MB739 : 1969 Cadillac Sedan Deville
|Model||Sedan DeVille (1969)|
|Matchbox Catalog Entry:||MB739|
I seemed to have developed a bit of a theme lately in covering the many Cadillac models that Matchbox has produced so thought maybe this time I would look at something a little special. For a long time now every year in July in Albuquerque, USA the Annual gathering of Matchbox Collectors is held; this gathering is organised by world renown collector Jim Gallegos and is the number one place to be in the world if you collect Matchbox.
The Gathering has run for so many years and is also used to raise funds for charity and as such is sponsored by Mattel one of the very limited events that they will do this for. This means that there are some very special and very unique vehicles made exclusively for the event. In 2008 that model was the new casting of the 1969 Cadillac Sedan Deville.
Each year of the Gathering Mattel produce multiple exclusive models, in this case the same casting was used for the ”Early Bird” model, made for the first 75 people to register for the event and a lighter purple for the dealer exclusive. Each model had multiple tampo strikes on all sides and of course the gathering logo on the white roof to make this model really stand out form the average publicly available models and each model came in its own exclusively designed box.