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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: 14800
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18150
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40698
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41140
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 24449
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36683
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21103
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42349
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 31871
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 45849
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51179
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 27125
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32798
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44582
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40107
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 45932
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38499
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46417
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33391
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 99813
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 52989
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35278
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27844
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 25232
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50080
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 115009
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48651
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 60084
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30736
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50889
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 60578
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 115151
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 51096
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35639
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50709
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48132
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 76289
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 125463
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27208
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40093
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45657
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42240
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 83305
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 93240
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 148367
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44673
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35251
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 46175
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38490
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35946
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19093
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 52843
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 85005
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33420
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 41763
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36579
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 21473
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27923
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 54289
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 24449
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41463
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29683
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19201
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30041
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35107
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34147
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 48218
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50348
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42527
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30393
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34172