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1956-1962 FORD Consul MkII specifications

1956-1962 FORD Consul MkII specifications Classic and Performance Car

The first of ‘the Three Graces’ – the advertising slogan Ford used for this MkII family – was the Consul. It was the cheapest of the bunch, with four cylinders rather than the six found in the Zephyr and Zodiac, and a lesser level of trim. Convertibles had manually operated hoods and estates were only available as special coachbuilt orders. Ford also introduced a future industry standard by having a combined key-operated ignition and starter. The Consul Deluxe of 1957 was equipped almost to Zodiac level and had two-tone paintwork.

Production

  • Production:
    290,951
  • Price at launch:
    £520
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,750
  • Price (good):
    £3,750
  • Price (average):
    £1,600
  • Price (project):
    £550

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    23.2secs
  • Top speed:
    79.0mph
  • Power:
    59.0bhp
  • Torque:
    91.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson struts, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live rear axle, half-elliptic springs, lever arm dampers
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4382mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2654mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1511mm
  • Weight:
    1143kgs
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