The real 69' GTO Judge

Jim brings out the restored Ram Air 4 Judge!

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1969 Pontiac GTO 400 V8 4 BBL Four-Speed
I thought you might like a look at this really slick 1969 Pontiac GTO. It was a nice day, so we even got it out for a little drive. It's powered by the original, numbers-matching, 400 V8. The engine was recently rebuilt and upgraded with forged pistons and a set of roller rockers. All that power is being sent through a Muncie four-speed, back to a 10 bolt rear with 3.55 gears and posi. This car underwent a complete, frame-off restoration and it shows. This thing is a real beauty from any angle. It's painted in Liberty Blue, it's riding on PMD rally wheels, and they've added the decal kit from "The Judge". I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look! For more info, check out their website at: The first background track is The Descent, by Kevin MacLeod of It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. It can be downloaded from: The last backround track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw of It too is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. It can be downloaded from:

Jim Wangers, Godfather of the GTO
Jim Wangers talks with Lance Lambert on the Vintage Vehicle Show ( Among other things he shows his Judge and tells how the Judge was named. Taped at the All Pontiac Show-N-Shine in Laguna Hills, CA.

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Rev Up Motors For Sale
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Rev Up Motors For Sale

69 GTO Judge Drag Car Pictures & Video
This is the GTO I built and raced between 1984 and 1992. Anyone know where it is? I sold it to a guy in Memphis TN when it got to the point that you couldn't be competitive without a trans break and delay box. The picture of the baby blue 68 Tempest is how it was when I bought it from a guy named Lowel in central FL. The Dorn Brothers in Sanford did the body work and awesome Orbit Orange paint. Ken Wells built the TH400. I built the engine and rear end etc. The car weighed 3500 lbs with driver. Best ET/Speed: 1/4 mile 10.36/132mph, 1/8 mile (set up for the 1/4) 6.55/103mph, 1.48 sec. 60 foot. This is the first and only Pontiac I ever built. It was a stock bore and stroke 455 with cast rods and crank. "62" D-port heads, measured 11.2:1 compression ratio using TRW forged flat top pistions. Torquer intake, 850 Holley. Crower mechanical cam. TCI 5000 stall 8" converter. 9" Ford with 4.10 gears, Strange spool and axels. Shifts were at 5500 rpms and it went through the 1/4 mile traps at 6200 rpms. The rear tires were 14 x 33 MT (I hated the MT's, Firestones and Goodyears hooked better). I fabricated the headers from a Headman Hustler (flat collector) kit and they were worth .2 sec off the ET. The first time out, I had $5000 in the car and ran in the 10's off the trailer with a Quadrajet. By the time I sold it, I had better than twice the money in it and had tuned 6/10th off the ET. I raced it all over FL, GA and TN and had only good times with great friends. Like they say, a bad day at the track is better than a good day at work. Hopefully I'll find some of the in car videos from Memphis where it carried the front tires 3" in the air, 6 feet out, remember, this was old school, foot breaking it.