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WAMU Vehicle Donation Program Accepts a 'Classic' Gift

This 1939 Packard 120 was donated to WAMU 88.5 and auctioned off for $14,700
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This 1939 Packard 120 was donated to WAMU 88.5 and auctioned off for $14,700

A mint condition 1939 Packard 120 was donated to WAMU 889.5 in late September, arriving with everything from its original engine to the original dealer brochure.

The grandiose vehicle donation was made by an anonymous Columbia, Md. couple. The donors shared that the car was their son's first automobile, purchased in Phoenix.  Through the restoration project, both son and parents learned a great deal about automobiles.

After moving to Columbia, the son moved on to other pursuits (and currently drives a Toyota, which he may end up donating to a public radio station).  The antique vehicle had been sitting in the garage for some time, and the couple decided to make a contribution to WAMU in appreciation of the station and the programs they regularly enjoy.

The Packard eventually sold at auction in October for $14,700, which provides a large tax deduction for the donor, and a significant contribution to WAMU.

If you have a vehicle that's taking up space in your garage, please consider a vehicle donation to WAMU by calling 1.877.WAMU.444 (1.877.926.8444) or a donation to WAMU's Bluegrass Country by calling 1.877.BANJO.88 (1.877.226.5688).

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