1973 Dodge Charger: Charitable Donation


There’s a charity donation center not too far from me that is always looking for car, boats, RVs and anything else on 4 wheels you care to donate. Unfortunately, all I can see from the road is the very tops of vehicles, making it difficult to discern anything other than the unmistakable roofline of an air-cooled Beetle. This 1973 Dodge Charger here on eBay is one of those donated cars I daydream about, and based on some of the vehicles captured in the background of the listing photos, it’s not the only classic to be given to charity recently. I also find that the auctions managed by donation centers tend to be dirt cheap, and this banana-yellow Charger is offered with no reserve and bidding still well under $3,000. Someday, I hope to wander around the lot near my house (if they’ll let me) and see what gems have been given away after an estate loses interest in restoring a relative’s forgotten classic. Have any of you ever bought a classic from a donation center?


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  1. JW454

    My only question is… “Just how big was that piece of junk aftermarket radio anyway”? Were they trying to slip a whole juke box in that hole????

  2. Mark E

    The ones I see are usually so far past saving that they are either barely driveable or even undriveable parts cars…

  3. The Walrus

    Why does it seem like most of the green cars ever made make it 40+years down the road largely intact? I know it was a popular color back then, but yikes. Pretty glad green interiors aren’t really a thing anymore.

  4. don

    not worth the currant bid, nothing special about this year.

  5. John

    Bought a running driving 1985 Mercedes 300CD coupe for $300? Drove it for three years,sold it for a good profit.

  6. Ed P

    This looks like a easily restorable car. With a 318 it is hardly a performance car. It does need a paint job urgently. The existing color combo is nasty.

  7. FRL II

    Blue Triumph Spitfire on the far right.

  8. Jesse Mortensen Jesse Staff

    We have featured quite a few cars from donation centers. I’ve purchased one before and have one right now that I’m tempted to buy. Usually there is a good reason that the previous owner donated the car though and it’s probably not goodwill…

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