Ford Zephyr Mk II
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Pickup,2 doors,2 seats
Despite strong sales for the Mk I Consul/Zephyr Ford introduced a facelift version, the Mk II, in 1956. The Mk II cars were larger than the Mk I model and so offered even more interior space than before. The body was all new and looked very transatlantic, similar in fact to many of the cars in the then current US Ford range.
The Zephyr used a larger 2553cc six cylinder engine and had improved performance, an automatic gearbox was also available for the first time on a UK built Ford. In 1959 the Mk II received some styling changes which included a lower roof line, these post-59 cars are now referred to as the "Low-Line" Mk II. Later cars around 1961 until production ended in 1962) had FRONT disc brakes as standard.
Production finished in 1962 with the arrival of the Mk III Zephyr.
|2553cc||S6 OHV||Ford Zephyr engine||82.55mm x 79.5mm||7.8|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|88 mph||0 s||0 s||24 mpg||0 bhp 0|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|8' 11"||4' 5"||4' 4"||14' 10"||5' 9"||0 (24)||0' 0"|