Company based in Pontiac, Michigan by Ben Annibale, director of the Oakland Motor Car Co., to build a six-cylinder 3064 cm3. It is followed by other six-cylinder with a V8 then in 1932. In 1933, the firm becomes the Pontiac Motor Co. And a great success with his eight-cylmdres line 77 hp, 3.7-litre ... The 1934 cars are equipped with independent front suspension Knee-Action and bodywork while steel roof turret.
In 1941, the range Torpédo introduced a new aesthetic with the return of style fastback until 1949 when Pontiac appear with lines lower, still equipped with eight-cylinder in-line until 1955. At this point, all Pontiac feature a 4.7-litre V8.
In 1959, the firm has a 6.4-litre V8 designed in various outputs ranging from 245 to 345 horsepower.
Tempest 1961 is a four-cylinder motor of 3.2 litres supercarré mounted on a shell unit. This engine is abandonmé in 1965 in favour of a six-cylinder 140 hp or an eight-cylinder 5.4 litres. In 1967, the Firebird appears Sprint race, a six-cylinder 215 hp, 3.8 liter.
Range includes the 1979 Sunbird motor V6 or V8 Chevrolet Buick, the Firebird sports coupe, the Phoenix-end average and Le Mans. The latter gives its name in 1987 to a Kadett carrossée in three volumes, built under license by the South Korean Daewoo, to replace the 1000 Pontiac 1981.
Fiero output in 1983 was also a career as short as modest. It was a sports coupe central motor (a revolution at GM!) Whose mission was to counter the Japanese cut increasingly present in the American market. The least we can say is that the goal was not reached ...
In 1989, Pontiac released his first carrier, derived from the Chevrolet Lumina and Oldsmobile Silhouette, and called Trans Sport, a word play on which Pontiac said that the brand is prone sports group GM. Pontiac is the mark of the second group GM, as production volume, behind Chevrolet and Buick front.