In 1947 Cadillac was still building a pre-war-styled car, dressing it up with ever more chrome. Slightly wider doors were fitted to the luxury Fleetwood model. Nineteen forty-seven brought very little change to the Cadillac line. Like other GM divisions, they were struggling to meet the demand created by the wartime halt of manufacturing, so not much time or energy was spent on updates.
Every effort was being poured into the forthcoming postwar new cars. For this year, Cadillacs sported a new grille with five horizontal bars, while still utilizing the familiar egg-crate design. The Cadillac name was now in script, replacing the previous block lettering on the front fenders, except for the Series 75 Fleetwood, and the Cadillac crest on the prow of the hood was expanded to fill the "V." Since chrome-plating materials were becoming more plentiful, the rear fender gravel shield was now of chrome plated stainless steel, as opposed to the 1946 models' rubber gravel shield.
Inside there were only minor changes as well. Steering wheels changed to an ivory color, and upholstery weaves were changed on some models, but otherwise it all looked familiar. The powertrains and the model line continued as in 1946, and the Series 75 Fleetwood continued to use prewar design.