'New' GTO Judge-what a car! (big $)

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by themanbeau, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Chevy Corvette.

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  2. Ford Mustang.

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  3. DeLorean.

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  4. Pontiac Firebird/Trans-Am.

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  5. Dodge Charger.

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  6. Chevy Camaro/Z-28.

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  7. Mercury Cougar.

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  8. Pontiac GTO.

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  9. Chevy Nova.

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  10. Other-I'll post (tell a good 'rod story).

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  1. themanbeau

    themanbeau New Member

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    Hey, Auto buffs-

    Got this in my email today; I used to have a Trans Am, and some other Pontiacs, but I 'missed' the GTO/Judge. A kid in my High School had one-it was the yellow-orange:cool: 1970 model, and had a 455/4-speed.:D Unfortunately for him, he pancaked it into a giant oak tree, leaving behind the front end, and part of his face, and one eye. That was probably the most memorable thing that happened (car-wise) in my coming-up years. Crazy:eek: thing was-his dad had it re-built, and he was zooming around in it a few months later, as one-eye Kurt.:confused: He also owned a '69 Firebird; Formula, if memory serves well.

    Enjoy, and try not to slobber- :p

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20090924/AUTO03/909240348/1149/?source=nletter-business
     
  2. dunerunner

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    Far from a good hot rod story. While in college, my Dad (capitolized for a reason) bought a '70 Javelin.

    Yellow w/black interior and an automatic with the 290CID V-8. While driving home from night school, well after 10PM, a guy in a 302 Cougar gave me the "Hey Javelin" sh!t at a stop light. After a 5 minute run and eventual chase, he asked "What are you running in that thing?"

    I replied....."It's stock!"

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    I wish they would build this one.

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  3. Route 66 Rambler

    Route 66 Rambler New Member

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    This influenced me that direction, myself.

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    My first car was '69 Javelin SST with 390/4 spd in Big Bad Orange, without the stripes. It was 10 years old and I got it for $425. Too many stories to tell, but I sold it when my daughter was born to pay for things. I have one now that's a rescue project, not the same though. 343/auto in Alamosa Aqua Irridescent. Same color as the engine paint in '69.
     
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  4. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    I've only had trucks myself but I've seen and been with plenty of nice cars.


    My favorite is my mother's Camaro Z28 1983 model that was hand built because my mother didn't want the fuel injection that was hocky at the time.

    My grandfather was a car salesmen genious to bad he died at 50 or I'd be rich hahaha just kidding....I don't care about money to much....if he was alive I would have an armory by the thousands now.

    Either way the 1983 Camaro still has a good body....few bad places here and there but nothing that can't be fixed. It's automatic though but really We are probably as a present to my mother later on in life when she retires I plan on helping out my bro to bring the car back to life.....a 350 instead of the 305 in the car would be nice to have.
     
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  5. TXnorton

    TXnorton New Member

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    F250 4WD Diesel - 'nuff said.
     
  6. themanbeau

    themanbeau New Member

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    'New' GTO...

    Hey, Guys-

    Thanks for the responses, :)and the good pics-brings back a LOT of good
    memories for me. Yeah, my first car was a 'beater' '69 Chevy BelAir 327
    Powerglide auto, in (surface-rust) nasty green, with a factory AM (ony)
    radio, and a (badly :=P self-installed>hey, I was only 16!) 8-track system. I
    ran the s__t out of it, and put about 2-3 quarts of oil in it (50 cents, at
    1977 prices) a week. It had 120K on the clock when I got it, and ticked
    like an old pocket watch. They had a $300 shoe-polish price on the
    window, but I traded a '73 DT-175 Yamaha Enduro for it, even up. It
    always ran when I turned the key, and I rarely drove it under 80-90, on
    the interstate. Got busted for speed one time, and was pinged with a
    suspension. Eventually traded it for a '70 Impala, 350/Turbo-man, those
    were the days, my friend. Gas was 50 cents (too), so a fill-up 'racked'
    me $10 bucks! If you'd told me (then) that it would be $4 I would have
    said, "in your dreams"!:p

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/79/69_Bel_Air.jpg/180px-69_Bel_Air.jpg

    LOL-:D
     
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  7. JiroZero713

    JiroZero713 Active Member

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    I want to own one of those new Deloreans they make in Texas....well they are not 'new' but they are all the old parts left over and then they make you a brand new Delorean from the parts for 40,000 dollars.
     
  8. bobbyb13

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    Favorite

    1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone. Dad was insane for building that thing for me.
    Econoline straight axle, 427/425 HP, 4 speed top loader, 9 inch with 3.89 gears, and a detroit locker. Gas was .29 cent a gal. It got probably 6-7 mile to a gallon.
     
  9. divinginn

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    My first hotrod was a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda,It had a 318 ci engine with a automatic in sassy green grass color. I went on to own 3 more including a 1970 440 Cuda in plum crazy purple color. I also owned a 1976 Transam 403 olds motor with 4 speed and a 1976 Corvette stingray L82 with a 4 speed.
     
