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  Ford Zephyr Mk III, 4 x 2 (Front view)

 
 

Front view

Picture courtesy of Joergen Nielsen, Noerretranders


Danish Army Specific: N/A.
Historical
: Ford replaced the Mk II Consul in 1962 with a new model, the Zephyr 4 Mk III. The smallest of the "Big Ford" range had always used a four cylinder engine and had previously used the Consul label, however Ford wanted to move the cars more upmarket and believed the Zephyr name would lend more prestige to the four cylinder car.
The Mk III range featured a new bodystyle which had striking fins and a much lower profile than the older Mk II cars. The Zephyr 4 had the simplest grille in the new range with single 7" headlamps, the Zephyr 6 looked similar but had a more ornate grille. The Zephyr 4 came better equipped than before, a heater was standard and there were large front and rear bench seats.
Overdrive and automatic transmission were optional, standard cars used a four speed 'box with a column change. The engine used for the Zephyr 4 carried over from the Mk II Consul and was still capable of providing good performance.
The Zephyr 6 used the six cylinder engine used in the Mk II cars. Although the engines remained unchanged the Zephyr 6 did now come with front disc brakes
Length: 4.57 m (178 inches).
Width: 1.76 m (68 inches).
Height: 1.41 m (55 inches).
Weight: N/A.
Engine
: Own 6-cylinder, 2.553 cm3 (156 cubic inches).
Horsepower: 96.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: Hydraulic.
Tyres: 6.40 - 13.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 55 liter (12 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: N/A.


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