by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
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CLICK-> Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop, right front view.
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Craig Linklater from Coaldale, Alberta Canada. This was our Picture Of The Week for 4/1/07. Craig tells us, "I had traveled to Denver Colorado to pick up a 1970 GTO. I drove 17 hours to find a rust bucket full of Bondo. I came across another 1970, called and talked. He said I wouldn't be disappointed with the car. I drove two hours back to Denver and it was gorgeous. Numbers matching 455HO for the same price guy wanted for the piece of rust. I loaded up and headed back to Canada. He had it dressed up with Judge spoilers, stripes, and Ram Air. I added hood tach and 15" Rallies. It also has an original Judge emblem on glove box."
CLICK-> Palladium Silver 1970 GTO hardtop, left side view.
CLICK-> Erik Hutters from Sweden owns this Orbit Orange 1970 Judge hardtop. This was our Picture Of The Week for 7-22-07. Erik tells us about his Judge, "I bought the car in 1990 with a blown engine (it had a 5.57:1 in the 12-bolt rear, ooops..., now a 3.90:1 rear). The car was supposed to be a Judge. It had a funny wing and was heavily modified in a 80s style with flip-front in fibre glas, padded interior, red/white chassis etc. I had to have it anyway. I have been dreamin' about a 70 GTO for years. Through PHS I got it verified that was a true Judge! It was sold in Port Chester New York. It was imported to Sweden in 1975. It spent a brief period in the Netherlands (found some 'evidence' that says dutch in the car). I got a new 1970 455 block back in the car and drove it a couple of years in the mid-90s. I grew tired of the headers, wild camshaft, and shift-kit. The turning point was when I found an original Judge wing on a wrecked van in the woods outside of Göteborg. I made a sweet deal on it - about 20 US dollars. In 1997 I tore the car down. I found a donor-car, which gave me a complete front-clip, interior, and lots of other parts. The fibre-glas front was mounted on the donor-car and later sold to the Netherlands. After nine years of resto, in June 2006, the ol' Goat is back on the streets. I still haven't run more than 500 km. There are still some adjustments and tweaks that needs to be done, but I enjoy every minute of it! It's not a show winner and far from perfect, but it works for me! And with an Orbit Orange Judge, you sure don't go unnoticed! Thanks to: My wife Iréné, Anders, Mats Bruun, Lennart, Pennti, Kling, Bengan, Sonny, Thomas N., Pete Stack, the GTO-mailing list for being a light in the dark, and many others. I couldn't done it without my friends!"
CLICK-> Here is an awesome shot of Erik's Orbit Orange 1970 Judge hardtop in front of a stone building.
CLICK-> Erik sitting in his Orbit Orange 1970 Judge hardtop.
CLICK-> Waiting to get back out on the road!
CLICK-> Erik posing with his Orbit Orange 1970 Judge hardtop. That must be a tiger tail.
CLICK-> Front end view of this Orbit Orange 1970 Judge hardtop.
CLICK-> Here's how Erik Hutters' 1970 GTO Judge looked before he restored it. Remember, he said, " It had a funny wing and was heavily modified in a 80s style with flip-front in fibre glas, padded interior, red/white chassis etc."
CLICK-> Here is a better shot of that goofy rear spoiler. Not sure what it was originally from. The red frame is interesting. External fuel pump makes it easy to work on!
CLICK-> Here is a shot of the front flipped up to see the engine. Some reinforcement bars have been added.
CLICK-> Here is a shot part way through the restoration process. He has it all taken apart and started rebuilding the front clip. Looks like the engine might be installed too.
CLICK-> The Orbit Orange paint goes on.
CLICK-> Dash goes back in. It has The Judge emblem on the glove box.
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