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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: 14459
1956 Pontiac Starchief
1956 Pontiac Starchief
views: 17840
1959 Pontiac Catalina
1959 Pontiac Catalina
views: 39841
1960 Pontiac Ventura
1960 Pontiac Ventura
views: 23933
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
1960 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 40493
1960 Pontiac Catalina
1960 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35879
1961 Pontiac Catalina
1961 Pontiac Catalina
views: 40912
1961 Pontiac Tempest
1961 Pontiac Tempest
views: 20602
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32040
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
1962 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 26644
1962 Pontiac Tempest
1962 Pontiac Tempest
views: 44718
1962 Pontiac Catalina
1962 Pontiac Catalina
views: 50168
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
1962 Pontiac Super Duty - A true race legend
views: 30882
1963 Pontiac Catalina
1963 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43690
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
1963 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 45075
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
1963 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37730
1963 Pontiac Tempest
1963 Pontiac Tempest
views: 39015
1964 Pontiac Catalina
1964 Pontiac Catalina
views: 45415
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
1964 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 52004
1964 Pontiac Tempest
1964 Pontiac Tempest
views: 32493
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
1964 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34431
1964 Pontiac GTO
1964 Pontiac GTO
views: 97711
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
1965 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 27248
1965 Pontiac Tempest
1965 Pontiac Tempest
views: 47636
1965 Pontiac Catalina
1965 Pontiac Catalina
views: 48808
1965 Pontiac GTO
1965 Pontiac GTO
views: 112598
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
1965 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 59091
1965 Pontiac 2+2
1965 Pontiac 2+2
views: 24524
1966 Pontiac Catalina
1966 Pontiac Catalina
views: 59463
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 30082
1966 Pontiac Tempest
1966 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49699
1966 Pontiac LeMans
1966 Pontiac LeMans
views: 50132
1966 Pontiac GTO
1966 Pontiac GTO
views: 112679
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
1967 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 34813
1967 Pontiac Catalina
1967 Pontiac Catalina
views: 47209
1967 Pontiac Tempest
1967 Pontiac Tempest
views: 49670
1967 Pontiac Firebird
1967 Pontiac Firebird
views: 74330
1967 Pontiac GTO
1967 Pontiac GTO
views: 123087
1968 Pontiac Catalina
1968 Pontiac Catalina
views: 44793
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
1968 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 26673
1968 Pontiac Tempest
1968 Pontiac Tempest
views: 39313
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
1968 Pontiac Bonneville
views: 41602
1968 Pontiac Firebird
1968 Pontiac Firebird
views: 92121
1968 Pontiac GTO
1968 Pontiac GTO
views: 81308
1969 Pontiac GTO
1969 Pontiac GTO
views: 144685
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird
views: 45438
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
1969 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 37804
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
1969 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 34635
1969 Pontiac Catalina
1969 Pontiac Catalina
views: 43827
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
views: 32808
1970 Pontiac Firebird
1970 Pontiac Firebird
views: 52118
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 18771
1970 Pontiac GTO
1970 Pontiac GTO
views: 83561
1970 Pontiac Catalina
1970 Pontiac Catalina
views: 35052
1971 Pontiac Firebird
1971 Pontiac Firebird
views: 36007
1971 Pontiac LeMans
1971 Pontiac LeMans
views: 40884
1971 Pontiac GTO
1971 Pontiac GTO
views: 20810
1972 Pontiac Lemans
1972 Pontiac Lemans
views: 53251
1972 Pontiac Firebird
1972 Pontiac Firebird
views: 27577
1972 Pontiac GTO
1972 Pontiac GTO
views: 23994
1973 Pontiac Firebird
1973 Pontiac Firebird
views: 41002
1974 Pontiac Firebird
1974 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29255
1975 Pontiac Firebird
1975 Pontiac Firebird
views: 18897
1976 Pontiac Firebird
1976 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29630
1977 Pontiac Firebird
1977 Pontiac Firebird
views: 34714
1978 Pontiac Firebird
1978 Pontiac Firebird
views: 33703
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
1978 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 47459
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
1979 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 49974
1979 Pontiac Firebird
1979 Pontiac Firebird
views: 42148
1980 Pontiac Firebird
1980 Pontiac Firebird
views: 29937
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
1980 Pontiac Trans Am
views: 33668