1956-1962 FORD Consul MkII specificationshttp://www.classicandperformancecar.comClassic and Performance CarClassic 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.
Price at launch:
Independent, MacPherson struts, anti-roll bar
Live rear axle, half-elliptic springs, lever arm dampers