University of California Received Classic Car DonationMarch 1, 2020
Bequeathed to the largest state university in Southern California, the collection is valued at $ 10 million.
California State University Fullerton will receive an unusual donation. A collection of 15 sports cars was bequeathed to the university by long-time supporters Nikolai and Lee Begovich, writes the foreign portal carscoops.com. The collection began in the 1950s. Many cars that became part of it were bought directly from the factory. Among the cars transferred to the university, there are very rare. This, for example, coupe and convertible Pegaso Z-102. Over the entire production cycle, only 84 of these cars were built.
The university will also receive the 1952 Talbot Lago Grand Sport, the 1952 Jaguar XK120, the 1952/1956 Porsche Speedster 1600 Super 1952/1956, the 1956 rare Porsche 904 GTS 1964, the 1956 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, the 1969 Lamborghini Miura, the 197569 Ferrari Dino 208 GT4 and etc. The basis of the collection is European cars, however, there are two copies of the Chevrolet here.
These are the 1962 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Spyder and the 1970 Camaro SS.
After the death of the Begoviches, the collection will be transferred to the university, and then it will be sold by a charity fund. About $ 7 million of the proceeds will be directed to support teachers and students of gravitational-wave research, the creation of a laboratory, etc. The remaining money will be distributed among other disciplines.
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