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.