Could it be? Is this the upcoming Hotwheels Ecto-1 I blogged about a few days ago?
Nope. But it's close:
This is a brand new Matchbox release - the 1963 Cadillac Ambulance. Ecto-1 is a Cadillac, but it's a '59 so there are a few differences, but as far as ambulances go this is how I'd like to be delivered to the hospital!
Matchbox collectors remember the collector favorite '63 Cadillac Hearse from a few years back, and this '63 Cadillac Ambulance is as much a beauty as it's macabre counterpart.
There are details galore inside and out. I'm not able to get a decent picture, but the interior is red plastic and is molded to look exactly like a '63 Cadillac Ambulance - there's a gurney with belts/buckles and cabinets behind the drivers seat and it all just looks so tiny and cool.
On the outside there are all the lights and fins molded on the body, as well as a clear plastic siren "light" on top.
This ambulance apparently serves Gene Mercy Hospital. I don't know who Gene Mercy is, but with ambulances like this one, he's a class act in my book.
I can't wait to find the Hotwheels Ecto-1, but in the meantime this classy Caddy will hold me over.