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1971 280SL Maintain the Air Conditioning?

The A/C never worked since the I've owned the car, and in Los Angeles, I don't really have any need for it since I only take the car out when the weather is nice enough to take down the top.

Now I'm having some work done on the motor, including a new water pump, and my mechanic suggests we simply remove the A/C compressor and leave it off. He says he needs to remove it to do the work.

My question is whether A/C adds an value to this car?

Appreciate any feedback.

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Yes, AC adds value. If nothing else, if you re-sell the car at somepoint, mention you took off the compressor and that it's included. Or, put the thing back on before you sell the car...
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I would tell this "great mechanic" to put it back on and hook up the high / low pressure lines back to it. Leaving the lines open will let moisture into the system, ruining it.

If this is a 1971 280 SL, than the value alone of the car will cause you to put the compressor back on it, to keep the car complete. Actually, I would get the AC fixed.
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