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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: 10727
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 14444
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 28554
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 25134
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 31775
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 17473
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 28388
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 15326
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22398
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 22183
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32881
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 21233
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37501
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 32419
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27615
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 31609
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 24565
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 19801
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 37334
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 29889
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 23500
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 63652
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 19895
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 64758
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33676
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42579
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 17754
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 34632
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 68267
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39401
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22088
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 36085
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 34722
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26391
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 30315
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 52629
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 72739
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32511
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 31465
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 47658
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 65391
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 27212
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 31786
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20971
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28777
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 31840
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 84261
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 24258
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35619
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 23869
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 24480
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 14995
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 40195
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 48294
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 29301
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 13183
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29582
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 40661
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 17316
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22538
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33619
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22203
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 15723
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 24364
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28808
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34784
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27728
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35752
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 44262
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 26969
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 24193
 
   
 

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