This 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Tribute is a true dream muscle car. As you look over all the photos (especially the undercarriage) you're going to see an exceptionally fresh build done right. And when that's wrapped around a big 455 Ram Air motor and fresh A/C interior, you know this is everything you've ever wanted.
This is a real-deal GTO that has been upgraded to the proper look for The Judge. It's all part of a fresh frame-off restoration that invested in quality. It starts up front with the stylish and dent-resistant Endura front bumpers that were exclusive to the GTOs and not shared with any other mid-size Pontiacs in 1970. All of this is set off with the factory-correct Bermuda Blue that looks quite nice thanks to a professional respray. It has the kind of extra gloss and shine that loves to showcase the crisp sheetmetal and terrific body lines. Enthusiasts know The Judge is much more than just getting the highly stylized decals accurate on the fender and the trunk. This package was about adding more street-smart aggression, so getting one of these right includes extras like the wild colored side sunrise stripes and the wide rear spoiler. Plus, twin scoops on the hood for Ram Air are a telltale sign of true Pontiac power. And as you look at the profile, you'll notice classic American Racing Torq Thrust wheels with extra meaty Mickey Thompson rear tires. They deliver a more aggressive attitude without losing the vintage feeling.
Inside, they continued the solid investment when restoring this GTO. That means fresh bucket seats up front that coordinate nicely with the door panels, center armrest, roof, dashboard, and three-spoke sports steering wheel. It delivers a deep and dark atmosphere you'll love in a muscle car. But the interior is not a monochromatic experience. There's wood paneling on the center console and surrounding the gauge cluster. Plus, 1970 was the first year when Pontiac's performance cars would feature a sporty section of machine-turned aluminum trim. They paid attention to details, like a correct AM/FM radio, and while the air conditioning looks factory, it's blowing cold with modern R134a. Looking for the tachometer? It's outside, mounted on the hood. It was a head-up display option for racing, and quite frankly, also just another way for the designers back then to show how they were always thinking about cool showpieces.
There's no replacement for displacement. In 1970 the top motor in a GTO was the optional 455 cubic-inch V8. This one was not only upgraded to that ideal size, but they also really made sure the presentation would impress even the ficklest Pontiac fans. That's why you have the diaphragm to give this a true Ram Air induction. Below that, it wears the correct Pontiac Turquoise paint with pride, and it sports chrome valve covers. There's less than 2,200 on this motor's build, and it has that appearance of absolute freshness. More than just look awesome, it delivers awesome power. That Ram Air option force-feeds the Holley four-barrel carburetor and performance intake. And the X-pipe dual exhaust happily announces your performance with pride. There's even a proper Champion aluminum radiator to help keep it running cool. As you look underneath, there are more thoughtful details. You have the tidy look of a true frame-off restoration, plus there's a tubular A-arm front end, new Energy Suspension bushings, boxed trailing arm rear, and thick sway bars front & rear. Add in a TH400 three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes w/discs up front, and it's easy to show off this muscle machine everywhere.
The sale comes complete with Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) documentation, owner's manual, maintenance records, build receipts, and a restoration photo book. This is the GTO that looks and feels exceptionally solid, so you know it's the one for both show AND go. Call today!!!