Mount Pleasant Family’s Donation of 35 Classic Cars Sold at Auction

Northwood College will get $2.3 million for the autos

UPDATE 1/10/23 5:20 p.m.

The 35 vintage vehicles donated to Northwood University by an Isabella County businessman have been auctioned off and are bringing in $2.3 million to the college.

The autos were being a exclusive donation by Mike and Diane Morey for the school to use on the other hand they needed. They ended up auctioned off in Florida past Friday.

The most costly car or truck was a 1967 Shelby GT-500 fastback and sold for $330,000. A 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda sold for $275,000.

The college suggests they are utilizing $1 million of the donation to improve the campus, and the rest will go into the scholarship endowment.

12/1/22 5:40 p.m.

Northwood College is receiving some renovations right after a exceptional donation from a local family members.

Morey relatives of Mount Enjoyable is donating 35 common cars to the college, 34 of which will be auctioned off early up coming 12 months. The just one motor vehicle that will not be auctioned off, a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, will be displayed on campus.

Northwood University’s Main Development and Engagement Officer Justin Marshall states the donation is unbelievable.

“Sometimes I have difficulty believing it myself. And it is this sort of a distinctive present, such a own gift, we couldn’t be much more grateful to the Morey family,” Marshall states.

The cars and trucks have been appraised for just under $2.5 million, but following the auction they could be value substantially more than that.

“All it normally takes at an auction is two men and women seeking a single vehicle to take that rate to a amount much beyond it is appraisal,” Marshall states.

The funds Northwood can make from the auction will be utilised to renovate the courtyard among Jordan Hall and the Strosacker Mastering Heart. Additionally, any revenue left more than will be applied to develop their endowment, and offer you additional student scholarships.

“So, relocating ahead there will usually be economical assistance for college students, for the reason that of the Morey household and these automobiles,” Marshall suggests.

The Morey relatives founded Bandit Industries. Mike says they are donating their selection to give students the possibilities they’ve experienced.

“Why do it? Perfectly, my spouse and I have been fortunate enough to make various pounds. And when you get to that age, there isn’t much you want,” Mike admits. “It’s great. It tops off all the entertaining I’ve experienced.”

Northwood states the donation will have a long lasting impact on the college for years to occur.

“These cars and trucks have been with them via their lives. The generosity of another person keen to acquire all of that collection, all that hard operate and say, ‘we’re likely to hand it off, and we’re heading to start out a new chapter in our life, assisting the college students.’ It’s definitely unbelievable,” Marshall states.

The auction will be held Jan. 6, 2023. Simply click here to see a complete record of the automobiles.