1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Convertible 47K Survivor – SOLD!

Jul 2020 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

September 9th Update – While updating our past Topless Thursday listings, we confirmed the private seller deleted their Craigslist post, so we’re calling this Caddy “Sold!”

American designers of the 1960s had the luxury of making their full-size offerings long and wide, especially in convertible form such as this rust free 1965 Cadillac DeVille Convertible listed recently in Wallington, New Jersey. The private seller is currently asking $31,500 for his 47,000 original mile Cadillac, which a check of the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms he has his like-new ragtop priced between the #2 “Excellent” appraisal of $36,200 and the #3 “Good” estimate of $24,500. 

By 1965 DeVille denoted Cadillac’s mainstream model, falling between the Calais (which replaced the Series 62) and the Eldorado. The DeVille was redesigned for 1965 but rode on the same 129.5-inch (3,290 mm) wheelbase.  Stylists canted the tail fins were canted slightly downward, and sharp, distinct body lines replaced the rounded look. Also new were a straight rear bumper and vertical lamp clusters. The headlight pairs switched from horizontal to vertical, thus permitting a wider grille. Curved frameless side windows appeared, and convertibles acquired tempered glass backlights. New standard features included lamps for luggage, glove and rear passenger compartments and front and rear safety belts. Power was still supplied by the 340 horsepower 429 cubic inch V8. Perimeter frame construction allowed repositioning the engine six inches forward in the frame, thus lowering the transmission hump and increasing interior room. All four DeVille models had small “Tiffany-like” script nameplates on the ends of their rear fenders just above the chrome side molding.

While the private seller does not provide any pictures of either the engine or undercarriage,  chances are extremely good your in-person inspection will confirm this low-mileage DeVille originally from California Good luck with the purchase!


Here’s the seller’s description:

” am selling my 1965 Cadillac Coupe deville Convertible, I put this car back on the road last April after being in storage for almost 15 years, all I know about the car is that it originated in California and came to the east coast around 20 years ago, and was then placed in my garage and never moved for all those years. Ihad the car tuned and replaced the points, rotor, fuel pump, a new window motor, &a new motor for the top. The car was then detailed and put back in garage where it sits today, this classic has ONLY 47,000 ORIGINAL MILES, I do have some paperwork on this vehicle from previous owner, as you can see the car is gorgeous and the pictures ARE NOT photo shopped, top goes down as it should, it shifts perfectly, it has NO BODY ROT AT ALL, a real clean and well cared for by me, I spray wax it every week, please call Paul @ 201-370-2604 for private showing. Please if the add is still up the car has not been sold. I also have a 1975 Eldorado Convertible & a 1993 Cadiilac Fleetwood Brougham for sale. PLEASE NO E/MAILS, PLEASE CALL AT THE NUMBER PROVIDED ABOVE. Thank you Paul

Do you have a Coupe de Ville convertible story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

  1. 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Convertible 47K Survivor – SOLD!

    I am interested in your car, would like to see more pictures.

    • 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Convertible 47K Survivor – SOLD!

      Hi Nancy, the pictures we provided in this post are everything the seller posted on Craigslist. We suggest calling the seller Paul at the number shown above to ask him for more pictures. Please keep us posted on whether you end up buying the Caddy!

      • 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville Convertible 47K Survivor – SOLD!

        I did call him today but no response.


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