c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918

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Lot 335
c.1962 Ford Zodiac MkII Convertible

Sold for € 18,975 (US$ 21,375) inc. premium
c.1962 Ford Zodiac MkII Convertible
Chassis no. 206E 51918
•One of only 1,772 made
•Rare left-hand drive example
•Overdrive transmission
•Un-restored condition
•Offered from a prominent collection in the Republic of Ireland

Footnotes

  • Launched at the 1950 Motor Show, Ford of Britain's Consul and Zephyr Six broke new ground for the Dagenham firm. Both models were of unitary construction and featured overhead-valve engines, three-speed synchromesh gearboxes, and MacPherson strut independent front suspension. The Autocar remarked that the newcomers combined 'typically Ford low-cost motoring with new luxury and performance'. Together with the range-topping six-cylinder Zodiac, which had been introduced for 1954, the Consul and Zephyr were totally redesigned for 1956, emerging in MkII guise larger than before and benefiting from bigger engines, in the Zephyr/Zodiac's case a 2,553cc six that delivered 109bhp, making these generously-sized saloons genuine 100mph performers. A lengthened wheelbase brought with it better weight distribution, while subsequent MkII developments included a lower roof from February 1959 and front disc brakes, the latter optional from September 1960 and standard from May 1961.

    A rare left-hand drive example, this MkII Zodiac convertible carries American badging suggesting it spent some time in Massachusetts and has formed part of an extensive private collection in Ireland for many years. Un-restored, the car is described by the vendor as in generally very good condition, with 'good' bodywork and 'average' interior. Offered with Republic of Ireland registration papers.

    Ford Zodiac MkII cabriolet c.1962
    Châssis n° 206E 51918

    •Une des 1 772 construites
    •Rare exemplaire à conduite à gauche
    •Transmission avec overdrive
    •Non restaurée
    •D'une grande collection privée en république d'Irlande

    Lancée au Salon de 1950, Les Consul et Zephyr six cylindres de Ford Angleterre étaient révolutionnaires pour la firme de Dagenham. Les deux modèles étaient de construction monocoque et faisaient appel à des moteurs à soupapes en tête, des boîtes synchronisées à trois rapports et des suspensions avant indépendantes de type McPherson. The Autocar faisait remarquer que les nouvelles venues combinaient « une technique bon marché typique de Ford avec une luxe et des performances entièrement nouveaux ». En même temps que le haut de gamme six cylindres Zodiac, présenté en 1954, les Consul et Zephyr furent entièrement remodelées en 1956 sous leur forme MkII plus grande qu'auparavant et bénéficiant de moteurs plus gros, dans le cas des Zephyr/Zodiac un 2 553 cm3 qui développait 109 ch, faisant de ces berlines aux dimensions généreuses de vraies rouleuses capables d'atteindre 160 km/h. Un empattement allongé procurait une meilleure distribution des masses, tandis qu'une évolution ultérieure de la MkII lui apportait un toit surbaissé en février 1959 et des freins à disque à l'avant, ces derniers proposés en option en septembre 1960 et en série à partir de mai 1961.

    Rare exemplaire à conduite à gauche, ce cabriolet Zodiac MkII porte des écussons américains laissant penser qu'il a passé quelque temps au Massachusetts, avant de faire partie d'une importante collection privée en Irlande pendant de nombreuses années. Non restaurée, la voiture est décrite par le vendeur comme étant en très bon état général avec une « bonne » carrosserie et un intérieur « moyen ». Vendue avec ses papiers d'immatriculation irlandaise.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the chassis number of this lot is 206E 51928 and not 206E 51918 as mentioned in the catalogue. Veuillez noter que le numéro de châssis de ce lot est 206E 51928 et non 206E 51918 comme mentionné dans le catalogue.
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c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
c.1962 Ford  Zodiac MkII Convertible  Chassis no. 206E 51918
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