This is a beautiful 1971 Pontiac GTO modified both mechanically
and cosmetically. This car is a true GTO. One owner built the
engine to run fast and the next owner invested a small fortune to
make it appear as a Judge. I have pictures showing body restoration
and documentation from both owners over the years going back to
2003. Body work is the most expensive part of any restoration
project and this needs nothing in that area. I have owned it for
4 years keeping it garaged with limited travel, mostly to
To the best of my knowledge the 400 CI engine/drive train has been modified with the following; Edelbrock intake, Edelbrock 750 CFM 4 BBL Q-Jet carb, non-stock HEI ignition (may be Pertronix), roller rockers, RA IV type camshaft, chrome valve covers, 2½" Flowmaster exhaust, and more. The TH400 transmission has a shift kit and is equipped with a 2500 RPM stall torque converter. The engine mods on paper calculated to produce 380 HP and 440 FT LB of torque output by the person who built the engine. Heads show a 1973 casting number so I do not believe this is numbers-matching. Rear end is a Posi-Trac.
More documentation includes PHS docs with copy of window sticker, pictures showing a detailed transformation to the beautiful Judge tribute you see today. While it was assembled in California it first sold in Idaho. Then I can trace it to Washington state and finally to Illinois where the bodywork and paint were completed. An additional touch is the restored 14" honeycomb wheels which are clear coat protected for lasting appearance. Yes, I know the honeycomb wheels were more popular on Firebirds and Trans Am but they look great and you could have had the Pontiac dealer put them on in the day. The cars finish is rich and nearly flawless as shown in the photos in this ad.
As of Feb. 2017, Hagerty valuations put a true #2 to #3 Judge at $118000-77500 or a #2 base GTO at $35400. Look at the pictures closely and see if you agree the price is fair. For the price you get a beautiful appearing GTO in a world of few available Judges.
Cash is preferred but I may consider partial trades, but my interest is in brands no longer made (Pontiac, Plymouth, AMC, Mercury, etc.) in particular the 60-62 Plymouth Valiant. I am not looking for a project car though.