RE: [Chrysler300] Trunk A/C Systems
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RE: [Chrysler300] Trunk A/C Systems

My understanding that 1955 was the only year that factory A/C was not a standard option.  And, that, even so, a few 1955 C-300’s were built that way on special order.  The A/C was trunk mounted with cool little fresh air scoops on tops of the rear fenders and the cold-air outlets on the package sheIf.  Plus, a mile of hose and wiring from the engine compartment and dash board switches to the big, dual-fan evaporator box sitting on the front edge of the trunk.  A/C was available on all other ’55 Chrysler’s with wagons having a roof-mounted evaporator and fan.   I believe that factory A/C was available on all other letter cars. 


Another interesting feature of the 1955 C-300’s is that they were not available from the factory with backup lights or an outside manual rear-view mirror.  Ostensibly to telegraph “race car” from the outside.  Bizarre, at best.  A power seat, all power windows, foot-operated signal-seeking radio and rear-seat speakers were available on the inside for the creature comfort of the buyers.  Dealers could readily install backup lights and mirrors.  The A/C would have taken some doing and included a boxed radiator for better cooling.  Almost anything or any color could be special ordered in those days so there are (or were) a few 1955 C-300’s with factory paint color different than Platinum, Black and Tango Red.


Other students of the marque may have better recollection and information.


Rich Barber

Brentwood, CA


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I have a '54 Imperial with factory installed Airtemp system, trunk mounted evaporator.  Also we have a '55 New Yorker with factory installed trunk mounted evaporator.

------------------M Goodknight


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Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:03:14 +0000 (UTC)


Hi all,

        Is there any record of these being installed from the factory in any mid to late 50's Letter Cars.





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