A minor styling facelift characterized 1947 Series 61 Cadillacs
- The grilles had five massive horizontal blades instead of the six used the
- A new identification feature was a striped field for the V-shaped hood crest.
- Sombrero style wheel covers were an attractive new option seen on many Cadillacs.
- In the logo department, a script type nameplate replaced the block lettering used
on the sides of front fenders in 1946.
- Upholstery and paint combinations were generally revised
- Steering wheel horn rings were changed to a semicircular design.
- The old style rubber stone shields were replaced with a bright metal type
- A new winged trunk ornament was used on all models except the Series 60 Fleetwood
- Other features were basically unchanged over last year's cars.
- The Series 61 models continued to use the GM B-Body with fastback styling.
I. D. NUMBERS
- Cadillac serial numbers again matched motor numbers and were used for all license, insurance and identification purposes.
- They were placed in the same locations as before.
- Motor serial numbers 5420001 to 5428555 appeared on 1947 Series 61 models.
|Model Number||Body Style||Doors||Model||Seat||Factory Price||Shipping Weight||Production Total|
|47-61||6107||2-door||Club Coupe||5||$2200||1855 kg||3,395|
|47-61||6109||4-door||Sedan ||5||$2324||1893 kg||5,160|
|Block||Cast iron block.|
|Bore and stroke||88.9mm x 114.3mm|
|Brake horsepower||150 hp @ 3400 rpm|
|Power||112 kW @ 3400 rpm|
|Bearings||Three main bearings.|
|Valve lifters||Hydraulic valve lifters.|
|Carburetor||Carter WCD two-barrel (models 595S or 595SA) or Stromberg AAV-26 two-barrel (models 380154 or 380871).|
|Model||Wheelbase||Overall Length||Front Tread||Rear Tread||Tires|
|Series 61||3200mm||5461mm||1499mm||1600mm||7.00 x 15|