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About to get rid of my '08 451 Pure

I am about to give my '08 451 Pure to the junkyard. (Now that I have a '17 453 Prime ED.) I've had the 451 since 2010, put about 125k miles on it. Needs a clutch and eventually another muffler. Not safely drive-able. IIRC, one of it's selling points was how easily recyclable it was. I don't want to part it out. Suggestions anyone? I'd be happy to give it someone here in this community.
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Donate it to the blind society. Tax right off. They will fix it up, proceeds go to their group.
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Sorry to hear about one going to the boneyard...
With 125,000 miles on the clock: I hope that it has served you well!
(Good luck with the "Battery Buggy"!)
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That's 125k on top of what it came with in 2010. Darn, not close for a freebie. But I agree, donation to a good cause is a no brainier.

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Donate it to the blind society. Tax right off. They will fix it up, proceeds go to their group.
I don't know if you should give it to them...
It's so small, that they'd never be able to find it in a parking lot!

(Sorry...)
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I am Sorry....
But that was funny!
Bob, are you related to Larry, the cable guy?

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Nooooooo!!! If it were road ready I would be happy to add a fifth to the collection.

Don't care about the muffler, mine's been shot for almost a year now. What's wrong with the clutch?
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I am Sorry....
But that was funny!
Bob, are you related to Larry, the cable guy?


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Nooooooo!!! If it were road ready I would be happy to add a fifth to the collection.

Don't care about the muffler, mine's been shot for almost a year now. What's wrong with the clutch?
Ok, not really the clutch that is shot, now that I think about it, but the plates inside the transmission. No smooth shifting through the gears. It's worn out, real grabby, (to the point it bangs at each gear), lunges and lurches the car. I stopped driving it for fear of parts mangling within it.

And now that I've gone electric, I don't want an ICE anymore. It is hard to part with though, I'd love to see it repaired and reused, rather than destroyed.

- Jeb (aka jebcidic)
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I hope that you're able to find an appreciative home for it...

...Rather than it going through "The Crusher"!
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