General Motors created the Pontiac division of vehicles for their company in 1926. A year later, Pontiac unveiled their 6-cylinder Chief model, selling over 75,000 units that year alone. The next year, the Chief was one of the top-six selling cars in the US and Pontiac stuck with what it knew for the years to come. Though its cars varied until the 50s, it wasn’t until ‘55 that Pontiac completely revamped their vehicle’s body styles. Overhead valve v-8 engines were in play, fuel-injected engines were introduced, and the iconic arrowhead emblem was crafted by ‘59. Then, the Tempest was revealed and eventually named the Motor Trend Car of the Year twice, further establishing the brand’s reputation for high-performance vehicles. For decades, Pontiac continued to make history with their Grand Prix, Firebird, and GTO, but in 2010, the last Pontiac model was built on the production line. Though they’re no longer being made, nobody can deny the influence this car brand had on the automotive industry. If you’re lucky enough to have one of these classic cars, make sure to always utilize OEM parts during repair. The best way to keep your Pontiac running flawlessly is to give it genuine parts.