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Painted roof was not uncommon on many budget priced cars of this era.   It made some of the lower priced cars look a little fancier without the added cost of vinyl installation.

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3 hours ago, GregLaR said:

Painted roof was not uncommon on many budget priced cars of this era.   It made some of the lower priced cars look a little fancier without the added cost of vinyl installation.

 

Good point, Greg.  Also, when vinyl roofs were first becoming

common in the 1960's, they came in very limited colors:

Black or white.  Later, a few other choices were added.

At that same time, contrasting painted roofs came in many

colors, offering far more choice.  So if you wanted a white

car with a red roof, or a blue roof, or a turquoise roof, for

instance, paint was the way to go.

 

Here's a good example, a 1965 Chevrolet Bel Air from the internet:

 

1965 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan.jpg

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Sorry for continuing somewhat off topic, but my first car had a black painted roof over a yellow body. It was a ‘68 Plymouth Valiant - the Signet trim level with 318, disc brakes and other options.  So kind of top of the line for a Valiant.  I remember looking at the painted roof closely many times. If it wasn’t factory, it was a very professional job. 

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