1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible Ram Air III


1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible Ram Air III

In 1969 a range of engines was available with the GTO, but the Judge option came standard with the Ram Air III package. With 366 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque, it was more than enough to compete with the BOSS Mustangs and HEMI Mopars. As an upgraded option, owners could have the even more potent Ram Air IV engine which raised output to 370 horsepower and 445 ft lbs of torque.

Other standard features of the ’69 Judge included a full width rear spoiler, tri-color body stripes and 14×6-inch Rally II wheels. Additionally, any of the GTO options could be ordered with the Judge package.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atUSA
engineV8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainPushrod Operated OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedRochester Quadrajet Carburetor
displacement6555 cc / 400.01 in³
bore105 mm / 4.13 in
stroke95.0 mm / 3.74 in
compression10.75:1
power275.9 kw / 370 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output56.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight232.85 bhp per tonne
torque603.3 nm / 445 ft lbs @ 3400 rpm
body / frameSteel Body over Steel Frame
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDiscs w/Power Assist
rear brakesDiscs w/Power Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones
r suspensionLive Axle
curb weight1589 kg / 3500 lbs
transmission4-Speed Manual
top speed~201.13 kph / 125 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~15 seconds

Auction Sales History

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1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible Ram Air III – sold for $225,000. Factory fresh and well equipped, this 1969 GTO convertible packs the added extra appeal of the Judge package introduced that year, including the powerful Ram Air III 400/366 HP V-8, in this case mated to a 4-speed and Safe-T-Track positraction rear end. Documented by the Pontiac Historical Society, it sports a White bucket seat interior with console, tach and gauges, AM radio and factory air conditioning. Power steering, power front disc brakes and Redlines on Rally II wheels complete this premium Judge. Auction Source: 2011 Mecum Kissimmee, FL Auction