Having cut my Pontiac teeth on a '69 Firebird 350 and a '67 GTO I realized my ultimate "classic" would be a '69 GTO Judge. Not being picky it had to be a 4-speed and have hidden headlights. In the Summer of '86 I was explaining this revelation to fellow POCI member Tony when he told me that one was for sale in the local St. Louis paper! After rocketing home from the club picnic I called on the ad to find out more about the car. The owner explained that it had only 52,000 miles with the original spare and no rust (again this is St. Louis). The asking price was a then-astronomic $6,500. With Restoration Guide in hand and a non-emotional colleague in tow I made my first visit. After seeing the car I knew it would have to be mine. Against everyone's (family, friends, finance company) better judgement I made the deal and never looked back.|
The owner would not certify that the car was a true Judge, so I waited on pins and needles for a copy of the factory invoice to arrive from Pontiac (pre-PHS days). I had done my homework and was rewarded with documentation affirming that this car was indeed the real deal. It was delivered to Dave Mc Cormick Pontiac in Quincy, Illinois. Doing a title search resulted in even more good news with the discovery that I was only the fourth owner, and the car had been in Missouri since first sold.
Although the car was in nice original shape it did have its warts: non-functioning headlight doors (of course), incorrect engine color, dirty engine compartment, dull paint, and torn driver's seat seam among other things. As most of you know, an old car is always a work in process, but most of the glaring problems have been rectified resulting in the car you see in these pictures.
The following is a reproduction of the window sticker. The prices are approximate and differ slightly from the original MSRP of $4,380.70.
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