Vinyl roof coverings were created to be retro in 1925. Now the on-and-off fad is making a comeback. A brief history…

1962 Oldsmobile Starfire hardtop coupe with vinyl roof

For 1962, General Motors followed Ford's lead with the Thunderbird and introduced vinyl roofs as an option on lower-priced hardtop coupes such as the Oldsmobile Starfire (shown) and Buick Skylark sister version.  (Photo credit: C. Royster)

For 1962, General Motors followed Ford’s lead with the Thunderbird and introduced vinyl roofs as an option on lower-priced hardtop coupes such as the Oldsmobile Starfire (shown) and Buick Skylark sister version. (Photo credit: C. Royster)

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