The MkIV version of the Ford Zephyr and Zodiac started in 1961 under Harley Copp, as project "Panda", with radical plans for new V-engines and advanced suspension and disc brakes. Launched in Spring 1966 as the Zephyr 4 with 1996cc V4 engine (3008E), or the Zephyr 6 with a 2495cc V6 engine (3010E). At the same time, the Zodiac was launched with 2994cc V6 engine (3012E). Part of the design was by Roy Haynes . At the same time, the Zodiac was launched with 2994cc V6 engine. As before Abbotts of Farnham offered Estate conversions. Zodiacs had quad headlamps, and there was an 'Executive' version with extra equipment (3022E). In 1972 the new Granada range took over from the Zephyr/Zodiac cars.
Ford Zodiac 1967 MkIV Executive - badge on bonnet
Ford Zodiac MkIV Executive (3022E) - badge on bonnet
Ford Zodiac MkIV Executive (3022E) - badge on bootlid. The rear lamps also have extra chrome bars on the Executive version
Ford Executive MkIV. The Ford Executive was mechanically the same as the Zodiac MkIV, with a 2994cc V6 engine mated to an automatic gearbox.
Ford Zodiac 1966 MkIV. The Zodiac MkIV was the first Ford to take the 2,994cc V6 engine. But also under the bonnet was the spare wheel in order to fill the cavernous engine bay
Ford Zodiac MkIV 1970 Limousine, with coachwork by Coleman Milne
Ford Zodiac 1966 MkIV. The 3012E (and 3008E) Z-cars MkIV started life as Project Panda under Harley Copp who laid down its short boot and long bonnet proportions, leaving Roy Haynes to finish off the styling.
Ford Zodiac 1967 MkIV Executive. The Executive was fully equipped and included at the front auxiliary lamps in addition to the quad headlamps
Ford Zodiac 1967 MkIV Executive. The Ford Executive continued the theme of Corsair 2000E and then Cortina 1600E as a top line model with added extras
Ford Zodiac 1971 MkIV
Ford Zodiac MkIV Executive (3022E). The 'Executive' Zodiac was fully loaded, and automatic at no extra cost, walnut trim. It had extra trim and special wheel covers.
Ford Zodiac MkIV. In 1966 Ford swept aside the previous 'z-cars' and launched the radical new MkIV range, topped by the Zodiac which was given a new 2994cc V6 engine and disk brakes on all four wheels
Ford Zodiac MkIV Sold from 1966 to 1972, the MkIV Zodiac range was not popular and sold 48,800 cars.
Ford Zodiac MkIV - headlights. Only the Zodiac and the Executive versions of the MkIV range had quad headlamps.