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Sold and manufactured under the General Motors (GM) umbrella, production of Pontiac vehicles ceased in December of 2009. This was the result of restructuring by the car maker as it struggled with financial woes. Today, Pontiac models continue to be popular among people who want a huge dollop of sporty style and a zippy response when it comes to the cars they drive.
Unveiled in 1973 as a mid-size car, the Pontiac Grand Am enjoyed three production runs in total. Available as a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan, the Grand Am later became a compact vehicle. Built with GM’s A-body layout, the Grand Am was produced by the automaker from 1973 until 1975 and from 1978 until 1980. In 1980, the Grand Am was replaced by the Pontiac 6000. In 1985, the Pontiac reintroduced the Grand Am as a replacement for the Phoenix. During its 20 year run, it was Pontiac’s best-selling car. In celebration of the vehicle’s sixth generation, Pontiac replaced the Grand Am with the rebadged G6.
With seven generations under its belt, the Pontiac Grand Prix enjoyed 36 years of production. While the car was, at first, part of Pontiac’s full-size lineup, the Grand Prix name was eventually also applied to both mid-size cars and luxury models as well. Though the first generation Grand Prix models were limited to two-door coupes, its fifth generation also saw the introduction of a four-door sedan. In 1988, Grand Prix captured the title of Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. The sixth generation of Grand Prix vehicles was awarded a “Good” safety rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its results in the frontal impact test.
Pontiac introduced its iconic muscle car, the GTO, in 1964. This model was produced by the car maker until 1974. The GTO is widely considered to be the car that started the muscle car craze that continues to this day. Awarded the distinction of being Motor Trend’s Car of the Year in 1968, the GTO went through a number of redesigns throughout its run. Thirty years after its first production line ended, the Pontiac GTO was reintroduced as a third-generation, rebadged Holden Monaro to the United States market. More than 40,800 cars had been produced by the end of its production in 2006.
The Pontiac Firebird was a mainstay on the car maker’s production lines from 1967 until 2002. Although it underwent numerous stylistic changes, the Firebird always retained its pony car status and became an icon among sports car fans. From its very first incarnation in 1967, the Firebird made it supremely evident that it was a muscle car. Sharing its F-body platform with another popular sports car — the Chevrolet Camaro — there are a number of Firebirds in popular culture worth noting. These include the Firebird Trans Am in the 1977 film, Smokey and the Bandit, and the Firebird used by James Garner in the TV series, The Rockford Files.
Prior to 1997, the Pontiac Montana was known as the Trans Sport, a minivan. As part of the available trim levels available for its Trans Sport minivan for that year, Pontiac added the “Montana.” Due to the immense popularity of the package, the entire line became known as the Pontiac Montana from 1999 forward in the United States, and from 2000 onward in Canada. Until 2005, the Montana had a distinctive minivan look. For that year’s production, the Montana was redesigned to resemble an SUV by giving the nose a makeover. This resulted in the hood being less aerodynamic and higher. Due to sluggish sales, Pontiac discontinued the Montana in 2006, though it was still sold in Canada until GM shuttered the Pontiac line in 2009.
In 1994, Pontiac introduced the Sunbird’s replacement, the Sunfire. With the name change, Pontiac also ushered in sweeping changes in its body style. Available as a convertible, coupe or sedan, the Sunbird shares its J-body styling with the Chevrolet Cavalier. The Sunbird was produced for 11 years until 2005. During that time, it underwent two major facelifts in design. In 2000, the plastic cladding that was often seen on Pontiac vehicles of that time period, was added. In 2003, an updated and sleeker look emerged for the Sunbird. Production for this car began to wind down with only the coupe available in the United States from 2003 until 2005. Mexico and Canada continued to see the Sunfire available in its sedan model until production ceased in 2005. GM rolled out the G5 as the Sunfire’s replacement in Canada in 2006 and the United States in 2007.