Buick's post-war style was a light update of its 1942 models, but it was still more modern than most of its rivals. Elegant and attractive, the convertibles were particularly desirable. The 1947 Buick line was little changed this year except for a simpler grille design that featured a heavy perimeter bar.
Prior Buicks had used an upper grille bar featuring a peaked center section which incorporated the Buick insignia under the bar, with vertical grille bars under that. For 1947, that grille bar was straightened out across the top, and a trim piece containing the Buick logo was mounted in a winged bracket atop the grille, with vertical grille bars underneath.
Otherwise, there were only minor trim variations to distinguish model years. A Roadmaster Estate Wagon was added to the lineup, as there was growing interest in the combination of style and utility that a station wagon could offer growing families and the growing postwar baby boom.