Ford Consul II 204E
1956-1962, 371585 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Pickup,2 doors,2 seats
A Mk II Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac followed the success of the original Mk I range in 1956. As before, the Consul used a four cylinder engine and had a slightly 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.
The body of the Mk II range was significantly larger than before. Styling had a transatlantic theme as before and had a striking resemblance to the American models of 1955. A facelifted version of the Mk II arrived in 1959 and due to its lower roof profile became known as the "Low-Line".
Production of the Consul Mk II ended in 1962 after approximately 372,000 examples had been built. Practical Classics August 2009 - Featuring Buyers Guide Ford Consul Capri & Classic available. Click here to view in our shop.
|1703cc||S4 OHV||Ford Consul Engine||82.55mm x 79.5mm||7.8|
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|79 mph||25 s||0 s||29 mpg||0 bhp 0|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|8' 8"||4' 5"||4' 4"||14' 4"||5' 9"||0 (22)||34' 0"|