Ford had first experimented with convertible versions of its Consul and Zephyr in the mid-50's with the Mk I cars. In that range the Zephyr topped the convertible range, there was never a Zodiac version. Due to the initial Mk I models success Ford added a Zodiac Convertible to its all new Mk II range in 1956.
Like the Zephyr version the Zodiac Convertible boasted a power operated, three position folding hood. The Zodiac came "fully loaded" with luxury fittings and usually had two-tone paintwork to add even more glamour. The Zodiac Mk II Convertible was eventually discontinued in 1962 with the arrival of the Mk III Zodiac.