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Fins and tail lights make it a '64.
 

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Rats, the ad is pulled before I even got to look at it.

It's usually the other way around, the '64 hearse could have '63 tail lights and bumpers on it. They started with a '63 commercial chassis and body made sometime in '63, then sent it to the private coach builders (Superior or Miller Meteor) where they make it a hearse. That could take 6 months or so depending on how many orders they have, so by the time they are finished, it is already 1964, so they just call it a '64 hearse since it is technically brand new and finished in '64.
 

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I have a '64 commercial. And have owned a '63 coupe. The tail lights and fins are different. '64 1605833400430.png '63 1605833541992.png Tail lights are flat and fins are bigger. So which makes that car a '64.
 

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'63 commercial 1605833829647.png. '64 commercial 1605833916544.png. The white car is THE car that took JFK to the funneral home. Sold for 1.5 mil. on ebay.
 

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I have seen '63's with '62 ass ends. but never the other way around. Maybe couldn't tool up fast enough for the new year. But commercials like you said took a long time to build. But seeing a commercial with the previous years ass and roof is not all that uncommon. Like seeing a commercial is all that common any way. With a production run of 2 to 3 thousand units per year. Including combo's and ambulances for all coach builders.
 
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