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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: 15190
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18458
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 41980
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41956
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37704
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 25115
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44642
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21786
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52421
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 33070
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 46912
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 27769
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33746
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45841
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39388
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41434
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 46856
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 102246
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 54257
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47545
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36252
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 34463
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28703
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 61342
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 26249
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49889
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51262
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 118041
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 52158
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31554
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 118601
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52112
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 62008
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36573
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 78848
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49239
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51822
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 128558
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 94418
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43118
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46817
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27833
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 85250
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41074
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45802
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39320
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 152018
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35920
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 47103
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 86662
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 53799
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34152
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36936
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19572
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37333
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 42741
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 22281
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28334
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 25047
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 55499
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42076
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30186
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19585
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30477
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35575
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49104
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34744
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43075
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50788
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34781
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30943