Pontiac GTO Judge
Muscle cars started as affordable performance machines with lots of power and reasonable prices. However, due to high demand, some models started to get more and more expensive, and soon there was a need for a budget-friendly muscle car aimed at the youth market or young buyers who wanted a fast car but couldn’t pay much. The Plymouth Roadrunner was a perfect example of such a model. It was cheap, fun, and fast. Pontiac wanted a similar car, and in 1969, presented the GTO Judge (via Silodrome).
The Judge became a legend in its own right, first because it took the name from the popular TV show and second because it was a bright orange muscle car with a big spoiler and funky “The Judge” graphics all over it. The GTO Judge wasn’t slow either, with 366 HP and a four-speed transmission. Available from 1969 to 1971, the Judge always represented a top-of-the-line model, which makes it very desirable today.