The designer of the Tesla Model 3, Franz von Holzhausen, hand-delivered and then autographed a Model 3 for an unsuspecting and soon-to-be-overjoyed buyer.

The buyer asked Franz to sign the dash of the Model 3, but he replied with a no, stating that the wood is too beautiful to mark up. Franz instead signed the inside of the flip-down visor.

Designer On Design - Franz Speaks To The Design Of Tesla Model 3

When asked "Why, why do this?" Franz responded:

"I was on my way home from work and figured I'd swing by. I love to see the excitement from people like you and share what we've created."

Additionally, the Model 3 buyer notes that panel alignment was perfect on this particular car, stating:

"The car was flawless. I inspected every panel gap with a fine toothed comb and couldn't find a millimeter of misalignment. After reading so many horror stories, I found it hard to believe there were no noticeable defects on the car. I said, "The panel gaps are literally perfect - did you make sure this one came out flawless like this?" He just smiled and said, "Nope, this is the first time I'm seeing this car, but things are always improving." I continued down the four-page Model 3 delivery checklist another user posted on this forum and everything was absolutely perfect."

There's a lengthy thread over on Model 3 Owners Club explaining how it all went down, but basically, the Model 3 buyer showed up to take delivery and had no idea it would be Franz doing the hand-over. To say he was overjoyed is an understatement.

Lead image via TheTeslaLife on Twitter