Man converts Ford Taurus into 'Ghostbusters' car

Friday, May 13, 2016
Man turns 1996 Taurus into a 'Ghostbusters' ECTO-1
Justin Parker says he decided to turn his car into a 'Ghostbusters' mobile to make people smile.

MORGANON, NC -- Who ya gonna call when you want a great story?

If you're in Burke County, North Carolina, you might want to dial up Justin Parker.

Parker gets pretty animated when you ask him about his 1992 Ford Taurus, which he converted into a custom ECTO-1 vehicle from the 'Ghostbusters' movies.

"I had watched it once, and then after I got the car I kind of got into it then," Parker says.

The car was bought as-is for $600. After a new brake caliper and a serpentine belt, the car was up and running.

That is when Parker decided to add some thrift store swag to turn his value vehicle into a sweet ride straight from the movies.

The 27-year-old amateur moviemaker even create his own proton pack with a handheld vacuum cleaner and a colander.

"I've been mistaken for an ambulance, a police car, and a Google Earth car," Parker says.

When asked why he'd go to such great lengths to make a homemade replica, Parker says he did it to make people smile.