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Pontiac may have ceased to exist as a brand in 2010 but there's just
no question that it produced some of the most iconic cars in American
automotive history. Introduced by General Motors in 1926 as the companion marque to GM's Oakland division,
it was named after the famous Ottawa chief who gave his name to the city of Pontiac, Michigan where the car was produced. For most of its life the brand was a companion to
Chevrolet and was marketed as the performance marque of GM. Even today
it's still common to see a sporty G6 on the road or mint Firebird
at an auto show. In all honesty, it really isn't hard to understand why the brand was
so loved. Unfortunately, due to the changing nature of the economy and
the huge down turn caused by the recession of 2008, GM simply couldn't
keep the brand afloat so it was sacrificed along with a slew of other
Although it may seem like a lot of time has passed since production
of Pontiac cars ended, the brand does have a remarkable staying power
and attraction that make it unlikely that they will vanish from sight
any time soon. In fact, they still have such a cult following that there
are a number of groups who are petitioning GM to bring it back. Just a
quick search on Google delivers loads of results with Facebook groups
and websites dedicated to bringing Pontiac back. Here at Rvinyl too we
still see a number of custom Pontiac dash kits go out the door everyday
so it's really no surprise when we hear that people are still looking to
modify and upgrade their beloved G8s and Fieros.
In the last two decades of its existence Pontiac design both in terms
of its interior trim and exterior cladding was constantly beset by
problems which were largely budgetary in nature as well as a result of
its design by committee (see the atrocious Pontiac Aztek if you need an
example of the latter). Largely due to the fact that GM was simply
carrying too many different divisions Pontiac designers were often
forced to share components with other brands which resulted in both
aesthetic and performance failures. In terms of the quality of materials
one could also see that something was lacking especially with the Grand
Am and Grand Prix editions that were released in the mid-1990s. Cheaper
plastics and composites were used in the interiors which gave the
dashboard and door panels a drab, lifeless appearance.
Fortunately for Pontiac enthusiasts everywhere, GM's failures to up
the ante in terms of design and materials is the perfect opportunity for
aftermarket restyling. Several well-known and respected companies such
as American Car Craft, Benevento, Automaxus and Rvinyl have stepped up
to provide customers with custom interior trim for all makes and models
of Pontiac vehicles. So, whether you're looking for stainless steel trim
accents from ACC or
dash kits you've come to the right place to find them.