Lot 106 - 1966 Ford Zodiac Mk. III

Lot 106 - 1966 Ford Zodiac Mk. III

Lot 106 - 1966 Ford Zodiac Mk. III

Lot Number 106
Registration EOD 666D
Chassis Number BA64EE26591
Odometer reading 9,842 miles
Estimate No Reserve

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.

First registered on the 1st February 1966 this Mk. III Zodiac has been owned by our vendor for the past nine years. With just four previous keepers in 56 years, we are informed the car is mechanically very sound having benefitted from an older restoration. Unfortunately, the paintwork has deteriorated and thus the car could benefit from new paint should an owner wish. Structurally we are in informed the car is sound and the underside has been undersealed by our vendor to protect, this Zodiac also benefits from new plugs and battery. Requiring some cosmetic TLC the chrome is generally very good. The interior is also in fine order and we believe original, a lovely example of the iconic 60s design and mechanically sound this would make an ideal ‘light’ project.

Guide Price £5,000 - £7,000

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