Tuesday, January 18, 2022

1970 Pontiac GTO Judge -$86k

Frame off restoration. Y96 handling package. 400 CI L74 Ram Air 3 V-8 engine. M20 4-speed manual transmission. 67,196 miles. WT1- The Judge Ram Air package. Of the 40,149, GTOs built in 1970, just 3,797 were ordered with the Judge trim level. The Ram Air III engine was standard on the judge although the Ram Air IV and a 7.5l big block was also available.
The Ram Air III was conservately rated at 366 hp and 445 pound-feet of torque. 400 bhp would be a much better guess. Suspension was independent up front with a solid axle at the rear. New for 1970 was anti-roll bars at both ends to minimize the car’s tendency to roll through corners. The car's 58/42 weight distribution was still prone to understeer.
When new, the GTO had a base MSRP of about $23,500. Hagerty values a top tier 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge around $120k.
This example appeared at Mecum.