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).

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Prameta value and price guide

What's your Prameta worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
1955 prameta opel kapitan 555 diecast car no key or box 1955 Prameta Opel Kapitan 555 Diecast Car No Key Or Box 09/2021 £171.75
prameta jaguar mercedes buick 3 cars some spares Prameta Jaguar Mercedes Buick 3 Cars Some Spares 10/2021 £180.00
prameta kolner automodelle car mercedes benz 300 Prameta Kolner Automodelle Car Mercedes Benz 300 10/2021 £167.28
prameta kolner automodelle windup diecast series 2 Prameta Kolner Automodelle Windup Diecast Series 2 11/2021 £115.41
prameta kolner automodelle jaguar xk 120 wind up Prameta Kolner Automodelle Jaguar Xk 120 Wind Up 09/2021 £130.40
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Comments (16)
David - February 2, 2021
Do you sell the policeman key for the kolner Mercedes 300? I have the model from my childhood but lost the key many decades ago
Yes, those keys are lost often :-) Sorry, but I'm not a seller and don't have anything for sale. Have a look here: Prameta keys.
Malcolm - July 17, 2020
I recently bought a PRAMETA 300 Mercedes Benz. It works well, but the reverse gear won't engage. Any advice? I'd like to buy the police figure key, how much in Aus dollars? Thankyou.
So sorry, but I don't sell parts. I also don't know how to fix your gear. Maybe it just needs a drop of oil? There are also some Facebook groups with collectors of old tin diecast cars, maybe you could ask there as well.
Craig - July 3, 2020
Do you know in what city Kolner Automodelle Prametas were made?
Hi, the firm was established in 1946 in the city of Cologne. 'Kolner' is 'Kölner', which refers to 'Köln'. Hope this helps :-)
Craig - February 29, 2020
Have the 120, key, instructions, no box, well played with and in need of restoration, to as new condition, does anyone carry out this work please
Also have a look which companies do this in the UK: Toy restoration UK.
Pat - January 29, 2020
I have all three, Buick,Mercedes,and jaguar with keys,boxes instructions. Also parts and more. I'd like to sell all I have. Any ideas on doing this.
Ebay, Etsy or maybe you can find a Facebook group dedicated to these toys.
Sharon - January 7, 2020
my husband had a Mercedes 300, in 1950 it was stolen. I am looking for a replacement for his 70th birthday hope you can help
I don't have any, but if you click the link in the comment below, you'll find a few on eBay.
Sharon - January 1, 2020
My husband had a silver Mercedes made in 1950 are they available
Hi, have a look here: Prameta Mercedes.
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.