Ford Consul II Convertible
1956-1962, 9398 produced.
Convertible,2 doors,5 seats
A Mk II Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac followed the success of the original "5 Star" Mk I range in 1956. As before, the Consul used a four cylinder engine and had a shorter overall length (due to the shorter engine!). The Consul Mk II engine had now grown to 1703cc and offered an improvement in performance, however vacuum wipers and a three speed gearbox were still standard.
As before with the Mk I range convertible versions of the Consul and Zephyr added a touch of glamour to the rest of the Ford family. The hood retained its three position arrangement and looked particularly elegant when fully lowered. The 1959 "Low Line" Consul improvements were carried over to the convertible and in 1962, as with the saloon, the model name changed to "Consul 375".
Buyers Guide Ford Consul Capri & Classic featured in Practical Classics August 2009 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
Buyers Guide Ford Consul, Zephyr, Zodiac Mk1 featured in Practical Classics Spring 1997 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.
|1703cc||S4 OHV||Ford Consul Engine||82.55mm x 79.5mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|78 mph||22 mpg|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|1855200589||Ford (European) Road Test Book: Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac Mk 1 and 2, 1950-62||Brooklands Books|
Buying Guide - 1956-1962 - Amazing Graces
|Publication||Practical Classics July 2012|
|Buying Guide - 1956-1962 - Amazing Graces - How to cash in on Ford's cult-status MkII Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac.|
Practical Classics March 2001 pg 33
|Publication||Practical Classics March 2001|
|Side by Side. Heroic Failures. Broken Promises. Some cars were born to wow the world, but the world didn't want to know. John Simister tries three manufacturers' shattered dreams.|
Buyer's Guide - Consul, Zephyr & Zodiac MkII
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car November 2011|
|Buyer's Guide - Consul, Zephyr & Zodiac MkII - Ford's 'Three Graces' are now seen as style icons as wells as outstanding classics, as Malcolm McKay explains.|
Buying Power - Ford Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac MK1
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 13 January 2010|
|Buying Power - Ford Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac MK1 - Ford doesn't always take the conservative approach. Innovative, stylish and hugely popular, these Fifties family saloons are well worthy of consideration, reckons BOB SCORAH.|
Six Of The Best - Fifties Saloons
|Publication||Classic Car Mart November 2005|
|Six of the best - Fifties Saloons - Austin A30/A35, Ford 100E Series, Wolseley 1500/Riley 1.5, Rover P4, Ford Consul/Zephyr, Zodiac MkII, Vauxhall Cresta/Velox 'PA'.|
Buying Power - MKII Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 6 January 2005|
|Buying Power - MKII Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac - Known as íThe Three Gracesí the second generation of Consuls, Zephyrs and Zodiacs were big on style. But they can also be big on rust, which is why reading RICHARD GUNNís buying guide is a good idea before you snap one up.|
Buying Power - Ford Consul Classic/Capri
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 21st April 2004|
|Buying Power - Ford Consul Classic/Capri - A commercial failure when new, but well loved now, RUSS SMITH takes a look at Ford's weirdest Sixties styling duo.|
Classic Car Mart April 2003 pg 8
|Publication||Classic Car Mart April 2003|
|Convertible Consul In Yellow. Mark Paxton talks us through a stiring story; a complete restoration to original of a fab Ford left languishing since 1963.|
Classic Car Weekly 17 October 2001 pg 8
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 17 October 2001|
|Buying Power. Mk II Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac. Dagenham's 'Three Graces' were the flagship Fords in the late Fifties and early Sixties. American size and style combined to make them among the marque's best loved classics says Ben Field.|