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Ford Consul II Convertible

Overview

Produced: 1956-1962, 9398 produced.
Types: Convertible,2 doors,5 seats
Ford Consul II Convertible

A Mk II Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac followed the success of the original "5 Star" Mk I range in 1956. As before, the Consul used a four cylinder engine and had a shorter overall length (due to the shorter engine!). The Consul Mk II engine had now grown to 1703cc and offered an improvement in performance, however vacuum wipers and a three speed gearbox were still standard.

As before with the Mk I range convertible versions of the Consul and Zephyr added a touch of glamour to the rest of the Ford family. The hood retained its three position arrangement and looked particularly elegant when fully lowered. The 1959 "Low Line" Consul improvements were carried over to the convertible and in 1962, as with the saloon, the model name changed to "Consul 375". 

Buyers Guide Ford Consul Capri & Classic featured in Practical Classics August 2009 – available from our sister site Bookbase.  Click here to view. 
 

Buyers Guide Ford Consul, Zephyr, Zodiac Mk1 featured in Practical Classics Spring 1997 – available from our sister site Bookbase.  Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1703ccS4 OHVFord Consul Engine82.55mm x 79.5mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
78 mph0 s0 s22 mpg0 bhp 0

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 8"4' 5"4' 4"14' 4"5' 9" 0 (22)34' 0"

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