Lot 113 - 1964 Ford Zodiac Mk. III
|Odometer reading||25,057 miles|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
- • Only 25,057 miles from new
- • Restored to a good standard
- • Engine rebuilt at a cost of over £2,500
The Ford Zephyr and its variant, the Zodiac, were the largest passenger cars in the British Ford range and were manufactured from 1950 through to 1972. The Zodiac was an upmarket version of the Zephyr 6 but differed considerably from that model by the limousine-type rear doors, sharper roofline (with narrower C-pillar), unique grille (four headlights instead of two), plusher seating with up-market upholstery, dashboard and interior fittings. A choice of individual or bench front seat was available; the front doors and bonnet panels were shared with the Zephyr 6. The 2553cc single-carburettor six-cylinder engine was improved internally to increase the power output to 109bhp, hence the brakes were uprated and were servo assisted, using discs at the front and drums at the rear. A Zodiac Mk. III saloon tested by ‘The Motor’ magazine in 1962 had a top speed of 100.7mph and cost £1070 on the road including taxes.
Originally registered on 24th November 1964, this Zodiac has only covered 25,057 miles in 58 years on British roads. The car comes with an extensive history folder with photographic evidence of a full restoration including the bodywork and interior. The engine has been rebuilt at a cost of over £2,500 and has covered little more than 100 miles since. This handsome and imposing Ford is described by the vendor as being ‘nostalgic and fun’ to drive with its huge front bench seat and column gearchange. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a huge history folder, including previous MoT test certificates to confirm the mileage. Classic Fords have been well received at auction of late; this 58 year old example will be no exception.
Guide price; £7,000-£10,000
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