by directorblue @ Doug Ross @ Journal: Old Car Trends I Just Don't Get This has always confused me. Could someone explain to me the concept behind wood-paneling on cars? Here's one. 1972 Ford LTD Country Squire Station Wagon And another, earlier example: 1964 Ford Falcon Squire Wagon And for that matter, a trend that still persists -- albeit barely -- to this day: the fake convertible tops? Here's a more modern vinyl top: 2010 Buick LaCrosse CX I really don't get it.