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1968 Plymouth Belveder
The 1968 Plymouth Belvedere came close to the end of the life for this model, which Chrysler produced from 1954 to 1970. The first incarnation of the model was the 1951 to 1953 Cranbrook Belvedere. The two-door hardtop came out to compete with the Chevy Bel Air. As was always intended for the Plymouth name, this version of the Cranbrook was a low-cost car. In fact, it was the first, affordable two-door hardtop to come out of Detroit.
1968 Cyclone GT
The 1968 Cyclone GT was one of the top performing muscle cars of the era. It ranks in the top 50 fastest muscle cars of all time on many lists and was a popular name for the Mercury car brand. The division of Ford brought out the Cyclone name in 1964 as the Mercury Comet Cyclone. It kept this naming structure through 1967, after which the Cyclone came into its own.
A special edition model, the 1968 Hurst/Olds represented the best in performance that the Oldsmobile name had to offer. To understand what the 1968 Hurst/Olds was, you have to go back to the origins of the Oldsmobile 442. The Olds muscle car came out in 1964, initially as an option on the Cutlass and the F085. The number referred to the four-barrel carburetor, the four-speed manual transmission, and the two exhaust pipes. From 1968 to 1971, the 442 was a model of its own, and in 1972 it became an option again, through the early 1990s.
The 1968 Firebird was just the second entry in Pontiac’s pony car line. Begun in 1967, the Firebird models have been popular with buyers and collectors for decades for their good looks, classic styling, performance-oriented features, and option packages, like the Trans Am. Sharing its platform with the Chevy Camaro, the Firebird at its introduction competed with the Mercury Cougar, and of course the pony car that started it all, the Ford Mustang.
The 1968 Biscayne was the low-end model in Chevrolet’s line up of full-sized cars. GM manufactured the Biscaynes from 1958 to 1972. Only in the first year was there a lower-priced large car in the Chevrolet brand, the Delray.
Originally the Biscayne offered up two versions, the pillared two-door or four-door sedan. The 1968 Biscayne also came in a wagon format. Although the 1968 Biscayne and the other model years for this Chevrolet were largely intended for the fleet market and for use by small businesses, the general public could also purchase them. They appealed to anyone who wanted an inexpensive car with plenty of room and didn’t care about frills and extras. The Biscayne was a car that would get you from A to B and not a whole lot else.
1968 SS Camaro: One of the most iconic of American muscle cars, the Chevy Camaro arrived on the scene in 1967, ready to go head to head with Ford’s Mustang. As part of the first generation, the 1968 SS Camaro was a refined and powerful version of Chevy’s newest muscle. Several upgrades and newer design elements improved upon the ’67 car.