1968 Ford Torino GT Fastback

The Ford Fairlane received a complete restyle for the 1968 model year with the top-line models using the Torino nameplate.

Sitting just above the Fairlane 500, the Torino was made up of six models. Three of those were sporty GT models consisting of a Hardtop Coupe with a formal roof, Convertible and the Fastback  as we see here.

Torino was equipped with everything that the Fairlane 500 had with the addition of a lower bodyside molding, special emblems and the Torino crest on the C-pillar.

1968 Ford Torino GT Rear View

Rear view showing the fastbook roof

This Torino GT was ordered in Nugget Gold and has done 51,000 miles in its lifetime and comes with 40 years of records to back this up.

Inside, the Torino GT enjoyed all-vinyl bucket seats as standard with center console and "Grand Touring" badging.

1968 Ford Torino GT Interior

All-vinyl interior with bucket seats

Torino GT models came standard with a 302 cubic inch V8 outputting 210 horsepower whereas other Fairlane and Torino models came with a six cylinder inline six that output 115 horsepower.

This particular car was ordered with a 390 cubic inch V8 (S code) engine that outputs 325 horsepower. This is paired with a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission. This combination would have added $377 to the price of the GT.

68 Ford 390 V8

390 V8

Other options ordered when this car were new include: power steering ($94.95), power disc brakes ($64.77) and an AM radio ($57).

Ford sold 74,135 Fairlane Torino GT Series Fastbacks for the 1968 model year and was the most popular model by far. If you had ordered one at the time the price was $2,747 with the base V8.

This Torino GT is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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