Lot 223 - 1961 Ford Zephyr Mk II

Lot 223 - 1961 Ford Zephyr Mk II

Lot 223 - 1961 Ford Zephyr Mk II

Lot Number 223
Registration UAS445
Chassis Number 206E307282
Engine Number 206E307282
Odometer reading 67,663 miles
Estimate £7,000 - £10,000

The Mk. I Ford Consul and Zephyr models were first displayed at the Earl's Court Motor Show in 1950. They were the first to use, in mass production, the MacPherson Strut independent front suspension which is still widely used today. Production began with the Consul on January 1, 1951. The Mk. I model ran until 1956 when the Mk. II Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac went on sale and became known as the Three Graces. The Mk. II range was a big seller and finished its run in 1962 when from April that year the Mk. III Zephyr 4, Zephyr 6 and Zodiac went on sale. In 1956 the Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac were all restyled adopting a new family look. The six cylinder engines were enlarged to 2,553cc with power output correspondingly raised to 86bhp. A two-door convertible version was also offered with power-operated hood; an insight to the future, although very few convertibles are known to have survived.

This 1961 Ford Zephyr Mk.II was the subject of a restoration some time ago being repainted in maroon with a cream roof and having the engine and other mechanics checked and overhauled as necessary. In 2010 the restoration was completed with new two-tone grey, vinyl seat covers, carpets and new chrome bumpers. This Ford Zephyr is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2013, old MoT's and bills from 2010 and a few issues of the Ford Zephyr Club magazine.  This is an opportunity to purchase a good example of what is now becoming a rare classic car.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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