There’s little demand for Cadillac hearses made nearly 25 years ago. Unless, of course, you're in the funeral home business, a niche car collector or the director of the new "Ghostbusters."

Paul Feig, the director of film that revisits the original Ghostbusters made in 1984, selected a 1993 Cadillac to replace the 1959 Miller-Meteor combination hearse-ambulance used in the original film. It was called "Ecto 1" and it is again.

The new Ghostbusters movie, the third in the series, had to include another “Ecto 1.” The new vehicle pays homage to the original.

But the selection of what vehicle would be chosen as the new “car star” of the movie was a often-wondered for the film’s enduring fans.

Fighting ghosts with comedy

The original Ghostbusters mobile accompanied the ghost-fighting team of Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver. It costs $4,800 and its renovation included a healthy dose of mechanical repairs. And for the movie, a varied selection of “ghost busting ”gadgets were added.

The new Ghostbusters vehicle has also been embellished.

It has several tanks and lights, a gold hood ornament shaped like a ghost and lots of ghost decals.

Bill Murray in cameo role

The new film, which opens July 15, includes former and current cast members of Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. And there’s Melissa McCarthy, the comedian and actress who has guest hosted the show many times and has starred in several recent comedy-themed movies.

Chris Hemsworth plays the Ghostbusters’ receptionist. Murray, Aykroyd, and Weaver make cameo appearances in the new movie.

The new plot has new twists and turns, but its basic premise is the same as in the original. The ghostbusters, experts in their respective fields, save the world from rabid paranormal activity.

Despite the collective wide appeal of the main actresses in the cast, the movie’s first teaser has received mixed reviews.

It has attracted more than 60 million YouTube views, but reaction comments have varied from “racist” to “to destroying the original.”

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