Today, we’re taking a look at a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria that was donated to KCLU through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program. KCLU is Ventura and Santa Barbara’s source of local, regional, national and global issues. Your car donation to KCLU will help support programming such as “Here and Now,” “All Things Considered”, and “Fresh Air”. This NPR car donation is a special one– it was used as a “Gotham City” police car in The Dark Knight Rises!

Click here to check out photos of “Gotham City” police cars taken on the set of The Dark Knight Rises in 2011. Check out the donor’s story below!

1998 Ford Crown Victoria front

Front of 1998 Ford Crown Victoria

This car was featured in the film The Dark Knight Rises. It was a Gotham City police car. It has a custom E brake for rear wheels lockup. Both rear wheels have extra Wildwood calipers for sliding. I purchased this car after working in stunts on the film, as a practice car and backup commuter car.

1998 Ford Crown Victoria back

Back of 1998 Ford Crown Victoria

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Donate a Car to Public Radio

car talkNational Public Radio, known as NPR, is a nonprofit media organization whose mission is “to create a more informed public”. NPR reaches 120 million listeners and readers monthly through its network of member stations, website, social media, podcasts, and events.

Car Talk’s Vehicle Donation Program allows you to fund your favorite NPR station. Car Donation Wizard will return 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale of your car to the NPR station of your choice. Click here for answers to all your NPR vehicle donation questions.

Ready to donate your car to your favorite NPR station? Turn cars into programs by donating your vehicle online or calling us at (877) 215-0227.

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