There is someone who thought that he was a very smart guy. He had not enough money to buy a nice Mercedes 300 SL so why not buying a replica?
The only misjudgment was that this car had to pass the German customs. And it went wrong. Large companies like Mercedes are often asking the European customs to monitor imported goods on counterfeiting and infringements. When the German customs discovered this car, Mercedes was quickly informed. A short legal procedure follows: the addressee is summoned to give up the goods (and often to pay a fine as well).
As you can see yourself, the replica did not ride a mile, at least not on its own.
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