The name Pontiac has a long story in North America, whether it refers to the Indian Chief, Michigan city or car brand, the name has an impact wherever it goes. Of course, everything is related and the Pontiac Buggy Company took its name from Pontiac, Michigan in 1893 which in turn took its name after Obwandiyag. The company's founder, Edward M. Murphy, realized soon enough that the future was not in horse-drawn carriages anymore but in motor vehicles. So, in 1907, the business changed its name to the Oakland Motor Car Company and started working on personal vehicles. GM almost immediately took notice in the company and bought 50% of its shares as early as 1909 and the remaining 50% when Mr. Murphy died later that year. Seventeen years later, in 1926, that the first Pontiac was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The car was a six-cylinder, stronger than the four-cylinder abounding on the market while it remained cheaper. The car was an immediate success and quickly became the best selling six in America. The brand pushed the concept to make the cheapest eight-cylinder by 1933. The Pontiac silver streak appeared on the cars as soon as 1935 and it became the brands distinctive embellishment for the next twenty years. Along with other car manufacturers, Pontiac's plants were repurposed during the war and that explains the lack of development for the company during these years. In the mid 1950s, new management and new engineers were brought to the company. With them, a renewal of the brand's image was set in motion and the first step was to remove the silver streak. Their first iteration of the new image was the 1957 Bonneville, with its fuel-injected engine, the coupe surely alerted the American public to the brand. The next step for Pontiac came in the ‘60s with the GTO or as some would like to describe it, the original muscle car. The Pontiac Gran Turismo Omologato was at first a power upgrade option offered on the Tempest and LeMans models but it was so praised that it became its own line. The new power cars were all displaying the new arrowhead logo and a new body design that greatly appealed to the eyes. As much as the ‘60s were all about power, the ‘70s were mostly shaped by the oil crisis and Pontiac suffered a lot for this reason. Even though the brand constantly tried to reinvent itself, times were hard and sales declined. The company made good efforts with the Fiero but production problems forced Pontiac to recall all the cars in circulation. Even the attempts to revive the old Pontiac models were not enough and when the 2008 financial crisis hit the United States, GM decided to cease production of Pontiac cars in its restructuring efforts. Even if Pontiac is now out of production, there is no reason for you not to be proud of your car and wishing to maintain it in perfect condition. TouchUpDirect has exactly the right Pontiac touch up paint you need. Our touch up paint for cars is durable and strong as a muscle car and the color will match your Pontiac's body impeccably.