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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: 16101
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19351
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44337
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43463
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 26176
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39934
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48317
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 23344
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 36010
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35486
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48663
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 54671
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28747
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 48860
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 43583
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48401
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 41087
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 37525
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 105631
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 57191
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38086
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50270
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 64000
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 28488
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30469
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 122505
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53510
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52847
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33170
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 65004
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 54677
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 54705
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 122886
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38734
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51258
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 82123
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 132676
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 54002
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44856
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42951
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29244
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 89735
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49447
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 96708
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48733
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40491
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 157096
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36739
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 48792
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 55219
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39103
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20460
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 89885
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35234
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 38600
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 44967
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 23819
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 26100
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 58141
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29053
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42960
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31155
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20222
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31429
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36524
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50524
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35719
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51627
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43787
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31922
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35737