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Here Comes Da’ Judge! 1970 GTO Survivor


With only 32,965 original documented miles and a great specification including Ram Air III induction, this always garaged survivor looks terrific! There are plenty of details in the auction listing here on eBay. The buy it now is pretty steep, but the auction bidding looks more reasonable. This car was found by our very own Jesse–thanks!


By 1970, the Judge was well-established as the king of the GTO lineup. However, only 3,797 Judges were sold out of a total of 40,149 GTOs. Perhaps that had to do with the loud graphics, but also because it was a fairly expensive package. This car is still wearing almost all it’s original white paint. The right rear quarter panel and driver’s door were repainted at some point. There are cracks in some of the finish, but with it having been garaged since new and state registrations and PHS documentation to affirm the seller’s claims, I think it’s worth looking over!


Here’s a closeup of some of the cracks the seller tells us about. Honestly, that’s not very bad considering how original the car is; I could live with these for a long time.


As you might expect, the interior looks the part as well, with it looking both beautiful and original. Yes, it’s an automatic and not a four speed, but honestly, in a car this nice I can overlook it. I certainly wouldn’t change it considering how original this Judge is!


A big part of the Judge was always the powerful engines, and this one is no exception with the Ram Air III induction. All 1970 Judges were fitted with at least the Ram Air III, which on the 400 V8 this car is equipped with was rated at 366 horsepower. Wow! The seller is even including three of the original tires as well as the spare!

This is a rare opportunity to obtain a nice looking, very original and powerful muscle car without going into the 6-digit dollars that you see frequently now. I know it’s not inexpensive, but good cars rarely are. I read the other day that the average new car in the USA is going for more than $30,000 now. I’d pay a little more to get this car, wouldn’t you?


  1. Kincer Dave

    Always liked this year Judge, looks great in this color combo as well!

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  2. Jeff K.

    I’m not the world’s biggest Pontiac fan, but I love the Judge!!! Agreed Dave………this has got to be my favorite year as well. This is some great eye candy to break my boring day up with!!! Thanks for posting and the find Jesse!!

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  3. Vegas vic

    Home run of a car!
    Great find
    GTO so spectacular

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  4. Van

    Ram air 3 is the engine, cold air intake is something else.
    RA3 has bigger exhaust manifolds, and four bolt mains.
    I’ll take RA3 Exhaust manifolds over headers every day.
    The Ram air 4 had bigger heads with larger runners an round port cast manifolds, different rocker arms and a huge cam.
    If you compare the two on specs alone you know poncho was lyin, 4 horses more.
    And my grandma was Betsy Ross.

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  5. Mike

    All I can say is WOW!!!!
    Always wanted a Judge, I have had GTO’s but never a Judge!!!!

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  6. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Sock it to me!

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  7. JW

    Being a GTO nut and owning a 65 / 2 67’s / a 70 I like the power of the Judge but hated the colored neoprene goofy bumpers. My 70’s cracked and paint chipped off so I pulled the 400 and stuck it in one of my 67’s. I’m a chrome bumper guy period.

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    • Van

      If I won the lottery
      1970 Judge convertible
      every option. 455 HO
      In 70 the 455 HO was more like the RA3.

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    The cracking paint would be a concern for me. If the quarter and door were repainted there was a reason to do it. Most likely the car received some body damage. The question is how bad was the damage. This cracking could be the result of body filler cracking which in turn has cracked the paint. It could also be that the repaint was done when the car was not very old and the repair was done using lacquer paint. Either way an in person inspection should be done to determine the real condition of this area.

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