20 Forgotten Pontiacs Most People Probably Never Knew Existed
September 21, 2017
*Full Article at LinkEstablished in 1926, the Pontiac Motor Division was a proud member of the General Motors family since day one. For most of its life, Pontiac was among the top sellers and a valuable addition to the lineup. But in the first few decades, from the late 1920s to the early 1960s, Pontiac was an economy brand. And it was close to Chevrolet in pricing and model selection.
However, from the early 1960s onwards, Pontiac got the performance brand image that suited it the best. In those days, Pontiac singlehandedly introduced the muscle car movement to the mainstream car market. They presented numerous powerful, fast models. And they were active in racing until 1963 when there was a corporative ban on all racing activities.
So, during the 1970s and 80s, Pontiac’s performance reputation stayed. But their models were less exciting despite producing some interesting cars. However, in the 1990s and early 2000s, Pontiac became just a pale shadow of its former self. GM invested in it, but without much success. So, in 2010 they discontinued the Pontiac brand in a controversial move that sparks debates to this day.