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Welcome to the Pontiac Judge Registry.
We are collecting and tabulating information on the 1969-71 Pontiac Judges.

I would like to tabulate all the info for the Judges, such as how many of a color, 
convertibles, Canadian built, etc. along with the general facts in the original 
building of the Judge.

If you could provide any PHS's, build sheet copies, or any relevent information, it would be appreciated. 

I will soon have a tabulation up and more info when available.

P.S. 
If you have a rare GTO, such as the 455 HO, WW5 or RA IV GTO's, etc. 
Fill out the form and it will be included.






UPDATE!

Of the 17 convertible Judges made in 1971, 10 of them are in the Registry! Looking for any info on the remaining seven. Thanks!









Thanks to PHS Online for some of these statistics.


For Canadian built cars:

Vintage Vehicle Services at General Motors of Canada and maintain the GM archives in Canada. 
We have build info on any Canadian built car/truck from 1945 to current day, and can provide build info 
on US sold except for Pontiac generally from 1978 on up. 

Very similar to PHS in concept, except we list the options on the car, PHS sends a copy of the invoice. 

Their website is  www.vintagevehicleservices.com

We are a pay for service to maintain the archives, fee is generally $57.75 CDN for a full vehicle documentation 
including trim, paint codes, prod date, engine size and hp, trans type, dealer where available, 
production numbers from the Oshawa plant and mvma specs. 

 Feel free to contact them any time 8-4:30 eastern 

George Zapora
General Motors of Canada
Vintage Vehicle Services
CA1-160-001
1908 Colonel Sam Drive
Oshawa, ON
Canada  L1H 8P7

Phone: 905-440-7636
Fax: 905-440-7644






The Judge History

It is often considered the first true muscle car. From 1964 until 1973 it was closely related to the Pontiac Tempest, but for its final year (1974) it was based on the Pontiac Ventura. The GTO was revived in 2004, based on the Australian Holden Monaro.

The GTO was the brainchild of Pontiac engineer Russell Gee, an engine specialist, and Pontiac chief engineer John De Lorean. Shane Wiser was the first to think of the idea of the GTO. In early 1963 General Motors management issued an edict banning divisions from involvement in auto racing. At the time Pontiac's advertising and marketing approach was heavily based on performance, and racing was an important component of that strategy. Wangers proposed a way to retain the performance image that the division had cultivated with a new focus on street performance. It involved transforming the upcoming, redesigned Tempest (which was set to revert to a conventional front-engine, front transmission, rear-wheel drive configuration) into a "Super Tempest" with the larger 389 in³ (6.5 L) Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 326 in³ (5.3 L) Tempest V8. By promoting the big-engine Tempest as a special, high-performance model, they could appeal to the speed-minded youth market (which had also been recognized by Ford Motor Company's Lee Iacocca, who was at that time preparing the Ford Mustang).

The name, which was DeLorean's idea, was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the highly successful race car. It is an acronym for Gran Turismo Omologato, Italian for homologated for racing in the GT class. The name was to draw howls of protest from outraged purists, who considered it close to sacrilege. (American motorists have long joked that the Pontiac GTO initials stand for Gas, Tires and Oil.)

The GTO was technically a violation of GM policy limiting the A-body intermediate line to a maximum engine displacement of 330 in³ (5.4 L). Since the GTO was an option package, not standard equipment, it could be considered to fall into a loophole in the policy. Pontiac General Manager Elliot (Pete) Estes approved the new model, although sales manager Frank Bridge, who did not believe it would find a market, insisted on limiting initial production to no more than 5,000 cars. Had the model been a failure, Estes likely would have been reprimanded. As it turned out, it was a great success.

