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1968 Ford Torino

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General Overview

The 1968 Torino was introduced by Ford as the new upscale series of the Fairlane.

The car was part of the intermediate line and used the previous year’s wheelbases of 116 in and 113 in for the 2-and 4-door models, and station wagon models, respectively.

The Torino was top-of-the-line for the Fairlanes and was available in a 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan, and Squire station wagon. Lastly, the “Torino GT” included a hardtop, sportsroof, and convertible.

The Torino model featured full colour-keyed carpeting, additional exterior and interior trim, and Torino crests on the ‘C’ pillar.

The Torino GT included bucket seats and a console, special name plaques, and exterior trim, GT markings on wheel covers, and courtesy lights on the inside door panels. The GT was available with an upgraded suspension package that included heavy-duty shocks and springs, and thick anti-roll bars.

All models came standard the 200ci Fairlane Six, except the GT, which came standard with the 302ci 1×2bbl V8. A 427 was originally listed in brochure, but no cars received this engine. A 428 was released later in the year.

The Torino proved successful with 172,083 units being produced. The car was well received by the press and a ’68 GT convertible was selected as the ’68 Indy 500 pace car.

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Manufacturer Original Sales Brochures


Engine 0 to 60 MPH Quarter Mile Source
390ci/325hp 7.7 sec 15.8 sec @ 90 mph Car Life
428 CJ w/ Ram Air n/a 14.2 sec @ 98.9 mph Car & Driver


Available Engines:
Standard Fairlane Six 200ci 1x1bbl 115 hpo n/a
302ci V8 302ci 1x2bbl 210 hp n/a
Thunderbird V8 390ci 1x2bbl 265 hp n/a
Thunderbird Special 390ci 1x4bbl 325 hp n/a
428 CJ 428ci 1x4bbl 335 hp n/a
Available Transmissions:
  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Cruise-O-Matic

Factory Exterior Colors

  • Raven Black
  • Royal Maroon
  • Gulfstream Aqua
  • Lime Gold
  • Wimbledon White
  • Diamond Blue
  • Seafoam Green
  • Brittany Blue
  • Highland Green
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Tahoe Tuquoise
  • Meadowlark Yellow
  • Presidential Blue
  • Sunlit Gold
  • Pebble Beige

Factory Interior Colors

  • Aqua
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Dark Ivy
  • Nugget Gold
  • Red
  • Dark Blue

Production Numbers

  • 4-Dr Squire Wagon
    Total productions 14,773
  • Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 35,964
  • 4-Dr Sedan
    Total productions 17,962
  • GT Fastback Coupe
    Total productions 74,135
  • GT Conv
    Total productions 5,310
  • GT Hardtop Coupe
    Total productions 23,939
  • Total
    Total productions 172,083

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