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Ford Zephyr/Zodiac Mk3 (1962 - 1966)

Last updated 18 January 2014

Bigger and pointier than the Mk2
New styling couldn't disguise ageing underpinnings

Introduction

Now the Consul had been separated from the Zephyr/Zodiac, it meant the larger car could grow in dimensions in order to suit its position at the top of the Ford model range. For theMk3, not only did they grow in size, but also considerably in weight. Once again, the styling seems to have been influenced by Detroit, so that meant the adoption of razor-sharp edges, prominent fins framing and a wide, capacious boot and huge bonnet.

As the Consul was now attached to the mid-sized Classic, it meant that four-cylinder Zephyrs adopted the new name - Zephyr 4. The four-cylinder car was powered by the same 1703cc engine as the MkII, but with an additional 5bhp to give 65bhp. The six-cylinder cars were now called Zephyr 6. Externally the 6s had a different split grille and other bright trim.

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