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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: 14799
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18148
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40688
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41132
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 24440
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36676
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21099
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42343
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 27123
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 31863
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32790
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51167
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 45844
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38489
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44573
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 45924
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40100
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33388
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 99803
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46407
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 52982
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35270
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48634
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27838
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 25223
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50071
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 114987
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 60076
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 115121
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 60569
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 51085
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30732
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50881
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50703
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48122
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35634
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 76274
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 125442
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42237
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27200
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40082
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 83287
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45647
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 93236
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44660
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35250
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 148344
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 46173
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38480
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19091
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35943
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33410
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 84993
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 52833
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 41752
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 21466
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36574
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 54276
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 24441
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27916
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41461
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29681
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19200
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30039
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35102
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34145
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 48206
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42522
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50346
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34170
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30390