David Sinclair of Sinclair Buick, Pontiac, GMC told me tonight his dealership sold over 100 cars in the last three days. That's an incredible number especially since it was the three days after Christmas, a time when most people are done spending money for a while. But over 80percent of those sales he says were Pontiacs.
With the rebate incentives of $6500 per car, buyers are scooping up any new Pontiac they can get their hands on. And once they're gone, they'll be no more new Pontiacs.
Started in 1926 by GM, Pontiac made it a name for self in the 60's and 70's with models like the GTO and Trans Am.
Now in its last days, Pontiac is actually winning over buyers with the G-8 andG-6 cars and Sinclair says car buyers in the area actually like Pontiacs and have had a taste for them for a long time. He's been buying up any Pontiacs left in lots with dealers all over the US, just to sell here. But it's really too little too late. GM needs to phase out Pontiac as part of it's restructuring, and a small part of American auto history will start to fade away.