1969 was the launch of a new model called 'The Judge'. The Judge name came from a comedy routine, "Here Comes the Judge", used repeatedly on the enormously popular "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In TV" show. Ads used slogans like "All rise for The Judge" and "The Judge can be bought." As originally conceived, the Judge was to be a low-cost GTO, stripped of some gimmicks to make it competitive with the Plymouth Road Runner. During its development, however, it was decided to make it instead the ultimate in street performance and image. The resulting package ended up being some $337.02 more expensive than a standard GTO, and included the Ram Air III engine, styled wheels, Hurst shifter (with a unique T-shaped handle), wider tires, various decals, and a rear spoiler. Pontiac claimed that the latter had some functional effect at higher speeds, producing a small but measurable down force, but it was of little value at legal speeds except for style. The Judge was initially offered only in very loud "Carousel Red," but late in the model year a variety of other colors became available.

The GTO had now been surpassed in sales both by the Chevrolet Chevelle SS396 and the Road Runner, but 72,287 were sold during the 1969 model year, 6,833 of them The Judge. This is also the year that the legendary Ram Air V was introduced, it was a special 400 block with newly designed high compression tunnel port heads, and a special high rise intake manifold. Zero to sixty came in only 5.2 seconds, and the quarter-mile came at 11.5 sec @ 123 mph.



 1969 Pontiac Judge Production Figures
1969 Judge


1969 Judge engine production
Code Part No Powerplant description Hardtop Conv.
WS 9795576 366 hp, 4-bbl, man. trans RA III 4,894 74
WW 9795577 370 hp, 4-bbl. man. trans RA IV 239 5
XP 9795575 370 hp, 4-bbl, auto trans RA IV 58 0
YZ 9795571 366 hp. 4-bbl, auto trans RA III 1,534 29
Judge totals: 6,725 108


1969 Judge Production
Body Style Production
Hardtop Judge 6725
Convertible Judge 108
Total Judge 6833



Exterior Color and Codes
Color Number Code Letter Code
Starlight Black 10 A
Expresso Brown 61 B
Cameo White 50 C
Warwick Blue 53 D
Liberty Blue 51 E
Winward Blue 87 F
Antique Gold 65 G
Limelight Green 59 H
Castillian Bronze 89 J
Crystal Turquoise 55 K
Claret Red 86 L
Midnight Green 57 M
Burgundy 67 N
Palladium Silver 69 P
Verdoro Green 73 Q
Matador Red 52 R
Champagne 63 S
Carousel Red 72 T
Nocturne Blue 88 V
Goldenrod Yellow 76 W
Mayfair Maize 40 Y



Convertible Top Colors And Codes
Color Code
White 1
Black 2
Dark Blue 3
Dark Green 9



Cordova Top Colors and Codes
Color Code
Black 2
Dark Blue 3
Parchment 5
Dark Fawn 8
Dark Green 9



Interior Colors and Codes
Color Code
Blue 250
Gold 252
Red 254
Green 256
Parchment 257
Black 258
Parchment 267*
Black 268*



Assembly Plant Codes
Code Plant
A Atlanta
B Baltimore
G Framingham
P Pontiac
R Arlington
Z Fremont




 1970 Pontiac Judge Production Figures
1970 Judge





1970 Judge Production
Body Style Production
Judge Hardtop 3629
Judge Convertible 168
Total Judge 3797



1970 Judge Production
Code Powerplant description Hardtop Conv. TOTAL
WS 366 hp. 4-bbl. man. trans RA III N/A N/A N/A
YZ 366 hp. 4-bbl. auto. trans RA III N/A N/A N/A
WW 370 hp. 4-bbl. man. trans RA IV 325 12 337
XP 370 hp. 4-bbl. auto. trans RA IV 72 6   * 78
YA/YC 360 hp. 4-bbl. auto. trans 455 14 3 17
Judge totals: 3,629 168 3,797
* Some say it is 7 RA IV automatic convertibles made

1970 PONTIAC JUDGE PRODUCTION FIGURES
ENGINE MANUAL AUTOMATIC TOTAL
WS (RAIII) w/M20 1,831 - 1,831
WS (RAIII) w/M21   425 -   425
WS (RAIII) w/M13 (3 speed)   124 -   124
WW (RA IV) w/M21   325 -   325
YZ (RA III) w/M40 -   1,003   1,003
XP (RA IV) -     72     72
YA/YC (455HO) -     17     17
------------- ------- ------- -------
TOTAL 2,705 1,092 3,797




