Featured Car Donation of the Week: 1972 Porsche 914 Race Car for Colorado Public Television

February 10, 2016

Author: S.A. Stevenson

We’ve got a real unique car donation to highlight this week, we’ve received a 1972 Porsche 914 for Colorado Public Television. This vintage vehicle has been modified into a Race Car and was built by Steamboat Motor Sports! We’re currently auctioning this featured car donation on eBay.

This Volkswagen and Porsche collaboration is one of the most well balanced sports vehicles in history. This specialized vehicle was built by Steamboat Motor Sports with numerous aftermarket modifications. Information on the left door pillar suggests that the vehicle has a production date of November 1973 and that the engine within it is most likely a 2.2 or 2.4.

Unlike the models produced between, 1970 and 1972, this vehicle features bumper guards that were added to the front of the car. This superb ride has fine brakes, boasts phenomenal steering, and as you can see: bright period colors suit the car well with its vinyl interior.

About Colorado Public Television

When you donate a vehicle to benefit Colorado Public Television, you actually turn your car into the music you love. Donate your vehicle, and we’ll use the proceeds to support your favorite daily hosts and services and programs like “Colorado Inside Out”, “Sesame Street”, “Antiques Roadshow”, and “Nova” – your gift makes a difference at Colorado Public Television.

In addition to supporting the programs you love, your gift will make you a member of Colorado Public Television. Your vehicle is towed free of charge, and the donation is eligible for a tax deduction.

Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. Colorado Public Television accepts any vehicle – running or not – including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. We work with our public radio colleagues at Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services, to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible revenue to Colorado Public Television and that your experience is convenient, efficient and even fun.

If you have any questions about the vehicle donation process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our vehicle experts at 1-855-277-2346.

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.

General membership questions can be answered by Colorado Public Television’s Member Services team at 303-296-1212.
Colorado Public Television
2900 Welton Street, 1st Floor
Denver, CO 80205

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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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1966 FORD MUSTANG – A Classic American Muscle Car Donation

Wouldn’t this car look great in your driveway? Or top down coasting the highway with you at the wheel? It’s possible. This classic 1966 blue convertible Ford Mustang is up for sale with proceeds benefiting Maine Public Radio (NPR).

A classic American muscle car – it was in the mid 60s the Mustang became associated with true power and performance. This particular car was one of 607,568 ever made. Assembled in Dearborn, Michigan, it had only three previous owners, spending the majority of its life in Florida, then carefully garaged for winters in Maine. The interior and exterior have been restored and engine was rebuilt 10 years ago.

Ford introduced few changes to the ’66 model but what was new included wheels, grille patterns, a new instrument cluster, and color choices. This beauty is Shearwater Blue…a striking combination of light green and light blue.

It’s been said that 1966 is one of the most popular Ford Mustang model years in the history of the car. So whether it’s your first mustang or you’re revisiting an old friend…the chance to make it yours is within reach…and to help a good cause. Read the details, take a closer look, or place a bid at http://is.gd/KNCiCV.

About National Public Radio
The Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program is one of the most efficient vehicle donation programs in the country. We achieve this efficiency by using a central charity, Independent Charities of America, to maintain your tax deductibility and a nationally licensed vehicle dealer, Advanced Remarketing Services, to handle title processing and vehicle sale.

Media Contact
Lisa Crowell, News Desk
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Spotlight on our Partner: Feed the Children

It has been a great joy of Car Donation Wizard to be partnered with Feed the Children. Founded in 1979, Feed The Children has been an international hunger and relief organization that delivers food, medicine and other necessities to children and their families who lack these essentials due to poverty, war, famine and natural and man-made disaster. Feed The Children is consistently ranked as one of the 10 largest international charities in the U.S., based on private, non-government support. In FY 2009, Feed The Children distributed more than 111 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and their families in all 50 states and internationally.Car Donation to Feed the Children saves lives

Around the world, Feed The Children responds to disasters wherever they strike, providing emergency supplies to children and their families. Feed The Children has sent thousands of tents to aid the survivors of the May 2008 earthquake that decimated parts of China, leaving millions homeless. They were also able to deliver an unprecedented 13.8 million pounds of rice, a gift of the government of Taiwan, for starving children in African nations recently affected by famine, drought, and violent conflict. Feed the Children is always poised to respond in emergency situations, but we need your help now to be able to act immediately when disaster strikes.

What can your car donation do for children around the world?

+ Provides Food

+ Provides Medicine

+ Provides EssentialsDonate a car to Feed the Children

How to you benefit from car donation?

+ Helping children in need

+ Way to get rid of your used vehicle – running or not!

+ Tax receipts are provided for your itemized tax deductions

Links:

Visit Feedthechildren.org

Donate a car to Feed the Children’s car donation program

Follow Feed the Children on Twitter

Visit FTC on FacebookCar donation to charity

See them featured on greatnonprofits.org

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AutoTrader Fraud Alert: Habitat for Humanity Cars for Homes Scam

Please note: Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program is not selling cars via AutoTrader. Anyone that purports to be a representative of Habitat for Humanity on AutoTrader.com is a scam artist. For any and all dealings with the Cars for Homes program please only use the links found on the official Cars for Homes page.

AutoTrader.com is an online marketplace for selling new, used, and certified cars. The scam artist that is currently representing himself or herself fraudulently, posts various cars for sale, with no mention in the listing of Habitat for Humanity. Further inquiries about the vehicle listing provide the perspective buyer fraudulent information about Habitat for Humanity being the owner of the car, even sending a false invoice with fraudulent bank information payment details.

Sample fraudulent invoice that Cars for Homes obtained:

This seller uses multiple emails, stolen bank accounts, and fraudulent personal information to create a large scale scam. Any potential AutoTrader.com user should be aware that Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program is not selling cars on AutoTrader.com, nor should any person pretending to be a representative for Cars for Homes on AutoTrader.com be trusted.

Cars for Homes is an amazing program dedicated to changing the lives of millions, through building and rehabilitating houses for families in need. Cars for Homes’ vehicle donation program is working to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness in your community and worldwide. The funds raised by the car donation program directly benefit your local Habitat for Humanity Affiliate, helping build and refurbish homes in your area. For more information on how it works visit this page. The AutoTrader scam on the Cars for Homes program is a detriment to the families who rely on the hope of a better life through Habitat for Humanity’s program and hopes that buyers are aware and avoid this scam.

How to donate safely:

Visit the Habitat for Humanity Cars for Homes page at www.carsforhomes.org, through the habitat.org main site or through the vehicle donation page Cars for Homes Vehicle Donation Page.

From AutoTrader.com:

Steps to take if you believe you may be the victim of fraud:

Step 1: If you are the victim of a scam, please email us with as much information about your particular situation as possible.
Step 2: Forward any suspicious emails to us immediately at fraudwatch@autotrader.com. To speak directly to a Fraud Watch Customer Service Representative, Call 1-877-742-8040 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.).
Step 3: File a complaint with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center to inform federal and state law enforcement agencies. We strongly recommend that you report fraud to local law enforcement as well.

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