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1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
This would be last year that the Grand Prix would be based on the B-body.

1968 Pontiac Grand Prix

Redesigned again in 1968 with a peripheral front bumper, pointed nose, split grille, new tail lamps, new interior and instrument panel. The rear side window lost its sharp trailing edge, a Grand Prix signature design. New wheel discs and pencil-thin whitewall tires were also introduced. This would be last year that the Grand Prix would be based on the B-body.

 

 

 

1968 Pontiac Grand PrixProduction Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Grand Prix Series 266
266 57 2d Hardtop Coupe - 5P $3,697 4,075 lbs 31,711
  • 306 had Synchromesh
  • 31,405 had automatic

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Grand Prix 121 in 216.5 in 63 in 64 in Not Available

VIN Decoding

First Symbol - Manufacturer
2 = Pontiac
Second & Third Symbol - Series
23 = Firebird 42 = GTO
33 = Tempest (Std.) & Station Wagon (Std.) w/o wood grain 52 = Catalina, 2+2, & Ventura
35 = Tempest (Custom) & Station Wagon (Custom) w/o wood grain 56 = Executive
37 = LeMans 62 = Bonneville
39 = Safari Station Wagon w/ wood grain 66 = Grand Prix
Fourth & Fifth Symbol - Body Style
11 = two-door sedan 45 = station wagon three seat
27 = two-door sedan 57 = two-door hardtop
35 = station wagon two seat 67 = convertible
37 = two-door hardtop 69 = four-door sedan
39 = four-door hardtop 87 = two-door hardtop
Sixth Symbol - Last Digit Of The Model Year
8 = 1968
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Atlanta, Georgia (P) Pontiac, Michigan
(B) Baltimore, Maryland (R) Arlington, Texas
(C) Southgate, California (V) Lordstown, Ohio
(E) Linden, New Jersey (X) Kansas City, Kansas
(G) Framingham, Massachusetts (Z) Fremont, California
(K) Kansas City, Missouri (1) Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
(L) Van Nuys, California (2) St. Therese, Quebec, Canada
(N) Norwood, Ohio  
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

Transmission Codes

Transmission Location
Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 Stamped on servo cover on right side of transmission.
Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 On metal tag fastened to right side of transmission case & on some models on the left side of converter housing.
Powerglide Stamped on a metal tag located on the right side of the transmission.
3-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
4-Speed Painted or stamped on the transmission case.
Plant and Type Designation Prefix Plant Transmission Type
A Cleveland Manual Powerglide
B Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic
C Cleveland Powerglide
CA Hydra-Matic Turbo Hydra-Matic
D Saginaw Overdrive
E McKinnon Powerglide
H Muncie 3-Speed
K McKinnon 3-Speed
L GM of Canada Turbo Hydra-Matic
M Muncie 3-Speed & Overdrive
N Muncie 4-Speed
O Saginaw Overdrive
P Warner Gear 3 & 4-Speed
P Muncie 4-Speed
R Saginaw 4-Speed
R Muncie 4-Speed
S Muncie 3-Speed
S Saginaw 3-Speed
T Toledo Powerglide
X Cleveland Turbo Hydra-Matic
Y Toledo Turbo Hydra-Matic

Paint Codes - Exterior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Starlight Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Dulux® Code - 93-005

N - Flambeau Burgundy Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4915LH
Dulux® Code - 4915DM

C - Cameo Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4024L
Dulux® Code - 93-93774

P - Springmist Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4897L
Dulux® Code - 4897D

D - Alpine Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4892L
Dulux® Code - 4892D

Q - Verdoro Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4947LH
Dulux® Code - 4947DH

E - Aegena Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4899L
Dulux® Code - 4899D

R - Solar Red
Lucite® Code - 4948LH
Dulux® Code - 4948DH

F - Nordic Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4901L
Dulux® Code - 4901D

T - Primavera Beige
Lucite® Code - 4895L
Dulux® Code - 4895D

G - April Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4896L
Dulux® Code - 4896D
V - Nightshade Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4898L
Dulux® Code - 4898D
K - Meridian Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4900L
Dulux® Code - 4900D
Y - Mayfair Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4620L
Dulux® Code - 93-96908

L - Aleutian Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4893L
Dulux® Code - 4893D

 
NOTES: The first letter of a two-letter paint code identifies the body color. The second letter identifies the roof color. (For example, the combination EC on a Pontiac would indicate the body finished in Aegena Blue Metallic and the roof area in Cameo Ivory.) General Motors paint code plate for all models except Corvair and Corvette is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on the left or right of the upper shroud. Corvair paint code plate is on the left cross-rail in the engine compartment. Corvette paint code plate is on the instrument panel brace, below the glove compartment.
 

Paint Codes - Interior Colors

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

Parchment
Lucite® Code - 9482L (semi-gloss)

Dark Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9471LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9454LH (flat)

Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9478L (semi-gloss)

Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9463LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9452LH (flat)

Dark Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9480L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9456L (flat)
Red
Lucite® Code - 4688LH (semi-gloss)
Midnight Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9489L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9459L (flat)

Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 9385LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9201LM (flat)

Dark Teal Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9467LH (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 9453LH (flat)

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L (semi-gloss)
Lucite® Code - 4428L (flat)

NOTE: Unpolished LUCITE® will generally produce a gloss comparable to original interior semi-gloss finishes. If lower gloss is required, use 1/2 oz. DuPont #4528S flattening compound to a pint of unreduced color.

Striping Colors

Black
Lucite® Code - 88L

Ivory
Lucite® Code - 4024L

Red
Lucite® Code - 4688LH

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Black - Gray - Aqua 389 - 259

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