History Purchased this original west coast car on March of 2001. Sat in my garage (Los Angeles, California) until I moved to Minnesota back in 2007. The frame off restoration was done by a well known company here in MN. Started in 2/2008 and finished the frame off restoration on 8/2009. Car has been a great reliable driver ever since! Body and paint: Aftermarket (original replacement) working hood tachometer. All original metal parts with the exception of the trunk lid. Purchased an original replacement trunk lid during the restoration. Rear "judge" fin is an aftermarket period correct, not original with this car. Working vacuum head-a-way headlights are originally from 69 but added during the restoration, not original with this car. The original paint color was Verdoro green, the current color is an ACI Blue wave metallic with a purple pearl. Original rims with aftermarket different front and rear size tires. Front windshield has an early 70's Southern California "AAA" sticker, all the way around original glass. Frame/Suspension: Original frame and suspension, media blasted and painted. All rubber items (grummets, bushing, mounts and so on) were replaced with original high performance replacements. Front springs were cut (1 row) to lower the car. Aftermarket brake booster, front disc and rear drum brakes. Drive train: Back in 5/2003 by Power Sport in Los Angeles, CA oEngine Hot tanked, bored, new CAM (ISKY-901271) and assembled. oHeads Surfaced, Liners, all valves and seals and freeze plugs Back in 4/2008 by Competition Engines in Eagan, MN oEngine went through another re-assemble and dyno before transplant "370HP/410 pounds-feet of Torque". oOriginal 400 turbo automatic 4 speed transmission, hot tanked, checked and reassembled. oRear-end was hot tanked, checked and reassembled. Original 400 block with original heads. Aftermarket headers , original exhaust manifolds come with the car. I did replace the original intake with an Edelbrock performer RPM. Also a Holley performance 670 CFM street avenger carburetor is currently on the car. Aftermarket chrome valve covers, oil pan and air cleaner. Had 78.6K at the time of the appraisal after the restoration, 83.2K current miles on the car. Electric MSD ignition. Original radiator Interior: Factor original power windows Original dash (pad over original), original gauges all work with the exception of the clock. Original steering column and none cracked but faded steering wheel. Turn signal arm needs some work. Original front bucket and rear seat frames, all new factor period correct black interior. Car is setup for Air conditioning, no original compressor and bracket. Aftermarket radio and speakers. For more information call 612 290 9299 for more info.
The Pick of the Day is the midsize car credited with launching the muscle-car performance wars of the 1960s
This is the ninth vehicle in the 30-day Countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s 47th annual Scottsdale auction.
This 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge convertible was originally built at the Baltimore Plant and shipped April 22, 1969, to Bowan McLean Motorcar Company in Vancouver, British Columbia.
About 700 collector cars are expected at the Kansas City Convention Center for Mecum Auctions’ final sale of the year December 1-3.
The GTO nameplate began life on a Ferrari.
With the start of August a few days away, I cringe at the thought of endless Arizona summer days with temperatures hot enough to bake cookies inside your car.
‘You will definitely stand out in the sea of Camaros and Mustangs with this GTO,” the seller of the Pick of the Day promises.
In 1963, Pontiac Motor Division general manager Pete Estes and chief engineer John DeLorean sat down with the division’s sales manager, to discuss their new 1964 GTO muscle car.