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1968 Pontiac Tempest
You could order a plethora of choices for interior and exterior trim on the 1968 Pontiac Tempest.

1968 Pontiac Tempest

The Tempest was redesigned again in 1968 with a long hood, and taillights placed in the bumper.  The Tempest Custom came equipped with all the same features as the Tempest including rear armrests with ball-bearing ashtrays, cigarette lighter, deluxe steering wheel, and a new anti-theft warning buzzer. 


The “Sprint” option came equipped with a high compression 250 overhead Cam Six, 4 barrel carb, and heavy-duty shocks and springs, plus “Sprint” exterior side stripes.

 

 

1968 Pontiac Tempest Specifications & Production Numbers

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Tempest Series
233 69 4d Sedan - 6P $2,509 3,307 lbs 11,590
233 27 2d Coupe - 6P $2,461 3,242 lbs 19,991
Tempest Custom
235 69 4d Sedan - 6P $2,602 3,297 lbs 17,304
235 39 4d Hardtop - 6P $2,728 3,382 lbs 6,147
235 27 2d Coupe - 6P $2,554 3,252 lbs 10,634
235 37 2d Hardtop - 6P $2,614 3,277 lbs 40,574
235 67 2d Convertible - 6P $2,839 3,337 lbs 3,518
235 35 4d Station Wagon - 6P $2,906 3,667 lbs 8,253
Tempest LeMans
237 39 4d Hardtop - 6P $2,916 3,407 lbs 9,002
237 27 2d Coupe - 6P $2,724 3,287 lbs 8,439
237 37 2d Hardtop - 6P $2,786 3,302 lbs 110,036
237 67 2d Convertible - 6P $3,015 3,377 lbs

8,820

Tempest Safari
239 35 4d Station Wagon - 6P $3,017 3,677 lbs 4,414

Chassis Data

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Tempest - 2 door 112 in 200.7 in 60 in 60 in -
Tempest - 4 door 116 in 204.7 in 60 in 60 in -
Tempest Safari 116 in 211 in 60 in 60 in -

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


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