FORD Consul MkII
The first of ‘the Three Graces’ – the advertising slogan Ford used for this MkII family – was the Consul. It was the cheapest of the bunch, with four cylinders rather than the six found in the Zephyr and Zodiac, and a lesser level of trim. Convertibles had manually operated hoods and estates were only available as special coachbuilt orders. Ford also introduced a future industry standard by having a combined key-operated ignition and starter. The Consul Deluxe of 1957 was equipped almost to Zodiac level and had two-tone paintwork.