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1968 Ford Torino GT Fastback

1968 Ford Torino GT Fastback

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Original Base Price $2,747.00
No. Produced 74,135
Body Maker Ford
No. Doors 2
Model Number 63D
Weight 3,362lbs
Wheelbase 116 inches
Length 201.1 inches
Width 74.5 inches
Height 53.5 inches
Front Tread 58.8 inches
Rear Tread 58.9 inches
Type V8 overhead valve
Displacement 302 cu. in.
Cylinders 8
Bore & Stroke 4 & 3 inches
Compression Ratio-Std 9.0 to 1
Compression Ratio-Opt
Brake Horsepower 210@4600
Rated Horsepower 51.2
Torque 300@2600
Main Bearings 5
Valve Lifters Hydraulic
Block Material
Engine Numbers
Engine No. Location
Lubrication Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin
Type Dual downdraft
Make Autolite
Type Constant mesh
Drive Rear wheel drive
No. Of Gears 3
Gear Ratios
1st 2.99
2nd 1.75
3rd 1 to 1
4th Not applicable
5th Not applicable
Reverse 3.17
Clutch Size 10 inches
Differential Ratio 3.2 to 1
Front Independent ball joint with coil springs
Rear Longitudinal leaf spring
Recirculating ball and nut
Service Dual hydraulic
Front Size 10 inches
Rear Size 10 inches
Emergency Cable and conduit on rear service brakes
Size 10 inches
Exhaust System Single
Ignition System Distributor and coil
Battery 12
Cooling System Centrifugal water pump
Radiator Down flow
Fuel Type Regular
Wheel Type
Wheel Mfr
Wheel Size
Tire Type
Tire Size 7.35 x 14
Spare Location Trunk
Fuel 20 Gallons
Oil 5 Quarts
Transmission 3.5 Pints
Cooling System 13.6 Quarts
Rear Differential 4 Pints
Front Differential Not Applicable
Transfer Case Not Applicable
Not Rated
VIN/Serial no. Starting 8a44F100001
VIN Description Total Digits: 11
Digits 1: Model year
Digits 2: Assembly plant
Digits 3-4: Body style
Digits 5: Engine
Digits 6-11: Production number
VIN Location On tab on instrument panel close to windshield on passenger side visible from outside.
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Additional Information

1970 Ford Car Facts BookDetroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
5201 Woodward
Detroit MI 48202
(313) 833-1456
Ford Armchair Estimator (1968)Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. BrighamHorseless Carriage Foundation
8186 Center St. Suite F P.O. Box 4119
La Mesa CA 91944-4119
(619) 464-0301
Automotive Industries March 15 1968Detroit Public Library (Nat'l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
Paint Type
Colors Raven Black & Wimbledon White
Tahoe Turquoise & Wimbledon White
Raven Black
Wimbledon White
Candyapple Red
Brittany Blue
Pebble Beige
Upper- Raven Black/Lower - Candyapple Red
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Vintage Burgandy
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Brittany Blule
Upper-Raven Black/Lower-Pebble Beige
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Pebble Beige
Lime Gold
Diamond Blue
Tahoe Turquoise
Royal Maroon
Gulfstream Aqua
Seafoam Green
Highland Green
Meadowlark Yellow
Presidential Blue
Sunlit Gold
Upper-Raven Black/Lower-Royal Maroon
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Royal Maroon
Upper-Raven Black/Lower-Diamond Blue
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Diamond Blue
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Presidential Blue
Upper-Presidential Blue/Lower-Brittany Blue
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Gulfstream Aqua
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Highland Green
Upper-Raven Black/Lower-Seafoam Green
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Seafoam Green
Upper-Raven Black/Lower-Sunlit Gold
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Sunlit Gold
Upper-Raven Black/Lower-Meadowlark Yellow
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Meadowlark Yellow
Upper-Raven Black/Lower-Lime Gold
Upper-Wimbledon White/Lower-Lime Gold
Standard/Optional Equipment
Cruise-O-Matic automatic transmissionOpt
390 cu. in. V8 engineOpt
Air conditioningOpt
Power steeringOpt
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