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1947 Olds Special - Sixty Series Overview


 
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1947 Olds Special - 60 Series

More models were offered in the low-priced Special series than in the other two series offered by Oldsmobile in 1947. This model year saw the return of the eight cylinder engine to the Special series and there were 66 and 68 versions of each body style offered. Standard equipment included safety glass, spare wheel and tire, dual horns, vacuum booster pump and cigarette lighter. The standard interior fabric was tan mixture cloth. Standard tire size was 6.00 x 16 inches.

Special Series Engine and Transmission
Engines:
Fire-Power Six-cylinder
  • Displacement: 238 cu. in
  • Bore and stroke: 3-1/2" x 4-1/8"
  • Cast iron block. Electro-hardened aluminum pistons. Full pressure lubrication. Five main bearings.
  • L-head. Solid valve lifters
  • Carburetion: One-barrel carburetor fitted with automatic choke and fast idle system.
  • Compression ratio: 6.5:1
  • Brake horsepower: 100 @ 3400 RPM
Fire-Power Eight-cylinder
  • Displacement: 257 cu. in.
  • Bore and stroke: 3-1/4" x 3-7/8"
  • Cast iron block. Electro-hardened aluminum pistons. I-beam construction connecting rods. Six main bearings.
  • L-head. Solid valve lifters
  • Two-barrel downdraft carburetion. Automatic choke with fast idle system.
  • Compression ratio: 6.5:1Brake horsepower: 110 @ 3600 RPM
Transmissions:

  • Three-speed manual with column shifter was standard.
  • Fully automatic HydraMatic transmission was optional for $135 extra.
Convenience Options
Condition-Air heater ($52.90) - Dual-flow heater/defroster ($31.80) - Chrome wheel trim rings ($10.60) - Plastic white sidewall discs ($12.10) - Luggage compartment light ($1.75) - Chrome exhaust extension ($1.75) - Lefthand outside mirror ($3.40) - Visor vanity mirror ($2.50) - Underhood light ($2.10) - License plate frame ($2.10) - Electric clock ($17.40) - Gas tank fender door lock ($1.90) - Fender skirts ($17.35) - DeLuxe steering wheel ($17.14) - Directional signals ($14.75) - Fog and driving lamps ($15.55) - Cadet outside visor ($30.25) - Backup light ($7.75) - Rear-window wiper ($15.20) - Standard 5-tube radio ($72.75) - DeLuxe 6-tube radio ($82.75)
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