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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: 14331
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 17751
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39534
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35508
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 23688
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 40222
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40189
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 20400
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49799
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 31756
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 30395
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 26505
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 44247
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43331
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44688
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38583
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37423
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 51505
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44922
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 96744
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32055
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34024
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47208
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 58708
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 24319
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27018
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48431
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 111529
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 49773
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 29841
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 111811
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 59076
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49273
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34462
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 46645
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 122146
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 73441
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49044
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 91620
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 38996
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26477
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44445
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41342
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 80458
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43468
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37554
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 143273
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 45153
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34392
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 82835
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32524
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 51844
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 34755
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 18620
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 20568
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 40503
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35808
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27447
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 52902
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 23806
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 40779
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29068
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 18793
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29465
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34546
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 47147
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33541
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49804
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41970
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 33434
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29761