Frame Up Restored GTO Judge 400 Ram Air III V8 4 Speed
- Numbers matching drivetrain
- Pepper Green / Sandalwood
- L74 400 cid/365hp V8
- Muncie M21 4-speed
- 10-bolt / 3.90 gears
- Ram Air hood
- Original paperwork
Ask anyone to list their favorite muscle cars and a car like this freshly restored real deal 1970 GTO Judge is usually in the top three answers. Equipped with a fully rebuilt numbers matching drivetrain and sprayed in a correct, highly desirable color combination, it wraps a fire-breathing Pontiac V8 and a rock solid 4-speed transmission in enough outstanding eyeball appeal to create what might be the ultimate muscle car. And as one of only 442 GTO Judges produced in Canada for the 1970 model year, it's a rare example of one of the most desirable classic cars on the market. If you're the kind of car buff who likes to win trophies, turn heads everywhere you go, and tear up a little pavement now and then, this fire breathing Judge was built for you!
Before we go any further, I'll go ahead and break down some numbers for you.
* 70 – 1970 model year
* 24237 – 2: Pontiac, 42: GTO and Judge, 37: 2-door hardtop
* OS – Assembled at GMs Oshawa, Ontario facility
* 628275 – Sequence number
* 257 – Sandalwood interior
* 48 – Pepper Green lower paint
* 48 – Pepper Green upper paint
* 6B – Assembled during the second week of June, 1970
* WT1 – Judge option
* D80 – Rear auxiliary panel and valence (rear spoiler)
* M21 – Muncie close ratio 4-speed transmission
* D55 – Front compartment floor console
Included with the sale is GM Canada documentation which, along with a complete breakdown of the cars basic production codes, lists the following options:
* AK1: Deluxe seatbelts and shoulder harness
* A39: Deluxe seatbelts front and rear
* A85: Deluxe front seat shoulder harness
* D55: Front compartment floor console
* D80: Rear auxiliary panel and valence (rear spoiler)
* GU8: 3.90 rear axle
* G83: Special order Safe-T-Track Posi-traction
* JL2: Front single piston caliper disc brakes
* J50: Vacuum power brakes
* L74: Ram Air III V8 engine
* M21: 4-speed close ratio manual transmission
* N41: Variable ratio power steering
* N98: Argent Silver Rally II wheels with trim rings
* PK5: G70x14 white letter tires
* T42: Ram Air hood inlet
* U63: AM pushbutton radio
* U76: Windshield antenna
* V01: Heavy duty radiator
* WT1: Judge Option
* ---Ram Air III L74 V8 engine
* ---Cable controlled T42 Ram Air hood inlet
* ---3-speed heavy duty floor shifter with Hurst 'T' bar
* ---Wide Oval G70x14 black wall tires
* ---N98 Rally II wheels
* ---Blacked out grille
* ---Rear air foil
* ---Vinyl striping
* ---Specific identification decals
* ---Specific rear deck torque rods
* ---Y96 ride and handling suspension must be ordered
* W84: Additional fuel for delivery
* Y96: Handling package
* Z49: Mandatory Canadian base equipment modifications
The beneficiary of a highly detailed, frame off restoration which was completed in May of 2010, this clean Canadian GTO wears a correct coat of GM code 48 Pepper Green paint under vibrant yellow, white and green Judge decals. Sight down the sides of its spectacular body and you'll find straight panels which display better than factory fit, and solid doors which open and close effortlessly. On top of those panels, a deep and rich two-stage finish has been sanded and buffed to an eye-popping shine and displays no sign of orange peel, waviness or any major defects anywhere. With a super crisp body and fantastic wet-look paint, this show stopping GTO is about a zillion times nicer than when it originally rolled off GMs Oshawa, Ontario assembly line. Today, it displays an outstanding appearance which turns heads on every street corner and perfectly complements its rare and valuable collector car status.
At the front of the car, Pontiac's highly renowned body-matched Endura front bumper houses narrowed stainless trimmed twin grilles and a pristine white inlayed “GTO” emblem between four correct, chrome seated T3 headlights. Below those headlights, the cars curved front valence holds more showroom quality stainless trim above a black chin spoiler and clear, ornate parking lights. Above those headlights, a correct, fully functional Ram Air hood incorporates satin black Pontiac 'twin nostrils' in front of hidden windshield wipers and like-new glass that's surrounded by excellent looking stainless trim. At the sides of the car, expressive 'coke bottle' fenders are highlighted by dent free stainless wheel well trim and rocker moldings that add just the right amount of flash to the deep green paint. On the car's front fenders, correct “The Judge” decals perfectly match the cars vivid yellow, white and green fender brows, and on the doors, traditional chrome GM door handles sit below a pristine chrome driver's side mirror. At the back of the car, a massive GTO decklid spoiler floats above another “The Judge” decal which is branded on the passenger's side of the trunk lid. And below that trunk, a show-worthy, body width chrome bumper hangs showroom fresh tail lights above great looking, quad outlet stainless exhaust tips.
