One of the men who can be held personally responsible for bringing General Motors to muscle car prominence in the 1960s is Jim Wangers. An automotive design hopeful turned advertising guru, Wangers is responsible for Pontiac’s performance enthusiast marketing campaigns of that foregone era of drag racing down Woodward Avenue and cars that you can take directly from the showroom to the race track and blow the doors off of just about anything. One particular Pontiac that Wangers was responsible for was the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge, he even commissioned the rack band Paul Revere and the Raiders to take part in the car’s launch campaign and got George Barris to build the Monkees a modified GTO.
So it is only fitting that Big 3 Performance has decided to team up with the man himself in order to create an all new muscle car tribute to Jim Wangers and his Pontiac GTO. Starting from scratch, the team at Big 3 Performance have redesigned the 1969 Judge from the round up, including modern day running gear and other amenities. The body stays very close to the original, incorporating everything from the GTO’s three bar grills to the long sloping fenders to create a truly 21st century muscle car, after all why mess with perfection.
The Jim Wangers Edition GTO will be built using the highest quality materials available. The car’s interior will feature a set of heated and cooled Orthoped leather seats from the racing bucket manufacturer Recaro as well as a high tech audio visual package complete with touch screen navigation and fully powered accessories to complete the modern day muscle car experience.