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OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 14, 2006 06:11AM
I'm pasting family pictures in albums and going thru the sorted files of pics and misc.I found a sales ticket for a Cadillac my folks bought in 1965.

It lists all the "accessories" and their price. The total came to $6546.50 delivered price! I am surprised the "accesory" lit included a/c, radio, Tinted glass, WW tires, power head lights etc etc. I would have thought with a Caddie these would be included with the price. They are now, aren't they?

Another thing. My father was an MD (did everything medical). His mal-practice insurance all inclusive was $78.00 per year! I found that on his early 60's income tax statement. Now the insurance (according to one of my Drs) is $15,000 to $20,000.00 per year!







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/2006 07:47AM by rgG.
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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: spearmint
Date: May 14, 2006 08:28AM
Amazing on the medical malpratice insurance. Thanks to lawyers it is probably even higher that $20,000 estimate. Fun memories!




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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: spearmint
Date: May 14, 2006 08:35AM
Here is a four door for $9000 on eBay. Pretty snazzy ride.




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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 14, 2006 09:29AM
I also found a certicate costing $1.00 in taxes for "narcotics license". I don't know if you have to have a license now but anyway back then you had to display a license to use narcotics and it cost $1.00. Very official looking certificate.
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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: May 14, 2006 10:29AM
Sounds like the certificate is suitable for framing, Suzanne. Perhaps even the sales ticket for the Caddy . . .





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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: ajakeski
Date: May 14, 2006 10:53AM
A friend of mine just finished restoring a '65 Caddi convertible. I think he has $6500 in chrome plating and polishing alone.




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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: Silencio
Date: May 14, 2006 11:47AM
And you still have to pay extra for the whitewalls today, although those shiny chrome pimp rims are the rough modern equivalent.
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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: Don Kiyoti
Date: May 14, 2006 12:27PM
1965 Imperial list of standard equipment:
[imperialclub.com]

1965 Imperial list of optional equipment:
[imperialclub.com]

Base price for the Crown 2-door hardtop (roughly equivalent to the deVille: $5,930. According to the Consumer Price Index calculator, that's $38,121 today.

I have a Crown 4-door which started at $5,772. These are the options the original owner added:

411 Air Conditioner - Single Unit ($461.95)
418 Rear Window Defogger (not available with Dual Air Conditioning Unit) ($21.45)
419 Retractable Rear Seat Belts ($22.80)
423 AM-FM Transistorized Radio with Rear Speaker and Power Antenna ($195.70)
453 Six-Way Power Front Seat (Crown Four-Door only) ($124.80)
470 Positive Crankcase Ventilation System ($5.10)
521 Tinted Glass - All Windows ($53.75)
522 Sure-Grip Differential ($57.45)
537 Right Outside Remote-Control Mirror ($6.85)
542 Door Edge Protectors, Four-Door ($6.50)

Total: $6,727 ($43,245)







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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: spearmint
Date: May 14, 2006 01:41PM
Those were not cars, those were Rides.

Styling and profiling.




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Re: OT: Prices of a 1965 Cadillac 2dr HT deVille coupe
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: May 14, 2006 04:27PM
samintx Wrote:
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> It lists all the "accessories" and their price.
> The total came to $6546.50 delivered price! I am
> surprised the "accesory" lit included a/c, radio,
> Tinted glass, WW tires, power head lights etc etc.
> I would have thought with a Caddie these would be
> included with the price. They are now, aren't
> they?
> Edited 1 times. Last edit at 05/14/06 07:47AM by
> rgG.

SamInTx, in the "good old days" everything was an option, GM took much pride in announcing that the 1970 Chevrolet BelAir could be ordered in one million different configurations, without a duplicate!
Seem like a great idea, turned into a nightmare for warranty repairs.
GM even invented new word combinations to cover options that you had to buy, if you purchased AC (an option), you also had to purchase the heavy duty cooling system, GM called it a "Mandatory Option". Same thing with the Four Speed transmission in the 1977 Camaro, you had to buy the Center Console, it was a "Mandatory Option". You see, the options seemed cheaper than Ford, and Chrysler options because their stuff was bundled with everything you needed.

BGnR
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