John’s 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge

The GTO Judge is one of those iconic muscle cars that everyone knows about and many people dream of owning. There weren’t many made the year the Judge was introduced, so they are the most desirable and valuable. We recently featured one that Alan F found, that has a tree growing out of it. Well John B recently told me about his ’69 Judge and I told him had to send me some photos! Well he sent me some photos and it appears his car was quite the find! Here is what he has to say about it. From John B – Here are some before/after photos of my ’69 Judge. I found my car in Petaluma, Ca in 1993 parked in front of a barn on a horse ranch. It had been there since 1982…Car retains it’s original black plates. Also all of it’s original sheet metal (including trunk and floors)…no rust!! The running gear (engine, trans and rear) are also all original. This is a Ram Air III, 4sp car…fully documented and in the ’69 Judge registry.

Pontiac GTO JudgePontiac Judge 400 V8

It looks like John has his Judge back in tip top shape and I bet it’s a blast to drive! I wish him the best and want to thank him for sharing his Judge with us! If you have a classic or muscle car that you’ve resurrected, we would love to see before and after photos.


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  1. sir mike

    great job John….drive safely and enjoy.

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  2. Alanjnc

    Great find John. I always love the stories associated with why they just got parked one day And never moved again.
    Tomorrow morning I recover mine around 9 AM. I’ve almost chewed my fingernails off over the last few weeks waiting to recover it!
    PS, I noticed you did not save the fog lights! LOL

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  3. Barzini

    It’s fun to see the before and after pictures of restorations. It gives me a better appreciation of the skill and effort that is takes to pull this off.

  4. Stephen

    Yeah, every once in a great while you hear about these once in a lifetime finds…

    Like the widder woman who’s selling her late husband’s old car. She never understood what he saw in that old thing with that long, droopy nose and that ugly wing in the back…

  5. jim s

    i looks at yours and then the one on the right side of the page with the tree. i hope someone save it also. great job on yours. must be fun to drive. do you show it at events? thanks for sharing.

  6. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    dang a 4 speed….kinda also rare…..and fun…..!

  7. JW

    Nice find, I never run across these kind of deals, Jealous yes but happy for you and glad you got the Judge back on the road.

  8. Mike L.

    The original picture brings back fond memories, bolt on chrome fog lights and the ever needed Radio Shack Am/FM Converter! I even put in my own 8 Track Player and of course big box house speakers! The 8 track was mounted on the tranny hump and the back seat was full of those box speakers! My fog lights had yellow lenses! That car was my beloved 4 Door 1967 Ford Galaxy 500 with the 289 auto, and since this car was located in Massachusetts, I had to have the frame rails welded a couple of times to keep it on the road! Sorry I got long winded and off subject but those fog lights pulled me back to my teen years in the 1970’s!

  9. Chebby

    Yeah Mike! That was my 1975 Duster as well….not quite so beloved but it was what I had at the time. I put yellow fog lights on it as well as the finest Audiovox package stereo system that came with an autoreverse cassette deck, separate graphic equalizer and crappy front-door speakers that I built floor boxes for, and augmented with beefy Teac mini house speakers in the back. I guess it sounded good at the time! All those minor mods because I really didnt know how to do anything else with cars….

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