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bclement
12-20-2013, 10:27 AM
I got asked an excellent question that I couldn't answer. Given that AC was the only option, what do the AC vs Non-AC production numbers look like? I assume for '56-'57 they are probably scewed heavily toward 57 AC cars. And regional sales, LA vs Midwest? Does anybody have some kind of idea what numbers may indicate?

Bryan Moran
12-25-2013, 09:20 PM
Brad
With the parts car being for sale on Buy/Sell listed as non A/C I wondered the same thing. I figured that subject had already been asked on the forum. But since you brought it up, I will add that I am curious as well.

I would think at least 65% of buyers opted for A/C, maybe higher.

Pat Marshall
12-26-2013, 07:59 AM
That's a pretty good guesstimate!

I haven't looked at this before, and I may be off a unit or two but here are the Mark II AC Production Yearly Counts (so far):


TOTAL MARK IIs Produced - 3005

TOTAL MARK IIs WITH AC - 1825

PERCENT AC's OF TOTAL - 61%

CALENDAR YEAR OF AC PRODUCTION:

1955 - 540
1956 - 963
1957 - 322
TOTAL - 1825

RL Chilton
12-26-2013, 07:22 PM
Good guess, Bryan!

Bryan Moran
12-28-2013, 10:07 AM
Educated guess. Modern A/C was a production option in 1953. I search a lot of cars and find few cars with a/c in the 50's but the Continental is a cut above.

I suspected that the 1955 produced cars would have less A/C cars, given that the Division wanted to get cars out there.