Pontiac 1968

Tempest – new model  
LeMans – new model  
GTO – new model  
Catalina    
Ventura    
Grand Prix    
Executive    
Bonneville    
Bonneville Brougham    
Firebird    

USA

Undoubtedly, when you consider your new Pontiac, you'll see and feel the hundreds of other safety, convenience and performance features that make 1968 the best season yet to go Wide-Tracking. And the easiest year yet to fit a new Pontiac to your own personal taste. You'll find some of these personalizing features listed on the back page. And for your added driving security, the following safety features are standard on all 1968 Pontiacs.
Energy absorbing steering column
Seat belts with pushbutton buckles for all passenger positions
Passenger-guard door locks, with deflecting lock buttons-all doors
Four-way hazard warning flasher
Dual master cylinder brake system with warning light and corrosion-resistant brake lines
Folding seat back latches
Dual-speed windshield wipers and washers
Outside rearview mirror
Backup lights, new side marker lights and parking lamps that illuminate with headlamps
Lane-change feature in direction signal control Padded instrument panel and sun visors
Reduced-glare instrument panel top, inside windshield moldings, horn buttons, steering wheel hub and windshield wiper arms and blades
Inside, day-night mirror with deflecting base
Safety armrests
Thick laminate windshield
Soft, low-profile window control knobs and coat hooks
Padded front and intermediate seat-back tops and lower structure
Yielding, smooth-contoured door & window regulator handles
Energy absorbing instrument panel with smooth contoured knobs and levers
Tire safety rim
Safety door latches and hinges
Uniform shift quadrant (PRNDSL)
Seat-belt retractors – 2 front
Snag-resistant steering wheel hardware
Door hinges of stamped steel
Non-projecting wheel nuts, disc and caps
Fuel tank and filler pipe security
But a moment please, before you move on. No matter how secure and safe we build our 1968 Pontiacs, it's still up to you to drive them that way. All it takes is a little care, caution and patience.

Engines:
R6 cyl., ohc, 1-bbl, 250 cu.in., comp. 9:1, 175 h.p. (std on Tempest, LeMans and Firebird)
R6 cyl., ohc, 4-bbl, 250 cu.in., comp. 10.5:1, 215 h.p. (opt on Tempest, LeMans and Firebird)
V8 cyl., ohv, 2-bbl, 350 cu.in., comp. 9.2:1, 265 h.p. (opt on Tempest, LeMans and Firebird)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 350 cu.in., comp. 10.5:1, 320 h.p. (opt on Tempest, LeMans and Firebird)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp.10.75:1, 330 h.p. (Firebird 400)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp. 10.75:1, 335 h.p. (Firebird 400 HO and Ram Air)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp. 10.75:1, 350 h.p. (std on GTO)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp. 8.6:1, 265 h.p. (opt on GTO, Catalina, Ventura, Executive, Bonneville and Grand Prix)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp. 10.75:1, 360 h.p. (opt on GTO)
V8 cyl., ohv, 2-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp. 10.5:1, 290 h.p. (std on Catalina, Ventura, Executive)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp. 10.5:1, 340 h.p. (std on Bonneville, opt on Catalina, Ventura, Executive)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 400 cu.in., comp. 10.5:1, 350 h.p. (std on Grand Prix)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 428 cu.in., comp. 10.5:1, 375 h.p. (opt on Catalina, Ventura, Executive, Bonneville and Grand Prix)
V8 cyl., ohv, 4-bbl, 428 cu.in., comp. 10.75:1, 390 h.p. (opt on Catalina, Ventura, Executive, Bonneville and Grand Prix except Station Wagons).

Tegoroczny GTO ma z przodu panel "Endura" pełniący jednocześnie funkcję zderzaka, osłony wlotu powietrza i reflektorów. Rozstaw osi zmniejszono o 3 cale. Konstrukcja tylnego zawieszenia zapobiega podskakiwaniu kół podczas gwałtownego przyspieszania

 

Tempest

    wb: R6 cyl.
1-bbl.
250 cu.in.
175 h.p.
R6 cyl.
4-bbl.
250 cu.in.
215 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
2-bbl.
350 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
350 cu.in.
320 h.p.
Sedan 4 Door Sedan 116 in. std opt opt opt
Sports Coupé 2 Door Coupé 112 in. std opt opt opt
Custom Sedan 4 Door Sedan 116 in. std opt opt opt
Custom Sports Coupé 2 Door Coupé 112 in. std opt opt opt
Custom Hardtop 4 Door Hardtop 116 in. std opt opt opt
Custom Hardtop 2 Door Hardtop 112 in. std opt opt opt
Custom Convertible 2 Door Convertible 112 in. std opt opt opt

