AUTOS: Welcome Wagons

The slowest of the Big Three to enter the small-car race made a strong bid last week to catch up in a hurry. Into production went Chrysler Corp.'s compact Valiant station wagon, well ahead of Ford, which will not have a station wagon on the market until next spring, and Corvair, lagging far behind, which will not have one until fall.

Like Chrysler's Valiant sedan, the new model is neat and nimble. It has the same 106.5-in. wheelbase and six-cylinder 101-h.p. canted engine as the Valiant sedan, will come in two-seat and three-seat (six-nine passengers) models. In both versions the seats...

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