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Ford Zodiac

 from 1953 to 1971

Ford Zodiac road car

1953 : Generation 1


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The Zephyr Zodiac (or Zodiac Mark I) was an upmarket version of the Zephyr launched at the London Motor Show in autumn 1953.
It had two-tone paintwork, leather trim, a heater, windscreen washers, whitewall tyres and spot lights, etc.
The engine had a higher compression ratio - 7.5:1 instead of 6.8:1 - increasing the maximum power to 71 bhp (53 kW). ...

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Ford Zodiac   (1953-1956)



Ford Zodiac Convertible  (1953-1956)

1956 : Generation 2


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The Mark II Zodiac was slightly altered to distinguish it from the lesser variants, having more elaborate tail-end styling and at the front a different grille.
The auxiliary lamps and wing mirrors were deleted from the Zodiac range but it retained two-tone paint, whitewall tyres, chrome wheel-trim embellishers and gold plated badges. ...

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Ford Zodiac   (1956-1959)



Ford Zodiac Estate  (1956-1959)



Ford Zodiac Convertible  (1956-1959)



Ford Zodiac   (1959-1962)

1962 : Generation 3


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The Zodiac was an upmarket version of the Zephyr 6, but differed considerably from that model by the limousine-type rear doors, sharper roofline (with narrower C-pillar) and tail, unique grille (four headlights instead of two), exclusive bumper bars, plusher seating, and up-market upholstery, dashboard and interior fittings.
A choice of individual or bench front seat was available trimmed in leather or cloth.
The front doors and bonnet panels were shared with the Zephyr 6.
The Executive version had extra l ...

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Ford Zodiac   (1962-1966)



Ford Zodiac Estate  (1962-1966)

1966 : Generation 4


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In 1961, Ford began a complete redesign on the Zephyr, under the title of "Project Panda".
As the car used the new V-series engines, the then traditional long bonnet concept created a problem until design engineer Harley Copp required that the car was both larger and had more internal space, and came up with the idea of placing the spare wheel ahead of the radiator on an angle.
The result was a vehicle of similar dimensions to the North American Ford Fairlane.
Unfortunately, as the MkIV carried over so lit ...

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Ford Zodiac ,Executive  (1966-1971)



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