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Pontiac Motor Company

1926-1932: Oakland Motor Car Co.
1933-present: General Motors Corp.

The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works was incorporated in July of 1899 by Albert G. North and Harry G. Hamilton. At that time Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works were manufacturing various horse drawn wagon parts as well as complete buggies and wagons. In 1905 Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works took over the manufacturing of the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company which produced the Rapid Truck. In 1907 the decision was made to produce an automobile due to growing demand.

A merger of the Oakland Motor Car Company and the Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works occurred in 1908, The operations of both companies were joined together in Pontiac, Michigan to build the Cartercar

In 1909 William C. Durant, then General Motors Corp. president purchased a 50% interest in the Oakland Motor Car Company. Later that year General Motors Corp. purchased the other 50% stake in the company after the death of Walter M. Murphy, major shareholder of the Oakland Motor Car Company. GM's first Pontiac was introduced as an affordable six cylinder intended to compete in the more inexpensive four cylinder range. The all new Pontiac was quickly outselling Oakland, a trend that continued for the following years. Oakland ceased production in 1932.

 


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1936 Pontiac Deluxe
1936 Pontiac Deluxe
views: 10961
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 14705
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29341
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 17777
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 25821
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 32365
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 15623
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29114
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38346
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 22660
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 21562
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33542
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22915
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32372
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28199
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 33163
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 25582
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30945
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 65614
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 24232
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 20506
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 38282
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 34546
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 18081
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35636
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43610
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20317
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 67694
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40611
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22610
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 71403
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 37170
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 35831
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 76242
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26924
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 33354
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 54285
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31707
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 21322
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 28273
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 49970
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32598
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 67441
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 32147
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 88288
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32639
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29417
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 24897
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36481
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 24633
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 15270
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 50474
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41024
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 25029
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 30046
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30082
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 13668
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 17711
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 41597
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22923
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34238
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22701
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 16006
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 24711
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29271
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28207
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35568
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 44794
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36289
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 27445
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 24631
 
   
 

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