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
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
V-8 Overhead valves
Cast iron block
Displacement: 429 cubic inches
Bore and stroke: 4.13 x 4.00 inches
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Brake horsepower: 340 @ 4600 rpm
Five main bearings
Hydraulic valve lifters
Carburetor: Carter AFB four-barrel, model 3903S.
Wheelbase: 129.5 inches.
Overall length: 224 inches.
Front tread: 62.5 inches.
Rear tread: 62.5 inches.
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).