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Kevin Costner's Mercedes SL500: For Sale on AutoTrader

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  • Costner originally owned this SL500
  • The actor spared no expense on options
  • It's available in Southern California for $38,000

Many movie fans interested in a piece of Hollywood memorabilia might buy a poster or get an autograph from their favorite celebrity. But true fans of Academy Award winner Kevin Costner can now get an even bigger collectible the actor: his car. That's because a 2003 Mercedes SL500 previously owned by Costner is currently listed on AutoTrader.com in Newbury Park, California, with an asking price of $38,000.

According to Mel, the car's current owner, Costner purchased the SL500 new from Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills nearly 10 years ago. Mel says the actor spent nearly $200,000 on the vehicle -- a princely sum considering its base price of around $100,000, but not impossible with Mercedes' notoriously long list of optional extras and dealer-installed accessories.

Following Costner's ownership, Mel's son purchased the SL500 from Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills when the actor traded it in for a new one. After the car sat in a storage facility for several years, Mel took possession -- but according to the new grandfather, he simply has no use for the luxury toy anymore.

"The car has so many buttons in it, I don't even know what they all do," said Mel, specifically highlighting an aftermarket keypad that sticks out from the center console, likely for satellite radio. "It's a beautiful car, but I have a granddaughter now so I need something bigger, and sports cars aren't my thing."

But if they are your thing, you'll enjoy Costner's SL500. In addition to polished AMG wheels, chrome door handles and a black full-leather interior, the car boasts a powerful 5.0-liter V8 that produces 302 horsepower and a muscular 339 lb-ft of torque. It also includes a stylish retractable hardtop and unique options like a panoramic sunroof within the convertible top, Mercedes' ParkTronic park assist system, the automaker's Keyless Go keyless access feature and adaptive cruise control technology that automatically maintains a set following distance in traffic.

If that list of luxury goodies sounds appealing -- and if you're looking for an ultimate piece of Hollywood memorabilia -- it's possible this 2003 SL500 is the right vehicle for you.

What it means to you: Kevin Costner's SL gives buyers a chance to own a unique piece of Hollywood memorabilia -- and an exciting car.

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