Pontiac, founded in 1926 in Pontiac Michigan, was a division of General Motors until it dissolved in 2010. Due to the Great Recession and General Motors financial problems, they were forced to restructure and let go of some of its divisions. Unfortunately, the 84-year-old company was let go. Pontiacs were sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico and considered the performance brand for GM.
Some classic Pontiac models are the GTO, Firebird, and the Grand Prix. The GTO, which is an Italian abbreviation for Grand Turismo Omologato. Produced between 1964-1974, the GTO was one of the fastest cars Pontiac built. Originally, the GTO was a trim option for the Tempest, but became its own model in 1966.
The Firebird was produced from 1967 -2002 and introduced the Trans Am performance package in 1969. The 1977 Firebird Trans Am was featured in the Burt Reynold’s classic Smokey and the Bandit. Because of the movie, the Trans Am became hugely popular and is one of the most iconic Pontiacs ever.
The Grand Prix was first introduced in 1962 as a coupe. Eventually the Grand Prix became a sedan model. The Grand Prix was Pontiac’s longest running model name.
Newer models include the G3, G5, G6 and G8 sedans. Small SUV’s and hatchbacks and compact wagons were also available. Before Pontiac closed production, its lineup consisted of 7 vehicles. The last car Pontiac rolled off production was a 2010 white G6.
Pontiacs are frequently shipped across the country on either a open or enclosed car transporter. The size and value of the vehicle will depend how much it costs to transport the car. For example, it will be least expensive to transport their Vibe model rather than 1972 GTO model. The Vibe is newer and not worth nearly as much and shipped on an open car transporter. The GTO, a classic car, is better of transported in an enclosed car transporter for its protection. Contact a reputable carrier today for more information and a free quote.