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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: 15489
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18920
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42813
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 25494
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42594
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38505
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 22338
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46461
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34461
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 34260
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53219
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47582
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28184
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40169
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 47786
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46851
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42399
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 35833
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 103493
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36937
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 55522
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48616
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29491
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 62365
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52083
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 27039
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51245
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 119783
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 52962
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 53234
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32245
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 63082
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 120523
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52534
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 80302
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37326
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 130488
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50049
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 95581
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41683
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28376
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43781
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47718
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 86829
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 47834
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36328
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39825
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 154009
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46878
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34639
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37674
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19929
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 54254
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 87905
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 43561
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37844
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 22910
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 56590
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28595
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 25451
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42408
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30493
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19844
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30847
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35860
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49698
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35101
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51166
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43351
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35137
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31347