With the world in such economic unrest, it’s hard to know what’s a smart investment. Kind of. Like, there’s some confusion depending on your personal financial timetable as to whether you should keep your money where it is and weather the storm, or if it’s smarter to cut your losses now and put the money into government bonds, a savings account, or underneath a mattress. Like, that level of confusion. What is not being discussed because it’s not necessary, is whether or not it makes sense to spend $45,000 on a replica of the Ghostbusters car from some dude on eBay (via /film). The seller’s description:
In August of 2006 I purchased the original Universal Studios Ecto-1. The car was stripped of all the Ghost busting equipment and sold as an ambulance and with a little negotiation I was able to get all of the roof rack parts and the original light bars. This car was used at the park for over fifteen years for the Ghostbusters Experience, parades and display inside the Florida park. This car is one of three Sony/MGM authorized Ghostbusters 1959 Cadillac Miller Meteor Ecto-1. There are the two original cars used in the films and this one built exclusively for the Universal Studios Theme parks. This car has a rich history and thousands of fans have been photographed with this car. The only major change made to this car was the roof rack. We modified the roof rack to resemble the screen used Sony Ecto-1 original car. Other upgrades are cosmetic and mechanically it’s very sound.
My favorite part is that although this is a GENUINE THEME PARK ITEM, it was actually deconstructed and returned to its original ambulance state at the time of its last purchase. So you’re not actually buying the Universal Studios Ghostbusters car (although why do you even want to do that?) but rather you are buying a fan-built souvenir using most of the parts from the Universal Studios Ghostbusters car. It’s fan fiction. You are buying drivable fan fiction. Except you‘re not buying it, because you’re not ridiculous.