1977 MG MGB Donated to Michigan Public Radio

This is not the first MG we have received as a donation but it is one of the better models we have seen.  It is the fourth MG donated so far this year and also the oldest aside of a 1952 though that was a kit car and not an original.  This green roadster only has 3,505 miles which is incredible for a 1977.  We do not know much about this MG’s previous life but the donor is from Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Presumably, the car spent most of it’s time there cruising with the top down catching the breeze off Lake Michigan.

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The ’77 MG has been donated to Michigan Radio, a part of the NPR news network.  Unfortunately, University of Michigan basketball suffered a tough loss last night in the NCAA tournament.  Hopefully seeing a donation like this one will help ease the pain.

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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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http://www.ideastream.org/

Ideastream is a non-profit organization that applies the power of media to education, culture and citizenship. It includes WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN, WCLV 104.9, educational and public service cable channels, broadband interactive video distance learning, the Internet and other interactive media. ~Ideastream

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.

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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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