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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: 16401
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19615
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45276
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40775
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43870
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 26671
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 23935
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49342
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49306
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36161
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 36807
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 55451
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 29062
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 49542
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 41725
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 44494
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49292
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38689
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38780
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 106725
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51098
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 58160
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 29134
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 123914
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 64875
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 53678
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31004
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 54259
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 65923
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 123937
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33651
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 55484
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 55503
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39473
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51913
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 54791
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 133769
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 83405
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50220
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 97301
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 43664
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 90622
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 45478
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29581
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50023
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 158598
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 41036
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36896
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 49233
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 90861
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35618
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 55820
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39801
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20713
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 24259
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 39010
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 45686
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29228
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 26426
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 58881
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43291
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31502
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20430
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31695
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36920
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51062
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36028
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43977
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51889
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36061
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32320