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Pontiac 1920s 1930s
The Oakland Motor Car Co.
Pontiac, Michigan
1926-1932

The Pontiac was an American Automobile that was created by General Motors President Alfred P. Sloan. It was intended to be priced between the $525.00 Chevrolet and the $900.00 Oldsmobile. The Pontiac was built by GM's Oakland Division from 1929 to 1932. In 1933 The Pontiac Motor Co. under GM's direction produced the Pontiac.

The Oakland Motor Car Co. was formed in 1907 by Edward M. Murphy, founder of Pontiac Buggy Company (1893-1907). In 1909 The Oakland Motor Car Co. became part of General Motors. By 1926 The Oakland Motor Car Co. was in full production of the Pontiac and the higher priced Oakland.

1926 Pontiac Two Door Sedan
1926 Pontiac Two Door Sedan

Named for its home city of Pontiac, MI which in turn took its name from an Indian Chief, hence the prominence of the Chief's head on their hood ornaments over the years and in Pontiac advertisement. The new 1926 Pontiac Six shown above and below used many Chevrolet chassis components. Benjamin Anibal was in charge of overall production and design.

1926 Pontiac Advertisement - Oakland Motor Car Co.
1926 Pontiac Advertisement - Oakland Motor Car Co.

The above 1926 Pontiac magazine advertisement features the seven different body styles - the Two Door Sedan, Landau Coupe, Sport Cabriolet, Sport Phaeton, Sport Landau Sedan, Four Door Sedan, Sport Roadster.

1927 Pontiac
1927 Pontiac
1928 Pontiac
1928 Pontiac
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The Pontiac six cylinder engine was designed by Henry M. Crane. The vertical engine's six cylinders were cast in one block, The bore was 3 5/16 of an inch with a stroke of 3 7/8 inches, the head was removable, valves were in side and had a horsepower rating of 26.3. The transmission was a three speed with reverse and shaft driven.

1929 Pontiac
1929 Pontiac
1930 Pontiac
1930 Pontiac
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1931 Pontiac
1931 Pontiac
1931 Pontiac
1931 Pontiac
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1932 Pontiac Two Door Sedan
1932 Pontiac Two Door Sedan

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