Pontiac brand in Russia

Pontiac brand in Russia

In our country, Pontiac cars were not officially sold. At the same time, on the roads, especially in big cities, you can find both the legendary GTO sports coupes and the usual ones.

The number of Pontiac cars, in general, is eloquently evidenced by the statistics of thefts in Moscow in recent years:

Total Pontiac Vibe Pontiac Solstice

Full title:Pontiac–GMC Division
Other names:Pontiac
Exists:1926 – 2010 (canceled due to bankruptcy)
Location:United States: Detroit, Michigan.
Founders:Harry Klinger.
Products:Cars, motorcycles.
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Background

Pontiac Company is a branch of General Motors, specializing in the production of sports cars. The headquarters is located in the city of the same name in the state of Michigan.

The company has a long history dating back to the distant nineteenth century. Edward M. Murphy in 1893 in the city of Pontiac, founded the company “Pontiac Buggy”, which produced carriages.

After 14 years, the company changed its name to Oakland Motor Car Company, as well as the direction of its activity (car production). A little later, Oakland joined General Motors.

The company received the name Pontiac Motor Division only in 1926. In 1933 post- general director the company is occupied by Harry Klinger, who orders the release of updated models with independent suspension and 6-cylinder engines.

The company was developing, the industrial capacity was gradually growing. The successful launch of the series production of the Pontiac Silver Streak coupe (“Pontiac Silver Streak”, literally “Silver Flash”) in 1935 caused the company to seriously consider expanding.

In 1941 the production of the “Torpedo” model begins. Military difficulties forced a temporary reduction in production, however, immediately after the end of the war, the conveyor began to work again.

The middle of the 20th century was marked by the appearance of the Catalina model on sale, and in 1952 (two years later) with the updated Hydromatic automatic transmission. In the same decade, models with “Hardtop” bodies (1953) appeared. Cars begin to be equipped with power steering, and in 1958 they begin to produce engines with a mechanical fuel injection system (prototypes).

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