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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: 16259
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19485
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44822
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 26441
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40388
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43677
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 23654
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48880
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 36434
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35851
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49031
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 55113
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28927
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 41455
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48908
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 44112
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 49248
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38453
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 106253
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50717
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38224
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 57729
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 64529
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53950
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 123308
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30767
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 28855
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 53316
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 55138
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 123481
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 65508
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 55082
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33411
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39154
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 133262
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51612
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 82806
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 54400
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 90284
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29419
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 45201
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 43332
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49870
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 96946
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40740
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 49011
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36846
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49453
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 157902
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39481
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 90413
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35451
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 55582
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20615
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 45365
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 38831
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 24012
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 58546
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29159
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 26278
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43155
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31328
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20338
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31576
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36718
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35878
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50838
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51781
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43885
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32162
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35935