Les Linn's GTO obsession spans the decades. The Marimba Red '64 in the middle started the muscle car trend, while the '04 version next to it marked the final generation. The rarest of his cars undoubtedly is the 1970 GTO Judge, one of slightly more than 3,000 built that year.
Les Linn is not only into GTOs in a big way, but is an avid collector of all kinds of Pontiac memorabilia. Here, he shows off his impressive collection of Pontiac hood emblems, spanning models from 1926 to 1956.
When Linn set out to recapture the magic of his first car, a '66 GTO, he spotted this '64 convertible, a car nearly identical to one his brother had owned. It's one of about a half dozen '64 GTOs he has owned -- so far.
Linn suspects that his 1970 Peppergreen GTO Judge began life as a dealership drag car. He has the correct 400-cubic-inch V-8 engine in one corner of his garage, opting to run an even stronger Pontiac 455 powerplant mated to the 4-speed manual transmission.
The Judge is outfitted with an all-black interior, with a later model dual-gate floor shifter added to handle the Turbo 400 transmission installed to accommodate the beefier 455-cubic-inch engine under the hood.
Subtlety was not paramount when Pontiac added the "Judge" package to the restyled GTO. Hot yellow-green graphics adorn the fenders and decklid of Linn's 1970 model, which is equipped with correct factory-style spoked steel wheels, without trim rings.