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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

type Series Production Car
built at USA
engine V8
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Pushrod Operated OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Rochester Quadrajet Carburetor
displacement 6555 cc / 400.01 in³
bore 105 mm / 4.13 in
stroke 95.0 mm / 3.74 in
compression 10.75:1
power 275.9 kw / 370 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 56.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 232.85 bhp per tonne
torque 603.3 nm / 445 ft lbs @ 3400 rpm
body / frame Steel Body over Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Discs w/Power Assist
rear brakes Discs w/Power Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones
r suspension Live Axle
curb weight 1589 kg / 3500 lbs
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~201.13 kph / 125 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15 seconds

Auction Sales History


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