As the Mecum Chicago 2013 auction approached, we brought you information on some of the rarest and coolest Pontiacs that would roll across the block. Well, the auction has come and gone, so here are the results!
Here we told you about the 1970 GTO Judge - one of 288 built at the Pontiac Oshawa, Ontario, plant. In 2011, the GM Canada-documented Judge was subject to a meticulously carried-out frame-off restoration and now features NOS components. Under the hood, an all numbers-matching Ram Air III 400 engine including an authentic 7040270 date-coded Rochester carburetor puts out 366 horsepower. The engine, which was professionally rebuilt this year, is combined with a console-shifted 3-speed automatic transmission. It reached $55,000, but did not sell.
We also told you about two matching Trans Ams being sold separately - a 1969 and a 30th anniversary 1999. The restoration of the '69 was completed in January of 2012 and is one of just 697 produced. It houses a 400 cubic-inch Ram Air III engine cranking out 335 horsepower. The all-numbers-matching 4-speed manual Trans Am has been correctly outfitted with a nitrous system and date-coded parts. The 30th Anniversary '99 Trans Am was Pontiac Motor Division's celebration of the longest-running production muscle car ever built. A beefy Ram Air-fed 320hp version of the Corvette's 5.7L V-8 produces plenty of power and handling is improved by the WS6 performance suspension. It has only 69 miles on the odometer.
The '69 managed to grab the seventh spot in the Top Sellers list, bringing in a cool $118,000, while the '99 fetched $40,000.
For more information on the auction or the cars, visit www.mecum.com and of course stay tuned to www.HighPerformancePontiac.com for web exclusives on upcoming Mecum Auction cars. The next Mecum auction will take place in Anaheim from November 21st to 23rd.