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1968 Ford Torino
The new Ford Torino

1968 Ford Torino

In 1968 the Ford Torino was "Ford's newest bright idea". Introduced to eventually replace the Fairlane, the new Torino offered lots of comfort and plenty of power with a wide variety of engine options. The first year the Torino had 68,699 model's sold. The Ford Fairlane Torino was the top trim level for 1968 and included all the Fairlane 500 trim plus lower bodyside moulding, special emblems and trim inside and out. There was a Torino crest on the "C" pillars of the two-door hardtop and four-door sedan. However there was the Fairlane Torino GT which was a sport version of the Fairlane 500 series and included again all the 500 trim and the 302 cu. in. V-8 with 210-hp. It had bucket seats and console, special name plaques and exterior trim, Deluxe wheel covers, and red safety and white courtesy lights on the interior door panels as standard equipment.

1968 Ford Torino Specifications

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Fairlane Torino Six Series
N/A 54C 4 Dr Sedan $2,688 2,965 lbs Note 1
N/A 65C 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,710 3,001 lbs
N/A 71E 4 Dr Squire Station Wagon $3,032 3,336 lbs
Fairlane Torino V-8 Series
N/A 54C 4 Dr Sedan $2,776 3,159 lbs Note 1
N/A 65C 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,798 3,195 lbs
N/A 71E 4 Dr Squire Station Wagon $3,119 3,514 lbs
Fairlane Torino GT Series
N/A 63D 2 Dr Fastback Coupe $2,747 3,208 lbs 74,135
N/A 65D 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe $2,772 3,194 lbs 23,935
N/A 76D 2 Dr Convertible $3,001 3,352 lbs 5,310

Notes:

  1. Total series output was 68,699 units. Ford did not breakdown by engine or body style.

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Overall Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Torino 116 in 201 in 78 in 62 in 62 in 7.35 x 14
Torino Station Wagon 113 in 203.9 in 78 in 62 in 62 in 7.75 x 14
Torino GT 116 in 201 in 78 in 62 in 62 in F870 x 14

 

Vin Number Decoding - 1960 - 1969 Ford (All Models)

Location: stamped on top upper flange of left front fender apron. Located on top of dash visible through windshield. On lock face of left front door.
 
First Symbol - Year
0 = 1960 1 = 1961 2 = 1962 3 = 1963 4 = 1964 5 = 1965 6 = 1966 7 = 1967 8 = 1968 9 = 1969
Second Symbol - Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta L = Michigan Truck
B = Oakville N = Norfolk
C = Ontario P = Twin Cities
D = Dallas R = San Jose
E = Mahwah S = Pilot Plant
F = Dearborn T = Metuchen
G = Chicago U = Louisville
H = Lorain W = Wayne
J = Los Angeles Y = Wixom
K = Kansas City Z = St. Louis
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Series
01 = Mustang 2 Dr Hardtop 51 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom)
02 = Mustang 2 Dr Fastback 52 = Ford 2 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
03 = Mustang 2 Dr Convertible 53 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Custom 500)
10 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan 54 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (Galaxie 500)
11 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan 55 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (Galaxie 500)
12 = Falcon Station Wagon 56 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
20 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Futura) 57 = Ford Convertible (Galaxie 500)
21 = Falcon 4 Dr Sedan (Futura) 58 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (Galaxie 500)
22 = Falcon 2 Dr Sedan (Bucket Seats) 60 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback (XL)
23 = Falcon Station Wagon (Futura) 61 = Ford Convertible (XL)
30 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop 62 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
31 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan 63 = Ford 2 Dr Fastback Coupe
32 = Fairlane Station Wagon 64 = Ford 4 Dr Sedan (LTD)
33 = Fairlane 2 Dr Hardtop (500) 65 = Ford 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe
34 = Fairlane 4 Dr Sedan (500) 66 = Ford 4 Dr Hardtop (LTD)
35 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500) 70 = Ford Station Wagon (Ranch Wagon - 6P)
36 = Fairlane Convertible (500) 71 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 6P)
37 = Fairlane Station Wagon (500) 72 = Ford Station Wagon (Custom 500 Ranch Wagon - 10P)
38 = Fairlane Station Wagon (Squire) 73 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire - 6P)
40 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 XL) 74 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Sedan - 10P)
41 = Fairlane Convertible (500 XL) 75 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -6P)
42 = Fairlane 2 Dr Fastback (500 GT) 76 = Ford Station Wagon (Country Squire -10P)
43 = Fairlane Convertible (500 GT) 76 = Fairlane Convertible
47 = Fairlane Ranchero 83 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop
48 = Fairlane Ranchero (500) 84 = Thunderbird 2 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
49 = Fairlane Ranchero (GT) 87 = Thunderbird 4 Dr Hardtop (Landau)
Fifth Symbol - Engine
A = 8-289 Q = 8-427
B = 6-240 R = 8-427
C = 8-289 S = 8-390
E = 6-240 T = 6-200
F = 8-260 U = 6-170
J = 8-302 V = 6-240
K = 8-289 W = 8-427
L = 8-221 X = 8-352
M = 8-390 Y = 8-390
N = 8-429 Z = 8-390
P = 8-428  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Starting at 100001
Code Transmission Type
1 3-Speed Manual
5 4-Speed Manual (std. ratio) 2.78 1st.
6 4-Speed Manual (opt. ratio) 2.32 1st.
T Cruise-O-Matic (FMX-L)
U C6 Automatic (aluminum 1 piece case)
W C4 Automatic (aluminum 2 piece case)
X Cruise-O-Matic (C.I. case)
Y Cruise-O-Matic(C.I. case)
Z C6 Automatic Special (aluminum 1 piece case)

 

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