Fitting Tribute: 1972 Pontiac Le Mans GTO Judge

This Pontiac Le Mans GTO Judge tribute is an extremely attractive car which is listed for sale here on Craigslist. Located in Litchfield, Connecticut, it comes with a clean title. The seller has listed this Pontiac with an asking price of $14,900.

The seller states that this is a driver quality car and not a show car. He states that the body is solid with no rust in the floors, frame or trunk. There are a couple of bubbles in the front of the hood, but overall it seems to be in nice condition. The Judge striping certainly set off well against the paintwork on this car. The seller also provides this YouTube video which provides a walk-around of the car and allows us to hear the engine running.

The interior presents really nicely. The dash appears to be in good condition. The back seat is original and there may be some staining of the white vinyl, while there are also some wrinkles in the door trims. The headliner looks to be in good condition, while the front seat covers and the carpet are both new.

Under the hood is a 455ci V8 mated to a 4-speed transmission. The car sports a new clutch, while the engine has been given a wake-up with the addition of an Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley double pumper carburetor and HEI ignition. The car also has power steering fitted. As with virtually everything else on this Pontiac it all appears to be nice and clean under here.

This Pontiac is a nicely executed Judge tribute. It certainly appears to be a solid car in great condition. The beauty of this car is that it is a driver car, not a car that is likely to finish up locked away in a garage or spending its life stuck in a museum. What this car is all about is getting into and driving an older car with a big block engine and just enjoying the experience.

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Comments

  1. Matt steele

    I like it a lot..price not entirely ridiculous

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  2. UK Paul 🇬🇧

    Yes, I am a fan. If i had the spare💰 i would pull the trigger.

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  3. poseur Member

    Are you kidding me?!
    Under $15k ask?!

    Somebody jump on this immediately or regret it for the rest of your life.

    yeah, i know it’s not a real one, but c’mon, how much more fun could you have driving a real one than this very passable clone?

    (personally, i’d have way less fun in a real one, worried about scratches & dings every time it got parked)

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  4. Jimmy

    This is a real steal IMHO, a reasonable nice driver quality car. Too bad it’s too far away from me.

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    • Gerry

      Delta is ready when you are. Lol

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  5. Steve huffman

    Nice work. However there were no true 1972 Judges.

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  6. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Really really well executed. Great price too. 455 4 speed? I’d go through tires a few times a year

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  7. Southbound

    Its not a BIG block. Its a Pontiac 455 maybe. Pontiac did not have big and small block engines like Chevy, Olds and Buick did.

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  8. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Not for me, but for the money, I think it is a deal!

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  9. Steve

    I would have to put a 1970 nose and hood on it but thats just me.

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  10. Larry q

    Sooo a 455 ci Pontiac is not a big block??? Uhhh that means that a 454 bowtie is a small block???

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    • Bingo Hall

      Pontiac did not have big and small block engines.

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    • Steve

      Pontiac V8 engines from the original 287 in 1955 up to the 455 were all the same basic block architecture, similar weight, and will interchange.

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  11. 433jeff

    Wow i think its a great deal, hold your breath count to 5 , someone will beat him down a few grand and it will resurface for 19999, and then we will go , yea nice car!

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  12. tom

    “He states…no rust in the floors, frame or trunk.” How about the body?

    Agree with the others though, priced right, but why clone it, a 455 4sp LeMans is probably just as rare!

  13. Fiete T.

    Not real? No cares…fun driver/mod-able, price (if no hidden issues) is good.

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  14. Skippy

    I’m sure this car has appeal to a lot of people who can’t afford the real GTO, but lately, I’ve seen some real GTOs go for around $20k including one ’72 convertible. When enthusiasts see top-tier muscle cars, they typically ask 3 things: What year? Did you restore it? And, is it real? I prefer to be able to answer the last two questions with “yes”.

    • Steve

      Regarding that ’72 GTO convertible, I can answer that “Is it real?” question: “NO”
      There were no ’72 GTO convertibles. A LeMans Sport convertible, yes, but not with the GTO option. There are certainly several created one-of-none versions out there, but none came from Pontiac.

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  15. Skippy

    I was mistaken, it was a ’70 convertible. Sold on BAT earlier this month for $20k. It was a real GTO but not 100% original.
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-pontiac-gto-5/

    • Steve

      Got it. Thanks for the clarification.
      Looks like a nice driver. Just peel off all those stripes and it is good to go.
      The ’70 is my favorite convertible GTO.

  16. sluggo

    *IF* the car is as nice as it appears, Then $15k is a steal. I have a friend who is looking to get his muscle car painted and he is getting quotes at around $10k to $15k.
    Who cares if its all original or a concours resto? Good luck finding one at 2x the price. These were cool cars and somebody did a great job building a nice tribute car. Drive it like you stole it.
    Unless you got a barn full of parts and a good donor car for free,, would be hard to build one for this price.

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  17. Joe

    The only “small block” Pontiac was the 4.9 Litre. It was physically smaller but same design. No parts would interchange with the 301 v8 of the late 70’s and early 80’s

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