The 1963 Cadillac Hearse is a casting by Matchbox designed by Ryu Asada and Felix Holst. The casting is based on Felix Holst's real hearse that he owned, hence the low stance. The interior has a coffin with a hand sticking out which cannot be seen without taking the model apart. The creation of this casting being sold in stores caused controversy for Matchbox due to the casting being a hearse; association with death and received customer complaints that it was inappropriate for kids.
- A retool of this casting was issued for the 2009 mainline, called the 1963 Cadillac Ambulance.
The casting has a number of MB700 and originally produced from 2006 to 2011 when it was discontinued.
The casting returned in 2018 for the Coffee Cruisers 5 pack, retooled for the rear assembly was moved and now forms from the roof to budget restrictions. It has resumed production ever since.
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 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|
|N/A||2018||5 Pack: Coffee Cruisers||Metallic Green||Purple and Yellow Flames on sides.||Grey / Plastic||Purple tint||Black||FMV34||Thailand||Base code(s):