Classic Pontiac muscle cars for sale. These restored and unrestored Pontiac cars available for sale from individuals and dealers from around the country.
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Pontiac is a marquee of automobile manufactured by General Motors, however, like many brands; Pontiac did not start out with General Motors.
Pontiac was first seen with the Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works. In 1908, The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works merged with the Oakland Motor Company and created the name Oakland Motor Car Company. They joined forces in Pontiac, Michigan to build the Cartercar. In 1909, Oakland Motor Company was purchased by General Motors.
The very first Pontiac created by General Motors was a lower priced six cylinder, which was meant to compete against the cheaper four cylinder models. Within just a few months, the Pontiac outsold Oakland. Pontiac’s sales rose while Oakland’s declined. This made Pontiac the only “companion” marquee to survive is parent in 1932.
By 1933, Pontiac was selling the cheapest cars with a straight 8-cylinder engine. From this time until the beginning of the 1950’s, the Pontiac was a solid car not very powerful. Most of the cars produced during this time, were pretty much the same with only minor changes.
In 1955, new bodies and chassis were unveiled for Pontiac along with the introduction of the 173 horsepower overhead valve V8 engine. Sales were out of sight. With this new innovative V8 engine, six cylinder engines were discontinued.
Again in 1958, new chassis, bodies, and interior design was changed. Some of the unique styling seen in this year was the quad headlamps, longer and lower bodies, concave rear fender panels, and honeycombed grilles.
Reworking of the Pontiac was seen once again in 1961. The main difference was the new chassis that reduced the weight and they had smaller body styles. The all-new Tempest was the rave. The Tempest pushed the Pontiac into third place for the most popular cars.
1982 saw a major redesign with the Firebird. The wedge shape of the Firebird was the first main redesign seen in the pony car of the 1970’s. Of course, the public went wild with the new style. Sunbird was the next to awe consumers and then in 1984 the Fiero was at the top of the list.