FORD ZEPHYR LOW LINE, OF SHOW STANDARD!
For Sale a stunning and close to concours standard, Ford Zephyr MK2 Lowline -1961. The Lowline version is the more desirable identified by the more rectangular dash and the 45mm lower roof line. In 1950, Ford took the wraps off a range of cars that were nothing less than revolutionary. Billed as five-star cars on account of the quintet of areas in which they pushed the boundaries, the Mk1 Consul, Zephyr and Zodiac packed independent front suspension, oversquare overhead-valve engines and monocoque construction – all firsts for the Blue Oval. As if that wasn’t enough, there were also 12-volt electrics and hydraulic brakes all round, making these family cars more usable than anything that had ever come out of Dagenham before. Fast forward several decades and this whole range of cars is still stylish, practical and surprisingly usable, while also being some of the most affordable classics around. If you’re looking for a catch, there isn’t one, as there’s great specialist support too. This Zephyr underwent a major nut and bolt rotisserie restoration . Meaning the bare shell was spun upside down and prepared and painted in every nook and cranny. This was 7 years ago and the paint even underneath the car is like new . The underneath once detailed was treated to a clear coat of wax oil which remains fresh today. The engine was fully rebuilt at this time with all new ancillaries and a couple of brilliant recognised upgrades. There is the addition of a period fit servo to help the disc brake set up which was an option on the MK2 in 1960. Also stainless exhaust section to the exhaust manifold end as the original heavy cast section was a recognised failing sapping 10 to 15 h/ p .
The pictures speak for them selves really this is as far as you would want to go with restoration and presentation before the car becoming a never driven trailer queen. This Zephyr is good enough to take awards at shows but at the same time it will drive you there and back safely and in comfort. The interior is again close to faultless done with leather panels to the seating. There is the addition of a modern stereo and mp3 point if you wish to hear those Fifties tunes on your phones etc. The boot area is as new and houses and original jack. Within the history file the invoices just for bodywork, paint and fixing of trim totals approx 11000 pounds. On top of this there are invoices for brakes, suspension, tyres, electrics, engine rebuild, gearbox rebuild etc etc needless to say a fortune has been spent. There is also pictures of the restoration showing the bare shell upside down and all panels being fitted after paint. Also there is an original instruction booklet from when the car was new .
This has to to be one of the best available to buy.
Trailered transport throughout the UK offered at cost . Part ex welcome for similar stand classics.