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1950-1956 FORD Consul Mk I specifications


Ford UK adopted unitary construction for their all-new Consul of 1950, the entry level model in the new EOTA range which also included the Zephyr and Zephyr Zodiac. The Consul ‘made do’ with a 1508cc 4-cylinder overhead valve engine of 48hp and three speed transmission, although its MacPherson strut front suspension and fully hydraulic brakes meant that what performance there was could be made the most of. The slab-sided styling was very American in appearance, but suited the convertibles very well.

Production

  • Production:
    231,481
  • Price at launch:
    £544
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,850
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    27.7secs
  • Top speed:
    75.0mph
  • Power:
    47.0bhp
  • Torque:
    72.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live rear axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs
  • Steering:
    worm and nut
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4128mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2540mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1643mm
  • Weight:
    1041kgs

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