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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: 15756
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19145
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43564
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43055
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 25861
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39161
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47489
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 22714
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28453
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34964
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53984
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48070
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 35168
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40642
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47722
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42910
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 48316
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 56429
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 36656
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 104465
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49496
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37475
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 63187
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 27757
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52826
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52087
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29884
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 121190
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 53984
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 53749
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 64080
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32676
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 121854
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50594
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 81270
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37924
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 53217
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 131756
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42178
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28786
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 96198
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48679
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 88173
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44265
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 48310
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40164
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 155674
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47686
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36521
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20161
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 54795
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38263
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34917
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 88882
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 38210
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 23357
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 44285
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 25811
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28833
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 57354
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42699
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30810
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20053
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31159
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36172
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50049
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35374
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43571
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51391
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35393
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31630