Current owner 11 years; a really super example of
this classic executive saloon
The largest and most upmarket car in the Ford range, the six-cylinder Zodiac MkIII came out in 1962 and remained on sale until 1966 when it was replaced by the more severe and angular MkIV. Aimed squarely at the executive class of the Swinging Sixties, it had crisp transatlantic styling and a luxurious interior with lashings of chrome and a wood veneer dash.
Power came from a 109bhp 2,553cc straight-six mated to a four-speed all synchro column-change manual gearbox which gave it a top speed of 101mph. Braking was servo-assisted with discs at the front and drums at the rear.
First registered in Birmingham in April 1965, this lovely Zodiac has had seven owners from new and has been in the current ownership since 2012. Although there is no early history with the car, it has clearly been cherished and it looks most attractive indeed.
Various old MOTs show that the car has only covered some 5,500 miles since 1989, the odometer currently showing 89,822 miles. While there are only a few invoices on file for routine upkeep, the car has obviously been well-looked-after and various passes indicate that it has been regularly seen on the show circuit while in the hands of MkIII Zephyr/Zodiac club members.
As you can see in the photos, the bodywork is arrow straight with excellent panel gaps and a lustrous dark green paint finish. The interior also looks very smart and original, the only obvious defect being the dash top which has some cracks in the fabric above the radio – a retro classic unit with CD/USB/MP3 functionality. A Kenlowe fan has been fitted at some point, along with a battery cut-off switch, and the car comes with an original owner’s handbook and a workshop manual.
A really super example all round, this impressive Zodiac oozes Sixties style and has been starting promptly and running well as we have moved it around on site.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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