Lot 576: Ford Zephyr 4 MkIII Saloon
With the introduction of the MkIII Zephyr/Zodiac for 1962, the Consul disappeared from the Ford range, its place in the line up being taken by the four-cylinder Zephyr 4. All three of these new, larger and more upmarket models used the same basic bodyshell: in four-light form for the Zephyrs and six-light for the Zodiac, with further variations in exterior styling and interior trim. Beneath the skin there was Ford's characteristic McPherson Strut independent front suspension, a live rear axle and front disc brakes. The Zephyr 4 retained the Consul's 1,703cc engine, which had been boosted in output from 59 to 68bhp, and all three of these stylish newcomers boasted a four-speed synchromesh gearbox, a 'first' for a large Ford car. The Zephyr 6 and Zodiac retained their predecessors' 2,553cc six-cylinder engine, which had been revised and now produced more power than before. Reintroduced in November 1962 after a short hiatus, the estate version was manufactured, like before, by Abbott of Farnham. The convertible was dropped. This Zephyr 4 benefits from recent (2011-2012) restoration of both mechanicals and bodywork using 'new parts too numerous to list'. Finished in the uncommon colour combination of blue with black interior, 'HGW 143C' is described as in good all round condition and ready to use. The car is offered with current MoT/tax, Swansea V5 document and a 1986 magazine feature. With ample accommodation for both passengers and their luggage, this is a great car for Goodwood and similar events.
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|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£4485|
|Registration number||HGW 143C|
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