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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: 10040
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 13699
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 26447
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 30225
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 23338
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 16429
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 14317
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 26569
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31144
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35290
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 20244
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 20536
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20943
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29616
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 25791
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21568
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 30353
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 57909
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 21776
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 27337
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 34735
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 17606
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 16613
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32157
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 56713
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 39443
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31387
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 18715
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 33584
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20664
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 59440
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32272
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36560
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 63409
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30165
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 26746
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 48251
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 24936
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 59927
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 42105
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29504
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 24982
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 19924
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 29549
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 73741
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29688
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27074
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 22493
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33503
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 42544
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 23068
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 22130
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37857
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 14186
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28308
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 27433
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 11802
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 21352
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 38393
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 16221
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32146
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20900
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 15032
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 23345
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27506
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 26507
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 32680
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 43003
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34372
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 25823
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22951
 
   
 

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