by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Judge Parking Lot
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CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop, left rear view. It has the rear lower quarter panel chrome trim. This is only on early 69 GTOs. 69 Judges came out later in the model year, so this must be a very early one.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop, right rear view. It has a passenger side door mirror. The trunk lid GTO emblem is missing. Probably removed during the last repaint.
CLICK-> Wetterskog sends some more pictures from when he went to the car control center in Sweden. Must be checking the exhaust levels. Check out the extra reflectors on the rear bumper.
CLICK-> Another shot of this Judge getting its exhaust checked. It has the big long license plate.
CLICK-> There is a scale readout along the back wall too.
CLICK-> The Wetterskogs also know about this Carousel Red 1969 Judge sitting in Sweden. Wetterskog explains, "This car I wanted to buy from the owner since 1982 without success. The car is a real 1969 GTO Judge. It has standing on the same grass for almost 25 years. I think the owner is a little nuts, but what should I do?" In my brand of made-up Swedish I will suggest - Gettem that kar outta thet barnhousen. Make it mina kar.
CLICK-> Here is a close-up of the Ram Air decals on the hood.
CLICK-> The hood tach is a bit beat up.
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge hardtop owned by Frank Smolik from Nebraska. Frank tells us, "I have owned at least one '69 GTO since I bought my first 4-speed car in 1986. A Judge was never a must-have for me but I do like unusual options. When this Judge came up for sale, I negotiated a fair deal on it. It has over 100,000 miles on it and still has its original, unrebuilt engine and transmission. The car has had a little bit of weekend mechanicing that needs to be corrected but is mostly all original throughout. I have collected a lot of parts to restore it but spent the resto budget on a #s '69 440 6bbl Road Runner... and the saving continues."
CLICK-> Carousel Red 1969 Judge convertible owned by Tony Camelo from Ontario, Canada. He has owned this GTO for 16 years and drives it as much as possible during the Canadian summer months.
CLICK-> This is what happens when a Carousel Red 1969 GTO Judge meets up with a power pole at high speed. The crash was Aug 24, 2009 along highway 51 in St Paul, Minnesota in the neighborhood of the fairgrounds. Before the crash, the car was in good restored condition, maybe worth $50,000. By studying these 10 photos, I figured out the possible location of the tragic crash. Here's a Google Earth file that has markers on it. If you have Google Earth application installed, it will open up and show you a 3D map of the area. Google Earth .KMZ file showing theoretical Judge trajectory
CLICK-> The Judge, messily folded around a pole. The rear window, trunk lid, spoiler, and rear bumper are all that looks salvageable.
CLICK-> Ewww. The Endura front bumper is pushed into the interior. The steering wheel is pushed through the roof. Ouch. This was a hard hit.
CLICK-> Another shot. Looks like the Judge hit a tree too. See the roots.
CLICK-> Not much left of the hood.
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