All the way through the GT6 MkIII, there was no factory air conditioning
for the cars.
The dealers generally had a local automotive air conditioning shop come in
& fit a unit to the cars on the lot before selling them.
My GT6 MkIII had just such an "original" dealer-added air conditioner unit.
Car was bought in Pensacola, FL, & the company which installed the a/c unit
left their sticker "Auto Air of Florida".
The a/c unit had an additional molded plastic panel which replaced the
passenger-side (right-hand here).
The panel held another vent & conceals the (evaporator? condensor? which
is the one inside the car?)
This molded plastic panel, the replacement engine cooling fan, & idler
pulley couldn't have been produced at this shop, so I think that "Auto Air
of Florida" bought a/c kits for "new" cars from some aftermarket a/c
Auto Air of Florida is long gone, of course. But if anybody knows anyone
else who worked at an automotive a/c shop, ask if they've heard of such
things. Maybe out there somebody's got some NOS TR6, Spitfire, & GT6 a/c
kits - but it will be automotive a/c guys, not Leyland scavengers.
> From: Jamie Palmer <email@example.com>
> To: Peter Atzpodien <Atze64@compuserve.com>
> Cc: Triumph List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Air Conditioning System for GT6 MK1
> Date: Tuesday, June 03, 1997 5:18 PM
> Peter Atzpodien wrote:
> > Dear Sirs,
> > I'm currently restoring a Triumph GT6 Mk1, 1967. Due to the fact that
> > six-cylinder transpires a considerable amount of heat inside I came
> > the idea of fitting an air conditioning system to the car. A friend of
> > told me that such a device is available in the US (I live in Germany)
> > extra. Can you help me? Do you know a supplier who offers such such a
> > system or do you know somebody who had the same idea?
> > I should be very grateful for an answer. Many thanks for your efforts
> > advance.
> > Peter
> Peter, I wish I could help you, because then I could adapt it to a
> Spitfire. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of an off-the-shelf system for a
> GT-6. I've taken the liberty of copying this reply to the SOL Triumph
> list in the hopes that someone else will be able to help you!
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