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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: 15100
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18380
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 41741
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37532
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41802
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 24969
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44112
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21653
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 27597
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52180
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33538
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 32827
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 46719
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41128
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45597
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 46664
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39234
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 34236
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 53976
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47349
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36055
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 101806
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49628
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 61094
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28468
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51035
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 117466
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 26003
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31375
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 118010
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51838
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 51929
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 61744
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 78306
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49039
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 127999
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36394
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51605
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46592
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40893
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 84831
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 94137
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42951
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27649
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 46890
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35798
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45522
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 151352
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39147
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 86367
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 53593
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19484
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36735
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33993
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 42490
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 22102
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37169
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 24920
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28237
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 55252
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41957
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30048
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19489
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30377
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35478
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34565
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 48936
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50686
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42904
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30802
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34648