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Ford Zephyr Zodiac (EOTTA)
In 1951 Ford launched the Consul MkI (EOTA) with a 4-cylinder 1508cc engine, and a body designed under George W Walker from Dearborn. A 2262cc 6-cylinder version was introduced as the Ford Zephyr Six using a longer bonneted version of the Consul body, and the better equipped Zephyr Zodiac (EOTTA) followed in 1953. Carbodies made convertible versions of the car, and ED Abbotts of Farnham turned Consuls and Zephyrs into Estate cars. The cars were advertised as '5-star Fords' because (1) they had a monocoque body, (2) lower body and better handling, (3) MacPherson strut suspension, (4) Hydraulic brakes on all four wheels, (5) new short-stroke high revving engines. Production ended in 1956 when the MkII range was launched.
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac - badge on wing
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac - ornament on front wing. The Consuls and Zephyrs were advertised as '5-star Fords' because they had unitary construction, overhead valve engines, lower bodies, hydraulic brakes, and macpherson strut suspension.
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac - grille
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac. Both the Zephyr Six and the Zephyr Zodiac had a 2262cc ohv six cylinder engine, but the Zodiac was tuned to 71bhp with a higher compression than the 68bhp Zephyr
Ford Zephyr 111 Zodiac rear
Ford Zephyr Zodiac (EOTTA). Launched in 1953, the Zephyr Zodiac was an upmarket Zephyr, having a more highly tuned 2262cc engine, two tome paint and lots of extras
Ford Zephyr Zodiac front
Ford Zephyr Zodiac. Designed in Dearborn by George W Walker's, the style borrows heavily from the 1949 Ford. The Zephyr and Zodiac both had a longer bonnet to accomodate their six cylinder engine.
Ford Zephyr Zodiac rear
Ford Zephyr Zodiac. George W. Walker followed up his 1949 Ford design with work on the British Ford Consul and Zephyr bodies, very much a 1949 Ford in miniature
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac. Borrowing its name from the futuristic Lincoln Zephyr of 1936, the British Ford Zephyr Zodiac was an upmarket version of the 6-cylinder Ford Zephyr MkI. When the MkII Z-cars came out the Zephyr and the Zodiac were differentiated.
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac (EOTTA). This is a late model Zodiac with double unit rear lamps
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac. The British Ford Zephyr (and Zodiac) took the styling of the 1949 Ford, but gave it monocoque construction and Macpherson strut suspension.
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Ford Zephyr Zodiac - front wheel. The Ford Zephyr and Consul were given Macpherson strut suspension after Earle MacPherson had been persuaded away from General Motors in 1947 and brought his innovative suspension strut design that had gone unnoticed by GM.
Ford Zodiac MkI, MkII, MkIII, MkIV
Ford 100E (Anglia, Escort,
Prefect, Popular, Squire)
Ford Consul, and Zephyr MkI
Designer: George W. Walker
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