 

If you think Wide Tracking is just a rich man's sport, Tempest Custom proves you're wrong.
We do agree it looks deceiving. From the integrated bumper-grille, to the sweeping rear end, Tempest Custom doesn't appear to be a car that easily fits budgets designed for dull, little sixes. Sure, it sports a six. But dull it definitely is not. Our Overhead Cam Six is 250 cubic inches – that's 175 hp, in case you do your evaluating from that sort of thing. And the guy who said inexpensive interiors always look it, never reckoned with our stylists. Now, don't get us wrong. The Tempest Custom isn't as luxurious as some of our other models. But one thing is certain: It won't keep reminding you of how little you paid for it.


Tempest Custom Hardtop Coupé


Tempest Sedan


Tempest Custom Hardtop Coupé


Tempest Custom Sports Coupé


Tempest Custom 4-Door Sedan


Tempest Sprint Sports Coupé


Tempest Sprint Custom Convertible

 

LeMans

    wb: R6 cyl.
1-bbl.
250 cu.in.
175 h.p.
R6 cyl.
4-bbl.
250 cu.in.
215 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
2-bbl.
350 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
350 cu.in.
320 h.p.
Sports Coupé 2 Door Coupé 112 in. std opt opt opt
Hardtop 4 Door Hardtop 116 in. std opt opt opt
Hardtop Coupé 2 Door Hardtop 112 in. std opt opt opt
Convertible 2 Door Convertible 112 in. std opt opt opt

 

The best way to describe the '68 LeMans is to let you sit back and just look.
This is styling born years ahead of its time. Four-doors look like hardtops. Hardtops and Coupés like sports cars. (We've even shortened the Coupé's wheelbase to 112 inches, so it acts even more like a sports car.) Inside, the opulent interiors are a blend of rich, supple fabrics, complemented by a generous supply of simulated walnut grained paneling on the dash (when you order the decor group). Power plants? We've started you off with our Overhead Cam Six, new this year at 250 cubic inches, that delivers 175 hp. Or you can order a 350cubic-inch V-8 (available in regular- or premium-gas versions). They cost extra, but once behind the wheel, you'll know why. Also new-for LeMans – are Pontiac's famous disappearing wipers (standard equipment). They hide away under the cowl, and only come out when it rains.


Le Mans Hardtop Coupé


Le Mans Hardtop Coupé


Le Mans Hardtop Coupé


LeMans 4-Door Hardtop


Le Mans 4-Door Hardtop


Le Mans Sport Coupé

 
Le Mans Convertible

 

GTO

  wb: 112 in. V-8 cyl.
4-bbl.
400 cu.in.
350 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
2-bbl.
400 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
4-bbl.
400 cu.in.
360 h.p.
Hardtop 2 Door Hardtop std opt opt
Convertible 2 Door Convertible std opt opt

 

In '68, the Great One again is GTO.
Have no doubts. The GTO is first and foremost, a drivers car. One that has spawned many pretenders. The beauty that generates a false placidness is a pleasing coincidence. It begins up front with the most fantastic bumper since the invention of the bumper. It's the same color as the car, but won't chip, fade or corrode. The Great One's equally impressive credentials in the world of concrete and asphalt are easily discovered. Just climb behind the wheel, negotiate a few turns, try a few hills and presto! You'll never want to go back to plain ordinary driving. Of course, those are just two of the reasons why we call the GTO The Great One. There are others, like our famous disappearing windshield wipers that come as standard equipment. Or you can order disappearing headlights and a 4-speed stick shift – floor-mounted, of course. They cost extra, but are worth every penny.