Exterior Color and Codes
Color Number Code Letter Code
Starlight Black 19 A
Palomino Coper 63 B
Polar White 10 C
Bermuda Blue 25 D
Atoll Blue 28 E
Lucerne Blue 26 F
Baja Gold 55 G
Palisade Green 45 H
Castillian Bronze 67 J
Mint Turquoise 34 K
Keylime Green 43 L
Pepper Green 48 M
Burgundy 78 N
Palladium Silver 14 P
Verdoro Green 47 Q
Cardinal Red 75 R
Coronado Gold 53 S
Orbit Orange 60 T
Carousel Red 65 V
Goldenrod Yellow 51 W
Sierra Yellow 50 Y
Granada Gold 58 Z



Take the following data with a grain of salt.
(I can't find my corroborating data)


1970 Judge Exterior Colors:
70 Judge HT 70 Judge Convertible
Polar White --------------- 853
Orbit Orange  ------------- 575
Atoll Blue    ------------- 486
Cardinal Red  ------------- 389
Palladium Silver ---------- 356
Granda Gold   ------------- 276
Pepper Green  ------------- 258
Bermuda Blue  ------------- 131
Starlight Black ----------- 125
Polar White Black Spoiler--  51
Serria Yellow -------------  46
Palisade Green ------------  28
Baja Gold  ----------------  26
Palamino Copper -----------  18
Burgundy ------------------   7
Daytona Yellow ------------   2
Mint Turquoise ------------   2
Polar White  ------- 39
Orbit Orange ------- 36
Cardinal Red ------- 20
Starlight Black ---- 15
Atoll Blue --------- 12
Pepper Green ------- 11
Bermuda Blue -------  9
Granda Gold --------  7
Palladium Silver ---  6
Serria Yellow  -----  6
Palisade Green -----  3
Palamino Copper ----  2
Daytona Yellow -----  1
Burgundy -----------  1




Convertible Top Colors And Codes
Color Code
White 1
Black 2
Sandalwood 5
Dark Gold 7



Cordova Top Colors and Codes
Color Code
White 1
Black 2
Sandalwood 5
Dark Gold 7
Dark Green 9



Interior Colors and Codes
Color Code
Blue 250
Saddle 255
Green 256
Sandalwood 257
Black 258
Black 253
Red 254
Sandalwood 267
Black 268



Assembly Plant Codes
Code Plant
A Atlanta
B Baltimore
G Framingham
P Pontiac
R Arlington
Z Fremont




 1971 Pontiac Judge Production Figures
1971 Judge




1971 Judge Production
Body Style Production
Hardtop Judge 357
Convertible Judge 17
Total Judge 374
* WT7 Judge (Cameo Ivory with Black Spoiler) 15



1971 PONTIAC JUDGE PRODUCTION
BODY 4 Speed 3 Speed AUTOMATIC TOTAL
Hard Top 177  11 169 357
Convertible    3 -  14  17
------------- ------- ------- ------- -------
TOTAL 180   11 183 374



Exterior Color and Codes
Color Number Code Letter Code
Starlight Black 19 A
Sandalwood 61 B
Cameo Ivory 11 C
Adriatic Blue 24 D
Lucerne Blue 26 F
Limekist Green 42 H
Tropical Lime 43 L
Laurentian Green 49 M
Nordic Silver 13 P
Cardinal Red 75 R
Castillian Bronze 67 S
Canyon Copper 62 T
Quezal Gold 53 Y
Aztec Gold 59 Z



Convertible Top Colors And Codes
Color Code
White 1
Black 2
Sandalwood 5
Dark Brown 7
Dark Green 9



Cordova Top Colors and Codes
Color Code
White 1
Black 2
Sandalwood 5
Dark Green 9



Interior Colors and Codes
Color Code
Blue 261
Ivory 262
Saddle 256
Sienna 264
Jade 266
Sandalwood 267
Black 269
Sandalwood 277
Black 279



Assembly Plant Codes
Code Plant
A Atlanta
B Baltimore
G Framingham
P Pontiac
R Arlington
Z Fremont







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