The Calais Series replaced the Sixty-Two line for 1965, as one of numerous Cadillac changes. A broader, more unified grille and vertically mounted headlamps featured the styling improvements. The Cadillac tailfin was said to be gone, but symmetrical rear fender forms tapered to very thin edges, top and bottom, giving a very traditional visual impression. Curved side windows with frameless glass were new and convertibles had tempered glass backlights (i.e., rear windows). Last seen in 1956, the standard wheelbase pillared sedan made a return this year. Perimeter frame construction allowed repositioning of engines six inches forward in the frame, thus lowering transmission humps and increasing interior room. Standard Calais equipment was comprised of the following:
dual backup lights
windshield washers and dual speed wipers
full wheel discs
remote controlled outside rear view mirror
visor vanity mirror
five tubeless black tires
lamps for luggage, glove and rear passenger compartments
front and rear seat safety belts.
CALAIS SERIES 682
2-door Hardtop Coupe
4-door Hardtop Sedan
V-8 Overhead valves
Cast iron block
429 cubic inches
Bore and stroke
4.13 x 4.00 inches
340 @ 4600 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Carter AFB four-barrel, model 3903S.
Automatic level control
standard where indicated in text.
A new engine mounting system and patented quiet exhaust were used.
8.00 x 15.
Bucket seats with console in F-J-B models with leather upholstery
Door guards on two-door models
$4; on four-door models: $7.
Soft Ray tinted glass
Delete-option heater and defroster
Leather upholstery on J-B-L models
License plate frame
Padded roof on J model
$124; on B or L models: $140.
Left-hand four-way power bucket seat on F-J-B models
Power door locks on G-F-J models
$46; on N-K-B-L models: $70.
Power headlight control
Six-way power front seat on G-N-K models
$113; on F-J-B-L models: $85.
Power window regulators on G-N-K models
Power vent window regulator option
Radio with rear speaker
Radio with rear speaker and remote control
Rear seat belts
Front seat belt delete-option
Adjustable steering wheel
Remote control trunk lock
Five white sidewall tires 9.00 x 15 size with four-ply construction