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69 Judge project. Pic #3. Another shot of this engine CLICK->
69 Judge project. Pic #4. Don't get any oil on that nice driveway. CLICK->
William Jordan in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (firstname.lastname@example.org) sent this photo of a "distressed" GTO. He tells the story best: "I came across this car a few years back in Sandy Island, South Carolina. Sandy Island is an inland island surrounded by freshwater marsh about 40 miles south of Myrtle Beach. It has no vehicle access (residents park at the end of the road and use canoes and small boats to float to their homes on the island) and is residence to a handfull of descendents of freed slave families. The only way to get there is at the end of a long dirt pathway and this Judge was sitting all by itself off to the right on another even more desolate path.
The car itself was in pretty good conidton for being a junkyard goat. It is missing the engine and transmission, but the Ram Air hood scoops and underhood pan were still there. The interior was rough, but the panels and dash looked nice. It was missing the Judge logo on the dash
though. The body was not too shabby considering everything. Not a lot of rust, had a dent in the passenger's door. The hidden headlight covers were in the backseat. The best thing was it had a power antenna on the rear quarter that looked great. It was a real Judge. I am fairly certain it is the original decal and paint from 1969. I do not remember the VIN but it started with the 242 just like it was supposed to. I left a note for the owner to give me a call about the car (you can see it on the windshield in the photo) and did not hear anything for about a week or so. Then one night about 1 am I got a call from a man speaking half in English and half in Gullah (Gullah is a localized black dialect) who said he was the owner and would sell the car for $15,000. I felt I had to pass! About a month later I was down that way and popped over to see the Judge. It was gone. I don't know if someone worked a deal to buy it or it was stolen for parts. CLICK->
This is a vintage crash picture from (email@example.com). It is his first 69 GTO Judge convertible which wrecked when the tie rod broke rounding a curve back in 1973 while driving home from working late night at the Purple Martin Gas Station. He went over a very steep wooded hillside, sheering several trees. He walked away from the crash without a scratch thanks to the great engineering of the GTO and rubber front bumper. He paid $650.00 for the car from a used
car dealer in Pittsburgh. It needed engine work - "timing chain".
Steve has this 1969 Judge and is restoring it. Hopefully, he will keep us updated on his progress. CLICK->
Here's a picture sent in from Marty Waddell. Marry comments, "I have admired your site for sometime now. Thought I would send a picture of the 69 Judge I purchased last fall. It is fully documented and I have all the build sheets and titles since the car was bought new. Currently it has an incorrect 67 389 in it but I have the ram air 400 ready to be rebuilt and go in. I was hoping this
would be a 2 yr project but it seems like it will stretch into 3." CLICK->
1969 black Judge hardtop with a black vinyl top at a car show in Watertown Wisconsin. CLICK->
This is a highly modified yellow 1969 Judge. The owner is Julian Sanchez from Texas. CLICK->
Engine view of Julian's yellow 1969 Judge. CLICK->
Left rear view of Julian's yellow 1969 Judge at a show. CLICK->
Left front view of Julian's yellow 1969 Judge. CLICK->
Left rear view of Julian's yellow 1969 Judge. CLICK->
A vintage shapshot of Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick's 1969 "The Super Judge". The picture was taken by Stu Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) who had this to say, "Arnie stopped by my Dad's motel in Fraser, Michigan back in 69 with his trailered car. I had a chance to chat with him and get a couple of autographed pictures as well." CLICK->
This is a 1/18 scale Arnie Beswick "The Super Judge" diecast replica made by Ertl from their American Muscle line. It was first available in stores in 2001. Arnie also ran a stock racing Judge. CLICK->
Here's a 9 photo slide show of the Arnie "The Farmer" Beswick's original, "The Judge". It still exists, and was for sale in 2001 for $150,000 OBO by Steve (email@example.com), 1-800-255-1030, from
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