While this 1963 Cadillac Hearse is based on the full-size conversion vehicles, there is a special feature on this 1:64 version. In the back of the vehicle is a coffin, which has a hand coming out of the slightly opened lid!
The Hearse is based on an actual Hearse owned by Felix Holst, Mattel's VP of Wheels, who owns the Hearse that the Matchbox model was based on at the time the car was designed.
When the hearse casting was rejected by some retailers, who felt that a car so closely associated with death was unsuitable for children, Matchbox retooled the model as an ambulance.
The 1963 Cadillac Hearse has come out in the following 1/81 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|MB30||2007||MBX Metal||Black||Silver pinstripes on sides||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Grey||J6344||Thailand|
|SF09||2007||Superfast||Gray||Red taillights, black "vinyl" roof, trim details||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Black||Whitewall||M3433||Thailand|
|MB30||2007||MBX Metal||Pearl White||Silver pinstripes on sides||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Black||K9467||Thailand|
|2007||Scooby Doo 5-Pack||Dark Plum||Scooby Doo tampos||Chrome / Plastic||Clear||Beige|
|MB55||2008||City Action 11/12||Silver||Detailed Trim||Chrome / Plastic||Smoke||Red||M5342||Thailand|
|09/20||2008||Matchbox Superfast||Silver with Black top||Silver pinstripes on sides||Whitewall|
|2009||Matchbox Superfast||Gray with Black top||Silver pinstripes on sides|
|MB700||2011||Lesney Edition||Blue w/White top||Silver trim||Unpainted / Metal||Clear||Gray||Whitewall||M2635||Thailand|
|N/A||2011||Lesney Edition||Blue and white||Silver Trim, Pearly Gates Mortuary||Unpainted / Metal||Smoke||Gray||Whitewall||V0958||Thailand|
|2018||Coffee Cruisers 5-Pack||Metallic Green||Purple and Yellow Flames on sides.||Grey / Plastic||Purple tint||Black||Thailand|