1960 Ford Zodiac Saloon

Lot: 769

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2.553L 1960 Ford Zodiac saloon manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 102 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The classic Teddy Boy cruiser...
In 1956, Ford restyled the Consul, Zephyr, and Zodiac and the 6-cylinder engines were enlarged to 2,553 cc, with power output correspondingly raised to 86 bhp and top speed increased to 88mph.

The Zodiac and Zephyr were also offered in two body styles, the "Highline" and "Lowline", depending on the year of manufacture - the difference being 1.75 in being cut from the height of the roof panel. The "Highline" featured a hemispherical instrument cluster, whereas the "Lowline" had a more rectangular panel.

This particular 1960 model, is delightfully finished in Ermine White over Pompadour Blue which is an unusual and rare combination for a Zodiac. The car has been the subject of a thorough restoration over recent times as can clearly be seen from the photographs, especially the interior shots which show the, recently retrimmed, seats at their best.

The previous owner had the engine fully rebuilt along with a new clutch and the steering overhauled. His successor has made an excellent job of fully repairing and restoring the bodywork prior to thorough preparation and a professional respray. The interior was then brought back to life including a new headlining and carpets and now looks fabulous. Many other ancillary items were also replaced and to top it off a period 'Radiomobile' was sourced and fitted with updated wiring. Between the two of them, they managed to spend £11,547.66 (receipts with the car) and it shows.

These Zodiacs are rarely offered for sale on the open market, so one in this condition represents a super opportunity for someone to grab a slice of 'rock and roll era' motoring history .

Lot Details

Registration: 1001.HX RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1960 Engine size: 2.553L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 85000
Model: Zodiac saloon MOT expiry: 2017-03-28
Warranted: No Chassis number: 206E.241793

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 102 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Restored superbly.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Restored superbly.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Excellent.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

1st. gear slightly harsh, but otherwise all good. Drives fine.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Excellent. Drives fine.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

Very good. Needs engine revs. to extinguish charge warning light. Been tested and charge rate is good.

Vehicle History

Remarks

Some past details, but with every receipt and/or details of all restoration work carried out.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history