The AACA Museum, Inc. has built its antique automobile and vehicle memorabilia collection through the generous contributions of many thoughtful collectors. These donations have allowed our visitors to make lasting memories and enjoy one-of-a-kind automotive experiences. If you would like to share a vehicle or object to expand our collection, please consider a donation.
Have a Vehicle to Donate?
The AACA Museum, Inc. 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 175 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 and arrangements for an independent appraisal and for transportation. The Museum’s Curator and Executive Director work with donors during the entire process to ensure a seamless transaction. Furthermore, because AACA Museum is an automotive museum, donors are generally permitted to deduct the full fair market value of the donated vehicle. By contrast, when a vehicle is donated to a charity that will just sell it to raise funds, the donor’s tax deduction is limited to the charity’s sale price. Also, the AACA Museum accepts vehicles solely for resale purposes as well.
If you have a vehicle you’re interested in donating; we would love to hear from you.
Artifact & Memorabilia Donations
The AACA Museum accepts small artifacts (e.g. driving suits, car models, etc.) and pieces of automotive memorabilia (e.g. car badges, meet posters, etc.) on a case-by-case basis. These items are rotated through the Museum’s display cases. Also, duplicate items are used as auction items for the Museum’s two annual auctions (Our spring 2nd chance auction and at the AACA Museum Night at the Museum Fund Raising Dinner each October). Contact us to see if the Museum would be interested in your piece of automotive history.
The AACA Museum is a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, therefore all donations to the Museum are tax-deductible as permitted by law. The Museum is also registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations.