1962 Ford Zodiac

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Chassis number 
    206EZ62B017018
  • Engine number 
    Z247697
  • Lot number 
    62
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

1962 Ford Zodiac Convertible
Registration no. 657 BKG
Chassis no. 206EZ62B017018
Engine no. Z247697

Combining the practicality of Ford running gear and the glamour of its American-inspired styling and luxury, the 'Mark 2' Zodiac was the top of the line offering from the Blue Oval in 1962. Add to this the convertible top of the car offered here and you have a truly beguiling family-size fast tourer. With its powerful 2553 cc engine and 3-speed manual gearbox, the car offered has the benefit of the optional overdrive and front disc brakes with servo assistance.

Further refinements include a power operated hood and extra front driving lights atop the rechromed front bumper. Purchased by the present owner in 2012 and always dry stored and used sparingly, this Zodiac was restored some years ago and is said to be running and driving very well. It has been consistently serviced and maintained and the engine has been updated with a performance-enhancing six branch exhaust manifold (the original 'log' exhaust manifold was the major restriction to the six cylinder engine's standard performance) and electronic ignition. With its lovely combination of two-tone blue over white paintwork being matched by the retrimmed interior, this Zodiac from the last year of Mark 2 production represents excellent value for a fast and stylish four seat tourer.

Vendor Score Total: 64/100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

EXTERIOR TOTAL: 16/25
Body Work: 3
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
Glass: 4
Paint: 3
Wheels/Tyres: 3

INTERIOR TOTAL: 12/20
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
Headlining: 3
Seats: 3
Trim: 3

ENGINE TOTAL: 16/20
Mechanical components: 4
Running: 4
Starting: 4
Under Bonnet: 4

RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12/20
Axles: 3
Brakes: 3
Gearbox/Clutch: 3
Suspension: 3

ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6/10
Ancillary components: 3
Main components: 3

Car History File: 2