Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Lexington, Kentucky USA
Having a functioning A/C system is a real positive when selling a car, no matter what the marque. And in the Spider, the system is so simple there's no good reason not to get it running. As was pointed out, it makes the car a lot more enjoyable even on a hot humid summer day, when nobody wants the sun baking them lobster-red. At least, nobody I know!
Alfa's A/C is no different than any other, as far as components go. The chances are the evaporator is good, the temp control valves are reliable, and if the fan works then you're halfway to functioning A/C. A good shop can change out the receiver/drier, evacuate the system and check for leakage, ensure your compressor has oil and then do a test charge. You never know... it might just take off and cool!
Lexington, KY USA