Thanks to the amazing generosity of our donors, we’ve seen all kinds of unique vehicles come through our processing center and we thought we’d share just a few. If you’re thinking of donating something different to your favorite nonprofit, keep in mind that we accept vehicle donations of all kinds – whether it be a classic car or an old truck, a Sea-Doo or a motorcycle, the Volkswagen that doesn’t run in your driveway or your own moving art piece. Keep in mind that the proceeds from your vehicle donation not only go towards the cause of your choice but also qualify you for a charitable tax deduction. Have questions about our fast, easy towing, pickup, or donating? Call one of our helpful customer service team members at 877.957.2277.
1. A 1955 GMC Light Duty truck was donated from Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Did you know the 1955 was the first year GMC began offering trucks with V8 options?
A light duty truck is a U.S. classification for trucks or truck-based vehicles with a payload capacity of less than 4,000 pounds. (Wikipedia)
2. A 1996 Sea Doo XP Jet boat from Huntsville, Alabama was donated.
This particular Sea Doo was a second generation production by Bombardier Recreational Products from 1989 to 2004. The first generation Sea Doo XP was significant in that it was the first high performance version of a runabout (or sit-down) watercraft to be offered by any manufacturer. (Wikipedia)
3. A 1983 Honda Silverwing Motorcycle from Santa Cruz, California was donated.
Fun Fact: Did you know that Honda motorcycles like this one had an electronic ignition system (uncommon at the time of production)?
4. A 1998 Chevrolet Box Truck was donated in Fife, Washington.
Did you know that anyone with a standard license can drive a box truck? No commercial licensing required to drive one of these box trucks.
5. A 1961 Cadillac Fleetwood was donated in Glen Burnie, Maryland.
Four body types of Cadillac’s were on the market in 1961 – the 4 door 4 window sedan, the 4 door 6 window sedan, the 2 door hardtop coupe and the convertible ranging in price that year from $5,000 to $5,900.
6. A 1929 Bugatti kit car was donated in Bowie, Maryland
What’s a kit car? A kit car or a component car is when a commercially manufactured vehicle has a new (often fiberglass) body put on the running chassis. Most times, the existing drive gear and interior is retained. These kits require less technical knowledge from the builder and as the chassis and mechanical systems were designed, built and tested by a major automotive manufacturer can also lead to a much higher degree of safety and reliability. (Wikipedia)
7. Probably our most unique donated vehicle was a 1997 GMC Light Duty Truck from Lee, Massachusetts covered completely in Legos!
Lego art is not actually unusual – to see more great Lego art – visit Fantastic Plastic to see twenty essential Lego works of art.
What will you donate?