BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Jan 2015
Vehicle: 1984 380SL
Location: Southwest Ohio
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I would also point out that replacing the automatic temp controls is an easy job and there are remanufactured units readily available. Screwdriver and maybe 10 minutes and you can get a new temp control unit in a 380sl.
Unless the car is a daily driver the ac is unlikely to get much use. I use my heat a lot more than my ac. Heat extends the season. Ac only gets used when it is crazy hot and I’m in a suit or it’s rainy and hot.
I’d focus on condition over the temp control, but in the end the car needs to make you happy