Classic Car Catalogue

Cadillac 1965

Calais – new model  
De Ville    
Eldorado Fastback – prototype  


Eldorado został w tym roku włączony do najbardziej prestiżowej linii Fleetwood. Serię 62 zastąpił Calais.

Por ównanie sylwetek modeli '64 i '65.



4 Door Sedan          
4 Door Hardtop          
2 Door Coupé          


Calais Coupé


A brilliant combination of Cadillac quality and practicality, the new Calais Series represents a new standard of value for the Standard of the World. Available in a Coupé and two sedans, the Calais Series introduces a new measure of luxury, comfort, and performance surpassing even the famous Series Sixty-Two which it supersedes.
The Cadillac Calais is priced favorably with many models of smaller and less distinctive cars ... and represents the most practical path to the unsurpassed pleasure and pride of Cadillac ownership.
All Calais interiors reflect Cadillac's new spaciousness and incorporate that degree of comfort only Cadillac can provide. Seats are deeply cushioned and their higher backs give easy chair restfulness. Calais luxury appointments include rear corner reading lights, courtesy lights, front and rear ash receivers and lighters (front only on Coupé), electric clock, built-in visor vanity mirror and folding center armrests. The center armrest is located in the front seat in the Coupé and in the rear seat in sedans. Fabric patterns, interior design and trim all display Cadillac's superb craftsmanship. Soft, loop pile carpeting further enhances comfort and beauty. The dramatic interiors are indicative of the new Calais glamour and graciousness.
The Cadillac Calais is distingished by the same new styling that characterizes all Cadillacs. The new vertical headlamps are an identifying feature of this new styling and emphasize the wider, lower front end look. The same unity of design extends from its new grille, through its gracefully sloping windshield and new roof line, to its impressive rear appearance. Even the sculptured grace of the door handles shows Cadillac's meticulous attention to detail.
This new Cadillac styling is given maximum expression by a brilliant range of sixteen colors – all available on te Calais Series.
Calais models provide the same outstanding performance as do all 1965 Cadillacs. The famous Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission is now standard equipment for the first time on this most modestly priced Cadillac series. In combination with an all new drive line, an advanced suspension system and a wider tread, this new power team introduces a new world of quiet, smtlothnsss, stability and handling ease.
In addition, every new Calais model provides as standard equipment power brakes, power steering, heater and defroster. Cadillac's exclusive triple braking system, cornernig lamps and backup lamps ... together with many unique Cadillac styling features such as the beautiful new wheel covers. Available at extra curt are Cadillac's exclusive new smaller diameter, wider tread, triple-line whitewall tires.
The new luggage compartment it more generously proportioed and more functionally arranged for maximum capacity and better luggage arrangement.
On all Cadillacs, the sleek new lines of the rear quarter panel culminate in the new chromed taillight assembly. On this series it is accented by the chromed Calais script.
The Cadillac Calais name – a brilliant newcomer to the fine car world – is surely destined to establish a new measure of automobile value in performance, luxury and pride of ownership.
Why not visit your Cadillac dealer and learn how easy it is to become a Cadillac owner? Once you see one and drive one, you'll be on your way to a lifetime of Cadillacs. For it's a fact that Cadillac owners are the most loyal in the world. Come to think of it – once you know Cadillac would anything less ever fully satisfy you?


Calais Coupé (July '65)


De Ville

4 Door Sedan        
4 Door Hardtop        
2 Door Hardtop        
2 Door Convertible        


Hardtop Sedan de Ville

The dramatically modern styling of the 1965 Cadillac is luxuriously expressed in the De Ville Series. The choice of models in this series is the widest in its price range – a Coupé, a convertible, a hardtop sedan and a stylish new center pillar sedan that provides unusual interior spaciousness. Each of the De Ville models is identified by a bright, brushed chrome, cove belt molding that is distinctive to this series. This trim, together with the De Ville script on the rear quarter panel, makes these fine cars instantly recognizable.
The De Ville Series offers an extraordinary selection of body colors, interiors and optional equipment. All De Villes are built on a wheelbase of 129.5 inches with an over-all length of 224 inches. The gracious De Ville interiors include a variety of personal conveniences. An ash receiver and lighter combination is located in the center of the instrument panel. And there are two rear armrest ash receiver and lighter combinations and, in the closed models, two rear reading lamps.
As in all Cadillacs for 1965, there is a 340-horsepower engine that is even smoother and quieter than the superb engine that introduced true high performance to the luxury car field last year. A host of other engineering advancements gives the car extraordinary road stability and ease of handling.
Distingishing every 1965 Cadillac is the smart rear fender and tail lamp assembly which forms an integral part of the clean, smooth rear styling. Taillights, stoplights, backup lights and directional signal lights are framed in a single chromed housing that blends into the rear grille. The cornering lights are an integral part of the front bumper design. They are now larger and have been redesigned to provide improved illumination. The crown ornament at the top of the front fender houses the directional signal indicator. This enables the Cadillac driver to be fully aware of signal operation at all times without taking his eyes from the road – a distinct advantage in heavy traffic. One of the most dramatic styling characteristics of the 1965 Cadillac is the curved side windows of frameless glass, tightly sealed to keep weather out and comfort in. This contoured glass perfectly complements Cadillac's new side styling. The elegance and beauty of the frameless glass are even more apparent when a door is opened.
When the driver and his guests step into the luxury of a De Ville interior they enter a world of motoring elegance unique to this series.
The De Ville Convertible, Hardtop Sedan and Coupé are available with bucket seats and a roomy, locking, padded center console. There are eleven convertible interior color combinations with perforated leather in seat and seat-back inserts. Sedans and Coupé offer eight fabric and leather combinations. Seven perforated leather combinations are available at extra cost.
All metalwork both inside and outside the car is crafted with Cadillac perfection. The completely new grille for instance, combines a bright and satin finished chrome and is highlighted by the famous Cadillac script. Concealed behind the grille is the optional Guide-Matic headlamp control photo cell.
This same attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the car's design. Even the accelerator and power brake pedals are framed in bright chrome and are relocated for greater convenience, comfort and less foot travel. The instrument panel has also been redesigned. Controls are better located and better illuminated. This new instrument panel is coved to provide more knee room for front compartment passengers.
The four models of the De Ville Series truly represent a new dimension in motoring excellence.

