PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Imagine paying 20 bucks for any car, let alone a Mercedes.
Well, that’s exactly what a cook at the headquarters of the Pittsburgh Steelers on the South Side paid for a 1999 Mercedes SL500 convertible.
The car used to belong to former Steelers secondary coach, Ray Horton.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Horton sold it to Maurice “Mo” Matthews right before he left to take a job with the Arizona Cardinals.
Matthews had apparently always admired the car, and Horton apparently wanted to do something nice for him.
He walked into Steelers headquarters, asked Matthews how much money he had in his pocket, and when Matthews replied “20 bucks,” Horton said “Sold.”
Horton did ask Matthews to drive him to the airport in the Mercedes, though, to catch his flight to Arizona. Yahoo! Sports reports that’s where Matthews got all the paperwork for the car.
After his arrival in Arizona, Yahoo! Sports reports that Horton told the Cardinals team blog of selling his car: “It’s just taking care of guys who took care of you.”
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