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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: 15896
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 19261
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43854
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 25971
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 43258
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39444
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47812
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 22974
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 48310
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 54253
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35150
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 28547
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 35526
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 43113
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40808
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48025
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 48536
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37711
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 104882
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 36971
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 56749
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 49794
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 63485
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 121703
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30108
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 52387
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 28029
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 53066
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32849
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 64414
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 54274
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 122207
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 54122
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 132108
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 38248
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50870
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 81577
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 53539
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 96418
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 28972
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48999
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 88754
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 42482
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 44500
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 156248
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 48523
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48047
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 40289
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 36625
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 38674
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 35047
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 20281
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 89283
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 54984
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 38364
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 23551
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 44588
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 25937
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 57640
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 28920
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42805
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 30937
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 20132
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31276
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36310
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 50245
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 35519
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 43662
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 51485
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 35528
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 31777