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The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works
Pontiac, Michigan
1907-1908

The Pontiac Motor Vehicle Co.
Pontiac, Michigan
1908

The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works was producing buggies, surreys and road carts as early as the 1880s in Pontiac, Michigan. By 1899 this company was incorporated by Albert G. North and Harry G. Hamilton. In 1905 The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works merged with the Rapid Motor Vehicle Co.

These two men in 1907 began the production of an American Automobile called the Pontiac. Pontiac Spring & Wagon Works made the first Pontiac Car ever built.

1900 Pontiac - The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works Advertisement
1900 Pontiac - The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works Advertisement

The Pontiac was a High Wheeler powered by a two cylinder water cooled engine that developed 12 horsepower. With a wheel base of 70 inches the Pontiac featured final drive by double chain and a friction transmission. It had solid rubber tires all around, 38 inch wheels in front and 40 inches on the rear.

1908 Pontiac - The Pontiac Motor Vehicle Co. Advertisement
1908 Pontiac - The Pontiac Motor Vehicle Co. Advertisement

Earlier Pontiac advertisement claimed that this American Automobile was "The Car That's Built to Get There". Less than 100 units were reported to have been made up to 1908.

1908 Pontiac Model E
1908 Pontiac Model E

In 1907 The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works announced that they would build buggy type automobiles in three models, a runabout shown above and below, a surrey and a vehicle design especially for farmer's use. These automobiles were to be placed on the market for the 1908 season. The price was set at $650.00 with a roof and $600.00 without. Wheelbase was 70 inches.

1908 Pontiac Rear View
1908 Pontiac Rear View

The water cooled doubly opposed 4 3/8 inch bore x 4 inch stroke two cylinder 12 horsepower engine was located crosswise under the seat. For more information on the 1908 Pontiac see - 1908 Pontiac Sales Brochure.

1908 Restored Pontiac
1908 Restored Pontiac

The above restored 1908 Pontiac was equipped with 30 inch wheels and tires rather than the normally high-wheeler solid rubber wheels. Many high wheeler automobiles at the request of buyer's had better wheels and tires installed when area roads were good.

Pontiac Motor Buggy
Pontiac Motor Buggy
With Drummer's
Sample Case Compartment.

In 1908 The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works developed a special body for traveling salesman. A box was fitted to rear of a Pontiac buggy. It was a wooden compartment extending from the seat to the end of the frame.

Shown below is a 1907 Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works Stock Certificate. This item has the signatures of the Company's President Albert North and Secretary Harry Hamilton. This Stock Certificate was good for 20 shares.

1907 Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works Stock Certificate
1907 Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works Stock Certificate

In 1908 The Pontiac Spring and Wagon Works also known as The Pontiac Motor Vehicle Co. combined with The Motor Car Co. and formed The Cartercar Co. The Cartercar Co. then continued the Cartercar. The Motor Car Co. was formed in 1906 to produced the Cartercar.

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