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

1934 Chrysler Airflow sedan

1934 Chrysler Airflow

The new-for-1934 Chrysler Airflow’s modern, integrated metal roof was key to creating a look of pure, smooth lines. As the original “aero” look of this car inspired other designers to create similar designs, vinyl roofs became yesterday’s news.

(Photo credit: N. Stant)

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