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Special-order color 1970 GTO Judge

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Thanks to one of the members at Performance Years Pontiac, this ultra-rare 1970 GTO Judge was brought to my attention. The Judge was available in any GTO color plus, come mid-year, Orbit Orange, but this example was painted in Goldenrod Yellow. It was a color available for the Firebird, but an enterprising buyer could shell out $80-100 and order a car in a non-RPO color.

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Since this is a Judge, that means it has stripes. Which stripes would come with this color? Each GTO color had a default stripe combination, so since this is not a color that was part of Pontiac's pairings, it's likely the salesman/woman would need to specify which color stripe; the photos in the Craigslist ad show them to be yellow/red/black. Would be cool with blue/pink/orange stripes, if not yellow/red/blue, right?

Like most Judges, this one is equipped with the M20 wide-ratio four-speed manual hooked up to the Ram Air III 400. Rear gears are mid-range 3.55 with Positraction. A glance inside shows a console and Formula steering wheel. Seller claims that this Judge ". . . runs and drives well, needs some cosmetic resto, but overall is in pretty good shape and all the parts are there (minus the driver side door guard chrome)." Asking price is $65,000.

For that much wampum, a Judge car better be in #1 condition. As it sits, a special-order color is not enough to spend so much more money than the average Judge, especially one in Orbit Orange.

But this ain't the average Judge.

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