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1968 Ford Torino GT

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Torino
SubModel: GT
Type: Coupe
Doors: 2
Year: 1968
Mileage: 44,261
Color: Other
Engine: 390 V8
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States

Description for Ford Torino 1968

Fresh off the big ovals, he 1968 Ford Torino GT was the blue oval's weapon of choice to battle the Chevy Chevelle. This is a genuine S-code 390/4-speed car that looks ready for combat on the streets, ut may also be right at home on the show field.The Torino was the top-of-the-line Fairlane in 1968, nd the longer, ower, ider bodywork emphasized the new-found appreciation for aerodynamics on the NASCAR ovals. Those cars were the familiar fastback, ut this formal-looking hardtop offers a more formal roofline and a compelling hi-po look. The paint and bodywork were restored not too long ago, nd the fellow doing the work was doing it because he intended to keep this car forever, o you know he went the extra mile. Fit and finish are quite good, nd the code B Royal Maroon is a deceptive one for the potent muscle car. All the chrome is brightly restored, nd the unique Torino grille looks like an immaculately preserved original piece. A hood scoop suggests that this car means business and it has correct white stripes and GT emblems on the rocker panels, hich was Ford's way of advertising big firepower under the hood.Make no mistake, he Torino is a full-sized car with room inside for six, hanks to front and rear bench seats. And while a bench seat may seem anachronistic in a muscle car, he no-nonsense look works here the same way it does in, ay, he Plymouth Super Bird and Daytona. All the upholstery is new, ncluding the dash pad, arpets, nd headliner, nd the small-diameter wood wheel not only warms things up, ut sharpens up steering response. Gauges are housed in individual round pods that look racy, nd they all show well with bright faces and clear lenses. This one was built for one thing and one thing alone, ince it's light on options save for a quick-shifting 4-speed manual transmission and power steering and brakes, hich are a good idea in a full-sized car with this much power. Yes, here's an AM radio, ut that's original and ensures there's not a hole in the dash. There's plenty of room in the trunk, hich features a correct mat, ull-sized spare tire, nd jack assembly. The top engine in the Torino was the S-code 390, hich came with a 4-barrel carburetor and grunted out a very impressive 325 horsepower. And while it's impossible to determine matching numbers in the traditional sense with a Ford, his one definitely has the right period look. It has been recently rebuilt to stock specs, nd with that gorgeous coat of Ford Blue paint, ooks showroom new, f not better. A finned air cleaner assembly with matching aluminum valve covers, nd proper ancillary components suggest that someone really cared about the '60s performance look and didn't just grab the first shiny parts he saw in the catalog. It's a very strong runner, ulling the big hardtop around with ease, articularly with the 4-speed manual gearbox and 3.91 gears out back. Underneath, t's quite solid and original-looking, lthough the Flowmaster exhaust system is new. Handsome polished Torque Thrust wheels are a period perfect choice, ow wearing decidedly modern 245/45/17 performance radials that give it a brutal look.If you're a Ford lover and want something a little out of the ordinary that isn't a Mustang, erhaps a Torino GT is what you're seeking. Call today!