Did Pontiac Make a Pickup Truck?

The Pontiac brand was one of the most popular and prestigious automobile manufacturers in the United States from 1926 to 2010. Pontiac was known for its iconic muscle cars, such as the GTO, Firebird, and Trans Am. But did Pontiac ever make a pickup truck?

The answer is yes. In fact, Pontiac was one of the first American automakers to offer a pickup truck.

In 1933, Pontiac released the first production version of its “Pickup Truck Special” model. It was a light-duty vehicle that featured a 4-cylinder engine and an open cab body style. The Pickup Truck Special was available in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations.

In 1938, Pontiac released an updated version of its Pickup Truck Special model called the “Half Ton” model. This model featured a larger 6-cylinder engine and more powerful brakes than its predecessor. It also came with an optional cab that provided greater protection from the elements.

Pontiac continued to offer pickup trucks throughout the 1950s and 1960s with various models such as the Bonneville, Catalina, and Chieftain. These models featured larger V8 engines that provided greater power and performance than their predecessors. They also came with various options such as air conditioning, power steering, and automatic transmissions.


In conclusion, Pontiac did make pickup trucks during its long history as an automobile manufacturer in the United States. The brand’s first offering was in 1933 with the Pickup Truck Special model which featured a 4-cylinder engine and open cab body style. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, various models such as the Bonneville, Catalina, and Chieftain were offered with larger V8 engines and various options.

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James Gardner