We know you have thought about it when planning to restore or modify your classic car or truck - "Should I keep this factory A/C system?" We get emails and calls all the time as owners seek validation for keeping their classic system and the costs to maintain. Well, if you ever wondered, here are a couple things to keep in mind:
- It’s cool. Literally! Since many classic cars and truck did not come with factory air-conditioning, and even those that did were often stripped of key parts at some point in its life, having a classic with factory air-conditioning helps it to stand out from the crowd. Especially if it’s functioning and kicking cool air.
- Resale value. Having the original functioning factory air-conditioning has proven to help increase resale value. It can also help your car sell ahead of one without factory air conditioning.
- There are still options for getting it fixed, and in some cases, more efficient. Original Air offers customer rebuilding & fabrication services for many parts for your classic. We also manufacture model specific (and sometimes custom) parallel-flow condensers, sell model specific Stage-1, 2 & 3 A/C performance upgrade kits designed to improve the factory air-conditioning.
- No need to modify your car. Many aftermarket air-conditioning systems require some sort of modification to the vehicle and may not fit as well as the factory engineered system
So, don't think about it! If you have a factory A/C car or truck, keep it and enjoy the benefits of being cool.