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1968 Pontiac GTO
Motor Trend's "Car of the Year' in 1968 - the Pontiac GTO!!.

1968 Pontiac GTO

1968 became another major milestone for Pontiac as record sales and production records soared with over 940,000 cars produced, and the Pontiac GTO was chosen car of the year by Motor Trend magazine for being so successful in confirming the superb safety, style and performance. 1968 Also saw some very refined and modified styling changes. Gone was the boxy styling and in were the more elegant rounded lines, which followed the GTO into the 1970's. 1968 GTO models included many standard features, amongst some of the features were dual exhaust, sporty suspension, redline tires, bucket seats, ignition alarm, ash tray and courtesy lamps, deluxe steering wheel and hidden headlamps and windshield wipers, steel reinforced rubber front bumper, twin hood scoops replaced the previous years single hood scoop and distinctive styling tail lamps.

 

1968 Pontiac GTO Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
GTO Series 242
242 37 2d Hardtop - 5P $3,101 3,506 lbs 77,704
242 67 2d Convertible - 5P $2,996 3,346 lbs 9,980

Notes: Total production for the 1968 Bonneville including station wagons was 104,931. 208 passenger cars had synchromesh and 97,797 had automatic, while 9 station wagons had synchromesh and 6,917 had automatic.

Model Series Identification

GTO 2d Hardtop - 5P - 24237 GTO 2d Convertible - 5P - 24267

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
GTO 112 in 200.7 in 60 in 60 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

1968 Pontiac GTO Options

Group # Part # Code Description Suggested List Price
9.650 984888 AM Verbra-Phonic Amplifier $42.00
9.650 988560 AM Verbra-Phonic Amplifier Adapter $0.95
9.647 984951 AM Manual Antenna $5.70
4.898 988597 AF Power Brakes $46.15
9.772 984947 AM Clock $17.95
8.873 984993 AM Compass $6.95
7.629 984321 AMF Spare Wheel & Tire Cover $3.00
3.880 984969 AM Cruise Control 8-Cyl Automatic $44.95
8.891 984905 AM Tissue Dispenser $3.95
3.705 984996 AF Tail Pipe Extension $9.10
9.990 985592 AM Fire Extinguisher (2 3/4 lbs.) $14.95
9.990 985593 AM Fire Extinguisher Re-Charge Kit $2.15
10.352 984891 AM Door Edge Guard - 2-Door $5.25
0.034 984642 SPA Engine Block Heater (8-cyl) $10.25
8.030 988505 AF Ram Air Hood Scoop $50.00
2.810 988571 AF Horn Cover & Switch Package $6.50
4.006 984848 AM Gear Shift Knob (Walnut) - 3-Speed Manual $5.95
9.988 988678 AM Luggage Compartment Lamp $4.65
8.891 984834 SAS Litter Container Assortment $14.40
3.028 984825 AM Gas Cap Lock $3.50
7.633 984701 AMF Spare Tire Lock $5.05
15.294 984826 AM Trunk Mat $9.95
15.286 984661 AM Front Mat Full (Ivory) $9.95
15.286 984655 AM Front Mat Pair (Ivory) $7.95
15.306 984114 AM Rear Mat Pair (Ivory) $7.65
15.286 984659 AM Front Mat Full (Black) $9.95
15.286 984653 AM Front Mat Pair (Black) $7.95
15.306 984512 AM Rear Mat Pair (Black) $7.65
15.286 984785 AM Front Mat Full (Red) $9.75
15.286 984784 AF Front Mat Pair (Red) $8.15
15.306 984787 AF Rear Mat Pair (Red) $7.75
15.286 984939 AM Front Mat Full (Blue) $9.75
15.286 984928 AF Front Mat Pair (Blue) $8.15
15.286 984931 AM Front Mat Pair (Light Blue) $8.15
15.306 984935 AM Rear Mat Pair (Light Blue) $7.75
12.286 984942 AM Front Mat Full (Light Blue) $9.75
15.286 984929 AM Front Mat Pair (Turquoise) $8.15
15.306 984933 AF Rear Mat Pair (Turquoise) $7.75
12.286 984940 AM Front Mat Full (Turquoise) $9.75
15.286 984941 AF Front Mat Full (Gold) $9.75
15.286 984662 AM Front Mat Full (Bronze) Not Listed
10.185 984974 AM Remote Control Mirror (Left) $11.45
10.185 984873 AM Visor Vanity Mirror (L.H. or R.H.) $1.53
9.650 984978 AF Push Button Radio $53.55
9.650 984987 AF AM-FM Stereo Radio $225.00
9.675 993502 A Child Safety Seat - Standard $8.95
9.675 987499 A Child Safety Seat - Deluxe $18.95
9.679 993970 A Infant Safety Carrier Seat $9.95
6.508 984965 AF Power Steering $95.15
9.750 988559 AF Hood Tachometer $75.00
5.880 984922 AM Tire Inflator - Fire Extinguisher (CO-2) - S/S Spare $7.95
2.694 984901 AF Trailer Wire Harness $11.20
5.858 984912 AM Custom Wheel Discs $49.95
5.858 984913 AM Deluxe Wheel Discs $28.00
5.858 984528 AM Wire Wheel Discs $69.15
7.345 3186582 MF Rear Superlift Shock Absorbers $47.20

1968 Pontiac GTO Engine Data

Letter Code Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Carburetor
WS 8-400 366 445 Manual 4 BC
WT 8-400 360 445 Manual 4 BC
WW 8-400 350 430 Manual 4 BC
XM 8-400 265 397 Automatic 2 BC
XP 8-400 366 445 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
XS 8-400 366 445 Manual 4 BC
YS 8-400 350 430 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC
YZ 8-400 366 445 Turbo Hydra-Matic 4 BC

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

Axle Codes

Location Of Axle Codes: Letter codes are on the rear of right hand axle tube near carrier or on the left hand brake drum.
 
Codes - Non-Locking Codes - Locking Ratio
WB YB 2.56
WC YC 2.78
WD YD 2.93
WE YE 3.08
WF YF 3.23
WG ZG 3.36
WH ZH 3.55
WK ZK 3.90
  ZL 4.33

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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