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

1928 Ford Model A coupe

1928 Ford Model A vinyl roof

Above: the new-for-1928 Ford Model A coupe is an example of the first type of automotive vinyl roof popular during the mid-1920s to early ’30s designed to evoke memories of horseless carriages.

(Photo credit: R. Spiegelman)

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