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  Ford Zephyr Mk II, 4 x 2 (Front view, left side)

 
 

Front view, left side

Picture courtesy of Joern T. Madsen, Skelskoer


Danish Army Specific: Acquired in the late 1950s and used for transportation of high ranking officers.
Historical
: From April 1956 the Mk II Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac went on sale and were 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; the Consul name was dropped.
As with the Mk I cars the Zodiac was the luxury version of the two with boasted leather upholstery, two tone paint and gold plated badges among other things. The engines came from the Mk I Zephyr & Zodiac but had an increase in cubic capacity from 2262cc to 2553cc.
The Zodiac and Zephyr were also offered in two body styles these being the "Highline" and "Lowline". The two models shared various differing components from thicker A, B and C pillars to the shape of the instrument panel. The "Highline" variant featured a hemispherical cluster, whereas the "Lowline" had a more rectangular panel.
Apart from the saloon model the Zephyr & Zodiac Mk II was also available as a convertible, or as an estate. The estates were actually saloons that had been converted by Abbott of Farnham.
There were styling changes in 1959 which included a lower roof line, larger glass area and a new dashboard layout. Front disc brakes and servo assistance became an option in 1960 and were made standard equipment in 1961. Production of the Mk 2 Zephyr & Zodiac ended in 1962 with the introduction of the Mark III.

A convertible version was offered and a pick-up was sold on the Australian market. Owing to the structural weaknesses inherent in the construction of convertibles very few convertibles are known to survive.
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Engine
: Own 6-cylinder, 2.553 cm3 (156 cubic inches).
Horsepower: 85.
Transmission: 3-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: N/A.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
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Fuel type: Petrol.
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Crew: N/A.
Additional: Overdrive or automatic gearbox (Borg Warner) were optional.


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