October 07, 2003

Going. Going.

Not going. Not gone. The 1989 Volvo 740 we hoped to sell sits in the driveway, a perfectly useful first car for some young person. Safe as a tank. That's why we bought it from the first owner, friends of ours, back when Nate was in highschool. Lots of miles, cosmetic issues inside, yep. But no car lot wants it. It got precious little visibility in the local paper with last week's ad. It's not moving.

It will become a charitable donation, I guess, as we need it out of here before winter sets in. There are all sorts of places Google finds searching for "give a car to charity". If anybody has any experience with any of them, I'd love to hear. Of, if you'd like to swing by and take'r for a test drive and never bring it back...

Posted by fred1st at October 7, 2003 08:47 AM | TrackBack
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there was a billboard between radford and christiansburg for a long time about this. it was about donations for the kidney foundation i memorized the phone number because i was going to donate my car but i've of course forgotten the number. here's something though:

http://www.donateacar2charity.com/

Posted by: bud at October 7, 2003 08:56 AM

Did you try listing it on Ebay? I know several people that have bought and sold cars on Ebay.

Posted by: Chris at October 7, 2003 09:22 AM

In 2002, I could not sell my 1988 XJ6, although it was in mint condition, and finally discovered I could donate it to my church. They were really happy to accept it as a charitable donation and I got the tax deduction and satisfaction of knowing that I was benefitting an institution that was doing good for the community.

I am sure that there is some non-profit organization in Floyd that would be happy to accept your Volvo.

Posted by: david at October 7, 2003 03:10 PM

I gave a 1971 Buick Electra to the Kidney Foundation in 1996 or so. Never heard from them; but, the local man who picked it up for them died the next day (no connection!) I suspect that records got a bit scrambled. The Foundation does good work. I have a few friends who have had transplants and they are true believers.

Posted by: Cop Car at October 8, 2003 02:52 AM

Fred, I've been looking for a second car, if you haven't moved it yet, I would love to come by and take a look at it later today...

Posted by: ronbailey at October 8, 2003 05:06 AM

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