In order to add some much needed "glamour" to the Ford range a convertible version of both the Consul and Zephyr were introduced in 1951. All Zephyr and Consul convertible bodies were built by Coventry based Carbodies Ltd and then finished by Ford at Dagenham. A special power operated, 3 position hood was standard equipment for the Zephyr version. The first (de ville) hood position allowed only the front section of the roof to be opened, the second position lowered the hood completely.
Mechanically the Zephyr Convertible was identical to its 4 door saloon counterpart. Standard mechanical specification included a 2262cc six cylinder engine plus all of the other Zephyr features. Sadly very few Zephyr Convertibles were built and a Zephyr Zodiac Convertible was never offered.