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Vinyl roofs in the 70s were purely a fashion thing. In the distant past (read: pre war) car manufacturers had problems to make roof sections in a single piece with repeatable dimensions. Thus a vinyl cover was used to hide the imperfections, which are generally much more noticeable on a shiny surface. Post war steel presses could easily achieve the required surface quality for smooth roof tops and vinyl covers were not required anymore. Two tone or even triple tone paint was fashionable. In the 60s and 70s manufacturers realized that the two tone color scheme was easier to achieve with a vinyl wrap for the roof. No extra paint curing cycle needed!
 
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