Cadillac Models & History 1927

—SERIES 314—AUGUST, 1926


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1927 Cadillac Roadster

Model341 distinctives:


  • Sport Coupe and Sport Sedan added to Standard line.
  • Convertible Coupe and Double Cowl (Sport) Phaeton added to “Custom” line.
  • Custom bodies by Fleetwood, Brunn, Willoughby, and others available.
  • Wheelbase on Standard seven passenger Sedan and Imperial now 3505mm
  • Standard Victoria made five passenger by removing the parcel compartment.
  • New radiator shell with sharp corner between top and front surfaces and with round emblem on black background.
  • Roadster and Phaetons have forward folding windshields.
  • Monogram panel on Touring and Phaetons extended to cowl, and vertical molding in front of rear door moved back of door.
  • Light controls moved from instrument panel to steering wheel.
  • New instrument panel of walnut with silver inlay effect.
  • “Custom” cars and Standard Sport models have Nickel cowl band and side lights.
  • All cars have large (254mm) headlights; black body on Standard, all Nickel on “Custom”.
  • Horn of vibrator type, with bent trumpet.


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    1927 Cadillac

  • Fender wells standard on Sport Coupe and Sedan, and on Sport Phaeton.
  • Bumpers and motometer standard on “Custom” line and Standard Sport Models.


  • At Steering Gear Unit Number 1-44906, steering gear was changed back to worm and sector type.

Drive Line:

  • 4.9:1 is the only final drive ratio offered.


  • Early 1927, at Engine Unit Number 1-41001 (Chassis Unit Number 1-40994): Practically everything on the outside of the engine, except the carburetor, was relocated.
  • The overall appearance, except for the location of the starter, now resembled the soon to be introduced 303 LaSalle engine.
  • Generator and water pump were moved to lower right front corner of engine and were driven by a common chain.
  • The fan was once more on a separate bracket, still belt driven.
  • The distributor went from the rear to the front of the engine and onto a common shaft with the oil pump, now inside the engine.
  • The fuel pressure pump was now at the rear of the engine, driven by a connecting rod.
  • The starter was moved forward and now drives through gear teeth cut on the front face of the flywheel.



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1927 Cadillac

  • Serial numbers were not used on the 1927 Cadillac.
  • Engine numbers stamped on crankcase immediately above the base of the oil filler spout and on plate on dash.
  • Starting: 142021. Ending: 150619.


Standard Body Styles
Style No. Doors Body Type Seating Price Weight
6970 2-dr. Brougham 5P $2995 1895 kg
6980 2-dr. Coupe 2P $3100 1866 kg
7000 2-dr. Sport Coupe 2P $3500 2027 kg
7030 2-dr. Victoria 5P $3195 1905 kg
6990 4-dr. Sedan 5P $3250 1941 kg
7040 4-dr. Sport Sedan 5P $3650 2086 kg
7050 4-dr. Sedan 7P $3400 1986 kg
7010 4-dr. Imperial 7P $3535 2036 kg
“Custom” Body Styles
Style No. Doors Body Type Seating Price Weight
7020 2-dr. Convertible Coupe 2/4P $3450 1955 kg
6680 2-dr. Coupe 5P $3855 2030 kg
6690 4-dr. Sedan 5P $3995 2030 kg
6670 4-dr. Suburban 7P $4125 2082 kg
6700 4-dr. Imperial 7P $4350 2098 kg
6680-L 2-dr. Cabriolet Coupe 5P $3955
6690-L 4-dr. Cabriolet Sedan 5P $4095
6670-L 4-dr. Cabriolet Suburban 7P $4225
6700-L 4-dr. Cabriolet Imperial 7P $4450
1165 2-dr. Roadster 2/4P $3350 1918 kg
1164 4-dr. Phaeton 4P $3450 1943 kg
1164-B 4-dr. D.C. Phaeton 4P $3975 2023 kg
1163 4-dr. Touring 7P $3450 1948 kg
Fleetwood Body Styles
Style No. Doors Body Type Seating Price Weight
2891 Limousine Brougham $5525
2925 Town Cabriolet
(seats forward)
7P $5750
3200 Town Cabriolet
(opera seats)
7P $5500
3202 Coupe with rumble 2P $4775
3260 Imperial 5P $4975
3260-S Sedan 5P $4875
3261 Imperial Cabriolet 5P $5125
3261-S Sedan Cabriolet 5P $4975
3275 Imperial 7P $5150
3275-S Sedan 7P $4975
3276 Imperial Cabriolet 7P $5375
3291 Limousine Brougham $5525
3078 Cabriolet 7P
3012 Trans. Cabriolet 7P
2950 Convertible Cabriolet 7P
Brunn Body Styles
Style No. Doors Body Type Seating Price Weight
1810 Collapsible Cabriolet 4P
1836 Sedan 4P
1915 Sedan Landau 6P
NA Town Cabriolet $4800
Willoughby Body Styles
Style No. Doors Body Type Seating Price Weight
NA Town Cabriolet $4800

Semi-commercial line: Continuation of 1926.



