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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: 17213
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 20314
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47314
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42488
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 27972
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44875
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 25171
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51992
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 29836
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50808
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 56996
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 38563
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37366
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50785
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 43001
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 46483
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 51185
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40718
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 60177
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52766
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40189
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 108706
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 55834
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32143
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 66521
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 55432
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 126523
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 30746
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 57368
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 68066
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 126191
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 57681
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34730
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 88381
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53361
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40928
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 56558
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 135676
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 45254
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51909
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 46912
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30636
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 92163
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 98592
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 37328
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 50299
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 42180
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 163082
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53245
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 21134
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 56780
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36894
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 41196
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 92717
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 25240
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 39935
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 47116
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 27144
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 60542
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29473
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43974
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32268
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20953
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32469
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37672
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36685
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51982
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 44637
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 52366
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33357
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36818