• May 27, 2010
Jim Wangers' 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge – Click above for high-res image gallery

Got a hankering for a new Pontiac? Well, we've got bad news, then... you can't get one. But today we can offer up something even better: a new-to-you classic Pontiac GTO, Firebird, Trans Am, or even a Holden Commodore HSV GTS-R. Now we're talking.

The cars in question come from the personal collection of Jim Wangers, who famously served as Pontiac chief marketing manager during the brand's halcyon days of muscle cars, sportscars and a favored position right behind Chevrolet in General Motors' brand index. As such, we'd expect these 10 machines to be excellent examples of the breed.

Now, on to the actual cars. First up is a 1965 GTO Sport Coupe, a car that represents the second year of the model's existence and stands as a tribute to the classically warmed-over Royal Bobcat cars. If wind-in-your-hair motoring is more your style, may we direct you to the droptop 1966 Goat behind door number two. Also available are two Carousel Red (a.k.a. 'orange') GTO Judges from 1969.

Perhaps you prefer the F-body? Choose from a first-year Firebird from 1967, a real 1969 Trans Am (super rare, very expensive), a 1979 Trans Am 10th Anniversary car with less than 100 miles on the odometer, a 20th Anniversary Trans Am with the turbocharged V6 engine from the Buick Grand National from 1989 or, finally, a white and blue 30th Anniversary Trans Am convertible.

Still not caught your fancy? Well, there's one more option: the aforementioned year 2000 Holden Commodore HSV GTS-R, which Wangers describes as "the very car that inspired Bob Lutz to seek from Holden (GM's Australian car maker) a car for U.S. buyers – the '04 Pontiac GTO." Interested? Peep at the gallery below and then click here for the rest of the details.



[Source: GeeTO Tiger via Motorator]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, some of those are beautiful! Love the Judge! Loved it forever, i'm only 25 though.
      As a picky reader that prefers posts to actually be as accurate as possible. The Holden is a GTS. No -R on the end. It looks as if that badge R has been added later. The only GTS-R ever made by Holden is as follows....
      http://www.carsguide.com.au/site/news-and-reviews/buyers-guide/hsv_gts_215i_94-95_buyers_guide
      With more factual info here...
      http://www.carsguide.com.au/site/news-and-reviews/buyers-guide/hsv_gts_215i_94-95_buyers_guide
      Holden stroked 5.0L to 5.7L with 288hp and an optional 302hp 'blueprinted' engine.
      Can somebody explain hp and ps differences to me?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would take one of the 69 gto's and the 89 T/A. Those are to of my fav's
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ditto on the GTO... not so much on the Trans Am.
      • 4 Years Ago
      ...Although one of those 69 Judge GTOs would be just as awesome. :-)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd love to have the 30th Anniversary TA, but I'd have to desecrate it by painting the wheels white to mimic the styling of the 25th anniversary model, which is, imho, the most attractive TransAm ever sold.
      http://www.the-art-place.com/dnodesigns/images/25th_Anniversary_Trans_Am.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      So many beauties.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Read carefully.
      The Holden's not streetable here. Hope you have your own private track.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Heaven for all you Pontiac fans. Some really classic cars to be bought here.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dibs on the '67 Firebird.
      lilgt0
      • 4 Years Ago
      Also available are two Carousel Red (a.k.a. 'orange') GTO Judges from 1969????????. IT'S the same car with pictures from different sides. Give more, a real GTO,A 1964!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Funny that he has a Commodore considering he was one of the most vocal critics of Lutz importing and badging the Monaro as the next GTO back in 2003. Oh well.

      I'd love to take the 66 GTO (my favorite GTO bodystyle, modern being the next) and 89 TTA off of his hands. I'm surprised he doesn't own an LS1 Trans Am or Firehawk though. I'm in the market for one of those myself.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oddly, I remember Jim Wangers as having a Chevrolet dealership in Milwaukee in the late '60s and early 70's.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just want that licence plate.
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