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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: 10060
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 13717
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 26502
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 23394
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 30262
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 16454
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 26612
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 14340
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35334
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 20571
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 20260
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31178
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20977
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29659
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 30393
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 25872
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21667
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 58040
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 17665
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 21817
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 34788
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 27394
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 16628
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 18742
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 56875
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 39506
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32205
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 31434
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 33647
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32325
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 59620
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36624
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20694
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 48323
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30220
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 63609
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 24979
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 26821
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 25032
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 19952
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 60017
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 29599
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29566
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 42228
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27120
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29736
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 22527
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 73947
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33540
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 42683
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 14201
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37907
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 23111
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 22164
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 27469
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28333
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 11832
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 21374
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 16239
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 38455
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32181
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20931
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 15047
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 23364
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27531
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 32719
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 26534
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34393
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 43025
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22979
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 25850
 
   
 

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