Articles tagged Zodiac

Page 37 of April 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1956

Rumblings

The Three Graces The introduction of a new model by Ford is always a notable event, with the tradition of the model-A's historic release at Holland Park skating-rink as a powerful shadow. On February 20th we went over ice, literally, to see the new Consuls, Zephyr and Zodiac on ice, metaphorically, at Harringay Arena. In introducing these three new Fords, Sir Patrick Hennesy said a few words to...

Page 32 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1971

Performance road test: a thrusting executive with American V8 power

A couple of months ago we explored the possibilities of installing eight-cylinder Vee engines into various unsuspecting vehicles, including the Europa, Escort, Capri and Cortina. With the exception of the Escort, V8 Fords had been used in the examples we referred to, so it was easy to accept Willment's offer of an Executive Zodiac equipped with an ordinary American Ford 289 V8 engine rated at 200...

Page 33 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1971

How fast did they go?

It is depressing to consider how pre-war cars went, because most of the better ones were so very slow. Some years ago a Farnham dental surgeon who was moving house very generously gave me his comprehensive files of road-test data torn from the two leading pre-war weekly motor magazines. Browsing through this remarkable collection of performance figures prompted the foregoing remark. (Incidentally...

Page 39 of March 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1967

Executive for a week

This does not mean that I have bought the paper or even that I have taken over temporarily from the Managing Director. Merely that I have been driving about for a week in a sumptuous Ford Zodiac, the model-name of which is Executive. Some people see this car as Ford-of-Britain's entry into the luxury field, a competitor to the 3-litre Rover, Humber Super-Snipe, Jaguar Mk. 2, or 4-litre Vanden...

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