Matthew Jones05 August 2011

NFL coach sells Benz for £12

Pittsburgh Steelers trainer flogs his SL500 to cafeteria worker on his last day.

Humanity. This will restore your faith in it: during his last day as a coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ray Horton surprised a petrolheaded cook at the team's cafeteria by selling him his '99 Mercedes SL500 for £12.

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the cook, Maurice 'Mo' Matthews had always admired the car, and when Horton was saying his goodbyes he asked him: OHow much money have you got in your pocket?' Matthews said: "I got $20." Horton took the money and said: "Sold for $20" before handing him the keys.

Matthews then drove Horton to the airport so he could sign the 64,000-mile SL's title (equivalent to a V5C in Blighty).

Matthews told the PPG: "I'm still in shock. I don't think it has hit me yet. I still pinch myself. I look out the window when I bring it to work and I just go, 'Man, that's mine.'"

Warms the cockles, doesn't it?

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