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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: 15442
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18840
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42662
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 25443
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42494
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38361
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 22254
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46177
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28121
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53105
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47485
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 34064
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34327
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42245
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 47632
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40077
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46694
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 35626
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 55274
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36803
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48412
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 103312
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 119442
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51913
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29397
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 26896
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 62191
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51025
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 52807
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 120201
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 62815
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32124
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52989
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49885
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37220
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52408
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 80037
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 130191
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43688
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 95342
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41590
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47528
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 86494
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28286
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 47681
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 153661
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39761
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36264
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46682
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37558
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34551
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19874
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 87671
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 54167
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37766
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 22790
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 43440
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28552
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 56330
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 25392
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42348
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30441
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19791
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30776
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35815
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35032
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49596
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51111
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43311
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31273
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35079