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The luxurious Zodiac Executive first appeared in October 1966 and headed the Mk4 range with a remarkably comprehensive standard specification. Power steering was standard as was the steel-panel sliding sunroof. No-cost options were cloth upholstery in place of the standard hide (or vinyl), metallic paint, and the manual gearbox plus overdrive rather than the standard automatic transmission. Test by the motoring press early in 1967, the V6 Executive was found to be "a genuine 100mph car" and despite a laden weight of 31 ½ CWT, accelerated from rest to 60mph in just 13.1 seconds. A fine car, the Zodiac Executive laid down the foundation of the "all in" theme and later models in the Ford range were given the executive treatment with a great deal of success. Metallic colours included Silver Fox, Fern Green, Sapphire Blue, Evergreen, Glacier Blue, Pacific Blue, and Tawny.