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1969 GTO Ads

In the second year of a two-year design cycle, the GTO changed appearance very slightly. The grille pattern was modified, the front bumper lost its arrowhead emblem, and the tail lights moved from inside the rear bumper to a position above the bumper. The doors lost their ventipane vent windows.

Engine choices included: 400 cubic inch 2-bbl rated at 290 hp; 400 ci 4-bbl/350 hp; 400 Ram Air 4-bbl/366 hp; and at the top of the heap the 400 Ram Air IV 4-bbl/370 hp.

A skewed response to the Plymouth Road Runner resulted in the release of the psychedelic-decal-festooned performance/appearance option called The Judge. The Judge was introduced during the Chicago Auto Show in February of 1969. This $337 extra-cost package was originally designed to compete with the low-cost, performance B-body, Mopar. However, on its way to the showroom, The Judge morphed from an economy GTO powered by a 350 H.O. into the top-of-the-line A-body powered by either of two Ram Air 400s.

The first two thousand “program” cars were painted a bright red-orange color that Pontiac called Carousel Red. Many of these early Judges were campaigned by dealerships across the country at local dragstrips. Most of those cars were equipped with RAIV engines and many of the more serious racers ordered their Judges without radios and minus power steering, power brakes or other weight-adding options.

GTO hardtop production total: 58,126
GTO convertible production total: 7,328
GTO The Judge hardtop production total: 6,725
GTO The Judge convertible production total: 108

GTO production total: 72,287

Pontiac production total: 870,528

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1969 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe, orange & red (8.5 x 11) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTOJud_borngrt.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO The Judge Hardtop Coupe, orange (11 x 8.5) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTO_safari.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible, blue (10.5 x 13.5) 1-page
1969_Pon_Ad_GTO_beach.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe, red/Firebird Convertible,brown (8.5 x 11) 1-page, Canadian
69_PonAd_GTOFbird_CAN.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe, red/Firebird Convertible,brown (8.5 x 11) 1-page, French Canadian
69_PonAd_GTOFbird_french.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO Convertible, green/Firebird Sport Coupe, med green (21 x 13.5) 2-page spread
69_PonAd_GTOFbird_green.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe, green/Firebird Sport Coupe,red/Grand Prix Harddtop Coupe black (8.5 x 11) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTOGPFb_hoods.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe, green/snow (10.5 x 13.5) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTOHdTp_snow.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO The Judge Hardtop Coupe, orange (6.5 x 9.25) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTOJud_allrise_sm.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO The Judge Hardtop Coupe, orange (8.5 x 11) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTOJud_allrise.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO The Judge Hardtop Coupe, orange (11 x 8.5) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTOJud_bought.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO The Judge Hardtop Coupe, orange (17 x 11) 3-page spread. Introduction ad
69_PonAd_GTOJud_intro.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO The Judge Hardtop Coupe, orange (11 x 8.5) 1-page
69_PonAd_GTOJud_justice.pdf
1969 Pontiac GTO Hardtop Coupe, black & white (11 x 15) 1-page, newspapers
69_PonAd_GTO_brkawy.pdf