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1970 GTO JUDGE

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1970 GTO JUDGE
February 15, 2006 11:43PM
Hi,Just purchased a original judge with Protecto plate,PHS documentation,original Keys and leather case from dealer and talked to original owner and 2nd owner also/I was wondering How I can find out How many Atoll Blue in and out Judges there were,I might have the first one this car has a early Dec build date?????Car is ram air 3 close ratio 4 speed M21 ,HD posi 390 gear,Debating on doing a frame off????Thanks for your help
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 16, 2006 12:23PM
Ken - that sounds like a great Judge to restore. I doubt it's the first one built in that color because they started production in September. Also, Atoll Blue was a popular color. Here's the color breakdown for 1970. The breakdown for Judges is not available.

Starlight Black 1,515
Palomino Copper 1,457
Polar White 2,460
Bermuda Blue 1,861
Atoll Blue 4,980
Baja Gold 2,067
Palisade Green 2,487
Mint Turquoise 774
Pepper Green 3,661
Burgundy 1,246
Palladium Silver 2,394
Verdoro Green 3,299
Cardinal Red 3,777
Orbit Orange 618
Sierra Yellow 2,889
Granada Gold 4,664
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 16, 2006 04:17PM
Thaks for the help,I just do not see many atoll Blue judges thanks again.ken
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 16, 2006 06:30PM
Atoll blue Judges are desirable color regardless of the production numbers. I agree, most 70 judges seem to be white, orbit orange, silver, gold, pepper green or red.
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 16, 2006 10:15PM
The other person said there were only 618 orbit orange GTO I see them all day.
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 16, 2006 10:37PM
618 is correct.
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 17, 2006 05:19AM
COOL CAR KEN! you are blessed! got any pictures?

ive got an orbit orange judge and im really happy to hear that ther were only 618 gtos that color.



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Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 17, 2006 02:19PM
Good Morning,
SO if there were only 618 orbit orange gtos built and Most all We see are this color how many were judges?????There must be someway to find out Judge color production????Can anyone help us out????/
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
February 22, 2006 08:52PM
PHS has all the build sheets, but it would be a huge undertaking to break down all the color and option info. That's what they say at least.
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
March 28, 2006 10:51PM
The reason that you see so many Judges that are Orbit Orange when only 618 were made is because, like my Judge, it was painted that way. My original color was Grenada gold with a dark green cordova top. Pretty ugly color combo if u ask me. But the guy who owned it before me painted it this once rare color.
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
April 03, 2006 04:55PM
So do you leave it that color??
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
March 28, 2009 07:30PM
nice car send me some pics
Re: 1970 GTO JUDGE
March 28, 2009 07:30PM
nice car send me some pics
1970 GTO colors produced
May 08, 2012 04:38PM
I found the 1970 GTO color production chart in the Collector's Originality Guide for the GTO. It shows all colors available with the number of GTO's produced in each color. It also totals all 1970 GTO's produced in these colors for a total number of 40,149.

Here's what I'm trying to find out: I bought my 1970 GTO 455 convertible way back in 1981 and learned that it was originally purchased as a special order by a dealer in Florida. I found the original build sheet under the front seat & it was heavily optioned, which included special order paint color to be Goldenrod Yellow. This color was only available in 1969, when this car was ordered and built and there are no other 70 GTO's on record this color. So, either the number of 1970 GTO's built is incorrect in the guide list, or one of the paint colors produced is wrong. The I.D. Plate under the hood of my GTO shows thr trim code (TR) to be left blank (no color selected, as it was a special order).

I know PHS does not have this level of detail available, so I'm wondering where this data came from. From the data available so far, this could be the only 70 GTO produced in this color. As you can imagine, I'm very interested in finding out if this is true. If anyone has any information on this, or suggestions on how to find out more, please let me know.

Thanks,

Paul
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