Ford Zephyr Mk III /4 211E

Produced: 1962-1966, 106810 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats

Ford replaced the Mk II Consul in 1962 with a new model, the Zephyr 4 Mk III. The smallest of the "Big Ford" range had always used a four cylinder engine and had previously used the Consul label, however Ford wanted to move the cars more upmarket and believed the Zephyr name would lend more prestige to the four cylinder car.

The Mk III range featured a new bodystyle which had striking fins and a much lower profile than the older Mk II cars. The Zephyr 4 had the simplest grille in the new range with single 7" headlamps, the Zephyr 6 looked similar but had a more ornate grille. The Zephyr 4 came better equipped than before, a heater was standard and there were large front and rear bench seats.

Overdrive and automatic transmission were optional, standard cars used a four speed 'box with a column change. The engine used for the Zephyr 4 carried over from the Mk II Consul and was still capable of providing good performance.  Practical Classics Spring 2007 - Featuring Buyers Guide Ford Zephry/Zodiac MKIII/Ford Cortina MKIII.  Click Here to view in our shop.

Source: Motorbase
1703ccS4 OHVFord Consul Engine82.55mm x 79.5mm8.3
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
83 mph23 mpg
Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
576 Ford Zephyr 4 MkIII Saloon Bonhams 14 Nov 2012 £3900.00 £4485.00
116 Ford Zephyr Barons 25 Jul 2011 - £6200.00
614 1964 Ford Zephyr Estate Bonhams 5 Dec 2005 £3200.00 £3680.00
688 1964 FORD ZEPHYR Mk III/4 FOUR DOOR SALOON Christies 1 Jul 2005 £3760.00 -
Magazine Articles
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Article Buying guide - Ford Zephry/Zodiac MKIII (1968-1966)
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Publication Practical Classics Spring 2007
Buying guide - Ford Zephry/Zodiac MKIII - Big fins and mod-approved accessories should have made Ford's Z-car a Camaby Street icon, but somehow it slipped throught the net...until now.
Article Classic Cars January 2001 pg 120
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Publication Classic Cars January 2001
Raymond Mays Ford Zephyr - Saloon on the outside, race within; we drive a Raymond Mays - converted Zephyr.
Article Brighton Breezy - Ford Zephyr
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Publication Classics Monthly November 2011
Brighton Breezy - Ford Zephyr - The Ford Zephyr was a bold new design 60 years ago, and still makes a fine classic saloon.
Article Buying Power - Ford Zephyr/Zodiac MKIII 1962-1966
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 23 June 2010
Buying Power - Ford Zephyr/Zodiac MKIII 1962-1966 - Full six seaters, with loads of luggage space, Ford's Z-cars make a huge amount of sense for those after a practival classic.  RICHARD DREDGE tells you how to avoid a bad'un.
Article Buying Power - Ford Zephyr MK3
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 18 September 2008
Buying Power - Ford Zephyr MK3- It's the forgotten big Ford and in many ways is overshadowed by what went before it, but the finned MKIII Ford has a lot going for it, as ADAM TAIT reports.
Article Restoration- Zee-ing double
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Publication Classics Monthly Spring 2007
Restoration- Zee-ing double - Colin Atkinson collected so many parts restoring his first Zephyr convertible that he bought himself a second one.  Ford Zephyr
Article Marque Five 1960s Fords
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Publication Classic Car Mart June 2004
Marque Five 1960s Fords - When it comes to economical, period, family motoring, they don't come much more classic or usable that a Ford from the early Sixties, insists Paul Guinness. Ford Anglia 105E, Ford Cortina Mk1, Ford Zephyr, Ford Zodiac, Ford Classic & Capri, Ford Corsair.
Article Buying Power - Ford Zephyr/Zodiac MK 3
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 18th February 2004
Buying Power - Ford Zephyr/Zodiac MK 3 - Bigger, brasher and bolder than before, Ford's MK3 Zephyr and Zodiac range found considerable fame on TV as Z-Cars.  Richard Gunn looks at buying the flagship Ford of the Sixties.
Article Classic Car Weekly 17 October 2001 pg 8
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Publication Classic Car Weekly 17 October 2001
Buying Power. Mk II Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac. Dagenham's 'Three Graces' were the flagship Fords in the late Fifties and early Sixties. American size and style combined to make them among the marque's best loved classics says Ben Field.
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