It's the end of another busy year here at Classic Retrofit. We've seen a lot of changes through 2022, including the move to new premises and several new team members, but we're not quite done yet. Here's a sneak peek at something brand new which we expect to release in 2023, currently in development on our own 993 R&D vehicle.
We bought this 993 a few months ago, as a test bed for our latest Electrocooler air conditioning system. Our standard 964 and 993 installations use the factory controller, but this is known to be increasingly unreliable as the vehicles get older. Removing the factory controller entirely is not a workable option, as it is also connected to other vehicle functions, including ventilation controls that close the air intake when the vehicle is reversing and oil cooler temperature management.
After carefully researching and reverse engineering the factory controller's functions over several years of Electrocooler upgrades and refurbishing factory HVAC blower units (suitcases) and full systems, we have designed a brand new Cabin Control Unit (CCU) for 964 and 993 models. The CCU is plug and play, benefitting from complete integration with the factory wiring harness and all of its functions, while also adding some new features, including programmable oil cooler temperature thresholds to run the oil cooler fan, and more.
The new Classic Retrofit CCU for Porsche 964 and 993 models heads up a fully revised HVAC system for these 911s that gives several upgrades over standard, and that can also slide straight into a car that was not originally equipped with A/C from the factory, showing a factory appearance while offering cutting edge technology backed by full product support from our team.
We look forward to completing our testing on the new CCU before offering it to customers from Q2 2023. Right now, it is time to close the doors, and rest and recuperate over the holidays.
Solstice blessings and seasons' greetings to all our customers old and new. Thanks for your continued support: we look forward to supporting your always interesting and often incredible projects again in the new year!