Ford Consul II Convertible
1956-1962, 9398 produced.
Convertible,2 doors,5 seats
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.
|1703cc||S4 OHV||Ford Consul Engine||82.55mm x 79.5mm|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|78 mph||0 s||0 s||22 mpg||0 bhp 0|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|8' 8"||4' 5"||4' 4"||14' 4"||5' 9"||0 (22)||34' 0"|