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

1971 Ford Torino coupe

1971 Ford Torino vinyl roof

“HALO” – this type is similar to full vinyl roofs, but the vinyl stops just short of the tops of the side windows and windshield, allowing a “halo” of painted sheet metal to appear between vinyl and glass areas. This 1971 Ford Torino coupe is an example of how many halo type vinyl roofs looked originally.

(Photo credit: T. Sanders)

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