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  Ford Zephyr, 4 x 2 (Side view, left side)

 
 

Side view, left side

Picture from Danish Army publication


Danish Army Specific: The Zephyr was besides normal duties, used as a drivers training vehicle. Replaced by Volvo 144 starting in the early 1970s The last vehicles was demobbed in the late 1970s.
Historical
: Ford introduced a new Zephyr/Zodiac range in April 1966 to replace the
Mk III range. Once again the "base" four cylinder model was the Zephyr 4, although a new 1996cc V4 engine replaced the old in-line engine. The Zephyr 4 now came with the option of either a floor or column mounted manual gearchange as well as an automatic as option.
The Zephyr used a new bodyshell which had very bold US influenced styling and featured an enormous bonnet and a blanked grille panel. The range also used all-round disc brakes and fully independent suspension, quite a development on ordinary cars in 1966. Unfortunately the Mk IV range suffered with corrosion problems and the V4 developed a troublesome reputation.
Production of the Mk IV Zephyr/Zodiac stopped in 1972, when it was replaced by the new Consul/Granada range.
Length: 4.70 m (183 inches).
Width: 1.81 m (70 inches).
Height: 1.43 m (56 inches).
Weight: N/A.
Engine
: Own V4-cylinder, 1.996 cm3 (121 cubic inches).
Horsepower: 82 at 4.750 rpm.
Transmission: 4-speed.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt.
Brakes: N/A.
Tyres: 6.40 - 13.
Fuel type: Petrol.
Fuel capacity: 68 liter (15 gallons).
Range: N/A.
Crew: N/A.
Additional: N/A.


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