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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: 15379
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 18722
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 42476
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 42372
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 25384
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38199
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 22120
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45819
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28023
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47341
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 52957
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34154
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 33837
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39921
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42021
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46471
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 47399
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 36677
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 54990
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48169
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 35377
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 103056
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 50729
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29265
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 119090
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 51735
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 61948
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 26777
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 62595
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31944
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52722
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 52619
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 119818
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 79795
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49725
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37067
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52260
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 129775
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 95067
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 86061
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 41486
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47345
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28165
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43551
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46492
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 47472
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36186
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 153275
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 39676
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 19809
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34463
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 87410
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 54086
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 37400
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 43242
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 22665
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 37678
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 25306
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28510
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 56068
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42288
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30393
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 19731
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30703
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35749
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34969
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49470
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43254
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51038
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31204
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34998