Electric A/C for Porsche 911
The UK’s Classic Retrofit has just revealed a new all-electric air conditioning kit for early Porsche 911s called Electrocooler. Designed to fit within and work with the car’s existing ventilation system, Electrocooler can be added to early 911s without air conditioning or can replace the heavy, horsepower robbing systems that were factory installed. According to Classic Retrofit: “The compressor module (front center in the picture) goes in the smuggler’s box on a LHD 911. On a RHD car, the compressor is mounted adjacent to the battery and fits with no modifications to battery or spare wheel arrangements. The condenser goes under the front wing/fender, in place of the oversized windscreen washer reservoir on an impact-bumper car. The blower unit (top, right) contains a modern fan and evaporator. All original non A/C vents will now blow A/C air.
“The occupants may enjoy A/C air via any vent, including warm A/C air for rapid windscreen defogging. Our blower assembly brings recirculation capability to the 911’s ventilation system and assists heated air flow for hot air without the need for footwell blowers. Maintaining the standards of classic Porsche design, the original cabin slider ventilation controls are retained, for maximum discretion. A single pushbutton with indication is the only visible clue that Electrocooler is fitted.”
Pricing was not yet released but more information can be found at www.classicretrofit.com