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1927 Cadillac 314

Engine Description Ninety degree V-8. L-head. Cast iron blocks of four on Aluminum crankcase.
Bore and Stroke 79.4mm x 130.2mm
Displacement 5.155 Liters
S.A.E./Taxable/N.A.C.C. H.P. 31.25
Main bearings Three
Valve lifters Mechanical lifters with roller acting directly on cams
Carburetor float feed, aux air control; manufactured by Cadillac under C. F. Johnson patents.


All Standard Cars except 7P Sedan and Imperial. Custom Roadster and Conv. Coupe. Semi-commercial All Custom Cars except Roadster land Conv. Coupe. Standard 7P Sedan and Imperial
Wheelbase 3353mm 3810mm 3505mm
Front/Rear Tread 1422mm 1422mm 1422mm
Tires 33 x 6.75 low pressure 33 x 6.75 low pressure 33 x 6.75 low pressure



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1927 Cadillac Model 314

Transmission Selective sliding gear transmission, case in unit with engine
Speeds 3 Forward and 1 Reverse
Control Left drive, center control (rhd opt)
Clutch Multiple dry disc clutch
Drive Shaft drive
Axle Spiral bevel, full floating rear axle
Overall ratio 4.91:1
Brakes Mechanical brakes on four wheels
Wheels Wood artillery wheels, split rim, 12 spoke. Note: Disc wheels standard on Standard Sport Coupe and Sedan. Wire wheels standard on Custom Sport Phaeton.
Wheel size 21 in.


Front bumper for Standard cars $25.00
Rear bumper for Standard cars $25.00
Tire covers $6.25-17.50
Black radiator shell NC
Heater $40.00
Trunk rack $50.00
Trunks $55.00-91.00
Arm rest on Std line $25.00
Motometer on Std line $10.00
Cowl lamps on Standard line $75.00
Nickel headlights on Standard line $10.00
33 x 5 high pressure tires NC
Disc wheels set of 5 NC
Disc wheels set of 6, w/dual carrier $25.00
Wire wheels set of 5 $140.00
Wire wheels set of 6, w/dual carrier $175.00
6 Wire wheels, fender wells $350.00
6 Disc wheels, fender wells $240.00
6 Wood wheels, fender wells $200.00



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1927 Cadillac 314 Victoria Coupe

1927 Cadillac Notes

  • The 1927 Cadillac Series 314 was a continuation of 1926 models.
  • Some new body styles introduced August, 1926.
  • Calendar year sales: (1927) 8599.
  • Calendar year production: (1927) 8599.
  • Model two year sales: 50619 (Aug. ’25 through Sep. ’27).
  • Model two year production: 50619 (Aug. ’25 through Sep. ’27).
  • Lawrence P. Fisher was president
  • Ernest W. Seaholm was chief engineer
  • H. M. Stephens was general sales manager
  • “Fifty body styles and types—Five hundred color and upholstery combinations” was Cadillac’s catch phrase for their new program to individualize the motor car. Change was constant; everything was tried; and pilot models were sold but not cataloged. The catalog was but a starting point—the customer could pick almost any combination of bits and pieces and have a unique motor car without the expense of a full custom. Authenticity of surviving cars may be in question because of the multitude of possible variations. In the final analysis; if it has a vertical starter motor, it’s most likely a 314.

1927 Automotive Notes

  • Industry production drops to 2,936,533 cars and 464,793 trucks
  • Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. was president of GM
  • Pierre S. du Pont was chairman of the board at GM
  • Chevrolet outsells Ford
  • Studebaker introduces the Erskine for $995
  • The LaSalle is introduced for $2496
  • Reo introduces the Flying Cloud and Wolverine
  • Standard equipment now includes: four-wheel brakes, air cleaners, oil & gas filters, crankcase vents, mirrors, and automatic windshield wipers
  • Graham-Paige Motor Corporation replaces the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company
  • The last Ford Model T cars are built making a total of over 15 million
  • The Ford Model A is introduced but sold as a 1928
  • Top model year production for 1927