Ghostbusters limo to be sold at auction
A replica of the famous Ghostbusters limo could fetch as much as £75,000 when it goes under the hammer at the Brooklands Auction.
The unusual car was created out of an old ambulance and spent much of its life at a church in Maryland in the US where it was used in parades. British coachbuilder, Chris Reynolds, came across the battered Cadillac in 1997 and decided to ship it back to the UK to transform it into something really special.
Spotting a potential business opportunity, Reynolds invested a great deal of money in restoring the limo, which had had its roof removed for use in parades, to create a novelty vehicle which he planned to offer for private hire.
The exterior of the limo resembles the famous Ecto-1 vehicle seen in the 1984 hit movie Ghostbusters, however the inside offers a comfortable and luxurious interior similar to that of a traditional limousine.
If you’re eyeing up the one-of-a-kind limo, you’ll have to have a big garage to store it as this 2.5 tonne vehicle measures 6 metres in length and is 2 metres wide. The massive vehicle is powered by a 6.5 litre V8 engine which achieves just 8mpg so it’s not the cheapest of vehicles to run.
Coach builder Reynolds describes the processing of restoring the vintage vehicle as a real “labour of love” however it appears the hard work has more than paid off as the auctioneers have placed a guide price on the unique limo of £75,000 -£85,000.