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1968 Ford Torino GT Convertible

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 Fastback, Hardtop Coupe with a formal roof and the Convertible we see here.

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

rear view of a 1968 Ford Torino GT Convertible with the top down
rear view with the top down

Inside, the Torino GT enjoyed all-vinyl bucket seats as standard with a center console although the full-width front seat you see here was an option. “Grand Touring” badging was standard on all.

all-vinyl interior

Originally the 1968 Torino GT models came with a 302 cubic inch V8 as standard. After only about one month of the 1968 model year product there was a cost-cutting exercise as the result of a six-week UAW strike. This resulted in the standard engine in the GT being changed to a 289. It was a change that wasn’t reflected in the sales literature of the time.

This particular Torino GT however was ordered with a S code 390 cubic inch V8 that outputs 325 horsepower. This is paired with a Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmission – a combination that would have cost the original owner an additional $377.

1968 Ford 390 cubic inch V8 engine
390 cubic inch V8

Ford sold 5,310 Fairlane Torino GT Convertibles for the 1968 model year. If you had ordered one at the time the price was $3,001 with the base V8. A total of 112,847 Torino GTs were sold across the three models.

This 1968 Torino GT is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

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