GTO Convertible


GTO Hardtop Coupé


GTO Convertible

 

Catalina

  wb: 121 in. V8 cyl.
2-bbl
400 cu.in.
256 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
290 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
340 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
375 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
390 h.p.
Sedan 4 dr Sedan opt std opt opt opt
Sedan 2 dr Sedan opt std opt opt opt
Hardtop 4 dr Hardtop opt std opt opt opt
Hardtop Coupé 2 dr Hardtop opt std opt opt opt
Convertible 2 dr Convert. opt std opt opt opt

 

Every year, people try to build a better Catalina than Pontiac does. We do.
And we succeeded again. Enticingly. And at as low a price as possible. Rest your eyes on that Catalina Convertible for a moment. Standard power comes from a 290-hp, 400 cubic-inch V-8 (or the 265-hp, no-extra-cost option that runs on regular gas). It's engagingly (oh, you noticed) sprung over a 121-inch wheelbase, that handles traffic or semi-deserted cement with equal aplomb ... thanks to no less than Wide-Track. But what Catalina looks like – and feels like – are only beautiful parts of what makes Catalina Catalina.


Catalina Convertible


Catalina 4-Door Hardtop


Catalina Hardtop Coupé


Catalina 2-Door Sedan


Catalina 4-Door Sedan

 

Ventura

  wb: 121 in. V8 cyl.
2-bbl
400 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl
400 cu.in.
290 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
340 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
375 h.p.
V-8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
390 h.p.
Sedan 4 dr Sedan opt std opt opt opt
Hardtop 4 dr Hardtop opt std opt opt opt
Hardtop Coupé 2 dr Hardtop opt std opt opt opt
Convertible 2 dr Convert. opt std opt opt opt

 

Ventura for 1968, a delicious lesson in money management.
Ventura's rather rakish approach to what constitutes a great car might leave you a little exasperated ... at what you used to be driving. The '68 Ventura is what happened when Pontiac set its mind to building a lavish car on top of a 121-inch wheelbase. And then charging less for it than you thought a car of its stature could cost. To do it, we set a 400-cu.-in. V-8 that develops 290 hp on top of Wide-Track. And gave you the option of a 265-hp version that runs on regular, and made sure that that economy engine was the only economy showing.


Ventura Hardtop Coupé


Ventura Convertible


Ventura 4-Door Hardtop


Ventura 4-Door Sedan

 

Grand Prix

  wb: 121 in. V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
400 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
400 cu.in.
350 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
375 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
428 cu.in.
390 h.p
Hardtop Coupé 2 Door Hardtop opt std opt opt

 

The exuberant luxury that's made Grand Prix America's premier personal luxury car is back. Abundantly.
From the solid, road-leveling comfort of its 121-inch wheelbase, to the inimitable way the extra-padded seats ease tension out of you, to the new thoroughbred sweep of its lines, Grand Prix is every bit a generous provider. But don't let its elegant hardtop styling lull you into thinking it Walter Mittyish. 350 hp from a 400-cubic-inch V-8, coupled to dual exhausts, give you all the smooth response you need. But if you'd care to be just a bit unusual, you can order your Grand Prix with a stick shift and the optional and highly obliging ride-and-handling package. And to guide it all, you can order the responsive touch of variable-ratio power steering. But we did call Grand Prix a luxury car, didn't we?


Grand Prix


Grand Prix


Grand Prix

 

Executive

  wb: 124 in. V8 cyl.
2-bbl
400 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl
400 cu.in.
290 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
340 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
428 cu.in.
375 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
428 cu.in.
390 h.p.
Sedan 4 dr Sedan opt std opt opt opt
Hardtop 4 dr Hardtop opt std opt opt opt
Hardtop Coupé 2 Door Hardtop opt std opt opt opt

 

Our 1968 Executive. Luxury continued. More affordable.
Our 1968 Executive is the master manipulator of two tastes: wealthy and wise. Its standard accoutrements include an electric clock, deluxe steering wheel, deluxe wheel discs, map, courtesy and trunk lamps and walnut wood grain vinyl on the dash. And all at a cost you'll consider outlandishly low for such an automobile. And as soon as you fasten yourself behind that steering wheel, you're in for another surprise. Sprung deftly over a 124-inch wheelbase, our handsome Executive responds amazingly to the touch. (We admit, the optional variable-ratio power steering does help a bit.) And there's another response you might be interested in. It comes from one of our newer 400-cubic-inch V-8s. But we did mention something about luxury didn't we?


