: Something I always wanted to know but was afraid to ask



MyFirstCadillac
08-15-05, 03:15 AM
Some Cadillacs have that cloth wrapped around roof and rear window.

Is there any other function of the cloth other than imitating convertible?

Sorry for my ignorance...

weister42
08-16-05, 04:29 PM
I think so, it just makes it more elegant and/or pimp. Personally I like it without the ragtop because it looks more streamline and easier to get a new paint job.

mccombie_5
08-16-05, 05:16 PM
I never understood until i saw one on a cadillac Eldo. I dont think it would be popular here in the UK but if i was in the states all my cars would have them :D

slk230mb
08-16-05, 06:26 PM
Looks, looks, and more looks.

powerglide
08-16-05, 08:21 PM
looks cheezy....

mccombie_5
08-16-05, 08:28 PM
looks cheezy....

Depends on the car though surely, i mean my first cortina had a vynil roof. THat looked good. Only on 70s cars though. Ive seen a few pictures of newer cadillacs (02 STS's, 04 Devilles, CTS's, Cateras, Various Chryslers, and a few others) and they dont look too great

powerglide
08-16-05, 08:38 PM
Yeah its a matter of taste.

Personally, I think its a bad idea......... no offense to all you landau top owners out there

(my 88 Fleetwood had one....so did my Lincoln Towncar)

bcs296
08-16-05, 09:39 PM
*pukes*

It was one thing 40, 50 years ago. It's just not fitting on today's cars.

Jesda
08-17-05, 12:59 AM
Crap, I had a really awesome post about horse-pulled carriages and the history behind soft tops. Damn server upgrade!

mccombie_5
08-17-05, 07:25 AM
*pukes*

It was one thing 40, 50 years ago. It's just not fitting on today's cars.

I agree, i see companies that convert them and it looks hideous. I mean, ifCadillac or Chrysler intended on having these fabric roofes they would offer them as options.
They look OK on limos though.....