Nancy and Bob Dunbar with their original owner 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge in their Beachfield neighborhood. When Pontiac brought out its first GTO in 1964, it was a special edition of the Tempest, and the initials stood for Grand Tempest Option. Project Manager John DeLorean – of DeLorean auto fame – dictated that the Judge would always be this color orange, which was first patented by Chevrolet and called Hugger Orange. Dunbar said General Motors wouldn’t allow cars in one division – such as Pontiac – to use colors from another division such as Chevrolet. So DeLorean changed the name of the color to Carousel Red for Pontiac and used it for his Judge.
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