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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: 10802
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 14518
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 28797
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 17578
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 25366
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 31949
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 15429
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 28612
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37823
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 22340
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33103
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22569
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 21333
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 24918
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 31835
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27808
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 32694
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 64290
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 20057
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 37644
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 23716
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 30187
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42947
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 17861
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 65805
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 20027
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 34937
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33963
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 69358
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39784
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 35060
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 22236
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 36427
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 53230
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 74036
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32814
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26547
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 30791
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 27537
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 66127
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 48497
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 21064
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 31692
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32083
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28962
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 24489
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 85625
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 32069
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35953
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 49091
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 24132
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 15082
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 24653
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 40466
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 29577
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 13350
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29759
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22662
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 41000
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 17423
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33858
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 22355
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 15816
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 24462
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28956
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35059
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27872
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35929
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 44445
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 24341
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 27102
 
   
 

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