Donate Your Vehicle

Have a car you don't need and don't want the hassle of selling? The San Diego Automotive Museum wants it! We can use your out-of-use car for:

  • Teaching in the IGNITE Academy, where participants discover automotive mechanics and learn restoration techniques.
  • A future exhibit! We are always looking for new and interesting vehciles to display or add to an exhibit.
  • The Museum's collection. Notable and historically significant cars may be accessioned into our permanent collection.
  • Sale. The donated car can be sold, with 100% of the revenue for the Museum's building restoration, education programs, operations, or exhibits.

We take all cars, motorcycles, RVs, and boats (with trailers), and we offer free and easy pickup, even if the motor isn't running. We handle all of the paperwork for you, including the title transfer and charitable tax deduction letter. In some situations, we can accept vehicles with missing titles.

The Museum does not offer appraisals.

Eliminate the hassle of selling your car, and put that old car to good use! Whether you want to donate a vehicle of significant historical value or one that is just taking up space, our donation program is a perfect choice. Please fill out the following form to get the process started.