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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: 16587
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19776
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45905
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 26989
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44139
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 41232
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49985
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 24340
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 37371
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 55839
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 29259
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36470
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49682
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 49964
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 42056
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 45049
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49751
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 107247
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39176
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51496
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 58650
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 39213
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 54096
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31286
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 54699
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 65296
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 29572
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 124621
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 66458
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 56126
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 55974
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 124539
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33937
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 84630
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 55253
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52293
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 134241
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39863
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 44127
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 97634
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 91021
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50610
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 45832
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29818
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50698
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 159728
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 49508
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 41267
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36973
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40227
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 56087
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35938
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 91400
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20833
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 24522
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 39246
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 46062
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29298
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 26581
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 59343
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43463
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31735
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20562
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31877
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37130
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51330
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36199
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 44128
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 52017
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36221
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32530