Our bespoke system for the Austin Healey 3000 is designed specifically to combat the frequent issue of interior heat from the engine bay. Even in a convertible car it is often an advantage to be able to blow cold air at the driver and passenger on really hot days. Developed and tested over 2 years, this system has been used with great effect across Europe, where customers had reported that driving the Healey with the hood up (to avoid sunburn!) in warm conditions was almost unbearable due to heat soak from the engine bay and transmission tunnel.
The design replaces the original heater with a combined evaporator demister system with no impact on interior space. The engine driven compressor and condenser are fitted in front of the radiator and feed refrigerant to the combined evaporator and demister unit behind the dashboard. Additional air outlet vents are added to the centre console which, apart from the switches, are the only visible signs of the installation within the car.