An 80-year-old Portuguese man got the surprise of his life when he received a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut for his birthday from his grandson. The car, which is one of the rarest and fastest in the world, was originally designed for racing in the 1950s, but never competed due to safety concerns. It can reach speeds of up to 290 km/h and is worth more than $50 million.
The grandson, who is a wealthy businessman and a car enthusiast, said that he wanted to give his grandfather something special and unique for his birthday, and that he knew that he loved cars. He said that he bought the car from a private collector in Germany, and that he had it shipped to Portugal as a surprise.
The grandfather, who was speechless when he saw the car, said that he was very grateful and happy for the gift, and that he couldn’t wait to drive it. He said that he would use the car to go grocery shopping, as he likes to buy fresh food every day. He also added that he was not afraid of the speed, and that he would enjoy the ride.
The local police, however, were not amused by the gift, and warned the grandfather to obey the traffic rules and to drive safely. They said that they would keep an eye on him and his car, and that they would not hesitate to issue fines or confiscate the car if he violated the law.