seems. If memory serves the petition ruffled a few feathers at Sony, which is why it hasn't been followed up.At least 2 people know of one's location. Troy Benjamin and Eric Reich went to where a Ecto-1a production car was stored and took archival photos and measurements then sent the information to Ian Moores for illustration when they worked on the Ectomobile book.
Maybe the 1A will get sold to a private owner one day for a fortune but for now, the joyfulness is over.Doubtful. Dan Aykroyd tried to buy the Ecto-1 from them when it was sitting in the backlot rotting away, but they refused. For whatever reason, they seem to like having old prop cars rot away in the backlot. I can understand if they were keeping them in better shape, but what's the point in keeping them if you're just gonna let it rot?
There's a handful of people whom have seen it. It's in storage container at Sony, it's currently in pieces, most of the pieces are there, and from what I understand, they're trying to figure out what to do/when/how.Having had the pleasure to meet Eric, I completely agree. We're lucky to have him.
Make no mistake, Eric Reich is the silent champion of the fandom who tries to make all of this happen. Guy's got a big job at a big studio at which nothing happens quick.
Hopefully our collective patience as fans will be rewarded.
Seems like the best option to get Sony in gear with this would be crowd fund the money to do a restoration on the 1a at the shop that did the Etco1. It stays Sony's property, but they don't have to foot the bill to restore it.Problem being we don't know just how much cash was needed to get Ecto-1A fixed up, and if the non-binding petition ruffled feathers at Sony, raising funds on a crowdfunding site might serve to ruffle feathers further.
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