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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: 10309
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 13982
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 27302
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 23993
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 30782
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 16835
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 27182
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 14682
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31735
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 20585
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 21473
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 21134
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36087
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26469
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 22751
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 31083
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30349
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 35752
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 28280
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 60044
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 18386
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22344
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 59403
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 17004
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 40517
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 33007
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32166
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 19140
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 21130
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 62417
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 34508
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33142
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37467
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 66714
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 25469
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30984
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 28027
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 49853
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 25830
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 61789
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30330
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 30305
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20275
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 43936
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27634
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 23035
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34248
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 77193
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30493
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 14473
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 44616
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 22735
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 38692
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 23551
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 28072
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 12337
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28764
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 21783
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 39203
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 16603
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32666
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 21367
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 15293
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 23723
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27963
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 26933
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 33454
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34885
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 43498
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 23417
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 26267
 
   
 

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