Executive Hardtop Coupé


Executive 4-Door Hardtop


Executive Sedan

 

Bonneville

  wb: 124 in. V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
400 cu.in.
340 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
400 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
428 cu.in.
375 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
390 h.p.
Hardtop 4 Door Hardtop std opt opt opt
Hardtop Coupé 2 Door Hardtop std opt opt opt
Convertible 2 Door Convertible std opt opt opt

 

'68 Bonneville – remember where we got the name.
The all-too-easy-to-lapse-into verdict about our excitingly styled Bonneville is that the excitement ends as soon as you sidle into the most stylish interiors in the business. That's barely the beginning. Because Bonneville rests on the biggest, smoothest riding wheelbase we make, it handles its grandeur with amazing agility. And its 400-cubic-inch, 340-horsepower V-8 is a hint of the mobile stylishness that awaits you underneath. But of course, we didn't sever Bonneville's ties with opulence entirely.


Bonneville Hardtop Coupé


Bonneville Convertible


Bonneville Hardtop Coupé


Bonneville Hardtop Coupé


Bonneville 4-Door Hardtop

 

Bonneville Brougham

  wb: 124 in. V8 cyl.
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
340 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
400 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
428 cu.in.
375 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
390 h.p.
Hardtop 4 Door Hardtop std opt opt opt
Hardtop Coupé 2 Door Hardtop std opt opt opt
Convertible 2 Door Convertible std opt opt opt

 

Brougham has become known as one of the country's supreme luxury automobiles. From its unabashed lines to its new 340-hp V-8, our Bonneville Brougham is as much a car to be driven as it is one to be admired. Enhancing its driving accomplishments are such standard features as the exceptional riding comfort you get only when you combine the balanced stability of a 124-inch wheelbase and the road-hugging qualities of Wide-Track. To hone its handling even further, you can add our variable-ratio power steering option. And once you're inside Brougham, all the comfort and luxury that's hinted at outside comes on-elegantly.


Convertible


Brougham Hardtop Coupé


Brougham 4-Door Hardtop


Brougham

 

Station Wagons

    wb: R6 cyl.
1-bbl.
250 cu.in.
175 h.p.
R6 cyl.
4-bbl.
250 cu.in.
215 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl.
350 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
350 cu.in.
320 h.p.
V8 cyl.
2-bbl
400 cu.in.
290 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
340 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
4-bbl.
428 cu.in.
375 h.p.
Tempest Custom 4 Door Stn Wgn 116 in. std opt opt opt - - - -
Tempest Safari 4 Door Stn Wgn 116 in. std opt opt opt - - - -
Catalina 4 Door Stn Wgn 6 Psgr 121 in. - - - - std opt opt opt
Catalina 4 Door Stn Wgn 9 Psgr 121 in. - - - - std opt opt opt
Executive Safari 4 Door Stn Wgn 6 Psgr 121 in. - - - - std opt opt opt
Executive Safari 4 Door Stn Wgn 9 Psgr 121 in. - - - - std opt opt opt
Bonneville 4 Door Stn Wgn 121 in. - - - - - std opt opt

 


Executive Safari


Executive 3-Seat Safari


Catalina 2-Seat


Tempest Safari


Executive Safari


Bonneville 3-Seat


Catalina 3-Seat


Tempest Custom

 

Firebird

  wb: 108.1 in. R6 cyl.
ohc
1-bbl
250 cu.in.
comp. 9:1
175 h.p.
R6 cyl.
ohc
4-bbl
250 cu.in.
comp. 10.5:1
215 h.p.
V8 cyl.
ohv
2-bbl
350 cu.in.
comp. 9.2:1
265 h.p.
V8 cyl.
ohv
4-bbl
350 cu.in.
comp. 10.5:1
320 h.p.
V8 cyl.
ohv
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
comp. 10.75:1
330 h.p.
V8 cyl.
ohv
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
comp. 10.75:1
335 h.p.
V8 cyl.
ohv
4-bbl
400 cu.in.
comp. 10.75:1
335 h.p.
Coupé 2 Door Coupé Firebird Sprint 350 HO 400 400 HO Ram Air
Convertible 2 Door Convertible Firebird Sprint 350 HO 400 400 HO Ram Air

 


Firebird 400 Convertible


Firebird Convertible


Firebird 400 Coupé


Firebird Convertible


Firebird Coupé


Firebird Coupé

 

Prototypes

           
           

 


Banshee II

 

Canadian models

           
           

Canada


Grande Parisienne


Grande Parisienne Coupé


Grande Parisienne


Strato Chief Safari