In May 1957, Chrysler established a committee to develop a competitor for the increasingly popular small imports. Virgil Exner designed a car that was smaller and lighter than a full-size car without sacrificing passenger and luggage space. Named Valiant, it was officially considered a distinct brand, advertised with the tagline 'Nobody's kid brother, this one stands on its own four tires.' In Canada the car was marketed for six years as a separate brand, with "Valiant by Chrysler" appearing on the rear trunk lid of cars sold there, before being re-branded as Plymouth. What was the first model year for Valiant? 1960
The first generation of Corvette was introduced late in the 1953 model year. Originally designed as a show car for the 1953 Motorama display at the New York Auto Show, it generated enough interest to induce GM to make a production version to sell to the public. First production was on June 30, 1953. They were all hand built, and only available in white with the 235 'blue flame' six engine. How many Corvettes were produced in the first year?
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