What auto had first built-in air conditioner?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    the Cadillac was the first one,,it was followed by the rolls Royce,,and then the Mercedes Benz,,good luck hope this help,s.happy new years.

    Source(s): been a certified mechanic for 36 yrs.
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  • 1 decade ago

    The first built-in A/C that I can remember was in a 1949 OLDSMOBILE 98 with a "Rocket V-8 engine". The A/C was very visible with transparent cold air tubes from the trunk up the inside of the rear windshield. There was a large, heavy compressor bolted to the front of the engine, and a large evaporator, and condensor taking up a lot of trunk space. This unit did work fine, but it was awfully heavy and a bit noisy. That was 57 years ago. It was a dealer installed item, and not cheap in those West Texas days. Not many of those originals around any more.

    Source(s): CA Licensed Smog Inspector
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  • monte
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    1 decade ago

    Packard prototype at the 1939 auto show and available as an option on 1941 Packard models.

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  • 1 decade ago

    the first car featured was a 1939 packard prototype @ the 40th national auto show in chicago il. but didn't become avaiable to public due to cost till decades later.

    Source(s): history.com
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  • moe h
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    1 decade ago

    There were several cars that had evaperative coolers that had to be refilled with water in the 1920s-30s

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dodge man is right it was the Caddy. The only way to shut it off was to remove the belt. Not too handy.

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