This was a beautiful car to shoot and I just loved the front, it's pure elegance had to be photographed in a remote part of the southeast coast of England with the tide out.
The Ford Consul Mk II was introduced in 1956 along with the Mk II version of its bigger 6 cylinder brothers the Zephyr and Zodiac. The Mk II Consul engine was the 4 cylinder unit from the Mk 1 but with an increase in capacity from 1508cc to 1703cc. Apart from the saloon model the Consul Mk II was also available as a convertible, or as an estate. These estates were in actual fact saloons that had been converted by the coachbuilding firm Abbott of Farnham. In 1957 a Consul De Luxe was introduced with improved interior trim, and in 1959 there were some styling changes which included a lower roof line. The Consul became known as the Consul 375 in 1961 to distinguish it form Fords new (but totally unrelated) Consul Classic. Ford ended production of the Mk II Consul in 1962.