In 1980 Robert L. Forstner took over the Forstner Automobile company from his father that – over the years – became a synonym for American cars way beyond the borders of Stuttgart. Soon it became an official service point for US army members in Germany. After becoming one of the first Chrysler/Jeep-dealers, his company grew to one of the largest manufacturers’ representatives in Germany. International success was achieved by competing in the European and German Off-Road Championships. Vehicles prepared by Bob Forstner won numerous titles and competitions. It was always special cars like the CJ5, CJ8, Prowler, Ram Pick-Up and Viper that interested him the most.
Since its emergence, the Viper played an important role. Robert L. Forstner represented the German dealers at meetings with the legendary Robert A. Lutz. Viper fascination led to founding the German Viper Club. After the Daimler-Chrysler-fusion, the representation was sold to the parent company in November 2000. Excalibur Deutschland – the official importer for Excalibur cars from the USA – was founded as a GmbH (Ltd.) in 1990.