Oakland Motor Car Company, based in Pontiac, Michigan, was an American automobile manufacturer that operated from 1907 to 1931. Founded by Edward M. Murphy, Oakland quickly gained recognition for its well-built and reliable vehicles. Initially producing high-quality cars with a focus on durability and value, Oakland eventually became a subsidiary of General Motors in 1909. Under GM’s ownership, Oakland continued to flourish, introducing popular models such as the Oakland Six, which became known for its smooth performance and stylish design. In 1926, Oakland launched the Pontiac brand as a companion marque, eventually leading to the discontinuation of the Oakland nameplate in 1931 due to overlapping market segments with Pontiac. Despite its relatively short production run, Oakland left a lasting legacy in the automotive industry, paving the way for the success of Pontiac and contributing to General Motors’ prominence in the American automobile market.

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