Road Trip Outtakes: A Valiant Effort for 1963


Having left the farm in the (hopefully) capable hands of sons Number One and Number Two, the wife and I are headed West for some R&R. I’ll be posting anything interesting that finds its way into my viewfinder, starting with this forlorn-looking 1963 Valiant.

I won’t be taking a lot of time to root out specs, facts and figures on these posts, so feel free to have at it in the comments. My chief comment on this particular car is that the trim and badging really look “cheap,” as in “this is a no frills car for no frills people.”

Ah, we did get at least one cast trim piece!

Thanks for telling me, I would never have guessed.

I shot this car in Burr Oak, Iowa, where we stopped at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. It looks like it’s still being used… would be interesting to hear the story behind it.