Twilight Zone: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC

If you want an interesting car that had starring role in a classic TV Show…look no further. Today we’ve got a Mercedes-Benz coupe that was driven by the “Soul Collector” in an episode of the Twilight Zone from 1986. It isn’t the most collectable of cars, but if you like “borderline famous” cars, this is your ticket to fame. Find this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC offered for $25,000 in Manhattan Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1983 Mercedes 500sec
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 160000
paint color: white
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe
1983 Mercedes 500SEC AMG Twilight Zone

Private Sale
proof of funds

price $25,000 obo

This Euro Mercedes 500SEC AMG has an interesting backstory. People may remember this car from the 1986 Twilight Zone Episode “Welcome to Winfield” where it was driven by the Soul Collector played by Gerrit Graham.

Featured in 1986 Twilight Zone Episode “Welcome to Winfield”

This original Gen 1 car was purchased from the original owner’s family. It has the rare Gen 1 AMG body kit and trunk spoiler, Genuine 16 x 8″ and 16 x 9″ Rial Wheels, Clarion G80 Sound System with AMG 8 speaker Rear Shelf, as well as Euro Headlights and Washers.

The Engine and Transmission are in excellent condition. The Transmission was just rebuilt (4/15/22) and runs smoothly. There are no leaks or drips.

The interior is the original blue velour. The seats are blue wjthwith grey striped center fabric . A full set of Mercedes oem blue velour seat covers for the front, rear seats, head rests ,and arm rests will be included with the sale.

The AC system was rebuilt along with a new Air Compressor. The AC Blows Cold.

The Clarion G80 Sound system:
The Clarion G80 components were removed from the center console , bench tested, and repaired. Bluetooth has been added to the Clarion system.

The ultra rare AMG 8 speaker shelf was carefully restored using the same materials. The correct fabric material was sourced and it was recovered. All the original speakers and wiring were saved . They were removed, rewired, and reinstalled. The original speakers and crossover were retained.


Rare Clarion G80 Sound System
AMG 8 Speaker Rear Shelf Restoration
Rial Wheels 8 inch & 9 inch
New Tires
AMG Steering Wheel Blue
Front AMG Spoiler Repaired and Repainted
California BAR Sticker
Rebuilt Transmission 4/15/22
Replaced Cracked Dashboard
Center Console Lights Replaced
Vacuum Assist Door Lock System Repaired
Seat Belt Presenters Repaired
New AC Compressor
All Window Motors Work Properly
Sun Roof Repaired and New Seal
Head Light Glass Replaced
Fog Lights Replaced
Brake Service
Major Service

Passed Smog Test 5/7/22

See a better way to drive a benz?