1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Tribute
It's time to make others green with envy as this triple-green 1970 Pontiac is a real-deal GTO upgraded with a big 455 V8, four-on-the-floor, and a tribute to The Judge. Keeping a real-deal GTO looking right is no easy task. For starters, the stylish and dent-resistant Endura front bumpers were exclusive to the GTOs and not shared with any other mid-size Pontiacs in 1970. The functional dual-scoop Ram Air hood is another unmistakable icon of this muscle car. All of this is set off with the factory-correct Palisade Green that looks quite nice thanks to a professional respray sometime within it's life. When showing up or showing off, enthusiasts know The Judge is much more than just getting the highly stylized name decals accurate. This package was about adding more street-smart aggression, so getting one of these right includes extras like the large rear spoiler and the multi-colored stripes that showcase the sporty flare of the fenders. And this one has a particular look of premium added in that you see everywhere from the green vinyl roof to the mirror-like quality of the form-fitting rear bumper. Plus, the Rally II wheels are a hallmark of these muscle cars because they have a stylistic flair with the PMD (Pontiac Motor Division) center cap that gives them a hint of industrial seductiveness. The green interior completes the unique triple green package (exterior, roof, and interior.) In fact, this feels like a very natural experience inside with the wood-like dash combined with the deep shades of green on the bucket seats, door panels, upper dash, and center console. Plus, 1970 was the first year when Pontiac's performance cars would feature a sporty section of machine-turned aluminum trim. So this one feels authentic, right down to the AM/FM radio that's still on display. 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. This tach goes particularly well with the Hurst shifter. 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. This accurate setup, and the way it runs, reaffirms that there has been a solid investment in this coupe. That Ram Air option force-feeds the four-barrel carburetor for extra power, and the dual exhaust happily announces your performance with pride. In fact, you have complete control over this big V8 and its thunderous soundtrack thanks to the close-ratio Muncie M21 close-ratio four-speed manual transmission. Plus, with power steering, sway bars front & rear, and wide BF Goodrich T/As, you'll get to fully enjoy this big power GTO to its fullest. The sale comes complete with the original warranty card, owner's manual, reproduction buildsheet, and Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) documentation. This is one mean green machine, so if you're looking for powerful distinction, call today!