Pop the hood on this awesome Judge and you'll find an original, numbers matching Pontiac WS 400 which turns stout 10.8 to 1 compression into 365 horsepower and 455 lb./ft. of torque! Completely rebuilt to factory specifications, this performance bred V8 features open chamber heads, bigger valves, a hotter cam, a cast crank and cast rods to provide legendary Pontiac performance. At the top of the motor, a correct, fully functioning Ram Air system forces air into a satin black air cleaner and '69 model 4-barrel Carter carburetor. At the back of the motor, a correct points distributor sends power though correct reproduction Packard wires that snake around original, fully restored cast iron exhaust manifolds. At the front of the motor, a correct heavy duty radiator holds a correct fan shroud between reproduction GM hoses with correct tower clamps and a correct seven blade fan. Aesthetically, the engine bay is fully sorted and completed to a high level of detail. The fenders, firewall and hood are covered in a smooth coat of GM satin black paint, and details such as a correct yellow carburetor spring, correct chrome valve covers, correct heat shields, correct decals and a reproduction Delco battery can be found in all the right places. The big Pontiac block displays a slick new coat of turquoise paint from its intake to its oil pan and fires up easily, idles well, and pulls just hard as you would expect an essentially new GTO engine to pull.
Take one look underneath this car and you'll really begin to appreciate what a high quality restoration looks like. Spotless satin black floor pans sit above a super clean frame that is held together with new stainless hardware. Traveling up and down the floorpan is new stainless fuel and brake lines that run to either a new stainless fuel tank or correct power front disc and power rear drum brakes. In the middle of the chassis a tough Muncie M21 close ratio 4-speed sends power through a new driveshaft to a fully restored 10 bolt Safe-T-Track rear end with correct 3.90 gears. The cars original double A-arm front and four link rear suspension has been completely restored to factory specifications and features correct variable ratio power steering, correct new shocks and correct GTO anti-roll bars. New bushings and body mounts give the car a showroom slick ride, and a fresh mandrel bent true dual exhaust system incorporates chambered factory replacement mufflers to produce a classic sound that makes you feel like its 1970 all over again. At the corners of the car, black and silver 14 inch Pontiac Rally II wheels wear reproduction G70x14 Firestone Wide Oval tires and feature cool red lettered “PMD” center caps that are mounted in the middle of new chrome lug nuts.
Inside this killer Judge you'll find a great looking correct GM code 257 Sandalwood vinyl interior which contrasts nicely against the cars Pepper Green exterior paint. In front of the driver, a straight and crack-free Sandalwood dash wears awesome looking engine turned silver trim below bright wood applique and original gauges. At the bottom of that dash, you'll find a knob to actuate the cars Ram Air system; in the middle of that dash, you'll find a correct Delco AM radio; and on the passenger's side of that dash, you'll find a correct “The Judge” emblem which features a signature Orbit Orange outline. At the center of the car, a correct Sandalwood console holds a chrome Hurst shifter and Hurst T-Handle shift knob between fully restored and stainless trimmed Sandalwood vinyl bucket seats. At the sides of those seats, good looking Sandalwood door panels which are set of by correct stainless trim and correct red inlayed, satin finished “GTO” emblems, feature new chrome handles for both the doors and windows. Below those seats, fresh custom carpet runs from under the chrome trimmed foot pedals to the plush rear seat. And in front of those seats, a correct deluxe steering wheel features a correct satin finished Pontiac arrowhead. Completely sorted from its dash to its fully restored trunk, this unbeatable interior/exterior color combination will be drawing fans as soon as it backs out of your garage!
Documentation for this sale includes an original owner's manual, the cars official General Motors Canada paperwork, a reproduction Pontiac Historical Services window sticker and a stack of restoration receipts.
This 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge is a top-notch car which features a professional restoration, a very desirable color combination and an original numbers matching powertrain all at an extremely competitive price. Fully sorted and ready to go, it looks like a million bucks powering down the street and will rack up fans and trophies at any car show you attend. If you've been looking for the ultimate muscle car that has the total package, your search is over.