1952 Cadillac Roadster


1952 Cadillac Roadster

1952 Cadillac Roadster

This prototype Cadillac was created for Harold “Bill” Boyer who was the xecutive Vice President of Cadillac Military Manufacturing at the time. Special features included a lavish interior and a disappearing top which would later appear on the 1953 Eldorado.

The Roadster started out as a standard production 1951 Series 62 Coupe. From this platform Cadillac’s engineering department shortened the wheelbase by 10 inches and also lowered the height by six inches.1.

Inside the well appointed dashboard featured amenities such as an altimeter, stopwatch, rpm and vacuum gauges for the passenger.

The car stayed in the Boyer family for a considerable time until is was purchased and restored for inclusion into the John Motzart collection in Palo Alto, California. He displayed it for the first time at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

See the 1952 Cadillac Roadster Gallery

Sources & Further Reading.

1. Van Bogart, Angelo et. al.Cadillac: 100 Years of Innovation Krause Publications.

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at USA
production 1
succeccesor 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Sport Convertible Coupe