conceptcarz.com


 Cadillac Series 62 photo

1952 Cadillac Series 62

The Cadillac Motor Car Division celebrated its 50th year in 1952 by introducing new models described as the 'Golden Anniversary Cadillacs.' Styling was similar to the previous year, with the Style 6267 Series 62 Convertible remaining the top-of-the-line bodystyle. The entire line was graced with refined styling and industry-best performance fueled by postwar prosperity. Power was supplied by a 331 cubic-inch, overhead valve V8 engine backed by a Hydra-Matic transmission. The front suspension was independent with coil springs while the rear used a live axle with semi-elliptic springs. Braking was handled by four-wheel hydraulic drums.

The Series 62 was Cadillac's entry-level model, a position held by the Series 61 the previous year, and rested on the shorter wheelbase in the lineup, measuring 126-inches. Body styles included a sedan, club coupe, Coupe Deville, and the convertible coupe. The factory prices ranged from $3,540 for the club coupe and rose to over $4,100 for the convertible. The sedan was the most popular with 42,625 sales. The Coupe Deville had 11,165 sales and the club coupe had 10,065. The convertible coupe proved to be the most exclusive with an even 6,400 sales.

Along with the slightly shorter platform, the Series 62 models had a higher rear deck lid contour to accommodate additional luggage space. Coupe DeVille body styles had a script nameplate on the rear roof pillar. All Series 62s had a new Cadillac trademark, a through-the-bumper dual exhaust system. In the front was a redesigned grille with wraparound panels, positioned below the headlights and above the bumper. Convertible and Coupe DeVilles came with hydraulic window lifts. New standard features included improved direction signal indicators, glare-proof mirrors, self-winding clocks, four-barrel carburetion, and stannate treated pistons.


by Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2020

Related Reading : Cadillac Series 62 History

The Harley Earl designed Cadillac Series 62 was a very large vehicle that featured a large, 6,390 cc (390 cubic inches) V-8 engine. The back had large fins that did little for performance and handling but was all about the style of the vehicle. The design of the vehicle was inspired by the space program and the era of jet engines. The large, 4400 lb car was fitted with drum brakes. These often wore....
Continue Reading >>

1952 Vehicle Profiles

1952 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Club Coupe

Chassis Num: 52627564
Engine Num: 52-62-79564

Life in America in the early fifties was a prosperous time. World War II had ended, and demand for all products was seemingly insatiable, especially for automobiles. This period of economic expansion had spawned some of the most exciting times of aut....[continue reading]

1952 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Special Roadster

This one-off Special Roadster was built in 1952 for Harold 'Bill' Boyer, the Executive Vice President of Cadillac Military Manufacturing. Designed by Harley Earl, the Vice President of GM styling who influenced the look of American cars from his day ....[continue reading]

1952 Cadillac Series 62 vehicle information

Convertible Coupe

1952 was the 50th year of Cadillac in production. This Series 62 Convertible has been given a frame-off restoration that was finished in white with a contrasting red leather interior and finished off with a black stayfast convertible roof. It has pow....[continue reading]

Club Coupe
Chassis #: 52627564 
Special Roadster
 
Convertible Coupe
 

Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$255-$3,540
1952 Series 62
$4,110-$17,350
1952 Cadillac Series 62 Price Range: $3,540 - $4,110

Generation III

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
34,213
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 346.00 CID., 150.00hp
$2,910 - $3,440
55,643
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 160.00hp
$2,965 - $3,496
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 160.00hp
59,818
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 190.00hp
$3,149 - $3,653
81,844
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 160.00hp
$3,440 - $3,985
70,255
116.00 in., 126.00 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 190.00hp
$3,540 - $4,110
85,446
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 210.00hp
$3,570 - $7,750
2
126.00 in.
8 cyl., 331.00 CID., 210.00hp

Industry Production

#1#2#3Cadillac
1957Ford (1,676,449)Chevrolet (1,505,910)Plymouth (726,009)146,841
1956Chevrolet (1,567,117)Ford (1,408,478)Buick (572,024)140,777
1955Chevrolet (1,704,667)Ford (1,451,157)Buick (738,814)140,777
1954Ford (1,165,942)Chevrolet (1,143,561)Plymouth (463,148)96,680
1953Chevrolet (1,346,475)Ford (1,247,542)Plymouth (650,451)109,651
1952Chevrolet (818,142)Ford (671,733)Plymouth (396,000)90,259
1951Chevrolet (1,229,986)Ford (1,013,381)Plymouth (611,000)110,340
1950Chevrolet (1,498,590)Ford (1,208,912)Plymouth (610,954)103,857
1949Ford (1,118,308)Chevrolet (1,010,013)Plymouth (520,385)92,554
1948Chevrolet (696,449)Ford (430,198)Plymouth (412,540)52,706
1947Chevrolet (671,546)Ford (429,674)Plymouth (382,290)61,926

Related Automotive News

Make Lancia Great Again: London Concours Reveals Lancia Legends Display

Make Lancia Great Again: London Concours Reveals Lancia Legends Display

The London Concours has announced its Lancia Legends display – a celebration of cars from the golden era of Lancia Line-up includes icons like Henri Toivonens Lancia 037 Rally Evo 2, a one-of-59 B24 Spider and the ultimate Flaminia a Super Sport...
RM Auctions to Present The Merrick Auto Museum Collection at 13th Annual Hershey Sale

RM Auctions to Present The Merrick Auto Museum Collection at 13th Annual Hershey Sale

OVER 100 BRASS ERA CARS AND SELECTION OF MEMORABILIA OFFERED ENTIRELY WITHOUT RESERVE RM Auctions set to offer the Merrick Auto Museum Collection at Hershey auction, 10-11 October in Pennsylvania Offered entirely without reserve, the multi...
CRAFTSMANSHIP DEFINES ALL-NEW 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE

CRAFTSMANSHIP DEFINES ALL-NEW 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE

Precisely crafted interior with more technology Emotional design evolution complemented by quieter cabin, smoother performance and more efficient powertrain Higher levels of luxury, with sophisticated new technology for safety and connectivity ...
RARE CHRYSLER LA COMTESSE CONCEPT APPEARS AT AMELIA 2014

RARE CHRYSLER LA COMTESSE CONCEPT APPEARS AT AMELIA 2014

After decades in obscurity Chryslers La Comtesse Concept Car will re-debut at the 19th annual Amelia Island Concours dElegance on March 9, 2014. The Fifties introduced new automotive chemical and paint technologies that helped summon a sea change...
Mecum's Kansas City Spring Auction Reaches $9.6 Million in Sales

Mecum's Kansas City Spring Auction Reaches $9.6 Million in Sales

April 25-27 Auction Draws Large Crowd and Diverse Selection to Downtown K.C. Magnificent and serene Kansas City, Mo., turns into a car collectors paradise twice a year when Mecum Auctions comes to town. Last weekend, April 25-27, the Kansas...

© 1998-2021. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2021 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction Or reuse prohibited without written consent.