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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: 12231
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 15737
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 33332
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 35490
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 19917
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29548
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 17254
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 33430
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 23426
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 37329
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26317
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 25625
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42930
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31709
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 37830
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36705
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 30922
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 25184
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36912
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27732
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 78078
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43554
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 49796
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40833
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 86281
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 39750
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22896
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 20414
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 25597
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41462
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 42793
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 88315
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49753
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38618
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 96591
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 62414
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29908
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38690
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 78936
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37206
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 62179
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32939
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 23537
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 35706
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 112184
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 40185
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36980
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32523
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 28364
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 16526
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 45498
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 63743
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28171
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 28367
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32480
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 16114
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 34121
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 24756
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 20049
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 46028
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36935
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 25287
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 17231
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 26305
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31535
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30335
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 39843
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 46711
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 38782
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 26660
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 29755
 
   
 

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