Minor styling changes were made to the 1952 Cadillac models as Cadillac celebrated its 50th anniversary. The small grilles below the headlights lost their egg-crate appearance and at the rear the backup lights were added to the taillight modules.
The most change however came from the engineering department. The overhead-valve V8 picked up a four-barrel carburetor along with a new intake manifold design and dual exhausts. The electrical system was now 12 volt and the Saginaw power steering was an option, said to eliminate 75% of the effort required to steer the vehicle. The new Hydra-Matic transmission offered two modes of operation. An open road drive which shifted through 3 gear positions, and a second drive position for city or hilly driving using 4 gears.