More so than a build thread .....I would call this more of a "thinking out loud" thread. I am finding through experience that every early Valiant has a story. If there is a such thing as a valiant without a story, it would have been good as a valiant leaving the factory without wheels. When you stop and think about the history of cars and condition and style of cars as of the 1959 model year, it might be easier to imagine this new car that was then new to the market. Was it a re-badged and defrosted and re-frozen Rambler or was it something new and fresh and a credit to opposable thumb genius? My story includes a 63 Valiant, the first year of a major re-styling from the very unique "road toads" .....the 63 is free of fins and free of a 50s look. This car was new, totally new, so new that it even included its own new and unique engine, made specifically for this car.