Ford announced Mk III versions of its Zephyr and Zodiac in 1962. Once again the Zodiac version formed the upper model in the range. However this time the Zodiac featured a unique body which looked considerably different from the lesser models, however the floor pan and running gear were essentially the same as the Zephyr 6 Mk III. The Zodiac also had more power than the Zephyr 6 (an extra 11bhp) which made it capable of reaching a top speed of 100mph.
Differences between the Zephyr and Zodiac were quite significant. The Zodiac had a unique four headlamp front and a full width grille. The rear doors were a different shape and the rear 1/4 windows were behind the doors, increasing the cars glass area. Production of the Zodiac Mk III continued until the new Mk IV models arrived in 1966. Practical Classics Spring 2007 - Featuring Buyers Guide Ford Zephry/Zodiac MKIII/Ford Cortina MKIII. Click Here to view in our shop.