Vintage Ad: Willy Witkin Presents the Wartburg, “One Of (East) Germany’s Finest!”, Or A Maico, Perhaps? Some Signs of the Import Bubble of 1959

I continue to find evidence of obscure European brands having been sold during the Great Import Boom of the fifties that I hadn’t previously known to be imported..  The Wartburg, East Germany’s finest! And just how many did Willy Witkin sell before the boom went bust in 1960?

Or perhaps I could interest you in a 1960 Maico?

Available for immediate delivery! As in, we’re desperate to get rid of them, since import sales fell off a cliff in 1960. And don’t forget, the Maico 500 “is capable of darting along at 50 mph.”