November 19, 2018

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1965 Cadillac Coupe Deville

1965 Cadillac Deville image by That Hartford Guy (Flickr: 1965 Cadillac Coupe Deville) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In 1965, the miniskirt made its first appearance in London. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery Alabama, Operation Rolling Thunder launched in Vietnam, race riots broke out Watts California and the 1965 Cadillac DeVille brought new style lines, without the line’s signature fins.

1965 Cadillac DeVille Body Line Changes

The Body lines on the DeVille became long and flat with a sleek look that said goodbye to the curves and fins from earlier generations of the car. The shape of the headlights was changed to let the Cadillac company widen the grill of the DeVille, and Cadillac added its first set of curved frameless side windows.

‘65 DeVille Body Styles and Production Run

There were four body styles of the ‘65 Deville and the line-up in the production run included: 43,535 Coupe DeVilles, 43,535 four-door hardtops, 15,000 four-door sedans, and 19,200 two-door convertibles, for a total production run of 123,270.

Exterior Color Options on the 1965 Deville

The available exterior colors were: Aspen white, Ascot grey, sable black, Hampton blue, Starlite silver, Alpine turquoise, Tahoe blue, Cascade green, Capy ivory, Ensign blue, Matador red, Sandalwood, Sheffield fire-mist, Sierra gold, Samoan bronze, Claret maroon, Crimson firemist, Jade Firemist, and Saddle firemist.

‘65 Caddy Deville Interior Color Options

The available colors to choose for the interior of the 1965 Cadillac DeVille were, according to My Classic Garage, light blue, black, tan, red, turquoise, green, white, blue, sandalwood, and gray.

‘65 DeVille Specs

The overhead V8 engine in the 65 DeVille delivered 429 cubic dispersion and 340 horsepowers. the turbo hydra-matic automatic transmission when paired with the 429 CID engine, was able to pull from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the quarter mile.

It also:

  • Measured 224-inches long
  • Measured 79.7-inches wide
  • Measured 54.5-inches tall
  • Had a 5.5-inch ground clearance
  • Weighed in at 4,751 pounds

A 1965 Deville I found for sale on eBay:

'65 Cadillac Deville for Sale on eBay

’65 Cadillac Deville for Sale #ad on eBay as of this posting

My planned post was a general overview of the 1965 Cadillac DeVille, the fact that I found a STUNNING one listed for sale on eBay was just a bonus. The seller in the eBay ad seems willing to answer any questions about this beauty, which has obviously been a treasured machine.

According to the owner, this Caddy runs excellent, has the original 429 engine in it. The oil has been changed regularly. A Holley sniper EFI was professionally installed. It has an electric fuel pump which was installed in the back by the tank. A Pertronix electronic ignition replaces the points.

It has Caddy Daddy front disc brakes installed as well as a new master cylinder and booster.  The suspension has been entirely rebuilt. The car is garage kept.

The owner also shared some negatives about this Cadillac, and I’ll let you visit the listing if you want to know about those details.

 

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