1969 Pontiac Bonneville for Ideastream Public Radio

Donated in Ohio, this 1969 Pontiac Bonneville helped raise funding for Ideastream Public Radio.

Lets talk a bit about the Bonnie (short for Bonneville). The 1969 Pontiac Bonneville is a part of the fourth generation of the Bonneville family (1965-70). This generation is considered one of the best selling automobiles in history after the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Model T and the Lada Riva. Lets discuss specs shall we? The 428 cu in (7.0L) V8 OHV (overhead valve) engine has 360 Horsepower at 4,600 RPM and 472 lb ft torque at 3,200 RPM. This 1969 Pontiac Bonneville weighs 4,181 lbs, has the two-door convertible body and seats six.

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Ideastream’s mission is to strengthen the community. They are using media to provide distinctive and thought-provoking programs that will enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.

Car donations help raise funding for your favorite charities and every car donation, big and small, helps them continue their work.

If you are interested in learning how to donate a car to NPR or would like to start donating a car, truck, suv, boat or personal craft, please click here or go to: http://www.cartalkvdp.com/orgs/?id=WCPN

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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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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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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.

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Spotlight on our Partner: National Public Radio

NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 27.5 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations. Each NPR Member Station serves local listeners with a distinctive combination of national and local programming. With original online content and audio streaming, NPR.org offers hourly newscasts, special features and ten years of archived audio and information. Enjoy NPR? Consider donating a car to help your favorite programming stay on the air for many years to come!

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