I appreciate the "Thanks" (previously Karma) too.
At least you have wood to refinish. My 1983 Excella has dark laminate and vinyl that are supposed to look like walnut I am told. Looks like the old 1960s fruitwood finish that you saw an French Provincial to me though. See View From the Sofa to the Rear - Photo Gallery
. If you look at the top of the bulkhead above the clock you can see the vinyl peeled back and the PO tried some kind of white glue to reattach it. Didn't work.
Eventually I want to replace the cabinet and closet doors with real wood or veneer. The framework is aluminum so a replacement of doors would really help. The bulkheads would require removing everything, though. Not sure what I want to do about them. I live in it, so a complete gutting is not practical.
Also, I appreciate your avatar. I'm a big Rockford fan. (You could always paint your woodwork gold to match the long-suffering Firebird.