Lot #1007 - The final year of GTO Judge production was 1971 with just 357 produced. This was truly a sleeper being that the Judge in that year was produced with the very strong and greatly under rated 455HO powerplant as the only engine available. These torque monsters were quickly recognized as a force to be reckoned with in NHRA Stock Class drag racing and more than a few saw quarter mile duties as new cars fresh from the dealer. The beautiful Lucerne Blue example offered here is one such car, originally ordered by Crown Pontiac in St. Petersburg, FL with plans to campaign it out of their service department by a few dedicated employees. In its first year that is exactly what happened but soon after for reasons unknown the Crown Pontiac Racing Team disbanded and the car sat in the back of the dealership for over a decade with less than 1,500 miles. A Pontiac enthusiast from Western New York discovered the car and bought it with the Crown Pontiac lettering still in place along with a few minor drag race upgrades. What he found was virtually a brand new 1971 Judge that actually had little or no street driven miles. The decision was made to do the minimum work to return the car to bone stock as delivered condition while preserving all of its incredible originality. This 1971 GTO Judge now has traveled just 8,700 actual miles over its 43 year life. Well documented including PHS supplied Build Sheet, this has to be one of the finest low mile Judges in existence. A very thorough mechanical freshening was completed recently to assure the performance to be a good as the looks.
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