Pontiac GTO Judge (diecast 1:18, ACME)

  • Pontiac GTO Judge (from 1970)
  • ACME
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • Burgundy
  • A1801203
  • ebay Buy It Now
  • 128,00 EUR
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited #63 of 870
 
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The legendary Pontiac GTO Judge: A Technical Retrospect

The original vehicle that the 1/18 scale model by ACME is based on is the Pontiac GTO Judge. This exceptional vehicle comes from the third generation produced from 1968 to 1972. The Pontiac GTO Judge was first introduced in 1969 and was a high-performance variant of the regular GTO enhanced by "The Judge" package. This version became an icon of the American muscle car era. The car was designed by Paul Zazarine, who introduced a range of innovative features like the distinctive front spoiler and the striking body graphics.

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Power and Elegance of the Original

The Pontiac GTO Judge was known for its impressive performance. The vehicle was available with various engine options, with the most powerful being a 7.5-liter V8 engine (455 cubic inches) producing around 370 horsepower (276 kW) and a torque of 500 lb-ft (678 Nm). This combination allowed the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 97 km/h) in about 6 seconds. The car was offered with a 4-speed manual transmission or a 3-speed automatic transmission. Other technical highlights included disc brakes on the front wheels and high-performance suspension. The Pontiac GTO featured significant parts like robust front and rear shocks which, along with the wide tires, ensured optimal road grip and driving comfort.

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Historical Events and some Model Challenges

When the Pontiac GTO Judge was first produced in 1969, some significant events took place. For example, the first moon landing with the Apollo 11 mission happened in July of that year, and the legendary Woodstock music festival took place in August. These examples help to understand the cultural background and era of the vehicle better. The model showcases many of these historical features and stands out for its authenticity. The almost exclusively ACME-produced 1/18 scale is a definitive highlight of any collection. The crafting is made of high-quality die-cast material. The limitation of this model to 870 pieces worldwide adds to its exclusivity and generates additional interest among collectors.

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Detail Accuracy of the ACME Model

The 1/18 scale model car by ACME, based on the original Pontiac GTO Judge, stands out for its detail accuracy. The model is painted in a stylish Burgundy Red that accentuates the sportiness and elegance of the original vehicle. The striking yellow and orange stripes on the sides of the car are faithfully reproduced. The distinctive Rally II wheels give the model the authentic look of the era. Inside, the model impresses with a meticulously detailed cockpit featuring recreated instruments and seats. The front headlights, the classic GTO emblem, and the "Judge" lettering make it a real eye-catcher. Through precise manufacturing and the use of high-quality materials, this model provides an excellent display.


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