Oakland Motor Car Company


From 1909 to 1932 the Oakland automobile was a product of The Oakland Motor Car Co. in Pontiac, Michigan. The company was owned by Edward M. Murphy (Pontiac Buggy Co.) and Alanson P. Brush (designed early Cadillacs). By 1908 Brush was no longer with Oakland. In 1909 Edward Murphy died but not before joining Billy Durants General Motors. The car with a conscience was the Oakland slogan.

The first Oakland was a Model A with a four cylinder engine on a 98 inch wheel base. In 1909 a two cylinder model 20 was made on 112 inch wheel base. By 1910 all Oaklands were four cylinder engine cars. In 1914 a model 6-60 with a six cylinder engine was put on the market. These were very large cars on a 130 inch wheel base. Runabouts, roadsters, coupe and touring cars were made.

Oakland Sedan
1931 Oakland Sedan

Oakland cars of the 1920 were called Greater Oakland Sixes and All American sixes. In the 1930s Oakland automobiles were made with V-8 engines on 117 inch wheel base. The 1930s produced some of the best looking Oakland cars. However, production stopped in 1931.

1932 Oakland Roadster
1932 Oakland Roadster

Foose Custom Wheels

Other American automobiles beginning with the leter O

O’Connor – O’Connor Corp. Chicago, IL 1916
Odelot – Lawrence Stamping Co. Toledo, OH 1915
Ogren – Ogren Motor Car Co. Chicago, IL 1915
Ogren – Ogren Motor Works Chicago, IL; Waukegan, IL 1916-1918
Ogren – Ogren Motor Car Co. Milwaukee, WI 1919-1923
Ohio – Jewel Carriage Co. Cincinnati, OH 1909-1912
Ohio – OH Motor Car Co. Cincinnati, OH 1912
Ohio – Crescent Motor Co. Cincinnati, OH 1913
Okey – Okey Motor Car Co. Columbus, OH 1907-1908
Oldsmobile – Olds Motor Works Lansing, MI 1896-1943
Oldsmobile – Oldsmobile Division of General Motors Corp. Lansing, MI 1943 to date
Oliver – 1905
Olympian – Olympian Motors Co. Pontiac, MI 1917-1921
Omaha – Omaha Motor Car Co. Omaha, NE 1912-1913
Omega – Suspensions International Corp. Charlotte, NC 1968 to date
Only – Only Motor Car Co. Port Jefferson, NY 1909-1915
Orient Buckboard – The Waltham Mfg. Co. Waltham, MA 1903-1908
Orlo – Jackson Automobile Co. Jackson, MI 1904
Orson – Brightwood Mfg Co. Springfield, MA 1908-1909
Otto; Ottomobile – Otto Gas Engine Works Philadelphia, PA 1909-1911
Otto; Ottomobile – Ottomobile Co. Mt. Holly, N. 1912
Otto; Ottomobile – Ottomobile Co. Philadelphia, PA 1912
Ottokar (Ottocar) – Otto Konigslow Cleveland, OH 1903-1904
Ottomobile – (see Otto)
Overholt – The Overholt Co. Galesburg, IL 1909; 1912
Overland (see Willys)
Owatonna – Virtue & Pound Mfg Co. Owatonna, MN 1903
Owen – Owen Motor Car Co. Detroit, MI 1910-1914
Owen Magnetic: Crown Magnetic – Baker, Rauch & Lang Co. Cleveland, OH; Wilkes-Barre, PA 1914-1919
Owen Magnetic: Crown Magnetic – Owen Magnetic Motor Car Corp. Wilkes-Barre, PA 1919-1922
Owen-Schoeneck – The Owen-Schoeneck Co. Chicago, IL 1915-1916
Owen-Thomas – Owen-Thomas Motor Car Co. Janesville, WI 1909
Oxford – (see Detroit-Oxford)