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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: 13901
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 17403
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38568
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 34585
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 39491
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 23036
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38854
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 19888
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 25992
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30625
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48912
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42936
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 29371
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42359
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36641
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43598
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 37504
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31068
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43979
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33072
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 94544
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 50411
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 23673
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47345
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 108028
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 57468
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26273
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 46018
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29130
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48136
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 48852
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 109380
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 57848
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 119612
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 71325
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47749
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45496
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33810
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 78530
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43431
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38147
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 90172
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 40545
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 25941
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36818
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 44538
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 33552
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42510
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 139276
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 18277
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 50891
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31816
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 80965
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 33871
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 19894
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 39554
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35253
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27070
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 51837
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 23181
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 40237
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28585
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 18535
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29055
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34100
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33133
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 46487
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49417
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41563
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 32843
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29304