Sedan de Ville (November '64)



Eldorado 2 Door Convertible        
60 Special 4 Door Sedan        
Brougham 4 Door Sedan        
75 4 Door Sedan        
75 4 Door Limousine        


Fleetwood Brougham

Wherever highways lead, the name Fleetwood is a hallmark of motoring elegance. And in 1965 the cars of the Fleetwood Series are far easier to recognize – and far more rewarding to own than ever before.
the Fleetwood Sixty Special and the Fleetwood Brougham option are given added distinction and roominess because of a new exclusive 133-inch wheelbase – 3.5 inches longer than cars of other series. Their over-all length of 227.5 inches gives these entirely new cars a stature all their own. From the exciting Eldorado Convertible to the stately Seventy-Five Sedan and Limousine, all cars in this series are uniquely impressive in their styling and elegance.
The magnificent Cadillac Fleetwood interiors – exemplified by the Fleetwood Sixty Special front compartment are trimmed in the finest fabrics or leathers combined with hand-finished imported Tamo wood trim.
The beautiful brocade trim and the embriodery in the fabric seat-back inserts are exclusive Fleetwood luxuries.
All 1965 Cadillacs feature chair height, deep-cushioned, contoured seating for added passenger comfort. Rear compartment space in the Sixty Special Sedan and Brougham has been increased. Front compartments are also newly spacious and luxurious. The floor tunnel has been dramatically reduced in size. Ease of entry and exit have been greatly improved.
The Sixty Special interior design, with its many chices, is typical of Fleetwood's new elegance for 1965.
The distinctive quality of Fleetwood interior appointments is made readily apparent by the door panels with door pulls mounted over richly grained Tamo wood framed in chrome. The Wreath and Crest, identifying mark of the Fleetwood, is mounted on the wood insert.
Power window controls on the armrest, and the power seat adjuster located at the left side of the front seat, are standard equipment on all Fleetwood models, except the Seventy-Five.
Closed models provide folding center armrests front and rear. The Eldorado Convertible offers a full width bench-type front seat or, optional at no extra cost, contoured bucket seats divided by a handsome padded console with a lighted compartment that can be locked. At the rear of the console, there is an outlet to direct heat to the rear compartment.
The gracious interiors of the Seventy-Five are described in a separate brochure which is available through your Cadillac dealer.
New three-speed windshield washer-wipers, standard on all models, are operated by a push-button control that is now illuminated for added nighttime convenience. The wipers themselves are relocated for improved coverage and added visibility. Other driver conveniences include an inside remote control for the outside mirror and a three-position tinted glass view mirror. The roof design of the new Brougham is a styling feature exclusive to this Cadillac option. The entire roof is padded and covered in a textured vinyl fabric set off by a twin beaded molding with color matching the top cover. The rear quarter panel of the roof is distinctively ornamented by the famed Fleetwood Wreath and Crest and the Brougham script. This is typical of the many distinctive touches of this Fleetwood model.
The newly designed and larger glove box is now centrally located within easy reach of both driver and passenger. Twin ash receviers and lighter are concealed behind the wood-covered panel above this compartment.
This FIeetwood luxury and beauty is interpreted in the widest variety of fabrics, leathers and colors offered in any series. Five exterior finishes created expressly for the Eldorado may also be ordered in other models.
The Sixty Special, the Brougham, the Eldorado Convertible, the Seventy-Five Sedan and Limousine – each has been created for those who can be satisfied with nothing but the finest.

Fleetwood Sixty Special


Eldorado Fastback

      - prototype    


Eldorado Fastback nie posiada tylnej szyby ani lusterek. Widocznosc do tylu zapewniaja kamery.

Eldorado Fastback