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  10. roosterjuicer

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    as cool as DeLorean's were for the time travel abilities i think you should be slapped for putting a car with an anemic v6 powering it on a "muscle car" list :D

    One thing I must say is as great as old muscle cars were i think new cars have finally caught up and surpassed them. My first sports car was a 70 chevelle with a 350, 4 on the floor, a decent 4 barrel carb, some headers and other basic modifications like that. my second was a 92 z28 with the 1le package and it was pretty close in performance with the chevelle but the chevelle was definitely faster although the camaro drove better.

    my current car is a 2002 z28 and I must say it blows those other two out of the water. its faster than both, it gets better mileage than both, it rides much nicer and handles much nicer than both, the interior is much nicer, the shifter is much smoother, it doesn't squeak, rattle or shake (i used to think those things gave a car "character" ohh how the years change you). and its more dependable and doesn't get out of tune, carbs dont need adjusting, ect...

    my biggest complaint about newer cars compared to older ones is THEY ARE A PAIN TO DO YOUR OWN WORK ON!!! there's no room under the hood of my new camaro, you cant even put headers on it without tilting the friggin motor! on my chevelle i could have easily taken a nap between the motor and the body.
     
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  11. markerdown

    markerdown New Member

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    You left out Plymouth from your list and that's a lot of musclecars :eek: ...........................markerdown


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  12. bobbyb13

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    Fact Markerdown. Some of the Mopars were absolute monsters on the street. A hemi Roadrunner was just flat dangerous.
     
  13. Kain

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    Showing my age (or lack therof) my first "muscle car" was a Mitsubishi Galant turbo that I built myself. My second was a SRT-4 Neon. I always wanted a brutish RWD car, but I was just born too late. By the time I started driving anything powerful was either a FWD or prohibitively expensive. I've driven everything from Metros to Vipers but the most powerful vehicle I've ever owned was the aformentioned Galant making 350 horses at the wheels. And it was hard to look cool spinning your front wheels at every stop light.
     
  14. Route 66 Rambler

    Route 66 Rambler New Member

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    The newer cars are much nicer, but at least here in the desert, there's no way you're going to get 30-40 years out of one. The fuel injection, a lot of the wiring, and the plastic parts of every kind are just about done after 5-10 years in the heat. it would take very careful storage and limited use to make one last more than about 10 years.
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I am a original owner of a 1966 GTO, 389 CID 421 CID Tri-power cam, M-22 Muncie with a 3.90 axle. I useta kill W31 Olds Ram-Airs!

    All GTO-Judges are Nancy Girl Muscle Cars! ALL!!
     
  16. 1861

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    My first was a 1957 Ford Fairlane with 312 engine .
     
  17. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Couldn't find the G-8 "GTO" on the Pontiac web page and the build your car feature doesn't work at all. If this is what GM and the Government are bringing us, they might as well close the doors now!!

    Here is the only decent pic I could find!!

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  18. cpttango30

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    If it didn't have 400+ ci then it ain't no muscle car.

    Mine is a 1970 Plymouth Superbird sporting a bored and stroked Keith Black HEMI. Cruising down the salt at a nice loping 218 mph.

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    I could say I had the fastest dad on the block. Seeing as he has set a WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD.
     
  19. MrKimber

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    I had a GTO judge also. Forest green with those orange and black "The Judge" cartoon like stickers on the front fenders. Big block, 4 speed and it was pretty quick. Like a fool I sold it. That wasn't my first car though. It was a 1970 Olds Toronado GT, W34. The police had ordered some of these for highway pursuit cars. My dad ordered it from our local Olds dealer with all the bells and whistles. I loved that car. It was front wheel drive and would burn off through all gears and the smoke would just roll over the hood and down the side of the car like you were driving in a smoke tunnel, cool! Got a ticket for going 143 in a 35 zone, lost my license for a while and it cost a bunch of money but I havn't got a ticket since then (1978). I still have it. It needs restored but I havn't found the time to get to it yet. Now I drive this. 71 nova, 327, at. Cool car, pretty snappy but not like the ones I grew up with.
     

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  20. slowryde45

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    My first car, and first muscle car was a '70 Torino Cobra, with the 429 SCJ.

    Don't have any pics of it, as that was the last thing I would think of at 17.5 yrs old and a car that looked alot like...

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    After running the car at the local drags, I got sponsored by a car dealer, who took the car, added a hi-rise w/ dual quads,ported and stroked, tubbed the rear end, added quick-change gearing, 12 point roll cage w/ fire extinguishers, safety loops on the drive shaft, etc. On a good night, it would run in the low 11's and high 10's with ease, normally going through in the high 140's. But summer ended, college started, and I ending up selling it to help pay for school. Kid who bought it from me wrapped it around a tree, while road racing with his buddies. He lived, the car was history. :(

    Slo