Cadillac Sedan

Cadillac Sedan

Specs Mentioned:

Make/ Model – Cadillac Sedan (1952)

Engine – 5.7 litre, mono bloc V8, 4-speed hydramatic drive transmission

Power – 46.5 hp


The Cadillac Sedan is a 4 door saloon (sedan) style car with a front-mounted engine driving through the rear wheels. The Cadillac Sedan belongs to the Series 62 range of cars from Cadillac. The 8 cylinders, overhead valve naturally aspirated powerplant has 2 valves per cylinder and a volume of 5.4 litres. It musters power and torque figures of 190 bhp (193 PS/142 kW) at 4000 rpm and 436 Nm (322 lbft/44.5 kgm) at 2400 rpm respectively. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 4-speed automatic ‘box.

The Series 62 sedan was characterized by a distinct, higher rear deck lid contour. This provided additional luggage space. Backup lights were standard equipment and were now incorporated in the taillights. The grille wraparound panels were redesigned once again. They now had broad chrome trim below each headlight with side scoop styling and a gold-colored winged emblem mounted in the center. At the rear, all models adopted a new Cadillac trademark, a through-the-bumper dual exhaust system. Deck ornamentation varied by series and, on 62s, took the form of a Cadillac crest over a broad golden ‘V’.

The 1952 De Ville Sedan was first owned by Buddhadasa Amarasuriya, brother of Senator Sir Thomas Amarasuriya and Hon H.W. Amarasuriya. The car was later purchased and restored by Piero Dias. The beautiful timeless Sedan is now with the Akbarallys, finished in bright aquamarine, representative of the popular pastel shades of the 1950s.