Mercedes-Benz for National Public Radio.

This week’s featured car donation is a 1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL donated to National Public Radio.  This car is a very rare model with an interesting history. The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 is a luxury sedan built from 1968 to 1972. When released it was the fastest four-door vehicle of its time with a 6.3-litre M100 V8 engine that brought the car from 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds. Considered a crossbreed; It had the body of a Mercedes-Benz 300SEL but had the high powered engine from the 600 series Mercedes-Benz; this is especially impressive as the 600 Series was mostly limousines.

 

There were only 6,526 made between 1968 to 1972. Our 1970 model was one of only 1,797 built. The Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 was a rarity to see, let alone own. But we came to know the car as an incredible donation from Sarah of Colorado. She donated her green 1970 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 to KUNC through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. KUNC is a public radio station that serves the Northern Colorado area.

1970 Mercedes Benz 300SEL 6.3

When we asked Sarah why she chose to donate her vehicle to KUNC, she said that the 300 was her husband’s car, and they were both huge fans of KUNC. Her husband loved the car and had passed away a few years ago, and she knew that he would approve of her decision to make a Colorado car donation to KUNC. They had named the Mercedes-Benz 300SEL: “Gottlieb” as in Gottlieb Daimler. Gottlieb Daimler was one of the original founders of Mercedes Benz. He was an engineer and an automotive pioneer.  This is a perfect name for this car.

 

Purchased in 1996 for $10,000, the car was carefully maintained and garaged.  When donated to KUNC the 300SEL had less than 10,000 miles on it!. Sarah was happy to share this information with me and is glad to know that the vehicle is helping her favorite radio station. She said her car donation was “a win-win.”

 

We would like to take a moment to thank Sarah for her donation in the memory of her husband. We hope her story inspires others to donate to their favorite charities as well.

 

If you want to donate a car to KUNC or any of our other stations, you can check us out online at
https://www.cardonationwizard.com/car-talk/info/car-donation-help-support-national-public-radio-programming.html

 

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A Porsche for The American Cancer Society

We have recently taken in a donated 1999 Porsche Boxster with only 23,553 miles for the American Cancer Society’s Cars For a Cure® Vehicle Donation Program. John and Ann of California were the original owners, and it was garaged for most of that time. We had the pleasure to speak with John about his donation. When asked why they chose the American Cancer Society, John responded,

“My Wife and I support a several causes which include higher education and health care. We are very active with hospitals in particular. We liked the idea that the American Cancer Society had more money going back to them rather than the lower percentages that we saw while doing research. American Cancer Society is an excellent cause, so it was an easy decision. We had talked about the different charities back and forth, and we felt that this car was a special car and should go to a special charity. It seemed like the perfect fit.”

 

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The Porsche is their first vehicle donation to the American Cancer Society. John said he had regretted not knowing about the American Cancer Society’s vehicle donation program sooner. John spoke very highly of the effortless donation process; the representatives they spoke to were very pleasant and the couple are happy with the outcome.

When asked if they would donate a vehicle to the American Cancer Society again in the future and he said “Oh yes I would! It is now at the top of my list if I do it again in the future!”

If you would like information on how you can donate a car, give us a call at 888-227-5500 or fill out the donation form online at

https://www.cardonationwizard.com/american-cancer-society/info/car-donation-to-cars-for-a-cure.html

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“Straight Outta Manchester”

impala

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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