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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: 14093
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 17585
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39063
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 39868
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 23310
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 34999
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 20117
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39425
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49327
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 43545
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 26262
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 29823
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31056
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37029
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42807
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38054
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44145
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31526
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 95639
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 50931
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33486
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44435
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 58132
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 23997
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26619
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47891
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 109321
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 46570
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29432
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 110605
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 58401
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48658
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 49285
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46072
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48344
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 72228
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34099
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 120984
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 79537
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 40878
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 90836
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26217
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38573
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43886
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37147
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43003
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 44839
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 141343
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 33992
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 81879
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 51341
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 18428
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32157
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 34298
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35554
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 40007
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 20252
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 23527
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27237
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 52337
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 40498
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28808
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 18671
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29264
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34338
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33351
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 46811
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41762
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49598
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29532
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 33133