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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: 15623
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19059
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43321
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38926
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42859
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 25712
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47112
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 22570
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28366
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53730
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47857
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34822
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 34801
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42683
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40483
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47397
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 48102
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 36347
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37272
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 56129
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 104105
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49187
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52587
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51789
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 62903
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 27527
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29725
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 120689
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 53440
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 121432
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 53702
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32499
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 63690
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 80887
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37634
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 131356
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52946
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50414
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28628
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 95955
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48398
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44068
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 87741
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41975
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36459
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 155011
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47390
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40035
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 48101
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 54615
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37990
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34797
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20071
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 88516
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 38068
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 43998
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 23193
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 57051
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28744
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 25666
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42597
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30684
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19973
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31019
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36059
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35267
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49895
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51304
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43488
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31523
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35276