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Our featured Car Talk car of the month is a 1964 Chevy Impala. For Fans of NWA or the movie “Straight Outta Compton”, this vehicle might call to mind several different rap beats and lyrics. The 64 Impala is immortalized in song by early ‘90S rappers such as Easy E, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre of NWA as well as Skee-lo and Snoop Dogg. (http://www.complex.com/sports/2013/06/chevrolet-impalas-in-rap-videos)
The ‘Six-Fo’ featured a new body style that suggested a smoother look. A popular cruiser, this vehicle became a collector’s edition due to its high popularity. More than 50 years old, this vehicle is in great shape was donated to benefit Car Talk’s Vehicle Donation Program. The donor of this iconic vehicle truly helped a local station through an easy process!#musclecarmonday #sixfo #straightouttacompton #donateacar #cartalk #cartalkvehicledonations #cardonationwizard #iconicdonations #awesomedonors

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1982 Datsun 280 ZX donated to Hospice of the Foothills

DZThis donated classic two door roadster, known to collectors as the ‘Z’ is a Datsun 280ZX. The 280 was sold from 1978-1983. This sport coupe was sold under many different names depending on the market. This is the first Datsun vehicle made by Nissan that incorporated a logo. The Datsun was offered in America with many different luxury packages making it an ultimate sports car of the ‘80s. The donor of this vehicle kept it in great shape and its proceeds went to Hospice of the Foothills to assist the organization in promoting exceptional, professional, and compassionate care to its patients.

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Habitat for Humanity’s Featured Vehicle: 1984 Mercedes Benz 380SL

380A Habitat donor made a fantastic contribution to Cars for Homes as she parted with her 1984 Mercedes Benz 380 SL, a well maintained roadster that was one of the longest running series the company has ever produced. This donated car is a two door convertible with a seasonal hardtop and folding seats for the rear bench. This Benz will benefit Habitat for Humanity as it continues to build up opportunities and hope for families and communities alike.

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Featured Car Donation of the Week: 1976 MG B Roadster for Michigan Public Radio/NPR

October 19, 2015
Author: S.A. Stevenson

This week we’re featuring two vintage charity car donations: a 1964 Ford Thunderbird for Last Chance for Animals, and as you can see above: the 1976 MG B Roadster for Michigan Public Radio & NPR. We’re currently auctioning this featured car donation on eBay.

As you can see, this is a real beauty! This vehicle’s sleek white exterior and black, vinyl interior is just great to admire, especially if you have a thing for classic Roadsters. This vehicle boasts over $6,000 of restoration and maintenance performed upon it over the past two years, so you know that not only does it look great, but it runs good too!

These vehicles peaked in production right around 1975-1976 with over 35,000 units sold during the time-frame and were just a hoot to drive. This vehicle was one of the first MG models to feature the new US Federal 5 MPH Crash Bumpers. These well-recognized, black-rubber bumpers were needed to comply with American crash-testing standards for its era. The 1976 installment of the MGB sported a rear anti-sway bar that was added to significantly improve this vehicle’s handling over the 1975 model, which was the first model to introduce the 5 MPH Crash Bumpers.

As always, we love it when an individual donates a car to charity, and this is no exception…this convertible is great eye-candy!

About Michigan Public Radio

When you donate a vehicle to Michigan Radio, you can actually turn your car into the programs and news you rely on and love. Your gift makes a difference at Michigan Radio! In addition to supporting your favorite public radio shows, we’ll tow your vehicle for free, and your donation is tax deductible.

Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. Michigan Radio accepts any vehicle – running or not -including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and motorcycles. We work with our public radio colleagues at Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible return and that your experience is simple and convenient.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our vehicle donation experts at 855-277-2346. Or begin your car donation by visiting our online vehicle donation form.

Do you have a question about how to donate a car to charities? Check out our FAQ section and we’ll help you out! Interested in what other charities we service? Check out our charities page to get started!

Featured Car Donation: 1976 MG B Roadster

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Featured Car Donation of the Week: 1964 Ford Thunderbird for Last Chance for Animals

October 19, 2015
Author: S.A. Stevenson

This week we’re featuring two vintage charity car donations: a 1976 MG B Roadster that was donated for Michigan Public Radio & NPR, and as you can see above: the 1964 Ford Thunderbird for Last Chance for Animals. We’re currently auctioning this featured car donation on eBay.

This black, classic convertible is a slice of pure Americana, and a great vehicle for any collector! This initial installment of the fourth generation of the Ford Thunderbirds (also known as the “Jet Birds”) was a market segment leader for Ford as it led to a 50% annual increase in sales.

The 1964 Ford Thunderbird is a culmination of Ford’s effort to couple sporty intentions with luxury as the 1964 iteration of the Thunderbird received a restyling that gave it a squared-off, formal look. Though this vehicle’s 8-cyclinder, standard engine takes about 11 seconds to push this vehicle to 60mph, it does have a potential top speed of 120 mph!

According to its VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), this particular Ford is a 1964 convertible that came off the line in Wixom, Michigan. It’s got a 390 cubic inch, 4V, V-8 engine and was the 139,991st car ordered for production. Today, this ’64 Thunderbird became part of the car donation wizard program and is slated to help save the lives of mistreated and abused animals around the world.

About the Last Chance For Animals
Founded in 1984 by Hollywood actor Chris DeRose, Last Chance For Animals (LCA) has its roots in fighting and exposing the inherent cruelty of vivisection. In the organization’s early years, DeRose led teams of dedicated activists employing non-violent strategies modeled after social movements led by such leaders as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

With its national reputation growing, LCA received support from around the country, and around the world — from caring people who decided that it was time to fight peacefully yet fight hard… staging direct action, and gathering evidence to send animal abusers to jail.

With an increased budget and staff, LCA expanded its focus beyond vivisection. In the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, LCA has worked on virtually every animal rights issue, including farming, fur, and animals in entertainment. LCA’s primary focuses are vivisection, pet theft, fur, and circuses.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our charity car donation experts at 877-999-8322. Or begin your car donation by visiting our online vehicle donation form.

Do you have a question about how to donate a car to charities? Check out our FAQ section and we’ll help you out! Interested in what other charities we service? Check out our charities page to get started!

Featured Car Donation: 1964 Ford Thunderbird

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