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

What's it worth? Take a look at this Prameta price guide: sold listings for a value indication.

Prameta forum (5 comments)

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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?
►reply: 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?
►reply: 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.