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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: 14870
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18209
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40985
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41319
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36938
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 24601
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21243
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42798
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 46119
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33015
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 32127
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51461
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 27231
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40421
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 46141
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38730
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44884
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 53285
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 100464
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33599
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46717
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35493
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28014
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 25436
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 115877
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 60412
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50404
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48933
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 51349
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 116139
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51167
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30920
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 60980
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48395
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35867
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 126353
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 76930
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50989
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27306
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45916
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40357
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 93505
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42448
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 83783
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 149542
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 46383
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44941
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38665
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35431
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33594
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 85417
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36167
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 53080
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19173
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36709
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 41976
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 21662
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28011
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 54560
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 24579
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41605
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29791
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19298
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30138
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35219
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 48468
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34260
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42627
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50444
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34309
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30502