Pontiac is an automotive brand of the General Motors Company. It was founded in 1929 as a junior division of Oakland, a division of GM. The latter was discontinued in 1931during the Great Depression. But Pontiac survived the economic recession. Pontiac has been highly regarded for its dependability, durability, high-performing parts, and accessories. The logo of the vehicle is a red arrowhead, also known as the Dart. Before 1957, its logo was a native American headdress. The brand was also named after a native chief.
The first model of the automaker was Pontiac Six Series 6-27. It was introduced on January 3, 1926. It used Fisher Body coachwork. And it provided a 2-door 2-passenger Coupe and 5-passenger Coach. The automobile featured a straight-6 engine, a family of inline-six cylinder automobile engines. The straight-8 engine produced from 1933 to 1954 was also one of the well-known Pontiac parts. It was also dubbed the “Silver Streak”. As one of Pontiac's most powerful parts at the time, it was introduced for the 1933 models. As a quiet, smooth-running, less expensive part, it served the needs of the 1930s and 1940s car buyers for power. By the early 1950s, the powerful overhead-valve V8 made the Silver Streak obsolete. It was produced from 1955 to 1981. Due to the durable, well-performing parts, Pontiac successfully changed its image into a performance car.
The Bonneville was the most long-lived marque of Pontiac. It was built from 1957 until 2005. It was named after the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. It was the site of many early car races and most of the world's land speed records. It was a full-sized, 2-door convertible in the year introduced. At that time, it was a luxury version of the Star Chief. In the following year, it became a separate model and added a two-door hardtop into its body style. The Firebird was another long-lasting model of the brand from 1967 to 2002. It was designed as a pony car to rival the Mustang. The first generation Firebird had characteristic Coke bottle styling, the F-body platform, and it offered both body styles of the 2-door coupe and the 2-door convertible.
Pontiac has many other classic automobiles in its history, such as the Safari (1955–1989), the Catalina (1959–1981), the Trans Am (1969–2002), the Firefly (1985–2001), and the Grand Prix (1962–2008). Because of its high-performing parts and ever-popular vehicles, the automaker has been prosperous for over half a century.