The seller of this 1969 Pontiac GTO thinks it was turned into a “The Judge” clone at some point. I think it’s great that they have made it clear that it isn’t a Judge (the PHS documentation is included). It’s listed for sale here on eBay and is located in Northwood, New Hampshire. Current bidding hasn’t made it to $3,500 yet, but of course the reserve isn’t met at that point.
This car looks basically solid at first glance, but a closer look shows that the sills have already been replaced. The seller states that they started restoring the car a year ago and have installed new floors and new rear quarter panels. The trunk floor is said to be both “great” and original, although the trunk lid is not as good. There is another one that the seller will swap it out for, however. You can see the Liberty Blue the car was originally around the nose.
I’m encouraged by the relatively solid trunk lid (yes I see the rust, but it’s not too bad) because if the seller plans to replace it, the rest of the car must be pretty intact as well.
While this is a later 400, it runs “great” and is backed by a new clutch, pressure plate and release bearing and a four speed transmission. The seller tells us the car is “99% complete.”
Based on the interior pictures, I’m guessing the majority of that missing 1% is in the interior. The nice thing is that everything necessary for a restoration, if that’s what you want to do, is available from several reproduction parts suppliers. Would you restore this car, or turn it into a Judge clone again?
Although we can tell from this shot that the sills have been replaced, the overall frame and underside condition looks pretty darned good. I think this is a great project for someone, especially if you are wanting a driver rather than a show car. What do you readers think?