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Pittsburgh Man Gets 1999 SL500 For $20

Emmanuel P August 4, 2011

In what must have been an occasion akin to winning the lottery, a Pittsburgh man got his hands on a 1999 Mercedes SL500 without any idea that he would be in for the surprise of his life.

Maurice Matthews is a cook working for the Pittsburgh Steelers team, and had long been joking with secondary coach Ray Horton about his job and driving around in Horton’s SL500. So, on his last day of work for the Steelers, Horton approached Matthews, ostensibly to ask for “whatever money you have in your pocket”. Matthews obligingly gave Horton $20, to which Horton replied, “Sold for $20!” Horton then gave the keys to the Mercedes to Matthews.

The cook brought Horton to the airport the next day for his trip to Arizona, where the new defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals gave Matthews the documents to the SL500, which currently has a Kelley Blue Book value of a little under $18,000. Says Horton of his gesture, “It’s just taking care of guys who took care of you.”


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