I agree with Chris about the A/C, forget it in a Sonett. It takes all the fun out of the car. These cars are slow accelerating, even slower with A/C. The A/C cramps the engine compartment making it harder to work on some things.
Of course if you don't care about driving it and only want it for show, and don't do your own work on the engine area, go for it.
Oh yes, not too hard to put the A/C back in, the one important thing is replacing the balance shaft gear with a steel one. The water pump & alternator run off the balance shaft, and of course the A/C also. The stock gears not up to the added load and fail sooner or later. This was part of the factory kit to install A/C The problem today might be getting ALL the parts?
This is of course just MY Opinion, as I used to Autocross these back in the 70's.
Good luck, Richie S. in Da'Burgh, Pa. USA
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