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Pontiac: Division of General Motors

Pontiac is a brand of General Motors and was the performance division of General Motors for years. However, its history could date back to the days of the horse and carriage. In 1893, Edward M. Murphy established the Pontiac Buggy Company in Pontiac, Michigan and founded the Oakland Motor Car Company in 1907. Two years later, General Motors purchased the Oakland Motor Car Company. Because a financial turmoil happened in the early 1920s, General Motors decided to launch less expensive line of cars, and this line is the Pontiac. However, another financial crisis in late 2008 and early 2009 made General Motors announced that they would stop continuing manufacturing Pontiac by the end of 2010 and focused on their other brands.

Model of Muscle Car

When Pontiac was first introduced by General Motors in 1926 as the companion marque to Oakland division, it mainly offered lower-priced vehicles with a six-cylinder engine, which has a more moderate output. Though Pontiac and Oakland were sold side by side, it outsold its Oakland parent in popularity and supplanted the Oakland brand entirely by 1933. And Pontiac became the top-selling six in the United States. Even during the World War II, while all automobile companies were manufacture military products, the Pontiac was still manufacturing civilian automobiles. It had been making a reputation for quiet, affordable, reliable and comfortable vehicles. Although the Pontiac existed for a not very long time, it devoted a lot to the whole automobile industry. The stamped steel valvetrain rocker arm, a simplified and reliable alternative to a bearing-equipped rocker was designed by Pontiac engineer Clayton Leach, was adopted by nearly every OHV engine manufacturer. And in 1960s, Pontiac introduced a higher-power version of V8 engine equipped with a high-performance racing camshaft and dual 4-barrel carburetors made Pontiac become the model of muscle car and pony car and even inspired the design of light-duty GMC pickup trucks. And the second generation V8 engine helped Pontiac invent the modern muscle car.

Popular Models

Pontiac's ability in manufacturing high quality and reliable vehicles is no better than any other famous brands of General Motors. The Pontiac Vibe produced through 2002 to 2010 for two generations is a compact hatchback. Its design based on the persistent principle of Pontiac, which is reliability and less expensive come first. So Pontiac Vibe is not a very powerful vehicle. Another impressive model Pontiac Grand Prix however was made under the guidance of the horsepower war in 1960s. Pontiac Grand Prix (1962-2008) is a kind of sport back-seat coupe produced under the fashion trend, and in 1969, the Pontiac Grand Prix saw a big sale success. During the production years, its design changed a lot as well and in 2008, the production of Pontiac Grand Prix ended. Pontiac Bonneville was introduced in 1957 as a performance version of its predecessor Pontiac Star Chief. As a 2-door hardtop or a 2-door convertible equipped with new powerful V8 engine, Pontiac Bonneville became the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 in 1958. As for Pontiac GTO, it is a real muscle car of the 19060s and 1970s era. It is considered by some to have started the muscle trend, and that is why it was selected as Motor Trend's Car of the Year in 1968.

Pontiac Parts

You cannot deny the fact that your Pontiac will be succumb to wear and tear after long exposure to natural beats. And since Pontiac has stopped production, you still need find the right parts for your Pontiac and you may have to rack the auto parts market and have the faintest chance to find a fitted one. However, Gmpartsgiant.com is dedicated to offering lowest-priced OEM Pontiac parts in a wide range from genuine Pontiac coil springs to genuine Pontiac headlights. You can shop with confidence as all genuine Pontiac parts from us are favored by the manufacturer's warranty, hassle-free return policy and fastest delivery service.