Ford Zephyr Zodiac
1954-1956, 22634 produced.
Model number EOTTA
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).
A car tested by The Motor magazine in 1955 had a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 20.2 seconds. A fuel consumption of 22.2 miles per imperial gallon (12.7 L/100 km; 18.5 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £851 including taxes.
There are no official records of Zephyr Zodiac convertibles being produced but there were a few estate cars.
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|080||Ford Zephyr Six MKI||Anglia Car Auctions||3 Jun 2012||Not sold|
|033||Ford Zephyr Six MKI||Anglia Car Auctions||31 Mar 2012||Not sold|
|33||Ford Zephyr Zodiac||H&H Sales Limited||21 Jul 2010||-||£8250.00|
Buying Guide - Ford Consul, Zephyr & Zodiac MKI - 1950-1956
|Publication||Practical Classics December 2010|
|Buying Guide - Ford Consul, Zephyr & Zodiac MKI - 1950-1956 - How to buy a Fifties Z-car that rocks as well as it rolls.|
1953-56 Ford Zephyr Zodiac
|Publication||Classic Cars August 2010|
|1953-56 Ford Zephyr Zodiac - Few cars in British motoring history so accurately gauged the public's desire for change as Ford's mid-Fifties executive flagship.|