I went to an AZ in Houston today and found 7 bottles of GC Green on the shelf (and no other GC at all). Their computer said they had 111 bottles of that SKU on hand, but the clerk couldn't find any of them. They must be around someplace; surely they would have corrected an inventory mistake of that magnitude by now. One of the bottles doesn't have a lot code on the bottom of the bottle ... but it looks just like the others, and yes, it does say Made in Germany. The others are M0428 & M0497. I'm still trying to decide if I want to try this oil in my 06 Subaru Legacy GT (2.5 F-4 Turbo).