Porsche And Mercedes-Benz Museums Swap Classics And Come Up With Cool Offer

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Mercedes-Benz and Porsche’s Museums in Germany have teamed up to provide a special offer for visitors.
Since both the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz exhibits are based in Stuttgart, the two companies have decided to swap two classic cars in August, and provide a great deal for visitors.

Not only will guests have the privilege of seeing a 1966 Mercedes-Benz W111 230S on display in front of the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, but the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Bad Cannstatt will have an exhibit from Porsche, in the form of a 1975 911 Carrera 2.7.

While odd at first, the temporary swap of exhibits arranged in August has the purpose of promoting a special deal for visitors in seeing both museums. Presenting an entrance ticket from the Porsche Museum at the Mercedes-Benz Museum will bring a 25% discount for the ticket holder.

The offer is valid for both parties until December 30, 2016. Visitors will pay 25% less to see the Porsche Museum after they have been to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Offers like these are not unique in the world, but some of them are often conditioned by the purchase of a city visiting card (very helpful, but it still costs money), while this offer is only focused on automotive museums in a city.

To the best of our knowledge, Stuttgart is the only town in the world to host two operational automotive museums operated by the automakers that they represent. Italy’s Turin could have easily been in the same situation if it had separate galleries for Lancia and Fiat in their hometown, and Detroit could do the same if The Big Three each open a brand museum.

According to Christian Boucke, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic and Customer Center, many visitors of the brand’s museum have told him and his colleagues that their “only reason for visiting Stuttgart were the Porsche and Mercedes-Benz museums.”

Car enthusiasts across the world are encouraged to visit both exhibits, and we also suggest a trip to Munchen to see the BMW Welt, the name of the BMW Museum.
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