CAR DONATION HALL OF FAME

We love our vehicle donors and our donors love their cars! Over the years, we have had a number of terrific donations, classic vehicles, specialty vehicles, boats, planes, and more. We’ve also hear some amazing stories from our donors that explains their deep connection to the charity and the loyalty. Our Hall of Fame highlights some of our favorite car donations. We’ll feature our weirdest, wackiest, funniest, and favorite donations of all time. It’s also a place to celebrate the generosity of our donors and the impact their gift has on charity.

 

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1950 Tatra 600

This 1950 Tatra 600 was donated through the American Cancer Society Cars for a Cure Vehicle Donation Program. The Tatra 600 was named the Tatraplan and was a luxury automobile produced in Czechoslovakia, behind the Iron Curtain. The 600 has a very interesting history to go with the outstanding craftsmanship and amazing art deco design. This was one of the last luxury automobiles produced in the communist Eastern Europe. After World War II, Tatra returned to its pre-war business of building passenger cars in addition to commercial (and military) vehicles. Tatra manufacturing was nationalized in 1946 two years before the Communist takeover in 1948. The Tatra 600 Tatraplan was designed in 1946-47 to celebrate nationalism and developing communist pride but also celebrated technology and had a distinct éroplan inspiration (‘éroplan’ means airplane in colloquial Czech).

Porsche 911

Every now and then we receive a really cool car donation that makes a huge impact for our charity partners. Recently, we processed a 1999 Porsche 911 6- cylinder from a generous donor in Florida. This beautiful car had just over 33,000 miles and was well cared for. Porsche lovers will recognize the 1999 model – code name 996 – as the first new body redesign since the Porsche 911 debuted in 1963. Curious about what motivates someone to donate a high value luxury car, I reached out to the donor, Carl, who was more than happy to share his story.

1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III

The 1972 Jaguar E-Type Series III was introduced with a new 5.3 L twelve cylinder engine, uprated brakes, standard power steering and options for an automatic transmission, wire wheels and air conditioning. The brand new Jaguar V12 engine was developed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest sports car endurance race that is annually held in France. It is equipped with four Zenith carburetors the engine produced 272 horsepower, massive torque and a zero to 60 acceleration of less than 7 seconds. Consequently, the new V12 engine became a powerhouse of the 70s and 80s for Jaguar. Upon its release, Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”.

The “Duck Truck”

The duck truck helped me form a new family. I’d separated from my ex-husband in 2017, facilitated by the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee my parents gave me instead of salvaging it. Driving down 4th St in January 2019 with my kids, it stalled out and died. The mechanics later said the transmission looked like a strawberry milkshake. I needed a car, and felt like I needed it fast. The second car I [test] drove was a maroon 1997 Toyota 4Runner. My insurance agent laughed at me for buying an even OLDER car, and it wasn’t cheap; over the next two years I put in brakes, a new battery, new alternator, new tires.

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    My experience with Advanced Remarketing Services has certainly been worth a 5 star rating! I was unsure I would be able to donate my vehicle due to a lost title and a car that was out of state. Kathy a communications representative went … More above and beyond to check for ways in which we would be able to get my car donated. With lots of knowledge and a positive attitude I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you, Kathy, and the Advanced Remarketing team!!
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    Great job handling my vehicle donation from first contact to pickup. I was promptly contacted with a very well organized process to handle the donation. The pickup was a bit difficult as the vehicle was in the garage and could not be started. … More The gentleman who handled it was courteous, patient and skilled. Thank you all.
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    I had a great experience donating my broken down used car. Every step was explained to me in easy to understand emails, and when I had questions I was able to talk to someone on the phone who was friendly and helpful as well. It was sad … More to see my car go after 13 years of good service, but I feel like putting it in the hands of Car Donation Wizard so that someone else could get some use out of it softened the blow and turned it into something positive. Thank you Car Donation Wizard!
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    Car Wizard and Habitat for Humanity made my car donation so easy that I wished I had done it months earlier. One phone call, then await word from a local towing company as to when they'll come - that was it! They even gave me a link … More to a video demonstrating exactly how to fill out the title for the sale. Great experience and helpful, kind people.
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    The entire car donation experience, from making arrangements to having car picked up, to being informed of the car sale at auction , went very smoothly.
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    very easy application. shows many options/charities that take car donations. Once I applied, I got a response right away
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    Very efficient process. They made it painless to donate my car.
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    Watching 26 years of memories getting loaded on to the tow-truck and rolling on down the road was bitter sweet. Our Rodeo Sports Addition brand new in Hawaii when we got her will help support the programs we love to listen to on WRLH.

 

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