NFL Coach Sells His Mercedes-Benz SL 500 To Cafeteria Worker For $20

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Ray Horton, ex-secondary coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers and new defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals, did a pretty generous thing recently: he sold his 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 to a long-time cafeteria worker that served the coaches and staff for just $20.

The car is worth closer to $17,000 on the open market, so even though it's almost 13 years old and has 64,000 miles on the clock, it's a rather generous parting gift from Horton. As for Maurice "Mo" Matthews, the worker that received the car, he can barely believe his luck.

According to ThePostGame, the transfer occurred as Horton stopped by the facility to say goodbye on his way out of town, headed to Arizona. Horton asked Matthews how much money he had on him, and when Matthews replied that he had $20, Horton said, "Sold for $20!" and promptly gave Matthews the keys.

Title and paperwork were handled the next morning.

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class recently made some news of its own, with the V-12-powered models quietly slipping from the sales roster as the 2013 redesign looms.


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Comments (5)
  1. was it construed locally as pure generosity and well intentioned, or the mark of a cash up not quite meglomaniac making a statement?
    the cynic in me has to ask the question that even though i wish it is the first i have to know for sure, seeing as times have changed and things like this just ddont happen anymore in real life, or in current climes for that matter

  2. This is a super brief summation of the story. The coach and cafeteria guy had joked about it for years, and Horton just received a substantial pay raise with his new job. It was pure generosity.

  3. Um, old Mercs are notoriously expensive to repair. Pretty sure the new owner will just dump this if anything breaks down. Even if it's just an alternator or water pump lol

  4. especially after handing over his last 20!!!!

  5. Why does this sound more like something that the guys on Top Gear would do?

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