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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: 14951
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18265
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 41253
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41485
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 24713
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37150
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43186
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 21380
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 27364
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51714
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33190
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 32355
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 46326
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38887
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40655
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45110
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 46315
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 53523
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 100884
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35701
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 33794
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46948
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50600
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 60634
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28148
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49136
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 116419
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 25607
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 116733
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 51532
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 61241
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51367
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31071
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 77367
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48604
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 126941
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 51201
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36038
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46109
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42591
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27413
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 40544
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 84106
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 93702
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38824
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 150165
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 46554
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35562
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45141
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 85699
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 33717
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 53241
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 36354
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19254
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 42119
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 21827
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36842
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28075
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 54785
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 24685
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41710
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29882
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19368
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30207
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35299
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34363
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 48616
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42697
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50510
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30606
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34434