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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 coupe, 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 (left) 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.
Distinguishing every 1965 Cadillac is the smart rear fender and tail lamp assembly (right) 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 (left) 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 (right) 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, shown above, they enter a world of motoring elegance unique to this series.
The De Ville Convertible, Hardtop Sedan and Coupe 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 coupe 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 (left), for instance, combines 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, shown right, are framed in bright chrome and are relocated for greater convenience, comfort and less foot travel.
The instrument panel has also been redesigned (see picture). Controls are better located and better illuminated. This new instrument panel is coved to provide more knee room for front compartiment passengers.
The four models of the De Ville Series truly represent a new dimension in motoring excellence.




Eight fabric combinations with bench seats are offered. In addition, seven extra-cost perforated leather combinations, including sandalwood shown above, are available in the Coupe de Ville in either bench seats or bucket seats (at additional cost). This De Ville Convertible interior is bronze leather, one of eleven interior color combinations. Front bucket seats with padded console are available at extra cost. Convertible tops are available in white, black, blue, green and sandalwood. Hardtop Sedan de Ville fabric and leather interiors are offered in eight color selections. Seven perforated leather combinations, available in bench or bucket seats, are extra-cost options. Shown here is honeycomb weave Drummond cloth. The Sedan de Ville offers the same interior fabric and leather selections as the Hardtop Sedan de Ville shown above. The fabric illustrated here is random weave Delta cloth in midnight blue.

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