1970 Pontiac GTO – JUDGE “Best of” Tribute
Restoration Began April 2016 - Completed April 2017
This is a Real Deal GTO - as you can see by the first 3 characters of the VIN being 242! Because the car had none of the original drivetrain, I decided to have it finished in Atoll Blue (to be a cousin to my Fathom Blue 1970 Chevelle SS) and added the Judge appearance items. Car was built to spec by a local builder that buys, builds and flips muscle cars as a hobby - his specialty is the GTO. This car has an all NON-Numbers Matching, completely rebuilt drivetrain. The 455 Engine, Muncie M-21 Transmission and 10 Bolt Rear end were all rebuilt and only have the miles I have put on since restoration. The AM Radio is the only thing that doesn't work - and I knew it but never cared since I prefer to listen to the exhaust.
The One Year Frame-Off Restoration began in April 2016 – Started with a rust-free chassis, original rear quarter panels, floors and trunk. Body was chemically stripped of all paint, removed from the Original Frame and sent to the Body Shop in April 2016 with spare frame under it. Restoration was done using rebuilt original parts when ever possible and was completed April 2017. Unlike buying a car freshly restored, the GTO has been driven enough miles to confirm all is well. It truly drives like a new car and goes over the road beautifully, exactly like you would expect a car with only 2,000 miles on it. Car was recently professionally buffed and the paint came out amazing.
Real “242” GTO – VIN: 242370B111189, Born Sierra Yellow (50) with Brown Interior (253)
Complete NON-Original Drivetrain (unsure of what Engine, Transmission and Rear it was born with)
Frame – Sandblasted then covered with epoxy primer and black paint.
Body – Original rear quarter panels; 1 used and 1 aftermarket door, used Endura bumper, used GM rear Spoiler, used tinted glass and stainless trim; and new, aftermarket front fenders and rear chrome bumper.
Paint – Atoll Blue (28) – Base Coat / Clear Coat
Interior - Black Interior (250) – Restored using Legendary Seat Covers and door panels. All original floor pans were coated with Epoxy Primer than covered with Dynamat sound deadener under New carpeting.
Engine – Post-’71 YC 455 Block with 485428 Casting number – Completely rebuilt with Roller Cam - estimated 400hp & 500 tq
Heads – 6X-8 Heads – 1977, larger chambered (than 6X-4)
Intake – RA IV Aluminum, 2-piece
Exhaust – RA Manifolds, 2 1/2” pipes with Flowmaster 40 Mufflers & stock appearing chrome splitter tips.
Transmission – Muncie M-21 - Completely rebuilt
Rear – 10 Bolt with 3.23:1 Auburn Posi Unit – Completely rebuilt
Wheels – 15” Pontiac Rally II 15x7 (Trim Ring Delete – Judge spec)
Tires – BF Goodrich Radial T/A – 245/60R/15
During the restoration, I took over 200 pix (only a few from body shop) and you can see them by cutting and pasting this link in to your browser: here
Copy this link to your browser for a walk around video and you'll hear it run: here
The only reason I am selling is I purchased my dream truck - a 1972 Blazer - so I need the GTO's garage space. Sale will also include the deluxe indoor Custom Car Cover.
I will pick any potential buyer up from my local airport (MHT - Manchester, NH) if you wish to come see/hear/drive the car and will also help the buyer with getting the car shipped ASAP. If you are going to finance the purchase, please have all your approvals prior to purchase - Full Payment due within 3 days.
Title in Hand. You will not be disappointed with this car.
Car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the sale at any time.
Thanks for looking!!

“1 year old Frame-off Restoration (completed 4/17) using as many original or NOS parts as possible. I have put almost 2,000 miles since the restoration and have worked all the restoration bugs out. The car truly drives like new or better - without any rattles or shakes.”
Year: 1970 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 242370B111189
Mileage: 68,116 Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Pontiac Transmission: Manual
Model: GTO Body Type: Coupe
Trim: Judge Tribute Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 455 Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Safety Features: Front Disc Brakes
Fuel Type: Gasoline Exterior Color: Atoll Blue
For Sale By: Private Seller Interior Color: Black