Lot 196 - 1962 Ford Zodiac Mk. II

Lot 196 - 1962 Ford Zodiac Mk. II

Lot 196 - 1962 Ford Zodiac Mk. II

Lot Number 196
Registration BWC 263
Chassis Number Z61B005168
Engine Number 325160
Odometer reading 67,737 miles
Estimate £16,000 - £20,000
Result Sold - £19,040
  • Superb all round condition
  • Rare and highly sought-after

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 1st January 1951. The original model ran until 1956 when the Mk. II Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac went on sale and were known as the Three Graces. In 1956 the Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac were all restyled to a new family look. The six-cylinder engines were enlarged to 2,553cc with power output correspondingly increased to 86bhp. The Mk. II range was a big seller and finished its run in April 1962.

Originally registered on 20th August 1962, this Zodiac Mk. II presents in excellent order having benefitted from significant time and investment being spent on her recently; the period two-tone maroon and grey paintwork is excellent and the grey interior is commensurate with the exterior. The front bench seat is enormous and it is easy to see why these were such popular family cars. The six-cylinder 2553cc engine runs extremely well and we are advised she drives with no known faults. The engine bay on this Zodiac is spotless; it is easy to recognise this as a much loved and cared for example. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a history folder, this Ford will undoubtedly appeal to men of a certain age.

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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