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Vehicle Donations

The R. E. Olds Transportation Museum has built its antique automobile collection entirely through the generous contributions of many thoughtful collectors. To date, the Museum has not purchased a single vehicle and has received over 80 vehicle donations.

The vehicle donation process typically begins with a review of photographs supplied by the donor and then progresses through an on-site inspection, appraisal and the arrangement of transportation. The Museum’s Curator and Director works with donors during the entire process to ensure a seamless transaction. Furthermore, as an automotive museum, donors are typically permitted to deduct the full fair market value of the vehicle being donated (this is no longer true when donating a vehicle to a general charitable vehicle donation program – you are limited to deducting the resale value only for this type of donation). In addition, the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum accepts vehicles solely for resale purposes as well.