Prämeta was founded in 1945 by Ferdinand Freiherr Dr. von Soiron and his wife. In the beginning it was a company which distributed hinges and for a short period spare parts and accessories for bicycles.

In 1948 Prämeta started producing the 'Kölner Automodelle' line. In 1953 the company introduced a model of the Mercedes 300 'Adenauer' and this was probably the most sold -and now sought- model by Prämeta. The company ceased toy car production in 1958 but Prämeta is still in business.

prameta mercedes 300
This Prameta Mercedes 300 was sold on eBay for 350 USD (February 2013).

Prameta value and price guide

What's your 'Prameta' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA).

Picture Title Date Sold for
All Original Kollner Jaguar Xk120 Coupe 08/2019 $495.00
Kolner Mercedes 300 Windup Germany Brit 10/2019 $475.00
Original Mercedes Benz 300 Including 10/2019 $156.00
Chrome Silver Mercedes Benz Car 300 10/2019 $125.00
1953 Buick Windup Toy Car Germany 09/2019 $109.50

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Comments (9)

Stefan - April 5, 2019
I really need a Praemeta key for my Opel Kapitaen 555. Is it possible to obtain one inexpensively?
You could try this link: Prameta key? Or this webshop.

Barry - January 30, 2019
Buick 405 is wound but won't run. I hesitate to take it apart as the Blipee site says not to when wound up. ???
Difficult! I would try to squeeze some oil somewhere, very carefully...

Barry - January 30, 2019
If you can't find a key, a clock key would work.
That's a great tip Barry, thanks!

Jerome - January 4, 2019
Does anyone know what the original purchase price of the Jag 120xk version would have been in 1954 ? I have one my grandparents gave as a gift. Just wondered.

Bob - July 14, 2018
I have a collection of the 4 Prameta chrome cars, purchased many years ago. There are several cut-away versions available on ebay. Were they actually manufactured, or someone trying to make one. How come some of the Buick's have white tires, and some black with different hubcaps?
I'm afraid I'm not much of an expert on Prameta. You can try this (German, with Google translation) website and maybe contact the webmaster:

Paul - June 28, 2018
Does anyone know where i can purchase just the key for the above mentioned model?kolner automodelle mercedes benz 300 key

Jan - April 5, 2018
I have a Kolner Jaguar XK120. No box and no original key, but do have a key that will wind it up. Value?
Between 50 and 100 USD.

Scott - July 11, 2017
Picked up a prameta vintage Buick 405 car at a garage sale. Pretty unique chrome with blue windows. Wind up and it goes. No key what can somebody tell me about this

Chun - August 7, 2014
Dear Sirs:3 days ago I have received the Prameta Japurar wind up model from England.