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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: 14331
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 17752
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39539
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 40222
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 23690
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35511
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 20406
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40192
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31759
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 30396
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 44250
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49801
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 26506
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38585
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43334
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44691
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37427
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32061
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 51506
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34027
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 96747
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44945
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 58710
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 24321
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27021
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48434
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 111541
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47213
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49273
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 111819
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 59084
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29841
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 49777
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34466
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46646
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49045
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 73444
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 122150
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 91622
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 80464
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44447
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38997
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41342
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26477
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34394
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37554
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43470
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 143285
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 45157
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 34757
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 51845
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 82842
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32528
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 18621
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 40503
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35808
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 20572
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 52904
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27448
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 23807
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 40780
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29069
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 18794
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29467
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34547
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 47148
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33542
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49808
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41972
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29762
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 33436