It’s amazing what gets donated these days. We first flagged a 1970 Chevy Malibu that ended up at a donation center somewhere near Anaheim, California, shocked to see it listed as running and driving well and looking largely rust-free. It’s a head-scratcher as to why it got donated, so check it out here on eBay where bidding is approaching $7K with just over one day left on the auction – and then look at some of the other donated classics below.
All of these vehicles are from the same seller, who gives a quick rundown on the car’s running and driving condition. Obviously, with donated cars, you’re taking a calculated risk but also likely getting a project at a very reasonable price. This 1962 Ford Thunderbird here on eBay does not run or drive, and will need total restoration. There’s no key so whether it runs or not is a guess, but the bids are also at just $200 at the moment – and it doesn’t appear rusty from here.
Here’s a classic California vehicle, one that I saw many of when I last visited San Diego, usually parked next to popular surf spots. It’s a 1983 Toyota Dolphin motorhome conversion, found here on eBay also as a non-runner due to a faulty fuel pump. The body looks fairly sound, far better than what I see out here in the northeast, but the roof is said to have water damage and there are no photos of the interior. I’m guessing it’s pretty funky inside, especially with a water leak, but again – just one bid to $200.
And if you want to get downright exotic, there’s even a 1986 Maserai Biturbo convertible to check out. Find it here on eBay looking reasonably solid but suffering from mechanical issues (surprised?) It does run, but a leaking radiator and stalling issues prevent it from being called a “driving” vehicle. The body appears to be in fine shape, however, but that interior can quickly unravel with the acres of leather and woodgrain trim found inside. So, now that you’ve taken stock of these latest donated classics, which one would you take a chance on?