Series 61 Cadillac History 1947

Series 61 Cadillac Models & History 1947

Aminor styling facelift characterized 1947 Series 61 Cadillacs

  • The grilles had five massive horizontal blades instead of the six used the previous year.
  • 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 Special sedan.
  • Other features were basically unchanged over last year’s cars.
  • The Series 61 models continued to use the GM B-Body with fastback styling.

1947 Cadillac


  • 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


Type V-8 L-head.
Block Cast iron block.
Displacement 5.678 Liter
Bore and stroke 88.9mm x 114.3mm
Compression ratio 7.25:1.
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