Deville Cadillac Models & History  1965

kept their rear fender signature scripts for a distinctions of trim. One auto writer described this feature as “Tiffany-like.” Standard equipment matched that found in Calais models plus power window lifts.


Type V-8 Overhead valves
Block Cast iron block
Displacement 7 Liter
Bore and stroke 104.9mm x 101.6mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Brake horsepower 340 hp @ 4600 rpm
Power 255 kW @ 4600 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings
Valve Lifters Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetor Carter AFB four-barrel, model 3903S


Model No. Style No. Body Type Seat Factory Price Shipping Weight Production Total
65-683 68367-F

2-door Convertible

6 $5639 2132 kg 19,200
65-683 68357-J

2-door Hardtop Coupe

6 $5419 2036 kg 43,345
65-683 68339-B

4-door Hardtop Sedan

6 $5666 2073 kg 45,535
65-683 68369-L

4-door Sedan

6 $5666 2070 kg 15,000


  • Style Number 68357-J was called the Coupe DeVille.
  • Other models were Convertible or Sedan DeVilles.
  • Some sources quote substantially lower factory list prices for 1965 Cadillacs.
  • This may be due to a strike that occurred very early in the year, which probably brought $100-400 price increases after it was settled.
  • The UAW walkout closed the company’s newly expanded Clark Avenue (Detroit) factory from September 25, 1964 through the following December and created a decline in production and sales for the 1964 calendar year.
  • The higher retail prices are being used in these pages


Wheelbase 3289mm
Overall length 5690mm
Front tread 1588mm
Rear tread 1588mm
Automatic level control standard where indicated in text
A new engine mounting system and patented quiet exhaust were used
Tires 8.00 x 15


Air conditioner $495
Bucket seats with console in F-J-B models with leather upholstery $188
Controlled differential $54
Cruise Control $97
Door guards on two-door models $4; on four-door models: $7
Soft Ray tinted glass $52
Delete-option heater and defroster $97 credit
Leather upholstery on J-B-L models $141
License plate frame $6
Padded roof on J model $124; on B or L models: $140
Left-hand four-way power bucket seat on F-J-B models $54
Power door locks on G-F-J models $46; on N-K-B-L models: $70
Power headlight control $51
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 $119
Power vent window regulator option $73
Radio with rear speaker $165
Radio with rear speaker and remote control $246
AM/FM radio $191
Rear seat belts $18
Front seat belt delete-option $17 credit
Adjustable steering wheel $91
Remote control trunk lock $53
Twilight Sentinel $57
Five white sidewall tires 9.00 x 15 size with four-ply construction $57 exchange