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1950-1956 FORD Zephyr/Zodiac Mk I specifications

1950-1956 FORD Zephyr/Zodiac Mk I specifications Classic and Performance Car

The next step up from the Mk I Consul was the Zephyr, distinguished by its different grille, longer wheelbase and 2262cc six-cylinder engine of 68bhp giving better, smoother performance. Unveiled in 1951, the range was further complemented by the Zephyr Zodiac of 1953, with a high compression (71bhp) engine, leather, fog lamps and, just so everybody knew it was special, two-tone paint and gold-plated badges. As well as the coachbuilt estates, there was the convertible with its power-operated hood.

Production

  • Production:
    152,677
  • Price at launch:
    £684
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,900
  • Price (project):
    £650

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    20.1secs
  • Top speed:
    84.0mph
  • Power:
    68.0bhp
  • Torque:
    112.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    24.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

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

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4318mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2642mm
  • Width:
    1626mm
  • Height:
    1543mm
  • Weight:
    1181kgs
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