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author photo by J. Mark Sternberg August 2011

The NFL lockout is over, and fans around the country are gearing up for the start of the 2011-2012 season. What better way to celebrate the return of America's favorite sport than to pick up a car that once belonged to one of its players?

For sale right now on AutoTrader is a 2007 Lexus 460 L that was once owned by Stephen Peterman, starting guard for the Detroit Lions.

Peterman played for Lousiana State University, and in 2004, he was picked up in the third round of the draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys. He was released by the Texas team in 2006, and later that year, Peterman was picked up by the Lions.

Peterman may not be the top of the food chain in the NFL, but his choice in cars is pretty much second to none. The Lexus LS 460 L is the long-wheelbase version of the standard LS body. As Lexus' flagship car, its big luxurious interior is lined with the nicest creature comforts the Japanese carmaker had to offer in 2007.

Peterman sprang for the Mark Levinson 19 speaker stereo system that is widely regarded as one of the best in the industry. Mark Levinson is a brand name usually associated with high end home stereo systems, but the company has worked with Lexus to provide some of the highest fidelity tunes available in a car. Current owner John Moroni said he was wowed by the clarity of the system when he first test-drove the car. "The sound was so incredible, it actually moved me to tears" Moroni said.

Under the car's hood is a 4.6-liter, 380 horsepower V8 that can push the luxurious Lexus from 0-60 in 5.5 seconds. Normally a large, powerful V8 engine means a car will have to sacrifice fuel economy for performance, but the LS 460 L is rated at a very reasonable 24 MPG on the highway.

Peterman fitted the Lexus with a $2,000 set of chrome 22-inch Lexani wheels. The expensive wheels and their low profile tires aren't suited to snowy winters, so the car is being sold with the factory set of wheels and tires as well.

Moroni said that the tires have such a low profile, that people who were convinced that the car had four flat tires have stopped him. Normally, such a low profile tire has a major effect on how smooth a car rides- the extra rubber plays a part in absorbing bumps in the road. Moroni said he compensates by switching the car's air suspension setting to comfort mode, which he said gives it an extremely smooth ride even with the small tires.

The car is listed for $46,995, which is close to the KBB estimated value.

See the listing here.  Check out the archived copy after it sells.

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