1955 FORD ZEPHYR
The first all-new postWorld War Two British Ford came as a revelation. Drawing extensively on the ‘shoebox’ 1949 Ford, the Consul MkI, Zephyr and Zodiac offered superior levels of performance, handling and refinement. While the Consul used a four-cylinder engine, the Zephyr and range-topping Zephyr Zodiac (only in MkII guise did it become the Zodiac) used a 2.2-litre six-pot. Historics’ example was repatriated in 2014 from South Africa, where it led a pampered life, and is said to have never been welded, with the body and underside in excellent order and the paint and chromework also very good. Smart, reasonably rapid and potentially great value, it’s worth a look.