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1966 Ford Zodiac Stretched Limousine MkIV [3012E]

1966 Ford Zodiac Stretched Limousine MkIV [3012E] in Billion Dollar Brain, Movie, 1967 IMDB

Class: Cars, Limousine — Model origin: UK

1966 Ford Zodiac Stretched Limousine MkIV [3012E]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

Bebert FR

2007-01-20 22:51

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Weasel1984 PL

2007-01-20 23:02

Ford. Zodiac?

-- Last edit: 2007-01-20 23:03:40

datsunZ IT

2007-01-20 23:05


1966 Zodiac IV,Coleman or Crayford stretched body

dsl SX

2010-09-20 23:24

Any update on who stretched this? Given the 1967 film date, they moved fast.

mk4rhys EN

2014-01-27 13:56

This is neither the Colman Milne or Crayford conversion, they both had the rear door in the middle, this one has the rear door in the same place and the middle panel fixed, ive spoken to many people in the owners club and nobody has ever seen or heard of this limo except whats shown in the film,

dsl SX

2014-01-27 14:21

Badges on boot and bonnet edges could be Executive, but don't look quite right format (and there's no Exec star in grille and it would be even tighter to convert an Exec - Oct 66 launch - for film date), so they may be the coachbuilder??

Pierre EN

2016-09-07 05:40

There was a similar stretched Zodiac in a much lighter colour, down the road from me in Kirkstall in mid-1990s, parked behind the shops for several months. Often wish I'd bought it.

Hat WL

2020-11-20 16:02

It was a one-off built specifically for the film. It belonged to Ford and may well have been a Crayford but whatever the origination it ended up in the basement car park of Ford UK HQ in Warley near Brentwood. It was incapable of being used on the road except in special circumstances because, during filming on Finnish lakes (actually an abandoned UK airbase covered in salt) they gave it an unmentionable hammering and it came back to Ford two inches lower in the middle.

It must have provided engineering lessons for those conversion guys following on because the Zodiac Executive stretch became a favourite with undertakers... and they didn't bend in the middle. In '67 or '68 I was apprenticed at Ford and worked for a while for a legend there called Bob Sadler (Bobby Dazzler naturally enough) and he got me to clean it up for photoshoots once or twice. The two-tone grey and black models later became very popular.

AnimatronixX DE

2020-11-20 16:18

Hat wrote (...)they gave it an unmentionable hammering and it came back to Ford two inches lower in the middle. (...)


Ouch! Glad they drew the right conclusions from that. I could name limousine coachbuilders from the US who sold many cars with that unappreciated lowering feature... :D

Anyway, thank you very much for these insightful anecdotes, Hat! :)

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