Ford Zephyr Mk I saloon car, 1951.
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Scale model. When Ford introduced the Zephyr in 1951, it included a number of new features, including unitary bodyshell construction, MacPherson suspension and an overhead valve engine. The engine was a 6-cylinder of 2262cc capacity with a three-speed gearbox. The cars proved popular until eventually being superseded by the Mk II Zephyr in 1956.