1968 roadrunner with factory A/C?

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    Hey guys I just came across an unrestored 68 roadrunner that looks to have come with factory A/C. It’s a four speed car and is a post car so it having A/C is sort of flooring me. Definitely a roadrunner still sporting it’s fading factory paint. How rare is this thing to have A/C?

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      With a 4-speed and A/C is not very common from what I have read.....not impossible, but not common.
       
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      that’s what I am thinking. I am doing due diligence on it but if it’s legit it’s definitely worth saving.
       
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        I remember back in the 80’s AC was something you didn’t want. It cluttered up the engine compartment, and was usually non functional. I still wouldn’t want the antiquated factory set up. But that’s just me.
         
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          Is it in yours hands now? If so, a pic of the VIN and Fender Tags will help immensely to determine what you have.

          Calling @69Coronetrt
           
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            No I don’t have it yet. Just found it. Fender tag is there but is illegible and rusty. It may have a build sheet in it but none of the seats or anything have been removed. VIN says it’s a roadrunner and the VIN tag matches the number on the radiator support etc.
             
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              If you do end up getting it....a handy trick is to turn the fender tag over and photograph it. Then reverse the image......it is normally easier to read from the back.
               
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                68 Roadrunner Coupe Advert. #8 midsize 5 accessary groups.jpg

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                    I'm missing a couple of pages but that's right from the 68 midsize 5
                    & RR options, references parts of the Sales Brochure
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                      My '67 had it's factory a/c until I parked it in '97. It is still the coldest factory a/c I've ever had. Yes, it bogged down the 383 when it kicked on, not hp efficient, but w r12, it was amazing.
                       
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                        My Six Pack cars, both 4 speed were N/A for AC in 1970. And I’ve read it was a clearance issue with the air cleaner assembly. But AC was also N/A with the 440 4bbl. 4 speed. So I think it was a RPM thing as well. It I was to put AC on one of my cars, I’d go for a modern compact system that is rated to 6500 RPM.
                         
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                          So help me out here as a newbie to looking at this. Does it say A/C was an option? I don’t know what the “E” stands for. All my experience has been with early B bodies up to now
                           
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                          I have a modern now and it's even colder. It's actually colder than any system I've ever driven in and I'm in 120+ summer temps. But the OP is speaking of a possible original a/c car and if it is, definitely worth returning to original considering how few there possibly were.
                           
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                          A/C firewall for sure
                           
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                            Those are from the early run of 1968 brochures
                            RRs Post Coupes
                            (before the Hard Tops came out mid year run)
                            or Belvederes, Satellites, Sport Satellites & GTXs

                            performance engines in 1968 'mid-size 5'
                            I think it was an air-cleaner clearance issue (speculation)
                            it didn't list the 383 4bbl RR 335hp engine thou (?)
                            it did list N/A with 383 2bbl 4 speed (that wasn't available in a RR either)

                            my moms ordered new 1968 Sport Satellite
                            with a 383 4bbl 4 speed, had AC on it,
                            I'm not 100% sure if it was a dealer add on or factory
                            it had the vents in the center of the dash so I assumed it was factory installed
                            like this below, just no 150mph speedo that was only available in the GTX
                            68 Roadrunner Coupe Advert. #3 instrument panel.jpg

                            sorry I don't remember the 'E' designations
                            (I assume) Extra (?) as in extra cost maybe dealer installed
                            it's denoted Extra Cost somewhere at the bottom of a page (not 100% sure)
                            S - is standard equipment
                            NA - is Not Available

                            I've had 13 RRs 8) 68's 4) 69s & 1) 70, none had AC
                             
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                            hold the phones...... original post states it's a 68 ...... 68 VIN will not match the body stampings, the body stampings should match the fender tag..... is it a 69?


                             
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