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September 1999


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                                       1929 Pontiac
                                            Martin and Lynn Whitley

The Pontiac cars were created by GM to fill a long-standing price gap between Chevrolet and Oldsmobile divisions in order to serve as a platform to share vehicle components in an effort to improve volume efficiency. But what it did create was a revolutionary transformation in the automobile industry.

The Pontiac took the market by storm and it was warmly welcomed by customers and car enthusiasts who were looking for something new. Soon the demand outpaced production and new production units were built only for the Pontiac series of cars!

In 1929 Pontiac introduced the Series 6-29 Big Six, which was originally a Vauxhall, the British subsidiary GM had acquired. The series features several auto-innovations worthy of its time , such as:

Pontiac's first convertible (optional)

Engine displacement was 200.4 c.i., and hp increased significantly with respect to the previous version by 25 percent to 57 at 3000 rpm

Exterior color became popular, and Pontiac began offering an array of standard paint colors for every model

It is mention worthy that the Pontiac built its 500,000th car in 1929. However, in 1929 the stock market crashed, leading to the first decrease in demand for the 1929 Pontiac and its subsequent production losses due to the depression

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