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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Cool Donation of the Week: ’89 Mercedes for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF

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September 30, 2015
Author: Lisa Crowell

This week we’re featuring a fun donation to U.S. Fund for UNICEF, a sharp Mercedes-Benz 560SL. These slick convertibles with the detachable hard tops were produced from 1971 through 1989. They are the second longest single series ever produced by the Mercedes after the G-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz 560 SL is really the ultimate classic roadster. The car was built for the luxury market but the durable V8 engines have made the SL a very desirable collectors piece. With advanced safety features for a car of this age SL collectors are driving these around town on a daily. Our California car donor took very good care of this SL but the vehicle was stored outside and needs some cosmetic TLC.

We’re always excited when we receive a donated classic convertible!

#roadster #ragtop #classicmercedes

About the U.S. Fund for UNICEF
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work, and other efforts in support of the world’s children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. To donate your vehicle in support of the US Fund for UNICEF, visit Car Donations for US Fund for UNICEF or phone us at 1-855-487-3863.

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From Rescued to Rescuer

YAG9NYBYZW RAugust 28, 2015
Author: Lisa Crowell

In Ojai, California there’s a non-profit, non-governmental organization that partners rescued dogs with firefighters and other emergency response agencies to find people buried alive in the wreckage of American disasters.

Forty miles away is a donor who believes so whole-heartedly in this cause that she donated her Lincoln Continental in support of their mission.

“Search Dog Foundation” is the only organization in the United States that provides advanced search teams at no cost to fire emergency service agencies throughout the country.

SDF recruits abused and abandoned dogs from across the country who are not suitable for family adoption. These dogs receive extensive professional training before being teamed with a handler. Once partnered the team trains for FEMA Advanced Certification before beginning their important life-saving work. An impressive 85% of SDF dogs receive their FEMA certification…up from a mere 15% prior to the SDF training program.1

The foundation makes a commitment to each dog: that it will never need to be rescued again. If a dog is accepted by SDF but does not complete the training program, or if it cannot remain with its handler for any reason, it is placed in a loving lifetime care home.1

There is a high price tag to rescue, train, partner, certify, and provide ongoing training for each search dog and its handler. At $10,000.00 per team, and at no cost to the benefitting agency, public funding is paramount. Our donor in California knows that and recognizes the importance of her contribution and others like her. She made the most out of what should could offer and decided it would be her car.1

We thank this donor and all like her who have donated their car, truck, van, motorcycle or other vehicle to help hose who need it most. You are all making a wonderfully positive impact on our world and you are helping to change lives.

About ARS
Advanced Remarketing Services offers innovative solutions to some of the remarketing industry’s toughest questions. We navigate the confusing landscape of wholesale, salvage, and consumer markets to see the vehicles in the best venue to the most appropriate buyer base.

Media Contact
Lisa Crowell, News Desk
1.877.709.2277 x 3127

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