Does the idea of vacationing in Germany
sound like a dream come true? Perhaps you've always
wanted to visit Stuttgardt and tour one of many German
automobile manufacturing or conversion facilities. While
you're there you take day trips to Berlin, Nuremberg,
Frankfurt, Bonn, Hamburg, Munich, and more. And best
of all, you're getting there behind the wheel of your
own luxury Mercedes or BMW!
Enjoy testing your car's limits on high speed autobahns.
Then perhaps you'll spend a leisurely evening walking
in the quaint town of Otterberg and enjoying the hospitality
at Otterberg Hof. Enjoy the sauerbraten, sauerkraut,
wiener schnitzel, bratwurst, Kartoffelsalat, Nüürnberger
Lebkuchen and, of course, dark German beer.
Using BMW's "European Delivery Plan" or Mercedes-Benz'
"European Delivery Program" you could order
any model, such as the cars shown below, that was being
produced the year of your trip.
Paperwork would be mailed to you to
assist in setting up your purchase. These packets included
all the information you needed for purchasing a Mercedes
in Europe and shipping it to the U.S. or Canada. The
packet shown at the left consisted of a brochure detailing
information on placing the order, registering your car,
taxes you would have to pay, vacationing in Europe
where to go and what to see, including the Mercedes-Benz
factory and museum a sheet listing "Ocean
Freight Rates from Northsea Port"; a sheet stating
that 230SL model has been replaced by 250SL model; a
"Preisliste fur Touristen", dated 13 Feb.
1967 (in German); a "Passenger Car Price List",
dated 10.2.1967 (in English); and a seven page "List
of Extra Equipment" prices, dated 26.5.1967.
Literature on these delivery programs, as well as literature
on most BMW and Mercedes-Benz automobiles, is available
at McLellan's Automotive History. For complete listings
click on the following links: