The 1968-1969 Ford Torino GTs were Ford's sporting intermediates in these years, part of the newly named upper series in the restyled Fairlane line. The usual buckets-and-console interior treatment and a more muscular chassis continued to set these GTs apart from the "family" Torinos and Fairlanes just like the previous Fairlane 500XLs.

1969 Ford Torino GT fastback coupe, an upper series in the restyled Fairlane line
1969 Ford Torino GT fastback coupe.  See more pictures of classic cars.

New for this year was a sleek fastback two-door hardtop that proved very slippery -- and very successful -- in long-distance stock car races. The Torino GT was restyled for 1970 with sleeker-looking lines that actually proved less aerodynamic on the supertracks.

Pluses of the 1968-1969 Ford Torino GT:

  • Sensible size
  • High performance
  • Good construction quality
  • Nice lines
  • Convertible rarity
  • Neat if not timeless styling

Minuses of the 1968-1969 Ford Torino GT:

  • Spotty assembly quality
  • Thirsty with performance engines

Production of the 1968 Ford Torino GT:

  • 2-door fastback: 74,135
  • 2-door hardtop: 23,939
  • Convertible: 5,310

Production of the 1969 Ford Torino GT:

  • 2-door fastback: 61,319
  • 2-door hardtop: 17,951
  • Convertible: 2,552

Specifications of the 1968-1969 Ford Torino GT:
Wheelbase, inches: 116.0

Length, inches: 201.0
Weight, pounds: 3,173-3,356
Price, new: $2,747-$3,090

Engines for the 1968-1969 Ford Torino GT:

TypeSize
Horsepower
Years
ohv V-8 302 cid
210/220/230
1968-1969
ohv V-8
351 cid 250/290
1969
ohv V-8 390 cid 265/335 1968-1969
ohv V-8
427 cid 390
1968
ohv V-8
428 cid 335
1969

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