Series 75 Cadillac History 1952

Series 75 Cadillac Models & History 1952

Stylingchanges on the long-wheelbase series also conformed to the theme for the year with the Golden Anniversary aspect highlighted. Equipment features were the same as before and no business sedans were built.


  • Serial numbers and engine numbers were again one and the same.
  • They appeared on the right-hand side of the crankcase above the water pump and on the right frame side bar behind the engine support.
  • The first two symbols were ’52- or 1952.
  • The next two symbols indicated the series as follows: ’62’, ’60S’ or ’75’.
  • The remaining digits represented the consecutive unit number and began with 00000 for all series.
  • All series had the same ending number, which would be misinterpreted if listed.


Model Number Body Style Doors Model Seat Price Weight Production Total
52-75 7523X 4 Sedan 5 $5361 2136 kg 1,400
52-75 7533X 4 Imperial Sedan 8 $5572 2152 kg 800
52-76 86 Commercial chassis 1,694

NOTE: The commercial chassis was built off a 3988mm wheelbase and was provided to makers of professional vehicles for construction of funeral cars, ambulances, etc.


Type V-8 Overhead valves.
Block Cast iron block.
Displacement 5.425 Liter
Bore and stroke 96.8mm x 92.1mm
Compression ratio 7.50:1.
Horsepower 190 @ 4000 rpm
Power 142 kW @ 4000 rpm
Bearings Five main bearings.
Valve lifters Hydraulic valve lifters.
Carburetor Carter WFCB four-barrel Model 896S – also – Rochester 4GC four-barrel 7004500.


Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Series 75 3734mm 6001mm 1499mm 1600mm 8.20 x 15
Dual Exhausts Standard
Rear axle ratio 3.07:1


Hydra-Matic drive on Series 75 $186
Wheel discs $28
Windshield washer $11
Oil filter $11
Fog lamps $37
License frames $4
Outside mirror $6
Vanity mirror $2
E-Z-Eye glass $46
Heater and blower $114
Pushbutton radio and rear speaker $112
Signal-seeking radio and rear speaker $129
Power steering $198
Autronic Eye headlight beam control $53
White sidewall tires Series 62 and 60S $34
Automatic window regulators $139
Wheel trim rings $11


  • Cadillac had the most powerful car in the American industry this year.
  • Charles E. Arnold was chief engineer
  • The 1,300,000th Cadillac of all time was built.
  • Military orders for T41El Walker Bulldog tanks and T41 twin 40-mm gun motor carriages were secured by the Division this year as part of the Korean war buildup.
  • Hydraulically controlled power seats were standard on Coupe DeVille.