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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: 16782
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19948
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46313
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 41616
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 27254
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44329
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50597
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 24569
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50014
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 29427
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36774
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 37790
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 56258
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 42327
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 50309
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 45512
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50071
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39492
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 59130
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 107675
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 39705
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51840
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 29995
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 54519
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 65640
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31534
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 125235
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 55057
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 56666
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 125001
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 56457
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34185
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 66921
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 85803
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52657
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 55621
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40196
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 134759
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30060
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50987
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 91353
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 46142
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 44490
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 97929
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 160799
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 49740
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 41481
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 37064
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51280
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36222
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20917
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 56271
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 91804
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40521
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 24727
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 39468
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 46409
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29347
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 26748
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 59683
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43615
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31875
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20690
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32046
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37307
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51492
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36345
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 44271
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 52148
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36400
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 32788