The Gray Lady

1955 Cadillac Available Options 


This page presents information regarding options/accessories available to Cadillac purchasers in 1955 

1955 Cadillac Accessories Brochure

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Cad Price Card

ITEM                                                                         1955 Cost         2008 COST

Radio / Antenna / Rear Speaker $  131.95 $ 1,049.60.
Auxiliary Foot Tuning Switch         --           --
Heating and Ventilating System $  128.65 $ 1,023.35
Power Brakes $    47.70 $    379.43
4-way Power Seat $    70.30 $    559.20
Vertically Adjustable Power Seat $    53.55 $    425.96
Power Windows $  108.15 $    860.28
Air Conditioning $  619.55 $ 4,928.22

Sabre-spoke Wheels
($65.00 ea. x 5)

$  325.

$ 2,585.22
($517.04 ea. x 5)

Whitewall Tires (8.20 x 15)       49.10       390.57
E-Z-Eye Safety Glass       45.55       362.33
Autronic-Eye Headlight Dimmer       48.20       383.41
Fog Lamps       36.90        293.52
Spotlight(s)         --            -- 
270 H.P. Engine (Eldorado 2 x 4 bbl.) $  161.10 $ 1,281.47
Dor-Gard (Edge Moldings)         3.95        31.42
Rubber Floor Mats         --          --
TOTALS $1,289.35 $14,554.18

Quite obviously, both heating and cooling were luxury items back in the year 19 and 55!
[Pricing Source: Ron Klewer, AACA]

 

Standard Equipment included in the                                                             Coupe DeVille Optional
Base Price of a Coupe DeVille                                                                     Equipment                       

Air Cleaner (Oil Bath)  Air Conditioning
Armrest Center-Rear Autronic-Eye Headlight Dimmer
Back-up Lights (dual) E-Z-Eye Glass
Cigarette Lighters/Ash Receivers (Front-Rear) Fog Lamps
Courtesy & Map Lights Heater
Electric Clock  License Plate Frame(s)
Glare-proof Mirror Radio
Glove Box Light Sabre-spoke Wheels (5)
Horizontal Front-seat Adjuster Spotlight(s)
Hydra-matic Transmission (4-speed) Whitewall Tires (8.20 x 15)
Luggage Compartment Light
Oil Filter
Outside Mirror (Left)
Parking Brake Signal
Power Steering
Robe Cords
Two-tone Paint
Visor Vanity Mirror
Wheel Discs (4)
Windshield Wiper w/Washer Coordinator
[Source:  1955 Cadillac Data Book]


In addition to the standard equipment, The Gray Lady  left the factory outfitted with Accessory Group(s) A2:

Group A                                                                           Group 2
Acc Code - Description                                                 Acc Code - Description                      

W - Whitewall tires (8.20 x 15 - U.S. Royal) U - Autronic Eye Headlight Dimmer
H - Heater F - Fog Lamps
R - Radio/Antenna Package D - Dor-Gards
P - Power Brakes L - License Plate Frame (1)
E - E-Z-Eye Glass

Has anyone actually seen a 1955 Cadillac, of any model, without a radio?
Was a manual tune radio available in 1955, for those not wanting to pay the extra cost of the Wonderbar?
Was, or was not, a right-hand, outside, rearview mirror an available option for model year 1955?
If you are able to shed some light on these matters, share your knowledge with us by contacting me:   
OldsD88@gmail.com


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