Valiant vs Falcon vs Corvair

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Valiant vs Falcon vs Corvair

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In the early 1960s the competition for the "compact" market was fierce between the American automakers. It was mainly between Corvair , Chrysler Valiant, and the Ford Falcon. Studebaker's Lark and Rambler's American were also players.

When the late model Corvairs came out the Mustang and Plymouth Barracuda were the "new" opposition.

All of the manufacturers had advertising discrediting the other's claims .

I'll start this section with a Chrysler publication from 1960 called "We Family Tested All Three" .

This is the entire booklet - You decide which one you would have bought back then .
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Re: Comparison Articles Section

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I should've read your text first. Because the more I read the article, the more I was thinking that its author(s) was a little bias.

By the time he described how all the "neighbors" were just so interested in the Valiant's styling, I was really becoming suspicious. If you were into odd proportioned, pre-AMC Pacer styling, the Valiant was your dream come true.

When he described how the Valiant was dipped seven times for corrosion protection. I was thinking, judging by the number of Valiants around today, compared to the number of Corvairs, maybe they should have dipped them a few more times. :evil:
68, Monza, 95, PG #7732, built 3rd wk of 01/68

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