Yes it is a factory air with factory console 4 speed. It clears by about 1/2 inch. I bought it from the original owner and he saw it before the dealer did. He saw it on the rail car before the dealer even knew it was there. Some people say that there were no factory air 4 speed consoles but believe me there are. There were more dealer installed air than factory air but this was factory installed. If you have access to an owners manual they show pictures of both factory and dealer installed units and there is a slight difference. I don't know about clearance issues with the dealer installed air and console but there are none with the factory stuff.GLUCAS said:wskaiser,is your 5 a factory air car with a 65 4spd console? Does it clear the ac box? I've been told they hit the ac.Mine has the factory installed ac unit with 66-67 console.Anyone know the story with this? Mine is not a factory air or 4spd 65.Orig 283 spd 12bolt car.
Yes the console would have to come out before the ac could be removed since it tucks up under the unit but it is not a problem to pull the console. I have pulled the console with the seats in the car but it is easier if they are out of the way.Greg McMillan said:Here is a different look at mine.
I don't have the AC but do have the original 65 Console. I'll measure a clearance to the dash for you. Maybe that will help. I heard that the AC will clear; but the console needs to be removed to take the AC unit in and out. That was a pain so the console was changed for 66.