best damn car story you'll read for a while, the GTO Judge that Brad's brother in law had, and Brad has been infatuated with, for about 40 years


Russ bought the GTO, a Judge with a RA-III 400 and a four-speed transmission, brand new and put on 72 thousand miles until the clutch blew. Into the barn it went, and Russ visited it every year when he spent the summer helping out with the wheat harvest. Haven't we all been crazy over a car, and just went to look at it? Just staring and hoping.

20 years went by as mice and cats took over the interior.

Brad tried to buy, offered to restore it, and his brother in law steadfastly refused to let him do anything with it.

Brad didn't give up, but it was clear his brother in law couldn't bear to part with the Ram Air III Judge. Then, their family connection, his sister died.

You'd figure that would be the end of Brad's tenuous thread to the goat, but it was his sister's dying wish that her husband give up the car to her brother who has been patient and passionate about it for 20 years while it deteriorated.

So Russ finally gave up. But Brad wouldn't take the car. He would only buy it, restore it, leave it with Russ for the summer, and then - take over care of it after Russ had a full summer of car shows and cruises that he's been wanting to do for 2 decades while his goat slumbered in the barn.

Ain't that the coolest? I wanna buy both of them a beer.

http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1503-1970-pontiac-gto-judge-rare-find/
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best damn car story you'll read for a while, the GTO Judge that Brad's brother in law had, and Brad has been infatuated with, for about 40 years
best damn car story you'll read for a while, the GTO Judge that Brad's brother in law had, and Brad has been infatuated with, for about 40 years
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