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Date registered: Oct 2002
Vehicle: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb
Location: Los Angeles / Altadena
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I can't tell you how much a rear AC unit is worth. I have salvaged two units from Jaguar sedans and sold those units for $350 each, not with my time in hindsight. My 1963 220Sb has similar rear air that I'm looking forward to working on. The only other 108 I saw with rear AC was also a Japan import. The rear headrests are the coolest thing on the car in my opinion. I don't really care for what I'm guessing is after-market power windows, but it's amusing.
If you salvage the AC unit, I think that I was told that it is kind of a big deal to not mess up the thermo capillary tube thing that runs from the control knob (dash somewhere) to the unit itself. The dash controls are important, the hose ends are important as is the hose length, the compressor is not important unless it's on a strange car (like an old Jag) that ordinarily would have no mounting setup.
You can buy new trunk AC kits. If I were doing trunk AC on a car from scratch, that is the way I would go.
Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...