Pontiac’s 1970 Ram Air IV GTO Judge convertibles are so rare that, for any genuine Pontiac enthusiast, seeing one today is an event in itself. Only 17 were built, twelve are known to exist today, and only six were optioned with a 400 Turbo Hydra-Matic transmission. The L76 Ram Air IV engine, which became available in the GTO as a result of GM lifting its corporate ban on 400-plus cubic inch powerplants, is central to the car’s pavement-ripping character. Rated at only 370 horsepower, the Ram Air IV generates almost 450 lb-ft of torque at only 3,000 rpm.
The GTO Judge Ram Air IV presented here has been completely restored to its original configuration, including the unique Atoll Blue finish and matching blue bucket seat interior, which also includes wood trim on the instrument panel and console, an engine-turned switch plate, three-spoke Formula steering wheel, and period correct dealer-supplied floor mats.
One of the rarest Pontiacs ever, this handsome, fully restored GTO Judge convertible has a matching-numbers engine and transmission, comes with a copy of the original Protect-O-Plate, and is documented by the Pontiac Historical Society.